A very factual book and what fascinating facts they are! I found myself constantly marvelling at the level of human endurance in such a country and further amazed by the unique qualities of Tibetan society.

Anywhere that gets you away from the sensationalistic, greed driven world we have created seems like a paradise. To think that there are those who would impose our Western culture on something as unique as this.

The writing is precise, not flowery or sentimental, not self gratifying or judgemental. I was routing for the author all through. There is an element of sadness because of what is now gone. A vital piece of historical significance.