Troubador Sacred Mountain

Released: 01/12/2013

eISBN: 9781783068548

Format: eBook

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Sacred Mountain


Philip Armitage was 19 when he was sent to fight in Burma as an army officer. Deep behind enemy lines and cut off from his column, he struggled to save the lives of his loyal Gurkha soldiers by leading them safely back to India.

Ten years later, haunted by these memories, he arrives in Kathmandu to report for The Times on the 1953 Everest expedition. He finds a city bursting with Tibetan refugees, driven from their homeland by the recent Chinese invasion.?Reporters from other papers have also arrived, intent on intercepting The Times exclusive dispatches and scooping the story.

Climbing high into the Himalayan mountains, he finds himself the only person able to lead a mission to save one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most sacred men, and with him the future of the Tibetan resistance. But to do so he must face his past and hope that he can find redemption on the desolate slopes of Everest, the Sacred Mountain.

Sacred Mountain is a gripping historical novel that takes readers from the stifling jungles of Burma to the soaring peaks of the Himalaya, with vivid descriptions placing them in the heart of the action. It’s a moving story about one man’s life, torn apart by the consequences of war, and his struggle to atone.?Robert has been inspired by a number of novels, including Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, The?Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh and The Bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle.

BBC interview of Sacred Mountains author.Sacred Mountain, as well as his travels and adventures in Nepal, Tibet and Burma.
Click here to listen to the interview.
His interview starts at the 3 hour 3 minute point of the programme and last for just over 20 minutes.

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Robert Ferguson

Born in North Norfolk, Robert studied Archaeology at Durham University before embarking on a career in travel. He has trekked across the interior of Borneo, climbed to 21,000 ft in the Himalayas and acted under the bright lights of Bollywood.

He lived in Nepal for two years working as a Mountain guide, and had spent visiting and exploring both Myanmar (Burma) and Tibet.

After 3 years living in Northern Tuscany, he returned the UK and now owns a specialist safari agency. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and family.

He has studied on the U.E.A's Creative Writing Course.

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