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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
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A Chile
Sara Wheeler

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Dec 07, 2006
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 336
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349120010
Price : 599

About the book
Squeezed in between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide - not a country which lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler found out when she travelled alone with two carpetbags from the top to the bottom, form the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica.

This is Sara Wheeler's account of a six-month odyssey which included Christmas Day at 13,000 feet with a llama sandwich, a sex hotel in Santiago and a trip round Cape Horn delivering a coffin. Eloquent, astute and amusing, CHILE: TRAVELS IN A THIN COUNTRY confirms Sara Wheeler's place in the front rank of today's travel writers.
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Sara Wheeler read classics and modern languages at Oxford, and for the past fifteen years has been working as a writer and editor. She is the author of the highly-acclaimed Terra Incognita: travels in...(+)