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Beyond The Sky And The Earth

(1999)
A Journey Into Bhutan
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Jamie Zeppa made a life-altering decision at the age of 24 when she left an academic career to join a two-year teaching programme for young Canadians in Bhutan. Bhutan is a notoriously difficult country to visit as a tourist, and the opportunity to live there was one Jamie could not ignore - despite apprehension about leaving her boyfriend and family behind. The first months were nightmarish and Jamie existed on a meagre diet of crackers and boiled water for fear of catching tape worm or worse. The unpronouncable language, bizarre local customs and basic living conditions all conspired to make her miserably home-sick but the young chidren she was supposedly teaching eventually took her in hand and taught her to cook on an antiquated gas stove: their grateful families gave her fresh fruit and vegetables and Jamie finally discovered that she was surrounded by friends in a beautiful location. Jamie Zeppa has written a book about the difficulties of living within an alien culture, far away from the security of "home". She tells, with humour, of the everyday prejudices she was forced to overcome as a white woman abroad and writes with genuine awe about the beauty of Bhutan.



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June 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
ISBN: 0-333-72692-8 / 978-0-333-72692-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
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ISBN: 1-57322-118-X / 978-1-57322-118-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth : A Journey into Bhutan
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ISBN: 0-385-25693-0 / 978-0-385-25693-3 (USA edition)
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
ISBN: 1-907109-07-2 / 978-1-907109-07-2 (UK edition)
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
ISBN: 1-57322-815-X / 978-1-57322-815-2 (USA edition)
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beyond The Sky and The Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
ISBN: 0-330-36844-3 / 978-0-330-36844-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth : A Journey into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
ISBN: 0-385-25942-5 / 978-0-385-25942-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Limited
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Title: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Author(s): Jamie Zeppa
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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