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Plans to visit Ussuriland foiled by an unhappy accident on a train, Murphy?s holed up in Eastern Siberia, hence the title. She gives an intimate view of this vast land and its people, the mind-numbing beauty of the landscape, but also seeing the results of man?s attempts to subdue it.
Shortly after her tenth birthday, inspired by an atlas she was given, Dervla Murphy decided that she would one day cycle to India. Almost 20 years later she set out to achieve her ambition, pedalling her trusty bicycle, Roz. Here she describes her journey and experiences.
Liam D'Arcy Brown set out to travel to the four corners of the People's Republic in an attempt to reconcile modern China's seemingly irreconcilable extremes. His 10,000-mile journey took him from an isolated fishing community in the East China Sea to a riverside village in remote Manchuria.
Inheriting a remote and neglected house in the South of France, Patrick Moon sets out to discover how the Languedoc, a wine region so long notorious for mere quantity, has managed to transform itself, in little more than a decade, into one of the world's most exciting vineyards.