Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
Price: 2.79

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon [Hardcover]

Joanna Lumley
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Book Description

23 Oct 1997
In 1931 Joanna Lumley's grandparents travelled to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to invest King Jigme Wangchuk as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. They journeyed for three-and-a-half months through dense jungles and across mountain passes and uncharted plains, taking with them a film camera. In this book, their granddaughter records her thoughts and impressions of Bhutan as she follows in their footsteps, trekking across the country from west to east, on foot and on ponies. The book includes photographs from her trip, archive pictures from her grandparents' album, drawings by Lumley herself, and extracts from her own journal and her grandmother's diary. It is peppered with recipes, remedies, customs and, all through, a vein of personal family history and the author's own thoughts and observations.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (23 Oct 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563383291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563383291
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joanna Lumley was an army daughter, born in post-war Kasmir before growing up in the south of England. Most recently she has appeared on the West End stage in La Bete.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon 31 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A fascinating story of a journey to follow the path of a trek undertaken by Joana Lumley's Grandparents through Bhutan. Having just visited that beautiful country, I was fascinated by how much had changed and by how little had changed! If you are planning to visit Bhutan, do read this book before you go to get a flavour of the country and of the people who are most hospitable. Bhutan is extremely clean with no tobacco products allowed, no plastic bags and no advertisement hoardings! A veritable Nirvana or Shangri-La.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars travelling with Joanna 19 Aug 2010
What a treat to be able to join Joanna Lumley on this exciting journey. To hear her thoughts and share her responses to the grandure as well as the detail of the treck through Bhutan. She makes you feel like an honoured guest joining this family adeventure. A marvellous book for a winter's afternoon by a blazing fire.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Janna at her best 21 Feb 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Easy to read with good descriptions that enable you to join her in your mind.
A wonderful trip I would love to make myself, an enjoyable read that brings a different culture
to the reader without a prior knowledge of the Countries visited.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars patsy stone is the coolest ever! 1 Oct 2012
By fullmetal - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
an amazing book, ana amazing author, many of you may already know that joanna plays the infamous patsy stone on the awesone british comedy called absolutely fabulous! a must read for sure, what an adventure! she takes you right there with her.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category