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    Norman Lewis (Author)

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'The great virtue of Norman Lewis as a writer is that he can make the most boring things interesting: whatever he is describing - whether it is a rickshaw driver, an alcohol-crazed elephant, or a man defecating by the side of the road - Lewis's senses are awake for sounds or smells, and he can make you think twice about scenes you have seen ten thousand times before. He has a good eye for the odd, the weird and the curious, and the book is full of some of the strangest facts imaginable: the tribe which marries ten-year-old boys to thirty-year-old women: the method of training a sloth bear to dance: the market where you can buy herbal remedies to hasten your enemy's menopause or procure the growth of a serpent in her intestines: philtres to spread or extinguish the fires of love: a sap which, painted on the skin, ensures invisibility against tigers. . . a joy to read' William Dalrymple, Spectator

'A marvellous travel book' Independent

'The best travel writer of our age, if not since Marco Polo' Auberon Waugh

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Norman Lewis (Author)
  • Picador: Reprints edition (10 Jan. 1992)
  • English
  • 10
  • Travel Holiday

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