New book about our river

Nick Thorpe: The Danube – upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries. Travelling its full length from east to west, against the river’s flow, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long journey which leads to a new perspective on Europe today. His account is personal, conversational, funny, immediate and uniquely observant – everything a reader expects from the best travel writing.  Immersing himself in the Danube’s water for daily morning swims, Thorpe likewise becomes immersed in the histories of the lands linked by the river. For readers who anticipate their own journeys on the Danube, and for those who merely dream of seeing the great river, this book will be a unique and treasured guide.