Peaks on the Horizon: Two Journeys in Tibet

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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Charlie Carroll is the author of On the Edge (Monday Books, 2010), serialized in the Daily Mail and The Week and described by The Telegraph as "remarkable." Charlie has spoken on BBC Radio 5Live and local BBC radio stations, and written for The Guardian and The Big Issue.


Thoroughly absorbing . . . Carroll is a winningly immediate writer, with a deeply personal feel for the memorable, the authentic. His book is studded with great scenes and great moments . . . A great deal of Peaks on the Horizon reads like diving into a bonfire; this is travel-writing of the highest order, simultaneously ambassadorial and conspiratorial. All travelers--armchair or otherwise--are urged not to miss it. --Open Letters Monthly

A pithily descriptive writer . . . Lobsang's story and Carroll's mixture of history and personal observation will strongly appeal to readers interested in Tibet. --Booklist

The narrative reads like fiction and Carroll builds a lot of suspense into it. Recommended for all travel collections. --Library Journal starred review

He richly describes the landscape of the country and its people . . . A gripping, enlightening journey. --Kirkus

Carroll's passion for the topic bleeds on to the pages, making this both a love letter to Tibet and a call to arms for Tibetan freedom. By adding Lobsang's tale, Carroll further humanizes the effort . . . In this engrossing and even enlightening book, Carroll meets that mandate. --Publishers Weekly, starred review