Eric Newby was an English travel author known for his humorous and insightful writing. His most famous work, 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush,' details his adventurous journey in Afghanistan. He also wrote 'Love and War in the Apennines,' recounting his experiences in Italy during World War II. Newby's contributions to travel literature have been celebrated for their wit, charm, and the author's keen observations of the places and people he encountered.
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"A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush" is a travel narrative that documents the author's adventurous journey through the remote and unexplored areas of the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan. The author, along with his friend, embarks on an expedition to climb Mir Samir, a mountain never before climbed by Europeans. Despite their lack of experience and preparation, they persevere through the harsh terrain and cultural differences, providing an engaging and humorous account of their experiences, encounters, and the beautiful landscapes they traverse.