Chasing the Monsoon

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Knopf, 1991 - Travel - 273 pages
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An account of the author's two-month journey in 1987, chasing the summer monsoon through India, from its "burst" near the southernmost tip of the country to its grand finale in a remote hill town on the Bangladeshi border

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User Review  - maximnoronha - LibraryThing

This book surprisingly failed to engage me. I know what they say about the cover and the title, but I still got fooled. Without analyzing too much, I think one reason could be because I shifted from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nandakishore_Varma - LibraryThing

This is, without doubt, the most fascinating travelogue I have ever read. Frater follows the monsoon from its genesis in Kerala up to Cherrapunji in Assam, the wettest place on earth: in the process ... Read full review


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Alexander Frater has contributed to various U.K. publications and has been a contracted "New Yorker "writer; as chief travel correspondent of the London "Observer "he won an unprecedented number of British Press Travel Awards. His two most recent books, "Beyond the Blue Horizon "and "Chasing the Monsoon," have been made into major BBC television films. He lives in London but travels frequently to the tropics.

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