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Offline Truthyness

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Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:45:53 PM »
Episode 1
Colin Thubron - In Siberia Episode 1 of 10
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jlkv#play

4 Extra Debut. The soul of Siberia described through its buildings, people and amazing quirks of nature. Read by John Rowe. From January 2000.

Been searching for this for years, since first airing. Quite wonderful. Beautifully written, adapted and read. Don't miss it. Nice and seasonal too as we enter the toughest season of the year. First broadcast as a book at bedtime. Wonderful to catch by a fireside, sipping a bedtime drink wrapped in warm dressing-gown by the fire.

Over on R4 Book Club Colin Thubron is the guest discussing this remarkable work. Astonishingly, aged 78 the man is off to chart the Amur river separating Russia from China. "It is the 9th longest and nobody’s ever heard of it. It arises in Mongolia and flows east toward the Pacific; it’s the long border between Siberia in the north and China, Manchuria, in the south, and it’s a very important border because it’s where China and Russia meet over many hundreds of miles."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kx890
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Re: Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 10:41:08 AM »
Thank you, Tru. I'll check it out. :)
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Re: Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 10:58:36 AM »
Don't know if you're into that sort of thing, but they have Colin Thubron on Bookclub talking about In Siberia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b09kx890

(James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to travel writer Colin Thubron about In Siberia)
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Re: Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 12:47:51 AM »
As mentioned in the OP J-ru. You may be viewing from a small screen or a tablet and didn't scroll down. Or read the post just before I edited it to include that info. :-)

So interesting  E - X - C - E - P - T  reference to a tragic silver fox farm ... of course that clinched it: won't be reading THAT BOOK, unless someone can cite the page numbers so I can skip the passage.
The man is ASTOUNDING.

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Re: Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 04:51:48 AM »
Lol...no. I'm just an idiot. :P  I never even got that far. We had talked on the other thread about it, and numpty me didn't bother reading the whole post.

Sorry about that. :/
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Re: Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 02:20:12 PM »
Lawks! No Numpty You! Perish the thought.
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Re: Colin Thubron - In Siberia 1 of 10
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 11:59:24 AM »
You're way too kind.  :)
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