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To Peking: A Forgotten Journey from Moscow to Manchuria
When in 1934 at the age of twenty-seven, Peter Fleming set out for the Far East, his ultimate goal was to return from China to India overland - a journey he later described in the classic News from Tartary. On his outward journey Fleming travelled through regions which remain some of the most remote and least-visited in Asia and which, soon after his journey, became closed ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks
(first published 1952)
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Peter Fleming is Ian Fleming's less-well-known older brother--less well known today, anyway, because in his time he was a relatively famous journalist and travel writer. To Peking is a briefly edited diary of a journey he took from Moscow to Peking and points between while researching a different book. The subtitle "A Forgotten Journey" refers to the fact that he put this diary in a drawer or a box somewhere and forgot about it until twenty-odd years later. He took it out, added some explanatory ...more
Adventurer and travel writer. A brother of James Bond author Ian Fleming, he married actress Celia Johnson in 1935 and worked on military deception operations in World War II.More about Peter Fleming...