Silverland: A Winter Journey Beyond the Urals

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Journey through the wind-blown snowscapes of Far Eastern Russia with the septuagenarian globetrotter Dervla Murphy in this engaging travelogue. As Murphy travels deeper into the hinterland, she encounters a strange world of lynx and elks, indigenous tribes and shamanism, reindeer broth and taiga-berry pie. The slow-train takes Murphy into relatively untouched regions where she meets a host of colorful and generous characters who enjoy fireside debates bolstered by steaming samovars of sweet tea. Insightful, warm,...

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Overview

Journey through the wind-blown snowscapes of Far Eastern Russia with the septuagenarian globetrotter Dervla Murphy in this engaging travelogue. As Murphy travels deeper into the hinterland, she encounters a strange world of lynx and elks, indigenous tribes and shamanism, reindeer broth and taiga-berry pie. The slow-train takes Murphy into relatively untouched regions where she meets a host of colorful and generous characters who enjoy fireside debates bolstered by steaming samovars of sweet tea. Insightful, warm, and original, this is an amazing account of the secrets of Siberia and beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719568299
  • Publisher: Murray, John Publishers, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,443,424
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Dervla Murphy has been writing accounts of her journeys to the remoter areas of four continents since 1964; her books include Eight Feet in the Andes and Through Siberia By Accident.

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