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Gone Away

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399810920

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 20th July 2023

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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Introduced by Jeet Thayli, author of Booker Prize shortlisted novel Narcopolis.

At the age of 20, Dom Moraes – already a celebrated poet who would go on to be regarded as one of India’s finest writers – returned to his native India after finishing education in England. After spending time in Delhi, meeting Jawaharlal Nehru and the young Dalai Lama, he embarked on a meandering journey through northern India, Nepal and Sikkim at a time of political tension and the threat of invasion by China.

Brilliant, curious and precocious, seldom without a drink in his hand, he chanced his way into some extraordinary situations – including staying in a Nepalese palace with a resident bear and being shot at and chased by Chinese soldiers. Gone Away details these adventures with a poet’s eye for detail, and the luminosity and humour for which Moraes was known.

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