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Worst Journeys

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Published by Picador in 1993. paperback, used but in good condition. Experience - at comfortable second-hand - a selection of the worst journeys in the world, described by some of the best writers on travel in the world. Worst Journeys combines reportage, fiction and poetry in an anthology that features many of the best-known writers of our times. It is always good to discover new excuses to stay at home, particularly when the excuses are as enjoyable and well-written as these' Peter Mayle We are all brutish in our relieved enjoyment of the misadventures of others, and some of these stories make the toes curl with pleasure in one's safe, cosy bed . . . all the big guns are represented in Fraser's admirable choice: Colin Thubron and Bruce Chatwin . . . Theroux, Raban, Fenton, Young, Gellhorn, Thesiger, Newby . . . no wonder the writing is of the highest order, telling of blistering heat and crippling cold, injustice and cruelty, the hell of Vietnam and the Sudan' Moira Shearer, Daily Telegraph An excellent book full of funny, moving and exciting prose' Time Out Exquisitely uncomfortable far-flung moments from all the usual suspects, both venerable - Greene, Gellhorn, Newby - and chic - Chatwin, O'Hanlon, Amis, Rourke - plus unfamiliar gems and novel extracts that leave you eager for more' Independent on Sunday All royalties are donated to Canada India Village Aid

Item details

Author(s):
Ed. Keath Fraser
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cms (7.75 x 5 ins)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330321412
ISBN-13:
9780330321419
Number of pages:
410
Publisher:
Picador
Title:
Worst Journeys - The Picador Book of Travel

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Published by Picador in 1993. paperback, used but in good condition. Experience - at comfortable second-hand - a selection of the worst journeys in the world, described by some of the best writers on travel in the world. Worst Journeys combines reportage, fiction and poetry in an anthology that features many of the best-known writers of our times. It is always good to discover new excuses to stay at home, particularly when the excuses are as enjoyable and well-written as these' Peter Mayle We are all brutish in our relieved enjoyment of the misadventures of others, and some of these stories make the toes curl with pleasure in one's safe, cosy bed . . . all the big guns are represented in Fraser's admirable choice: Colin Thubron and Bruce Chatwin . . . Theroux, Raban, Fenton, Young, Gellhorn, Thesiger, Newby . . . no wonder the writing is of the highest order, telling of blistering heat and crippling cold, injustice and cruelty, the hell of Vietnam and the Sudan' Moira Shearer, Daily Telegraph An excellent book full of funny, moving and exciting prose' Time Out Exquisitely uncomfortable far-flung moments from all the usual suspects, both venerable - Greene, Gellhorn, Newby - and chic - Chatwin, O'Hanlon, Amis, Rourke - plus unfamiliar gems and novel extracts that leave you eager for more' Independent on Sunday All royalties are donated to Canada India Village Aid

Author(s):
Ed. Keath Fraser
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cms (7.75 x 5 ins)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330321412
ISBN-13:
9780330321419
Number of pages:
410
Publisher:
Picador
Title:
Worst Journeys - The Picador Book of Travel

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