Friday, February 6, 2015

Back to Siberia

Haven't read a book on Siberia for months. But put that right with AJ Haywood's Siberia: A Cultural History - part travelogue, history and guidebook. Interesting and detailed, but frustrating that, like most books about the region, it sticks largely to the cities strung out along the Trans Siberian Railway in the south. I long for a book that limits itself to north of the Arctic Circle and Chukotka in the Far East. There are some (my favourites being Tent Life in Siberia, Reindeer People and Siberian Dreams) but they're few and far between. 

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