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House of Snow
11 Aug 2016 * HARDBACK * £25.00 * 9781784974589

An anthology of the greatest literature about Nepal. All profits from the sales of the book will be donated to charities providing relief from the recent earthquakes.

Non Fiction / WTL (Travel)
Extent: 512 pages
Format: 234 x 153 mm
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House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepalforeword by Ranulph Fiennes, introduction by Ed Douglas

In April 2015, catastrophic earthquakes left Nepal devastated. Over 7,000 people lost their lives and more than twice as many were injured. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless and UNESCO World Heritage sites were destroyed.

HOUSE OF SNOW is the biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print. It includes over 50 excerpts of fiction and non-fiction inspired by the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this fascinating country.

Here are explorers and mountaineers, poets and political journalists, national treasures and international stars such as Michael Palin and Jon Krakauer, Laxmi Prasad Devkota and ManjushreeThapa – all hand-picked by well-known authors and scholars of Nepali literature including Samrat Upadhyay, Michael Hutt, Isabella Tree and Thomas Bell. All profits from sales will be donated to charities providing relief from the 2015 earthquakes.

The biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print.

Includes over 50 excerpts selected by well-known authors and scholars of Nepali literature.

Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


'There has emerged a generation of intellectuals, activists and writers, committed to building a new kind of Nepal. It is to the credit of the editor of House of Snow that many of their names are represented in its pages ... If you want a book in English that tells you about Nepalese thinking, and gives a taste of the country's contemporary literature, you could hardly do better', 5 stars, The Daily Telegraph

'A great collection', Adventure Travel magazine

'One of the finest books I have read this year. It contains diverse, eye-opening and very good reading across both fact and fiction', Nudge Book

'House of Snow [corrals] some fabulous literature on Nepal', Wanderlust

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