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Subject: [Leica] Re: Eric Newby
From: Ihtisham Kabir <Ihtisham.Kabir@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 14:41:36 -0700 (PDT)

Yes indeed, Newby's A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
is a wonderful read. Is the Lonely Planet version a
a reissue because he took his walk long before
LP existed? While the text was great, the accompanying
photos in the book were not that good. So I am surprised
he made a good book of photographs. He ranks reasonably
high on my list of travel writers, though not the
top tier.

- - Ihtisham

> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:25:26 -0400
> From: Douglas Cooper <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Eric Newby
> Message-ID: <>
> References: <>
> > And I just dippped into my library and came across a wonderful book by a
> > photographer I don't know very much about, name of Eric Newby (maybe an
> > English Lugger can tell me more about him).
> I had no idea Newby was also a photographer, although it makes sense -- he 
began in the fashion business.  What he's famous for is his travel writing.  
Newby is one of the greats;
> I say this as one of the less great travel writers.  Newby's book, A Short 
Walk in the Hindu Kush (published by Lonely Planet) is widely regarded as a 
classic; I think Waugh was
> fond of it.  Newby can be difficult to find, for some reason, but he's 
considered a prince of the genre.
> cheers,
> Douglas Cooper