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Meeting Mr Kim By Jennifer Barclay

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Jen quit her high-pressure job and followed her musician boyfriend to South Korea. But life in Seoul was lonely and bewildering. Desperate to connect with Korean life, she set off to discover Buddhist temples, strangers' homes and forest-covered mountains, where people's kindness and tradition left her with a new set of values.

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Meeting Mr Kim: How I Went to Korea and Learned to Love Kimchi by Jennifer Barclay

The world knows more about secret North Korea than the free society of the South. As a peace summit heralded a new era for a country divided for 50 years, Jennifer Barclay searched for the spirit of South Korea, discovering a land full of passion, tradition and spirituality, good humour and great food.

Jen quit her high-pressure job and followed her musician boyfriend to South Korea, where his band had a contract to play funk at a luxury hotel. But life in Seoul was lonely and bewildering. Desperate to connect with Korean life and the people, she said goodbye to the capital and set off alone to explore the country. With patience and determination she found her way to ancient tombs and Buddhist temples, strangers' homes and forest-covered mountains, where people's kindness and pride in their culture began to work magic. They were on a mission to ensure she left with happy memories - and perhaps a new set of values.

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"'It is high time that a new book be written about Korea, and Jennifer Barclay's fresh, amusing and light-hearted take on the country seems to be precisely the right approach' Simon Winchester 'Brilliantly evokes the strangeness of Seoul for a western visitor... a very lively account... invaluable and entertaining reading for any prospective visitor' Margaret Drabble 'One woman's touching and humorous voyage to the very heart of Korea, a country of great diversity, spirituality and charm.' Anna Nicholas"

About Jennifer Barclay


Jennifer Barclay is a freelance editor and writer and now lives her dream life on Tilos (population 500), having spent much time in Greece and other countries. She is the author of Meeting Mr Kim: Or How I Went to Korea and Learned to Love Kimchi (ISBN: 978 1 84024 676 6) and The Traveller's Friend (ISBN: 978 1 84953 189 4).

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GOR001554022
Meeting Mr Kim: How I Went to Korea and Learned to Love Kimchi by Jennifer Barclay
Jennifer Barclay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Summersdale Publishers
2008-08-04
288
1840246766
9781840246766
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