'This well-written account is full of humour, character portraits and information asides.'(Motorcaravan & Motorhome Monthly)
'Entertaining account of a drive to Vladivostok and the encounters along the way.'(The Bookseller)
'Wheeler's book is an absorbing and entertaining look at Russia's dramatic evolution in the '90s'.'(Real Travel)
'A wonderfully quirky ride across the former Soviet Union'(The Trans-Siberian Travel Company)
'This is a book for would be road warriors and seasoned globetrotters alike. Wheeler's travelogue is informative, accessible, and more fun than a banya full of vodka swilling Dmitrys.'(Library Journal)
'A nice balance of humour and observation, of character and political commentary, One Steppe Beyond should have no trouble finding an audience among armchair travellers.'(Booklist)
About the Author
Thom Wheeler is a writer with an interest in travel and a particular interest in regions of the ex Soviet Union. He has lived for extended periods of time in Georgia, Estonia, Ukraine and Russia.
He has contributed to various publications, and appeared on BBC Radio and Talk Radio Europe. Thom is the first person to drive a campervan across the Russian Federation (from Tallinn to Vladivostok) - a journey recounted in his book One Steppe Beyond. He lives in Brighton.