By Eric Newby
A vintage of trip writing, 'A brief stroll within the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his trip via probably the most distant and lovely wildernesses in the world. It used to be 1956, and Eric Newby was once incomes an out of this world residing within the chaotic relations company of London high fashion. Pining for experience, Newby despatched his pal Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - are you able to shuttle NURISTAN JUNE? - atmosphere in movement a mythical trip from Mayfair to Afghanistan, and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. green and unwell ready (their arrangements concerned not anything greater than a few counsel from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of event and problem in a single of the main appealing wildernesses on the earth - a trip that adventurers with extra event and feel could by no means have undertaken. With sturdy humour, sharp wit and prepared statement, the captivating narrative type of 'A brief stroll within the Hindu Kush' may quickly crystallise Newby's attractiveness as one of many maximum go back and forth writers of all time. one of many maximum commute classics from one in every of Britain's best-loved trip writers, this variation comprises new images, an epilogue from Newby's vacationing spouse, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one among Newby's maximum proponents, Evelyn Waugh.
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