Author(s): Jason Goodwin
Jason Goodwin's account of his breathtaking journey on foot through Eastern Europe is a masterful traveller's tale and a thoroughly gripping read. From the dykes and marshes of Poland's Baltic coast, across the mountains of Transylvania in post Ceausescu Romania, to the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Goodwin tells the on-the-road story of his walk with two friends through some of the most beautiful - and tragic - places in the world. Their adventures on the way and brief encounters with vivid strangers make On Foot to the Golden Horn a classic of travel writing and an enduring snapshot of a changing region.
This title was the winner of the 1993 "Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize". Jason Goodwin is also the author of "The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels through India and China in Search of Tea" and "Lords of the Horizon: A History of the Ottoman Empire".
Jason Goodwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He is the author of THE GUNPOWDER GARDENS: TRAVELS THROUGH INDIA AND CHINA IN SEARCH OF TEA and LORDS OF THE HORIZON: A HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. GREENBACK, his history of the American dollar, is being published by Hamish Hamilton in February 2003.