- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Robson Books Ltd; New edition edition (27 July 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1861059493
- ISBN-13: 978-1861059499
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.4 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 743,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
River of White Nights Hardcover – 27 Jul 2006
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Jeffrey Tayler's intrepid journey up the Lena - a river closed to the world during the Soviet era - took him through some of Siberia's wildest and most hauntingly beautiful regions and brought him into contact with many groups of isolated villagers. These people survive in this region - now a wild frontier that lives off the diamond trade - cut off from the world by lack of roads, neglected by the Russian government and prey to alcoholism. Their untold stories form the focus of the book, set against the backdrop of Tayler's descriptions of incredibly harsh weather conditions and his adventures in negotiating permission to travel in the region with Russian authorities and then navigating the Lena to its mouth in the Laptev Sea, above the Arctic Circle.
Top Customer Reviews
Any traveller interested in places way off the beaten track will enjoy this book.
The author has travelled to places where hardly anybody (or perhaps nobody) goes.