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The Happy Isles Of Oceania
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Sir Vidia's Shadow
Fresh Air Fiend
Best American Travel Writing
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
The Tao of Travel
The Last Train to Zona Verde
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Sailing Through China

Book Description
Paul Theroux sailed down the Yangtze witha party of American millionaires. If this at times surprised the Chinese- which it did- both the idiosyncrasies of the company and the impressions of China itself provided rich material for the kind of perceptive, witty writting at which the writer excels. One hesitates, in a Chinese context, to describe the book as "sweet sour", but there could be worse descriptions: good-humoredly observant on the foibles of his fellow countrymen, on the Chinese future he is often disquietingly apprehensive. The text is stylishly complemened by Patrick Procktor's black and white illustrations.

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Publisher :
Michael Russell Publishing Ltd

Original Publish Date :
1984

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