White Mountain by Robert TwiggerWhite Mountain by Robert Twigger

White Mountain

byRobert Twigger

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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'Robert Twigger is not so much a travel writer as a thrill-seeking philosopher'Esquire

The Himalayas beckon and we go ... Some to make real journeys and others to make imaginary ones. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm.

In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger unravels some of these real and invented journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a meandering path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.

Robert Twigger is a British author, poet and adventurer. After attending Oxford University he trained with the Tokyo Riot Police, which became the subject of his bestselling book ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. He has been awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature and the William Hill Sports Book of the Yea...
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Title:White MountainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474604366

ISBN - 13:9781474604369

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'Twigger leaves no mountain path untouched . . . lively, interesting, unusual and entertaining'-Sara Wheeler, THE SPECTATOR