A Short Walk In the Hindu Kush.

A Short Walk In the Hindu Kush; Signed by Eric Newby

A Short Walk In the Hindu Kush.

NEWBY, Eric.


Item Number: 130563

London: Picador, 1997.

First Picador edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Jane Poulton. Foreword by Evelyn Waugh.

A Short Walk In the Hindu Kush is an autobiographical account of Eric Newby’s adventures in the Hindu Kush, around the Nuristan mountains of Afghanistan, ostensibly to make the first mountaineering ascent of Mir Samir. It has been described as a comic masterpiece, intensely English, and understated. It has gone on to sell over 500,000 copies in paperback. The Telegraph named it as one of its "20 best travel books of all time."

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