Curiosities and Splendour
Edited by Mark Mackenzie
From the company that produces essential travel guides for those wanting to veer a little off the beaten track – people who are travellers rather than tourists – here is an anthology of travel tales. The book adheres to the same credo, but the journeys are chronological as well as geographical, following in the tracks of the of 29 remarkable writers and travellers; it is like possessing your very own time machine.
The chosen authors read like something out of a traveller’s Who’s Who, but the extracts are carefully selected for their contrast. Join such renowned adventurers as Shackleton, Livingstone and Darwin, whose accounts are wonderfully juxtaposed with the more literary observations of Wharton, Byron or Fielding and numerous remarkable names in between.
Rather than strapping on a heavy backpack and taking anti-malarial pills, it will guide you on extraordinary journeys from the comfort of your sofa or hammock. Alternatively, it is the perfect gift for anyone who feels, or has felt, the pangs of wanderlust, and an invaluable inspiration for a gap year
Format: Hardback, printed endpapers, ribbon book mark
Dimension: H:20.3cm, W:13.4cm, D:2.7cm
ISBN:- 10: 1788683021
ISBN:- 13: 9781788683029