The Places In Between

The Places In Between: A vivid account of a death-defying walk across war-torn Afghanistan

Travel & Maps, Travel Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/09/2014
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Rory Stewart's moving, sparsely poetic account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 has been 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 Mohgul Emperor, Babur the Great, Stewart was nearly defeated by the extreme, hostile conditions.

Only due to 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.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447271062
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 274g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm

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The Places In Between
Just Incredible
What a fantastic read, but what a shame that all politicians do not embark upon such a venture. I was first struck by Rory Stewart when he made a promise ... READ MORE
David Masters
The Places In Between
A travel writing marvel
This is indisputably one of the best books I have ever read, both fiction and non-fiction. Stewart’s knowledge and deep appreciation for the history and ci... READ MORE
Arthur  Brown
The Places In Between
Life changing
I am sure that Rory Stewart is somehow wired differently to most of us (to undertake the walk he describes in this book he must be) but that takes nothing ... READ MORE
Stephen  Harpum