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'A magnificent achievement' - Nikolai Tolstoy, The Times

Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a fascinating nation along with a sharp and insightful social commentary of Russian life.

Reviews

The Soviet Union is seen through a glass brightly... What makes the book so readable is Thubron's combination of an artist's aesthetic sensitivity with the literary craftsmanship to convey it. He sees things with the freshness of an innocent and the erudition of a scholar

Daily Telegraph

Superb... one of the best books on Russia to appear in years

New York Times

Travel writing has never been more provocative, profound or poetic

Time Out

The Thubron approach to travelling has an integrity that belongs to another age. And this author's way with words gives his books a value far transcending their topical interest; it is safe to predict they will be read a century hence

Irish Times

The perfect guide to one of the world’s most enigmatic cultures

Christie Hickman, Sunday Express

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099459293

    June 1, 2004

    Vintage

    224 pages

    RRP $22.99

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