£18 + £4 p&p
Available only from Benedict Allen's office.
Recommended for: anyone interested in horses, and the wide expanses of Mongolia's steppe and Gobi. A suitable gift? It's a glossy hardback.
Most exciting moment: Various ups and downs with the resilient Mongol horses; and when Benedict is deserted by a key camel, Jigjig. And when he reaches safety at the far end of the Gobi Desert after six weeks alone.
Benedict's comment: Something of a pair to The Skeleton Coast, this book also accompanied a BBC TV series but very much stands without it. It was again brilliantly illustrated by photographer Adrian Arbib. Mongolia proved to be an inspiring land, a land of nomads, horses, camels and those blue skies.