Curiosities and Splendour

Curiosities and Splendour


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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

Pages: 224

ISBN:- 10: 1788683021

ISBN:- 13: 9781788683029