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In 1177 Pope Alexander III keen to secure a Christian ally from the other side of the Dar al Islam whose reputed wealth would prove invaluable to the Crusades wrote a letter to the elusive King of the Indies otherwise known as Prester John The person the Pope personally selected to deliver this letter into the hand of Prester John was a physician called Master Philip He was never heard of againEight hundred and twenty four years later armed with a copy of Pope Alexander's letter. If you want to write a travelogue it helps to be an interesting person who does interesting things

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And with a redoubtable travelling companion from his university days Nick Jubber set out with the express intention of somewhat belatedly completing Master Philip's mission Over the next four months he would travel by bus boat and barouche train tractor and pick up truck from the Vatican and the churches of Venice via the Crusader castles of Syria to the Ethiopian highlands and a mysterious subterranean tomb of a medieval king which legend links to the mythical mystical Prester J. I m giving this two although some of the writing bordered on 2 12 The whole thing was a bit undergrad I didn t find Jubber as annoying as other reviewers but his travelling companion certainly came across as a complete twat I thought the book fell between the two stools of history and travel writing not succeeding as either the ending in Ethiopia was a particularly damp suib A shame because it s certainly an interesting story still waiting to be well writeen Anyone interested in the religious terrain of the Eastern Mediterranean should avoid this and read William Dalrymple s masterful From the Holy Mountain instead

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OhnFrom insights into medieval history and mysticism through observations on politics and religious tensions to accounts of eccentric customs ranging from the different names for the Middle Eastern water pipe to the unusual nature of Ethiopian time keeping and the day to day hurdles encountered while travelling through strange sometimes alien lands THE PRESTER UEST is an ebullient and often very funny erudite enlightening and extremely readable account of an extraordinary journey. The old saying Don t judge a book by its cover is certainly true On the cover of this book were the words gloriously entertainingsuspensehigh adventure This led me to believe that I was going to read a book along the lines of a Clive Cussler novel I was so wrong Had I looked inside I might have noticed the presence of a glossary an index and 2 appendices This was certainly not fiction It was a travelogue suffused with history The author followed in the footsteps of a man who lived 828 years before The book actually told me than I wanted to know For me it was a hard read

  • Hardcover
  • 528
  • The Prester uest
  • Nicholas Jubber
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 9780385607025

About the Author: Nicholas Jubber

I'm a writer and traveller with a passion for history and a pair of itchy feet I'm fascinated by storytelling nomadism exploration and the connections or misconnections between past and presentI've written four books so far My latest is Epic Continent about some of Europe's iconic tales and my adventures amongst them Before that was The Timbuktu School for Nomads about my experiences a



10 thoughts on “The Prester uest

  1. says:

    As much as I like reading travelogues filled with historical facts the narrative of this book is completely scattered I couldn't even get past Chapter 2 without losing interest

  2. says:

    If you want to write a travelogue it helps to be an interesting person who does interesting things

  3. says:

    I wanted to like this but found the style hugely annoying

  4. says:

    It's been a while since I read a novel this long It is drowned in adjectives and gerundives certainly not an easy read The detailed historical development doesn't help with readability although it is decently presented The author displays an insane obsession to complete the mission of a twelfth century physician and del

  5. says:

    I learned a lot from this book There was a wealth of detail from both Crusade and modern times I felt I was getting some insight into the social and political history of the Middle East and beyond but it was hard going at times I never really bought into the premise of the trip that they were recreating an historic journey eitherI stopped reading this book than once but kept coming back to it and would persevere after finding so

  6. says:

    I'm giving this two although some of the writing bordered on 2 12 The whole thing was a bit undergrad I didn't find Jubber as annoying as other reviewers but his travelling companion certainly came across as a complete twat I thought the book fell between the two stools of history and travel writing not succeeding as either; the ending in Ethiopia was a particularly damp suib A shame because it's certainly an interestin

  7. says:

    The old saying Don't judge a book by its cover is certainly true On the cover of this book were the words gloriously entertainingsuspensehigh adventure This led me to believe that I was going to read a book along the lines of a Clive Cussler novel I was so wrong Had I looked inside I might have noticed the presence of a glossary an index and 2 appendices This was certainly not fiction It was a travelogue suffu

  8. says:

    I was really looking forward to this book and I'm suffering the pangs of disappointment The idea for the author's journey is great a search for the elusive Prester John fabled Priest King of the Indies but the execution was scatter

  9. says:

    Really beautiful descriptions of the Middle East and Africa I loved the Lebanese nightclub description the Ethiopian churches the refugees in the West Bank the castle in the Sudanese desert It's an epic trip and it's described in a really colourful way It may be too expressive for some people's taste but it made me laugh s

  10. says:

    A travelogue; two Englishmen set off from Rome to Ethiopia following a medieval traveller Master Philip who went

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