Since its publication in 2006 Last Seen in Lhasa has become a travel memoir classic. In 2016 Random House UK are aiming to publish a new edition to celebrate its 10th anniversary. So far it has been translated into German, Dutch and Korean. In 2007, it won the Dolman Best Travel Book Award, the UK’s only award for travel literature. Mary Ann Evans, then chair of the British Guild of Travel Writers and one of the judges, described it as ‘a true award-winning travel book’.
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