News from Tartary
A Journey from Peking to Kashmir
Imprint: Marlboro Press
384 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25 in
- Published: October 1999
Originally published in 1936, News from Tartary is the story of a journey from Peking through the mysterious province of Sinkiang, to India. Fleming tells the story in his inimitable manner, dismissing the difficulties with irony and describing events and developments with humor and brilliant color, and his account is a classic of travel writing as well as a brilliant description of a vanished time and way of life.
"A simple blending of modesty and wit in disarming proportions...The result is something fresh and delightful in the literature of High Asia." —The New York Times