Slow Boats to China View larger

Slow Boats Home

Young, Gavin



More details

This product is no longer in stock


Add to wishlist

More info

Paperback. English. Penguin. 1983. In fair/good condition.

Seven months and twenty-three agreeably ill-assorted vessels are what were required to transport Gavin Young, by slow boat, from Piraeus to Canton. His odyssey teemed with excitement, adventure and colour. Gavin Young's account memorably distils the people, places, smells, conversations, ships and history of the places he encountered in what is his most famous book. The sequel, Slow Boats Home, is also reissued in Faber Finds. 'An unusual and fascinating book.' Hammond Innes, Guardian 'Storms, fleas, pirates, bad food and bureaucrats ... My Young suffered what he did to entertain us.' Anthony Burgess, Observer


No customer reviews for the moment.

Write a review

Slow Boats Home

Slow Boats Home