Christopher Robbins is the author of two non-fiction books on the Vietnam War, and The Empress of Ireland. He became intrigued by Kazakhstan sitting on an aeroplane next to an American from Arkansas on his way there to collect an Internet bride.
News of the World - 'cracking tale...both hysterically funny and surprisingly moving...you will savour every page.' Observer -'discovers a misunderstood and changing land... it is a superlative addition to the literature of travel.' Daily Telegraph -'extremely entertaining and informative...hilarious.'