Revue de presse
Albania remains one of the most mysterious, beguiling countries in Europe. Robin and Louella Hanbury-Tenison have travelled through it in a way I can only envy. Top to bottom on horseback, a journey on which they had the time to look behind the stereotypes of the country and see the dramatic beauty and unique traditions that lie beneath.
Robin's zest to explore all sorts of strange places and write books about them has now taken him to Albania - this is a place I have always wanted to go to
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
His best book to date...of the sort that would win the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award if it were still going. It's got just the right balance of travelogue and digression. The Sunday Times named Hanbury-Tenison 'the greatest explorer of the past 20 years' and one of the thousand 'Makers of the 20th Century'. He deserves to be much better known as an author and perhaps with the publication of Land of Eagles this slight injustice is about to be put right. --Nick Smith, Bookdealer
Présentation de l'éditeur
Determined to discover the Albanian that lies behind so many stereo types and preconceptions, Robin Hanbury-Tenison and his wife Louella crossed the country on horseback, from Theth in the north to the border with Greece in the south. In the footsteps of Byron, Edward Lear and Edith Durham they crossed some of the most wild and arrestingly beautiful landscapes in Europe. Through soaring mountain ranges and hidden valleys they lived simply; staying in the homes of communities completely untouched by the 21st century and in town bursting with artistic creativity. 'Land of Eagles' is the story of a lyrical and dramatic journey, peppered with adventure and mishap, discovery and unexpected encounters. Adorned with the history, legends and literature of Albania and with the tales of past travellers, it is a luminous portrait of this mysterious and eccentric country, which has for too long been forgotten by Europe.