Summoned By The Hon. Mrs. John Betjeman: Overland to India in 1963 on the Cusp of the Hippie Trail

Summoned By The Hon. Mrs. John Betjeman: Overland to India in 1963 on the Cusp of the Hippie Trail

Paperback (01 Oct 2018) | English

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Synopsis

In 1963, two recently qualified young doctors, including Christopher Maycock, and two young women motored from London to India in a Volkswagen Dormobile. But just before they left, Penelope Betjeman, twice their age at 53, and wife of future Poet-Laureate Sir John Betjeman, insisted she join them.

Just as Britain was awakening from its post-war slumber, they set off into the depths of ancient cultures. It was an extraordinary trip filled with adventure and revelations. And sometimes strange, sometimes rhapsodic encounters. Crucially, it's a journey that's impossible to make today. Christopher wrote the daily diary of the trip. They would eventually motor 24,000 miles through the Communist Balkans, Turkey, Persia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, on to Kathmandu and then back again via Iraq and Syria.

Much of this book is based on Christopher's diary from 1963, making this extraordinary journey - both geographically and emotionally - all the more vivid.

Includes 128 photos on good quality paper.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912181148
Publisher: Bookcase
Imprint: Bookcase
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 6676
Number of pages: 341
Weight: 520g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 10mm