Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

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Penguin Adult, Jun 3, 2004 - History - 320 pages
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Simon Winchester travelled through the republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, Buddhist nuns, American servicemen and many other interesting people who helped to shape his impressions. The result is an engaging, informed, and often humourous distillation of the writer's observations on the culture, people, language, economy and politics of this rapidly changing country.

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User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

Fabulous writer, even if he does seem easily excited by Korean women. Korea has massively changed AGAIN in the time since this book was written. Would love to see an updated version. Read full review

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User Review  - Thor Wallbridge - Goodreads

Excellent read. A journalist retraces the steps of dutch captives who were marched up the middle of Korea. His observations of Korea and anecdotes are both interesting and informative. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, India and Asia, and now lives in New York.

Having reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning twenty-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he is currently the Asia-Pacific editor for Cond Nast Traveler and contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as to the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC.

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