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Colin Gerald Dryden Thubron, CBE is a British travel writer and novelist. He was born in London on June 14, 1939 and educated at Eton College. Before becoming a writer, he worked for a short time in publishing and film-making. His first travel book, Mirror to Damascus, was published in 1967, followed shortly afterwards by The Hills of Adonis: A Quest in Lebanon, a lyrical account of a journey through the country, pre civil-war.

Only later did he turn to fiction with his first novel, The God in the Mountain, in 1977. His novel, A Cruel Madness, won the 1985 PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. Behind the Wall won both the 1988 Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. In Siberia was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. He is a distant relative of the English writer John Dryden. His latest travel book is Shadow of the Silk Road (2006), an account of his 7,000-mile journey along the route of the Silk Road revisiting the locales of his previous books - The Silk Road and the Lost Heart of Asia.

His 2002 novel, To the Last City (2002) was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was his first piece of work to link his travel writing with his fiction. It is about a group of people who set off to explore the ruins of the Inca city of Vilcabamba in Peru in what has been described as a "Heart of Darkness narrative" in a "Marquezian setting" .

In many ways, Thubron's work harks back to an earlier age of travel writing. He is one of the last of the "gentlemen-travellers" - Eton-educated, erudite and willing to immerse himself in the countries in question for a long period of time. “Modern travel writing has always been created with a certain amount of gimmickry,” he told The Times, “which surprises me because I don’t really understand why you have to do that. The world abroad seems sufficiently extraordinary and peculiar without my having to resort to all that.” World Hum | Travel | Colin Thubron and the “Shadow of the Silk Road”

He was appointed a CBE in the New Year's Honours December 2006. He is a Fellow and currently (2010) the President of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Total Books: 144
Night of Fire A Novel
2017 - Night of Fire a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062499745
ISBN-10: 0062499742
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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To Oldly Go Tales of Adventurous Travel by the Over-60s
2015 - To Oldly Go Tales of Adventurous Travel By the Over-60s [Bradt Travel Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784770273
ISBN-10: 1784770272
Genres: Reference, Travel
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Journey Into Cyprus
2012 - Journey Into Cyprus (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099570257
ISBN-10: 0099570254
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Travel
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To a Mountain in Tibet
2012 - To a Mountain in Tibet [P.S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061768279
ISBN-10: 0061768278
Genre: Travel
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The Hills of Adonis A Quest in Lebanon
2009 - The Hills of Adonis a Quest in Lebanon (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099532286
ISBN-10: 009953228X
Genres: Reference, Travel
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Mirror to Damascus
2009 - Mirror to Damascus (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099532293
ISBN-10: 0099532298
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Reference, Travel
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In Siberia
2008 - In Siberia (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099459262
ISBN-10: 0099459264
Genre: Travel
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Shadow of the Silk Road
2008 - Shadow of the Silk Road [P.S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061231773
ISBN-10: 0061231770
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Lost Heart of Asia
2008 - The Lost Heart of Asia [P.S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780061577673
ISBN-10: 0061577677
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Distance
2006 - Distance (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099459279
ISBN-10: 0099459272
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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To the Last City
2005 - To the Last City [Isis General Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753169667
ISBN-10: 0753169665
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ancient Mariners
2004 - Ancient Mariners [Seafarers] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844471102
ISBN-10: 1844471101
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Lost Heart of Asia
2004 - Lost Heart of Asia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099459286
ISBN-10: 0099459280
Genres: Reference, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Among the Russians
2004 - Among the Russians (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099459293
ISBN-10: 0099459299
Genres: Reference, Travel
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Behind the Wall
2004 - Behind the Wall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099459323
ISBN-10: 0099459329
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Sibirien Schlafende Erde - Erwachendes Land
2002 - Sibirien Schlafende Erde - Erwachendes Land (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783426776384
ISBN-10: 3426776383
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Turning Back the Sun
2002 - Turning Back the Sun (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099287681
ISBN-10: 0099287684
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Distance
1998 - Distance (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780140268591
ISBN-10: 0140268596
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Lost Heart of Asia
1995 - The Lost Heart of Asia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060926564
ISBN-10: 0060926562
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Behind the Wall Journey Through China
1995 - Behind the Wall Journey Through China (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781860219368
ISBN-10: 1860219365
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Lost Heart of Asia the
1994 - Lost Heart of Asia The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780434001392
ISBN-10: 0434001392
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1992 - Great Journeys [BBC Classics] (Paperback)
1980 - The Venetians [The Seafarers] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Samarkand [PENGUIN 60S S.] (Paperback)