One's Company: A Journey to China in 1933
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View all 5 comments. So I am really disappointed that I didn't enjoy this book. There was no reason I shouldn't have liked this - it ticks all the boxes for me - travel, unusual location for the time - 's, varied travel methods, apparently articulate and witty author And I am not sure what is was, or wasn't , but I just didn't get on with the book. I disliked the writing style, which I found pretentious quoting french phrases at me always pisses me off, as I am shite at languages, and yes, I agree there were So I am really disappointed that I didn't enjoy this book.
I disliked the writing style, which I found pretentious quoting french phrases at me always pisses me off, as I am shite at languages, and yes, I agree there were only a couple , it was overly wordy, and it just didn't hold my attention. So I battled through it, but just didn't enjoy the battle.
So, this goes back in the shelf, and I will read it again one day. Fleming is the consummate travel writer, able to present a series of unusual experiences as if they were commonplace whilst sketching the ordinary, everyday as if it were miraculous. Apr 09, Gabi Coatsworth rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had no idea that Ian Fleming had a younger brother. Peter Fleming writes of his travels to Manchuria and China in with such wit that I found myself laughing out loud at times.
And the funniest passages are reserved for the Brits and other non-Chinese he meets along the way. The book is so unique that it's still in print.
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He runs into a young Mao, and Chiang Kai Shek, but his observation of daily life among bandits and Communists is what makes the book memorable. If you like travel, and yo I had no idea that Ian Fleming had a younger brother. If you like travel, and you enjoy a PG Wodehouse sensibility, you'll love this book. A classic travel tale, as Fleming crosses Russia and Manchuria for China in Some interesting observations in the years leading up to WWII, as well as before the communists took over China.
by Peter Fleming
On a side note: I found Fleming's observations about the lost explorer Colonel Fawcett and his "strange immortality" fascinating. At that time, Fawcett had been "lost" for only 8 years, yet here we are 92 years later, with another film about Fawcett on the horizon. Feb 10, Philip rated it it was amazing Shelves: The lesser known and only slightly less satisfying prequel to Fleming's uber-classic "News From Tartary. More than anyone else I can think of Peter Fleming makes me feel like my life has been a complete failure Jun 04, Ian Chapman rated it it was amazing.
Humorously written, in an upper-class style without being too pompous.
The two brief interviews, with Pu Yi and Chiang Kai Shek, are of historical interest, as is his description of the Japanese army slightly dissipating in Manchuria. David Shaw-Parker is a masterful narrator. This is an intriguing story and a fascinating time. I sometimes had a hard time following it. I should have had my atlas by my side. Dec 05, Kate rated it really liked it. David Hamaty rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Vena rated it really liked it Feb 19, Nicholas Page rated it it was ok Jul 09, If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.
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