In Search of Conrad
by Gavin Young
First published in 1991, Gavin Young's hugely acclaimed "In Search of Conrad" was joint winner of the 1992 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. 'Part ... Show synopsis First published in 1991, Gavin Young's hugely acclaimed "In Search of Conrad" was joint winner of the 1992 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. 'Part mariner's log and part detective story, ["In Search of Conrad"] brilliantly evokes the Far Eastern landscapes fixed forever in our imaginations by Conrad's novels. But above all Young makes us realize that the world Conrad described nearly a century ago is still there ...the most pleasurable and exciting book I have read this year' - J G Ballard, "Daily Telegraph". 'Young's passion for Conrad and his stories blazes from every porthole' - John Carey, "Sunday Times". 'Young has an eye for atmosphere; he is marvellous on Singapore as her past impinges on the present, myriad streets stalked by ghosts from the nineteenth century ..."In Search of Conrad" is both scholarly and enthralling - always vivid, and often a hoot to read ...better still it may set you to reading Conrad again' - "Independent". 'Gavin Young has managed to write something rare in recent literature - a happy book about the Third World which also has the ring of truth' - Jonathan Raban, "Independent on Sunday".