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To the Frontier by Geoffrey Moorhouse
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A fascinating account of a journey along the North West Frontier Geoffrey Moorhouse's fascination with India, which began with his classic Calcutta in 1971, took him back in 1983 to the North West Frontier, still 1 of the most turbulent regions in the sub-continent of South Asia. For 3 months he travelled through sind and the Punjab, finally reaching the high Hindu Kush mountains in the North. He traversed the Baluchistan desert, lingered in Kipling's favourite city of Lahore, and was one of the few foreigners able to penetrate the Khyber pass as far as the border of Afghanistan. He met Afghan Mujahideen, investigated drug smuggling and 1 day found himself in a room with 2 tons of heroin. In theNorth, he spent time with the celebrated soldiers of the Chitral Scouts. He reports on polo and cricket at altitudes unthinkable at Lords. His account of a terrifying journey along a narrow, precipitous track, complete with thawing but treacherous ice, is a seat-edge experience.

Author Biography

Geoffrey Moorhouse is 'one of the best writers of our time' (Byron Rogers, The Times), 'a brilliant historian' (Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph) and 'a writer whose gifts are beyond category' (Jan Morris, Independent on Sunday). He is the author of eighteen books, which have won prizes and been translated into several languages. In 1982 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His To the Frontier won the Thomas Cook Award for the best travel book of its year in 1984. He has recently concentrated on Tudor history, notably with THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE and, in 2005, GREAT HARRY'S NAVY. He lives in a hill village in North Yorkshire.
Release date NZ
June 19th, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2pp maps
Imprint
Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Pages
288
Dimensions
130x198x22
ISBN-13
9780753804780
Product ID
1697540

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