The Places in Between

In 2001 Rory Stewart set off from Herat to walk to Kabul via the mountains of Ghor in central Afghanistan. This is literary travel writing, but with a greater element of adventure and danger.

The Places in Between

The Places in Between

Rory Stewart's moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route once taken by the Mogul Emperor, Babur the Great, Stewart was nearly defeated by the extreme, hostile conditions. Only with the help of an unexpected companion and the generosity of the people he met on the way did he survive to report back with unique insight on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war.Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and the Spirit of Scotland Award and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize.

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The Places in Between
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rory Stewart
Categories: Afghanistan
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-19 - Publisher: Picador

Rory Stewart's moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route once taken
The Places In Between
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rory Stewart
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-18 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Rory Stewart's moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route once taken
Occupational Hazards
Language: en
Pages: 422
Authors: Rory Stewart
Categories: British
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Picador USA

Rory Stewart served as Senior British Representative in Maysan in Southern Iraq until the handover of power in June 2004. He kept a journal of his experiences while under fire and trying to negotiate a settlement between rival factions. His narrative describes what it was like to try and piece
Born to Walk
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Dan Rubinstein
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-01 - Publisher: ECW Press

The case for getting back on our feet — now in paperback The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed,
Places of Special Virtue
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Vicki Cummings, Alasdair Whittle
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-20 - Publisher:

This volume explores the landscape settings of megalithic chambered monuments in Wales. Set against a broader theoretical discussion on the significance of the landscape, the authors consider the role of visual landscapes in prehistory, meanings attached to the landscape, and the values and beliefs invested in it. Wales is rich

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