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Across the Empty Quarter (Penguin Great Journeys) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Feb 2007

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (1 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141025492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141025490
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.7 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) was a British explorer and travel writer. He was born at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked in the Sudan Political Service and and later, for a year, as a Political Officer for the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie. He is best known for two travel books: Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964).


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Format: Mass Market Paperback
this book is part of the Penguin great journeys series, which is a set of 20 books, each around 100 pages long and each extracts from the works of some of the greatest travel writers in history- Marco Polo, Herodotus, Mas'Udi, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain etc. The books have different titles from the larger works from which they are extracted and each book showcases some of the best writing by that particular author. Collectively, they are an outstanding series, individually, they provide an excellent introduction or taster of each writer. In this case, Wilfred Thesiger's travels across parts of arabia.
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This book is only 90 pages long and is only an extract of Wilfred Thesiger's Arabian Sands. There is nothing in the write up to tell you this and it is therefore a bit misleading.
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I can come back to this little book many times, granted it is a snapshot, but it was my introduction to this series and it opened a door to the rest and all of thier travels, loved it.
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