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    Eric Newby.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Oct 22, 23:16 +0100

    The death, at 86, has been announced of Eric Newby, my favourite
    travel writer.
    
    Many Navlist members may be familiar with his account of "The last
    grain race", a before-the-mast round trip to Australia in an Erikson
    four-master, "Moshulu", in 1938, and another volume, mostly pictures,
    about the same voyage, titled "Grain race".
    
    But Newby's most enjoyable book, I reckon, had nothing to do with the
    sea. If anyone hasn't read "A short walk in the Hindu Kush", they have
    a treat in store.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
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