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Mother Tongues By Helena Drysdale

Mother Tongues by Helena Drysdale

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A topical and engrossing look at the changing face of Europe

Mother Tongues Summary

Mother Tongues: Travels through Tribal Europe by Helena Drysdale

Over eighteen months Helena Drysdale and her family rattled over the roads and motorways of Europe in their mobile home. Their journey took them to the heart of tribal Europe: to the Frisian Islands, Samiland, the Basque country; to Macedonia, Corsica and Provence. Curious and sympathetic, Drysdale sought out Europe's indigenous tribes and took stock of their place in our modern world, analysing the vital link between language and identity and capturing beautifully many of the voices and cultures that are already fading away.

`This is a hugely ambitious project, a mix of anthropology, history, politics and travelogue, but Drysdale brings it off brilliantly . . . If you still have doubts about the relevance of travel writing in the twenty-first century, this book will satisfy them' Sunday Times

`Every page of her new book carries the imprint of her originality of thought and expression' New Statesman

`A rather magnificent family journey' Times Literary Supplement

`Rich . . . expert . . . beautiful' Evening Standard

`Humane and scholarly . . . wonderful' Independent

`My book of the year' The Times

Mother Tongues Reviews

'This is a hugely ambitious project, a mix of anthropology, history, politics and travelogue, but Drysdale brings it off brilliantly... If you still have doubts about the relevance of travel writing in the 21st century, this book will satisfy them' SUNDAY TIMES

About Helena Drysdale

Helena Drysdale is the author of several highly acclaimed travel books including Mother Tongues, Dancing with the Dead and Looking for George, which was shortlisted for the Esquire/Apple/Waterstone's Non-Fiction Award and the J.R. Ackerley Award for Autobiography. She currently lives in Somerset.

Additional information

GOR001295131
Mother Tongues: Travels through Tribal Europe by Helena Drysdale
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-10-11
416
0330372815
9780330372817
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