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The Amur River
  • ISBN: 9781784742874
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
  • Binding: Hardback

The Amur River

Between Russia and China

Colin Thubron
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The Amur River is almost unknown. Yet it is the tenth longest river in the world, rising in the Mongolian mountains and flowing through Siberia to the Pacific to form the tense, highly fortified border between Russia and China.

In his eightieth year, Colin Thubron takes a 3,000-mile long journey from the Amur’s secret source to its giant mouth. Harassed by injury and temporarily arrested by the local police, he makes his way along both the Russian and Chinese shores on horseback, on foot, by boat and via the Trans-Siberian Railway, talking to everyone he meets.

‘Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life.’ Michael Palin



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