"A great book... An Odyssey on its own."
Tom Shippey, author of The Road to Middle Earth
In my new book, I explore some of Europe's most iconic ancient and medieval stories, from the Odyssey to the Icelandic sagas, and discover how they resonate today.
These are the stories that made Europe, and by travelling in their slipstream we can discover what makes the continent tick.
Encounters with Sicilian puppeteers, Balkan war veterans and Icelandic folk-singers. Adventures in underwater Mediterranean caves, icy fjords and rain-sodden barrows.
Meeting refugees who've endured their own odysseys to Europe, finding out how epic tales have been exploited by warlords, Nazis and modern-day politicians.
Epic Continent tells the tale of my adventures across a troubled continent.
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Featured in the NEW YORK TIMES BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEAR - read HERE.
"Nick Jubber's new book takes us on an unforgettable journey through time and space, plenty of it, and gives voice to voiceless communities that inhabit one of the most problematic corners of the globe." Amir Taheri, author of Holy Terror
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Drinking Arak off An Ayatollah's Beard: A journey through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan.
"From the twinkling navels of Iran's illicit raves to the war-weary towns of southern Afghanistan... a compendium of humour, insight and scholarly detail, and an authentic love affair with Persian culture that outstrips time itself." Jason Elliot, author of An Unexpected Light and Mirrors of the Unseen.
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The Prester Quest.
Winner of the Dolman Travel Book Award.
"Jubber's debut is a gloriously entertaining historical romp. His quest for Prester John is one of suspense and high adventure - a heady blend of epic riddle and historical jigsaw that is written with exuberance, confidence and passion." Giles Milton, author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg and White Gold.
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