The Amur River
The Amur River, the tenth longest in the world, is almost unknown to most of us. For almost two thousand miles it flows between Russia and China in the most densely fortified border on earth. Colin Thubron followed it – at the age of 81 - from its source in the mountains of Mongolia to its end in the Pacific, travelling by horse, train and boat. Along the way he was harassed by police and injury but – in conversing with those he met on both Russian and Chinese shores – he brings alive a whole pivotal world in this remarkable book. Colin is Britain’s most acclaimed literary travel writer, celebrated especially for his books on Russia, Central Asia and China. Between 2008 and 2017 he served as President of the Royal Society of Literature. He was appointed CBE in 2007.