Author(s): Nick Crane
Alone and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarks on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul.
With only his umbrella for company, he tramps across the Pyrenees, the Cevennes, the Alps, through the forested Carpathians and Balkans, surviving storms, a drought and one-hundred-year-old maps. Along the way he meets shepherds, cheesemakers, gunslingers and a prostitute who won't take 'no' for an answer. His account is both an astonishing tale of endurance and a celebration of the people and landscapes that exist on the periphery of the modern world.
Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 1997 and Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 1997.
Nick Crane lives in London NW1. He is the author of several travel books and has been published in the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Guardian.
Beginnings; the Sierras; the Pyrenees; the Cevannes; the Alps; the Capathians; the Balkan Ranges.