Seven Years in Tibet – Heinrich Harrer

I long thought I ought to read Heinrich Harrer‘s account of the time he and fellow Austrian POW Peter Aufschnaiter spent in Tibet, and almost a year after getting a copy from TJBR for Christmas I’ve finally done so. A fascinating read, not just for his descriptions of life in Lhasa prior to Chinese occupation and his friendship with the 14th Dalai Lama, but almost more for the earlier section describing their slow journey into and across Tibet penniless and without the proper permits.

I’m keeping my eyes peeled for the film in the TV schedules now….

Publisher’s page: Seven Years in Tibet – Heinrich Harrer