Blue River, Black Sea

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Transworld Publishers Limited, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 431 pages
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A journey along the Danube to the heart of the Europe nobody knows, exploring how much we really know about the "New Europe."

The Danube River runs like an artery from the heart of Europe in the Black Forest to Europe's furthest flung fringes, where it joins the Black Sea in the Danube Delta in Romania. A journey along its length takes in all of European history, and encompasses what today can be called the New Europe.

Andrew Eames here makes a fascinating journey by bicycle, boat and on foot, travelling through areas of intensive heavy industry as well as through rural areas where wolves still roam, seeking answers to some of the most complex problems facing Europeans today.

Passing through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine, as well as Count Dracula's home, Transylvania, he doesn't shrink from analyzing the difficult issues of race and cultural identity he may encounter along the way.

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User Review  - theonearmedcrab - LibraryThing

Andrew Eames retraces the steps of Patrick Leigh Fermor, and wrote “Blue River, Black Sea” (2009), his account of his trip from the source of the Danube all the way to the Black Sea, and including a ... Read full review

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User Review  - pcollins - LibraryThing

An interesting travel log about the author's travels from the source of the Danube in Germany to its end in the Black Sea. Although mostly engaging it does wane quite a bit towards the middle, hence ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Andrew Eames was born in 1958. His career in journalism started in south-east Asia, where he travelled and lived for two years. From there he returned to the UK to work first on specialist magazines and then in guide book publishing. Ten years ago he went freelance, and has been writing travel and general interest features mainly for national newspapers, such as The Telegraph and The Times. He is the author of Crossing the Shadow Line, Four Scottish Journeys and Benn's London. His most recent book was The 8.55 to Baghdad. He lives in west London with his wife and two children.

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