First published in 1991, Gavin Young's hugely acclaimed "In Search of Conrad" was joint winner of the 1992 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. 'Part mariner's log and part detective story, ["In Search of Conrad"] brilliantly evokes the Far Eastern landscapes fixed forever in our imaginations by Conrad's novels. But above all Young makes us realize that the world Conrad described nearly a century ago is still there ...the most pleasurable and exciting book I have read this year' - J G Ballard, "Daily Telegraph". 'Young's passion for Conrad and his stories blazes from every porthole' - John Carey, "Sunday Times". 'Young has an eye for atmosphere; he is marvellous on Singapore as her past impinges on the present, myriad streets stalked by ghosts from the nineteenth century ..."In Search of Conrad" is both scholarly and enthralling - always vivid, and often a hoot to read ...better still it may set you to reading Conrad again' - "Independent". 'Gavin Young has managed to write something rare in recent literature - a happy book about the Third World which also has the ring of truth' - Jonathan Raban, "Independent on Sunday".