Blue River, Black Sea

Blue River, Black Sea

by Andrew Eames


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The Danube is Europe's Amazon. It flows through more countries than any other river on Earth—from the Black Forest in Germany to Europe's farthest fringes, where it joins the Black Sea in Romania. Andrew Eames' journey along its length brings us face to face with the continent's bloodiest history and its most pressing issues of race and identity. As he travels—by bicycle, horse, boat, and on foot—Eames finds himself seeking a bed for the night with minor royalty, hitching a ride on a Serbian barge captained by a man called Attila, and getting up close and personal with a bull in rural Romania. He meets would-be kings and walks with gypsies, and finally rows his way beyond the borders of Europe entirely.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780552775076
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Andrew Eames has been writing travel and general interest features for newspapers for nearly a decade, including the Telegraph and the Times. He is the author of The 8.55 to Baghdad, Benn's London, Crossing the Shadow Line, and Four Scottish Journeys.

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janglen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Andrew Eames follows the Danube from its source to the delta on the Black Sea. This has everything you want in a travel book; it is well written, entertaining and gives the reader a real sense of place. Eames also a facility for using the life stories of the people he meets to introduce the history of an area.