Three Cups of Tea, Paperback

Three Cups of Tea Paperback



'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die' - Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan.

In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains.

Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. "Three Cups of Tea" is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome.

Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power.

His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780141034263



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