Thursday 30 August 2012

South to Samarkand

Having finished (finally) Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, I decided it was time to turn to a new lady traveller.  You know how it is: you take a book off your bookshelf (originally found in a bottom shelf in the farthest reaches of the top floor of Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford), google the author and discover that she was a prolific novelist, a lover of W. B. Yeats and Bertrand Russell (bien sur), a sometime anarchist (aren't we all?) and looked like this:

Ethel Mannin

So I was already pretty excited when I turned to the publisher's introduction:

South to Samarkand: subtitle - 'how to get to Turkistan and back without getting caught.'

I can't wait!

The tomb of Tamerlane

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