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Dreams and Memories of a Lost Land By Patrick French

Dreams and Memories of a Lost Land
by Patrick French

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In 1982 while still a schoolboy, Patrick French met the Dalai Lama. Ever since, he has been fascinated by Tibet's people, its history, and its recent plight. "Tibet, Tibet" offers an exploration of one of the most beautiful, isolated, mysterious and misunderstood countries on earth.
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Dreams and Memories of a Lost Land: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French

In 1982, while he was still a schoolboy, Patrick French met the Dalai Lama for the first time. Ever since, he has been fascinated by Tibet's people, its history, and its recent plight. "Tibet, Tibet" is a combination of travel and history. The book offers an exploration of one of the most beautiful, isolated, mysterious and misunderstood countries on earth. It follows Patrick French's progress on a journey through Tibet, sidetracked on the way by a cascade of information, thoughts and reflections on such subjects as the correct method of travelling across a desert by night; the advisability of not naming your children until their sixth year; and events like the removal of a corrupt Regent's eyeballs by means of a yak's knucklebones in 1933.

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Dreams and Memories of a Lost Land Reviews


From the reviews of Younghusband: 'The outstanding debut of a brilliant new biographer' Michael Holroyd 'I found myself reading through the night. This is a rare gem of a book' Fiammetta Rocco, Independent on Sunday 'They don't come much more enjoyable than this' Jan Morris, Independent From the reviews of Liberty or Death: 'Brilliant... There can surely now be no serious doubt French is the most impressive Western historian of modern India currently at work' Frank McLynn, Glasgow Herald 'Well-researched, beautifully written and immensely scholarly' Andrew Roberts, Sunday Times

About Patrick French


Patrick French's first book, Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize. For his second, Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division, he was named the 1998 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Patrick French is a director of Free Tibet campaign, and a former editor of Tibet News.

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GOR001141706
Dreams and Memories of a Lost Land: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French
Patrick French
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-04-07
352
0002571099
9780002571098
N/A
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