Travelling with Thesiger — but only on the page

The latest offerings online from the archive of The Literary Review include a piece from December 1998 by the historian Thomas Pakenham on Wilfred Thesiger’s Among the Mountains: Travels in Asia. Pakenham reckons these diaries of travel in the Himalayas and Hindu Kush are “awe-inspiring” — but he’s also glad he changed his mind about joining Thesiger on the road…

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