[bct] Peter Jenkins was Re: Re: Alaska

  • From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 07:11:10 -0600

Thanks for mentioning this book Mary.  It sounds good.  I found it at 
bookshare, although it only has a rating of good.  The RC number through NLS 
is 25984.

I wish his books were available through Web Braille.  He offers a rather 
unique perspective on the world through all of his walks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Alaska

Hi everyone,

I just finished a book about an American who walked through Tibet with a 
bunch of mountain climbers; they climbed Everest, but he continued on his 
way across China. He said the Tibetan food was really awful, but they had to 
eat it because there was nothing else around. Needless to say, he lost a lot 
of weight living on the food he brought with him. He finally left Tibet and 
walked across China; for a short time he escaped his government-assigned 
Chinese escort and went to a fishing village and had one of the best meals 
of his life; then they kicked him out because the government caught up with 
him and he had to leave. Fortunately they didn't punish him, just gave him a 
real scolding and he was so close to the end of his stay that they just let 
him leave. Talk about living dangerously! The book is by Peter Jenkins and 
is called Across China; he wrote some interesting books, including my 
favorite about all the animals on his farm. These books are about 20 years 
old though, so your NLS library may not be able to dig them up too easily 
but they are worth it. They are on tape.


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