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Chile: Travels In A Thin Country

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349120010

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 7th December 2006

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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Squeezed in between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide – not a country which lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler found out when she travelled alone with two carpetbags from the top to the bottom, form the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica.

This is Sara Wheeler’s account of a six-month odyssey which included Christmas Day at 13,000 feet with a llama sandwich, a sex hotel in Santiago and a trip round Cape Horn delivering a coffin. Eloquent, astute and amusing, CHILE: TRAVELS IN A THIN COUNTRY confirms Sara Wheeler’s place in the front rank of today’s travel writers.


lively and sympathetic...Sara Wheeler is very well worth reading.
Chance meetings and planned visits are described with enough imagery and dialogue to make you pack your rucksack before finishing the book.
a thorougly enjoyable book with plenty of humour.
a perceptive and entertaining account.