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The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology : True stories from the world's best writers

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

A collection of great travel writing by authors from around the globe, including original stories set in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, Tanzania, Austria and beyond, edited by long-term Lonely Planet collaborator Don George.

The 35 impassioned stories included in this collection - of fortune tellers, tribal baboon hunters, a friendly Japanese family, and other notable characters - span a worldwide spectrum of themes, styles and settings, but all show how travel in its unexpected turns tests and teaches us, making us aware that we are resilient, that we are not alone, and that there is so much love and connection to be had if we open ourselves up. This collection affirms that if we follow the compass of the heart, we will always find our way. Whether you read the book on the road or in an armchair at home, these tales are sure to entertain, amuse and inform you, and resonate long after the book is finished.

'As you travel through these pages, may your mind be widened, your spirit enlivened, and your own path illuminated by these worldly word-journeys.' ---Don George

With sparkling contributions from some of the most acclaimed names in contemporary fiction and travel writing plus some new voices from around the world, including:

Ann Patchett, Francine Prose, TC Boyle, Karen Joy Fowler, Pico Iyer, Torre DeRoche, Blane Bachelor, Rebecca Dinerstein, Jan Morris, Elizabeth George, Jane Hamilton, Alexander McCall Smith, Keija Parssinen, Mridu Khullar Relph, Yulia Denisyuk, Emily Koch, Carissa Kasper, Jessica Silber, Candace Rose Rardon, Marilyn Abildskov, Shannon Leone Fowler, Robin Cherry, Robert Twigger, Porochista Khakpour, Natalie Baszile, Suzy Joinson, Anthony Sattin, LH McMillin, Bridget Crocker, Maggie Downs, Bishwanath Ghosh, Jeff Greenwald, James Dorsey and Tahir Shah.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 19mm | 269g
  • Dublin 8, Ireland
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • No
  • 178657196X
  • 9781786571960
  • 140,497

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The writing is sometimes sumptuous, sometimes sparse, exploring internal growth in striking exteriors...Stories have both moving and seemingly mundane subjects, from the cremation of loved ones to the simple act of sharing a home-cooked meal. These essays span lessons learned, challenges overcome and horizons broadened; ultimately, this anthology beautifully reflects the illuminating power of travel.-- "Shelf Awareness" (11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM) A collection of 35 short stories to inspire your wanderlust. Buy a ticket to Vienna with Ann Patchett, wander Kathmandu with Pico Iyer, and discover magic in Morocco with Tahir Shah.-- "National Geographic" (11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM) With these swashbuckling short-form travel essays from literary powerhouses like Ann Patchett, Alexander McCall Smith, and Pico Iyer, you'll be inspired with the take on the world. It's just outside the door.-- "Yahoo" (11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
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About T. C. Boyle

Don George hat über siebzig Länder bereist. Er arbeitet als Reiseredakteur bei Lonely Planet, der Bibel für Globetrotter in der ganzen Welt, und hat mehrere Anthologien zusammengestellt. Don George verantwortet die preisgekrönte Internet-Kolumne "Traveller at Large" aufwww.lonelyplanet.com. Er lebt mit seiner Familie in San Francisco.

Pico Iyer, Sohn indischer Eltern, wurde in England geboren. Er wuchs in Kalifornien auf, bis er zum Studium nach Großbritannien zurückkehrte. Inzwischen lebt Pico Iyer, wenn er nicht gerade auf Reisen ist, in Japan. Er bezeichnet sich selbst als "global village on two legs". Neben zahlreichen Essays hat er mehrere Bücher über seine Reisen und das Reisen als Lebensform geschrieben.
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