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Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Book Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 10 Dec 16:30 - 18:30

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For the month of December, we will be reading 'Shadows of the Silk Road' by Colin Thubron

On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey.

Covering over Protected content in eight months Thurbron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran - in inimitable prose.

Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment.

Join us for a fun and engaging discussion, even if you would not be able to have finished the book !

We will also discuss suggestions for upcoming reads, so feel free to bring your own 'to read' list !

Looking forward to seeing you all again,