Magazine article Geographical

Top 10 Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top 10 Writer's Reads

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Broughton Coburn lived in the Himalaya for 21 years, working in conservation and development, and is the author or editor of six books, including two US national bestsellers. He most recently co-edited Himalaya: Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope

1. Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahi (Puffin Books, 5.99 [pounds sterling])

A young adult book that masterfully tells a poignant story about a father and son

2. The Fate of the Elephant by Douglas H Chadwick (Out of print)

Yes, they are smarter than we are, and we absolutely need them

3. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller (Picador, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

Her wacky, fun (and sometimes not so fun) memoir of growing up in Africa

4. Fatalism and Development by Dor Bahadur Bista (Out of print)

The author disappeared a few years after the publication of this book, which provides background to Nepal's crisis

5. Stones of Silence by George B Schaller (Out of print)

A treatise, guide and story of inspiring simplicity and importance

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