Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

join us on facebook
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Colin Thubron Book and Novel

Colin Thubron - Author


Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and the winner of many prizes and awards. His first writing was about the Middle East - Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled into the Soviet Union in an ancient Morris Marina, pursued by the KGB, a journey he recorded in Among the Russians. From these early experiences developed his classic travel books: Behind the Wall (winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award), The Lost Heart of Asia, In Siberia (Prix Bouvier) and Shadow of the Silk Road (all available in Vintage). In 2010 Colin Thubron became President the Royal Society of Literature.

If you like Colin Thubron you might also like to read books by A N Wilson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Colin Thubron

To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
To a Mountain in Tibet
Colin Thubron
January 2012 Travel Book of the Month. Spare like the landscape he depicts, Colin Thubron writes of the landscape of Tibet and the pilgrimage route to Mount Kailas, sacred to Hindus and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
To a Mountain in Tibet
Colin Thubron
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 March 2011. Spare like the landscape he depicts, Colin Thubron writes of the landscape of Tibet and the pilgrimage route to Mount Kailas, sacred to Hindus and Buddhists but rarely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/02/2011

Loading other books by Colin Thubron...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Colin Thubron and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools