For a Pagan Song tells the story of how Jonny Bealby follows in the footsteps of his two heroes from literature, travelling across remote parts of India and Pakistan and into war-torn Afghanistan. Picturing himself seated by a roaring fire, listening to the song of a pagan chief, Jonny sets out to find the ancient tribes of Kafiristan – and discovers himself along the way. ‘A rollicking tale…No one has written a better travel book about the region since Eric Newby came down from the Hindu Kush.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would be King is a classic tale from the golden age of Victorian adventure. By following in the footsteps of Peachey Carnehan and Daniel Dravot, Jonny Bealby courageously echoes the spirit of those daring times.’ Michael Caine ‘A superb and truthful book…I cannot remember the last travel book that had me laughing aloud and in tears by the end…extremely worthwhile and memorable.’ Traveller ‘Something in Bealby’s voice, a mixture of innocence, determination and pain, makes the journey worthwhile. I was glad to be there when [he] reaches his pagan land.’ Sunday Times Softcover, 235 pages. In very good pre-loved condition with the exception of being ex-library AND the introductory page with book reviews that comes before the title page has a tear at the top. The title page and all the pages that follow are in very good condition. This book has a special protective cover added by the library so cover is pristine.