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From the Holy Mountain by William Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain

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From the Holy Mountain by William Dalrymple
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Oct 02, 2012 | ISBN 9780307948892

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“This splendid book should take its rightful place on the same shelf as Chatwin’s In Patagonia. . . . [It is] rich with the poetry of antique places…[and] transports the fascinated reader smoothly into a vanishing world.”—The Washington Post Book World

“An elegant, poignant, and courageous account of a journey that pits the idealism of the past against the hatred, dispossession, and denial of the present.” —Karen Armstrong

“Dalrymple’s threnody for Eastern Christianity ranks with the great modern travel books, Robert Byron’s Road to Oxiana, Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Time of Gifts and Eric Newby’s Short Walk in the Hindu Kush.” —The Scotsman

“Any travel writer who is so good at his job as to be brilliant, applauded, loved and needed has to have an unusual list of qualities, and William Dalrymple has them all in aces. Dalrymple’s ear for conversation is as good as Alan Bennett’s. The best and most unexpected book I have read since I forget when.” —Peter Levi, Literary Review

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