Miranda Seymour

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The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

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Nick Thorpe’s first encounter with the Danube (as he relates in this enthralling book) came back in 1991, when his Hungarian wife first introduced him to a broad black river flowing through a moonlit winter landscape in Romania. Later, hastening through a sleeping Budapest to find the midwife for their first child, Thorpe drove along the embankment of that same river at dawn, this time rose-pink and flecked with ice floes. The spell of the Danube has held him fast ever since. 

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