Mainland Chinese rights to CJ Schüler’s ALONG THE AMBER ROUTE, were sold to Beijing Standway Books in China, brokered by the Big Apple Agency.
Portable and expensive, amber has always been a desirable commodity. C.J. Schüler follows the historic Amber Route from St Petersburg to Venice through three millennia of history. Throughout his journey, current politics and his own family’s experience of persecution and flight are never far from his mind.
Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2021
Longlisted for the 2021 Wingate Prize
Shortlisted for the Bookmark Book Festival’s Book of the Year Award 2020
‘Packed with intriguing diversions through former Soviet states, the author’s journey begins in St Petersburg’s Amber Room and intertwines with the story of his grandfather’s flight from Nazi Germany.’
‘Reveals fascinating tales about amber and its admirers, and shares painful episodes of European history.’