250 x 220 x 19mm
From Europe to Asia.
Entertaining and amusing, 'The Spice Route' is a personal account of one man's adventure in distant lands. The book tells the fascinating tale of the quest of ownership of the Spice Islands, a quest that caused international conflict and resulted in nations warring, both at sea and in their own parliaments.
Harry Holcroft visits over twenty different countries including Egypt and India as he retraces the path of the ancient Spice Route and the various modes of travel available along the way. A highly enthusiastic storyteller, Holcroft's diary captures the exotic charm and idiosyncrasies of each country whilst a unique collection of his paintings and sketches convey the beauty of the lands themselves. Atmospheric images of ancient architecture and changing light patterns help reveal the magic of these faraway places.