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Halfway Around the World: An Improbable Journey

by Gavin Young

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    Slow Boats to China by Gavin Young (John_Vaughan)
    John_Vaughan: A going there and a coming back - a pair of exciting reads on improbable transports, trips and peoples.
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    Worlds Apart by Gavin Young (John_Vaughan)
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    Journeys by Jan Morris (John_Vaughan)
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Halfway Around the World tells two tales in parallel. The first is the official story, of Mr. Young’s adventures on and off the high seas as he tried to make his way by cargo boat, launch, and ferry from Piraeus to Canton. The second story (just as engrossing) is about his adventures (almost as hazardous) with the travel book as a literary form. The two intertwine to make a vivid, flawed, revealing book whose botches and lacunae are as interesting as its flights of brilliance.
 

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