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OxTravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers

OxTravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers

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Introduction by Michael Palin, By (author) Michael Palin, By (author) Paul Theroux, By (author) Sara Wheeler, By (author) William Dalrymple, By (author) Patrick Leigh Fermor, By (author) Lloyd Jones, By (author) Rory Stewart, By (author) Jan Morris, By (author) Dervla Murphy

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 36mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 20 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184668496X
  • ISBN 13: 9781846684968
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 20 photos
  • Sales rank: 52,464

Product description

You have to go back to the 1980s and Granta's bestselling travel issue to find a book that compares to OxTravels. Introduced by Michael Palin, OxTravels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others. Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting - life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn - and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters. This extraordinary collection is published in aid of Oxfam and all royalties from the book will support Oxfam's work.

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Michael Palin has written books to accompany his very successful travel series, Around the world in 80 days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Hemingway Adventure, Sahara, Himalaya and New Europe. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play The Weekend and the novel Hemingway's Chair.

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"'If you have the slightest curiosity about the world beyond your living room, then this is a collection to die for. What could be a better way to raise funds for Oxfam than to collect these nuggets of worldly wisdom from a galaxy of the very best travel writers. It's impossible to read their contributions without wanting to go and get the rucksack out.' - Michael Palin"