Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China – Colin Thubron

09 Jan: Just started this travelogue of Colin Thubron’s visit to China in 1986 – after China had re-opened its doors to the West, but before Tiannamen Square. Good so far…..

… and finally finished it in March. Not that it wasn’t a good read, I just hit one of those patches where you don’t really get into anything. Still, with The Mapmakers having snuck in and revived my reading appetite, I rattled through this during commutes, and moved on to John Simpson.

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