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All Kinds of Magic One Man's Search for Meaning Across the Modern World by Piers Moore Ede
  

All Kinds of Magic One Man's Search for Meaning Across the Modern World

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All Kinds of Magic One Man's Search for Meaning Across the Modern World by Piers Moore Ede

This is the story of a man who embarked on a quest that many of us have dreamed about. Disillusioned by a world hooked on material wealth and scientific fact, he decided to travel across the globe in search of something more meaningful: the magical, the mystical.His journey takes him from snow-blanketed villages in the Himalayas to tiny, covert communities of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's largest religious festival on the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, ancient Sufi quarter in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, All Kinds of Magic is a fascinating exploration of the hidden world of miracles that is at once deeply personal and universal in its scope.

Reviews

`So sincere and carefully told that the result cannot help but move' * Financial Times * `Terrific ... Unpretentious, often funny, but also powerfully expressive of experiences beyond language and reason, it's a book which rises to the challenge of its subject with skill and considerable grace' * Wanderlust * `Energetic and compelling' * Guardian * `A wild pilgrimage across the mystic world, taken in order to embark on the shortest and hardest journey of all - the almost impossible one from the head to the heart. Piers Moore Ede is both an elegant and courageous traveller and teller of this rite of passage' * Justine Hardy *


About the Author

Piers Moore Ede has worked as a farmer, boat driver, surfing instructor, poetry teacher, and baker. He has travelled widely, and contributed to many literary, travel and environmental publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, Ecologist, Traveller and Earth Island Journal. He is the author of Honey and Dust, winner of a D.H. Lawrence Prize for Travel Writing.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th April 2011

Author

Piers Moore Ede

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9781408809624

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