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Simon Winchester's Calcutta

Simon Winchester's Calcutta( )
Author: Winchester, Simon
Lonely Planet Publications Staff,
Series title:Writer and Place Ser.
ISBN:978-1-74059-587-2
Publication Date:Oct 2004
Publisher:Lonely Planet Publications
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

The book includes a personal essay penned by Simon Winchester about his time spent in Calcutta, reflecting on his experiences, preconceptions and own individual fascination with the city. With Rupert, Simon has chosen his selection of favourite writings on Calcutta, resulting in a uniquely personal view of one of the world's most resonant destinations.

Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Travel / General
History / Asia / South / India
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.12 x 7.76 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.638 Pounds
Author Biography
Winchester, Simon (Author)
Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer.

He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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