Slow Boats to China

It needed twenty-three vessels and seven months to transport Gavin Young by slow boat from Piraeus to Canton - seven months crowded with adventure, excitement and colour.

Slow Boats to China

It needed twenty-three vessels and seven months to transport Gavin Young by slow boat from Piraeus to Canton - seven months crowded with adventure, excitement and colour. His account of a fantasy come true memorably distils the people, places, smells, conversations, ships and history of the places he encountered in a quite exceptional book.

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Slow Boats to China
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Gavin Young
Categories: Travelers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher:

It needed twenty-three vessels and seven months to transport Gavin Young by slow boat from Piraeus to Canton - seven months crowded with adventure, excitement and colour. His account of a fantasy come true memorably distils the people, places, smells, conversations, ships and history of the places he encountered in
Slow Boats to China
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Penguin Books, Limited
Categories: Travelers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-09-01 - Publisher:

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Slow Boats to China
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Gavin Young
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-04 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

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
Slow Boat to China and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kim Chew Ng
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

"Dream and Swine and Aurora," "Deep in the Rubber Forest," "Fish Bones," "Allah's Will," "Monkey Butts, Fire, and Dangerous Things"—Ng Kim Chew's stories are raw, rural, and rich with the traditions of his native Malaysia. They are also full of humor and spirit, demonstrating a deep appreciation for human ingenuity
Slow Boats Home
Language: en
Pages: 462
Authors: Gavin Young
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-23 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

In this, the sequel to Slow Boats to China (also reissued in Faber Finds), Gavin Young tells, with equal panache, of his return voyage from the China Seas to England, via the South Seas, Cape Horn and West Africa. 'I am decidedly envious of Gavin Young and his Slow Boats