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Funny, sad, illuminating and uplifting, this is a cracker.,
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This review is from: For A Pagan Song: In the Footsteps of the Man Who Would Be King - Travels in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (Paperback)Alarmingly naive at first, but growing more wily by the day, Jonny Bealby nevertheless demonstrates grit to match that of his fictional heroes on this sometimes pretty hairy pilgrimage to the pagan hills of Afghanistan. Since the events of September 11th, the fact that this eminently well written account offers considerable insights into the sociology of the area is an added bonus, but what really makes this an unforgettable read is the poignant personal backdrop, for details of which you will also need to read his first book, "Running With The Moon". If there is a single drop of traveller's blood in your veins, or if you have ever really been in love, you will find delight and heartfelt grief in the pages of this book. Don't be alarmed however, by the mention of grief. To temper the sadness, events in the final few pages will make you weep with quiet joy.
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