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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (1 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099437872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099437871
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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"Anderson's unusually reflective and observant narrative allows the reader to appreciate far more than the grandeur of nature... Full of knowledge lovingly amassed over years of other travels... His sheer joy at being in Georgia warms the reader's heart" (Times Literary Supplement)

"When I finished Bread and Ashes - hanging on every word - I could have wished it twice as long" (Independent)

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'A remarkable book... His prose is so vivid that you can see and feel the landscapes' Independent

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If you prefer the travel writing of Leigh Fermor, Chatwin or Thubron to, say, that of Bill Bryson, then this is the book for you.
Bread and Ashes charts Tony Anderson's attempts to walk the length of the mountains of Georgia. Here we have an almost classic mixture of travelogue, ancient and modern history, post cold war politics and some lovely stories about fascinating people.
Georgia and the Caucuses have often stood at the meetings of different worlds: the meeting point of Byzantium and huns, of Christians and Muslims. Today Georgia stands in a kind of no-man's land between the new nations of the EU and Russia. Such is the mix of the place.
THis is a thoroughly enjoyable book, learned and exciting, eccentric and authoritative. A book that all lovers of modern travel literature should have this on their bookshelves.
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I wish Tony Anderson had written more books of travel in under-described places. He may not have the acute observation of Colin Thubron when it comes to people, but his background knowledge of the Caucasus and its people more than compensates.
The gentle, self-deprecating humour is very welcome to those of us who struggle to absorb the tortuous Georgian names, and Anderson's discriptions of the mountains are 'so vivid that you can see and feel the landscapes' as the Independent says. That same review deserves to be quoted: 'When I finished Bread and Ashes -hanging on every word- I could have wished it twice as long.' I couldn't express it better.
Anderson clearly loves the Caucasus, and that endearment flows through the book. One rapidly realises what a goldmine of history the country is, as he indulges in the most fascinating excurces as background to the narrative. Blessed (or cursed) with a greater diversity of languages than anywhere outside New Guinea, these mountains are a museum of threatened tongues -many with extraordinary features, such as 8 genders or 80 consonants, but spoken by only a few hundred or a few thousand.
A brief history of the Chechens is another stimulating excursus, which illuminates what Anderson says about several of the mountain peoples South of the Caucasus: wild. The cultural richness of the region is not ignored, with descriptions and a few tantalising photos of C11th Georgian "Cathedrals". Perhaps most surprising, though, (apart from meeting a striped hyena on the road) is his account of a mini-empire that opted to become Jewish in the C6th, and successfully held the Arab invasion from crossing the Caucasus a century later.
Then there's the explanation of Jason's Golden Fleece....
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This travel book is packed with fascinating stuff about the myriad communities, languages and ethnic groups of Georgia. Its geographical, cultural and historical range is immense. The mass of anthropological and historical detail is carried by, and linked to, Anderson's interesting and sometimes funny anecdotal account of the journey itself. It leaves you wanting a more organised and summative account of the region though that maybe wasn't the book's intention.
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a highly enjoyable and readable account of travel and encounters in Georgia .. a delightful account which I really did not want to end. the encounters with the people, the spontaneous drinking sessions and wonderful descriptions of this remarkable and beautiful country with such hospitable people, it will make you want to visit, it made me want to go back ...
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I was led to this book having read Wendell Steavenson's 'Georgia, Stories I Stole'. It is superb. Tony Anderson writes intelligently and engagingly about his experience walking the mountains of the Caucasus. His personality and sense of humour shine through so it is compelling and at times highly amusing, as well as being very informative about an area of the world which although comparitively close is still quite unknown.
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A combination travelogue and commentary from someone with an extensive knowledge of the region and a light touch in dealing with the various perspectives on its imposing history.Bread And Ashes: A Walk Through the Mountains of Georgia
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