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Samarkand

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A journey to the heart of and ancient city.
An extract from 'The Lost Heart of Asia'.
Paperback, Penguin 60s, 57 pages
Published 1996 by Penguin Books (first published 1994)
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I can see why he is such a well respected travel writer. I really enjoyed this. Nice combo of place and time.
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I really enjoyed this little gem. However, I am ashamed to admit that I had not heard of Tamerlane until reading this book. How was this possible when he had wrought so much destruction upon the earth? What an incredible tale of an amazing city.The opening paragraph captured exactly what I experienced when I heard the word "Samarkand". Loved it.

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Colin Thubron, CBE FRSL is a Man Booker nominated British travel writer and novelist.

In 2008, The Times ranked him 45th on their list of the 50 greatest postwar British writers. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Thubron was appointed a CBE in the 2007
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