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  • Location: London, Kathmandu, India



Why a Booktrail?

1970: It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime: the open road, London to Kathmandu,

  • ISBN: 978-1801107389
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

London, 1970. Fresh out of a dead-end job, Joyce answers an ad in the local paper: Kathmandu by van, leave August. Share petrol and costs. Joyce is desperate to escape life in suburbia, and aristocrat Freddie looks like he can show her a wild time.

Together with Anton, Freddie’s best friend from boarding school, they embark on the overland trail from London to Kathmandu in a beaten-up old Land Rover. But as they cross the borders into Asia, Freddie can’t outrun his family’s history, leading to devastating consequences for everyone.



Travel Guide

From London to Nepal

The roadtrip of all roadtrips

Three young people in 1970  go on a road trip to India and Nepal, and it doesn’t go as expected. Joyce sees an ad in the paper in London for going to Kathmandu by van and before she knows it, she’s off with aristocratic Freddie and academic Anton and their lives will never be the same again.

Oh wait until you are in that van with them travelling on the mother of all roadtrips!

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  Overland

Destination/Location: London, Kathmandu, India  Author:  Yasmin Cordery Khan Departure: 1970s

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