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So It Goes
  • ISBN: 9781780601144
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Eland
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Translation: Robyn Marsack

So It Goes


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A collection of Nicolas Bouvier’s best travel stories, covering the Aran Isles, lowland Scotland, Xian in China, Korea and Bouvier’s childhood home, Switzerland.

Whether he’s delirious in the wintery Aran Isles, where the air ‘unites the virtues of champagne, cocaine, caffeine, and the ecstasy of love’, or singing the praises of his Chinese tour guide, this collection of his shorter travel pieces brims with his particular joie de vivre.

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