Travels in a Thin Country
By (author) Sara Wheeler
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Chile by Sara Wheeler
Book DescriptionSqueezed in between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide - not a country which lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler found out when she travelled alone with two carpetbags from the top to the bottom, form the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. This is Sara Wheeler's account of a six-month odyssey which included Christmas Day at 13,000 feet with a llama sandwich, a sex hotel in Santiago and a trip round Cape Horn delivering a coffin. Eloquent, astute and amusing, CHILE: TRAVELS IN A THIN COUNTRY confirms Sara Wheeler's place in the front rank of today's travel writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349120010
(199mm x 128mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"Originally published, in somewhat different form, in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain, as O my America!: second acts in a New World"--T.p. verso.
Magnetic North, Paperback / softback (February 2012)
"Originally published, in slightly different form, in 2009 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
OxTravels, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Sara Wheeler
A collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011. It features stories from twenty-five travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others.
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Author Biography - Sara Wheeler
Sara Wheeler read classics and modern languages at Oxford, and for the past fifteen years has been working as a writer and editor. She is the author of the highly-acclaimed Terra Incognita: travels in Antartica, and has contributed to a wide range of newspapers, magazines and radio programmes.
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