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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
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5.0 out of 5 stars A boys' own adventure story of daring adventurers racing about ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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A boys' own adventure story of daring adventurers racing about in the remote deserts, outwitting authorties as well as each other, imperturbable and stiff upper-lipped when facing physical hardship and danger, all in the cause of discovering troves of ancient manuscripts and artefacts. And it is all true.


The Misogynist
The Misogynist
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5.0 out of 5 stars A funny and thought provoking story about coming to terms with ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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A funny and thought provoking story about coming to terms with getting older. Should be mandatory reading for everyone who is approaching 45.


Shaman: A novel of the Ice Age
Shaman: A novel of the Ice Age
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1.0 out of 5 stars I have liked most of his previous novels and he is a ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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I have liked most of his previous novels and he is a writer with some interesting ideas, but not this one. Basically, the day to day life of a neolithic tribesman is just not interesting enough to stretch to this length. It might make a decent short story.


Der Richter und sein Henker (German Edition)
Der Richter und sein Henker (German Edition)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best detective story of all time, 13 Aug. 2014
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Best detective story of all time, I should think. I first read it nearly 40 years ago and have been rereading at intervals ever since. Why is there no English edition though?
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The Open Empire: A History of China Through 1600: A History of China to 1600
The Open Empire: A History of China Through 1600: A History of China to 1600
by Valerie Hansen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Really well written and easy to read account, 13 Aug. 2014
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Really well written and easy to read account, with well structured reference sections to keep dates and events in context. I have read a couple of books about Chinese history but this is the first time that I have managed to get a clear picture of dates and dynasties, and how they relate to sights, monuments and artworks that I have seen as a tourist.


Tearing up the Silk Road: A Modern Journey from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus
Tearing up the Silk Road: A Modern Journey from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus

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1.0 out of 5 stars Really boring account of what should be some interesting places, 13 Aug. 2014
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Really boring account of what should be some interesting places, and far more information than you need about the author's personal issues. I gave up about a third of the way through.


Treasures from Dunhuang Grottoes
Treasures from Dunhuang Grottoes
by No author given
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic place, fantastically well done book published by the ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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Fantastic place, fantastically well done book published by the resident Dunhuang Institute. Pity it is not available except as second hand.


The Lost Heart Of Asia
The Lost Heart Of Asia
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2.0 out of 5 stars The writing is good, but my goodness if the was your only ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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I have read several of Colin Thubron's books now, and he has quite the most relentlessly negative view about everyone and everything he encounters. The people he meets are presented either as miserable and hopeless; if they don't actually say this they are made out to be deluded fantasists. If a building is old and ruined this represents decay and neglect, if it is new or restored this is a symbol of soulless stamping out of 'true' national identity. I travelled in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan recently myself, and came away with a very different impression of places and people. The writing is good, but my goodness if the was your only source of information you would not be inclined to go near any of the places he writes about.


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