Travel Books

Clive Leatherdale: To Dream of Pigs

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2006

(Desert Island, 1994) Valuable for its brief excursion into North Korea, but the author only managed to escape from his minders for a few pages. Well worth searching out.

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Simon Winchester: Korea – a walk through the land of miracles

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2006

(Penguin 2004) Originally published in 1988, but with a new preface for the 2004 revised edition. Uses the 1668 description of Korea by Hendrick Hamel as a framework. An extremely well-written book.

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