The Way a River Went

Following the Volga Through the Heart of Russia

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 13 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849537445

About the book

Thom Wheeler is not a man to be put off by the prospect of an uncharted, impractical or downright dangerous journey. Having accidentally introduced his old school friend Vicky to Dmitry, the Russian love of her life, at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Thom decides to travel to their wedding in Astrakhan in the most obvious and straightforward way: by following the Volga river, from its source over 1,000 miles inland, all the way to the Caspian Sea and a party to remember..

About the author

Thom Wheeler is a writer with an interest in travel and a particular interest in regions of the ex Soviet Union. He has lived for extended periods of time in Georgia, Estonia, Ukraine and Russia.
He has contributed to various publications, and appeared on BBC Radio and Talk Radio Europe. Thom is the first person to drive a campervan across the Russian Federation (from Tallinn to Vladivostok) - a journey recounted in his book One Steppe Beyond. He lives in Brighton.


Reviews

‘If you are in need of some armchair inspiration before you embark on your Russian adventure, look no further than Thom Wheeler's new book The Way A River Went.’

The Metro