Category Archives: Travel literature

The Edge of Extinction

Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex and has written several books. This, sub-titled ‘Travels with enduring people in vanishing lands’ is the first I have read and was published in 2014. Many peoples … Continue reading

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Books and journeys

Travel literature is one of my favourite genres and I often read before and while planning a journey of my own. Some books have also travelled before they find me. Earlier this month I discovered Janine Pommy Vegas ‘Tracking the … Continue reading

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A lovely cover

This is not the first time that the cover is what first attracted me to a book. Having never been to Trinidad despite having known several people from there while I was at university and with no immediate plans to visit, … Continue reading

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Old views of Austria

Here is a lovely book which caught my eye. It has beautiful fold out colour and smaller black and white illustrations.    

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A long walk

I love a long walk but the one described in this book surpasses anything that I have even contemplated. Rob Lilwell and his cameraman Leon walked from Mongolia back to Rob’s home in Hong Kong. I came across the book … Continue reading

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