A slim volume, reflecting a short return visit to Central Asia in 1989, after the thaw in East-West relations but before the breakup of the Soviet Union.
The account feels flimsy compared to To The Frontier, reflecting a more disparate journey in a region that has a disjointed history and imported layers of culture.
Beautifully written and enjoyable none-the-less, and now a historical account in itself.
Apples in the Snow: Journey to Samarkand – Geoffrey Moorhouse
A fantastic read, following in Geoffrey Moorhouse’s footsteps through Pakistan in 1983, from Karachi on the coast, via Sind and Baluchistan, to Peshawar and the Khyber Pass and onwards through the other-worldiness of the high Hindu Kush. A book to have taken with me on my Hindu Kush Adventure. A book to read to understand the reality and history of life on Pakistan’s frontiers.
Amazon.co.uk link: To The Frontier – Geoffrey Moorhouse