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Eric Newby R.I.P.

One of the best travel books of all time, a great favorite of mine, and I hope required reading for service personnel on their way to Afghanistan, is Eric Newby’s A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush.  Not the least remarkable thing about the book is that it was written by a chap whose day job was in fashion design.  Eric Newby died on Friday at the age of 86.


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