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Off the Beaten Track : A Traveller's Anthology

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From the author of UP THE GARDEN PATH, a little book of quotes about travel and exploration from a much-loved illustrator. Captain Cook confidently declaring that no man will ever venture further than he has...Richard Burton musing on how to keep a wife alive in the tropics...the unreliable Sir John Mandeville spinning his traveller's tales...OFF THE BEATEN TRACK is a collection of quotations from intrepid travellers, such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Kingsley, Isabella Bird, Captain Scott and Freya Stark - all of them are here, some of them awe-struck at the majesty of their surroundings and others distinctly unimpressed. Laura Stoddart's delicious illustrations seize on the unexpected, and make a comment on what the author doesn't say. Her many admirers will find that this wittily chosen anthology has all the charm of her very successful first book, UP THE GARDEN PATH.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 130 x 170 x 10mm | 160g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 60
  • 0752883755
  • 9780752883755
  • 447,745

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These little treasure-troves of wit and wisdom are perfect for dipping into GOOD BOOK GUIDEshow more

About Laura Stoddart

Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.show more

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These little treasure-troves of wit and wisdom are perfect for dipping into GOOD BOOK GUIDEshow more

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