Tourisme & Voyages

  • A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer's escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling in Lhasa, the Forbidden City, where he became a friend and tutor to the Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer spent seven years gaining a more profound understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans than any Westerner before him.More recently made into a film starring Brad Pitt, Seven Years in Tibet is a stunning story of incredible courage and self-reliance by one of the twentieth century's best travel writers.

  • William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in 'City of Djinns', returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.

  • In the course of 12 months in Delhi, Dalrymple peels back the successive layers of history, using material and human remains of each of the eight cities of Delhi, interlacing stories with the present and ending with the Delhi creation myth contained in the great Indian epic "The Mahabharata".

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