The River at the Centre of the World

The River at the Centre of the World

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Simon Winchester undertakes a journey from the mouth of the Yangste River to its source. This is the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and centreWhenever the wind changed direction and the car horns quieted for a moment, I could hear the background orchestra a€“ the ... a railway town, sooty and tarry, a terminus town, a junction city of roundhouses and repair shops and signal works.

Title:The River at the Centre of the World
Author:Simon Winchester
Publisher:Penguin UK - 1998-02-26


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