Travel writing

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In brief: Because I Don’t Know What You Mean…; One Midsummer’s Day; Imagine a City – reviews
Josie Long’s first story collection brims with wry wit, Mark Cocker pays philosophical tribute to the swift, and Mark Vanhoenacker offers a pilot’s-eye view of urban life

Ben East

28, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Travel is medicine’: how the Sherborne Travel Writing Festival can inspire our trips
Colin Thubron, Sara Wheeler and other celebrated writers will be in Dorset to explain why travel literature still has an important role to play despite the climate crisis and hardening of borders

Rory MacLean

04, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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American Ramble review: a riveting tale of the divided United States
Neil King Jr, once of the Wall Street Journal, walked from Washington to New York. His account of the journey is essential

Lloyd Green

02, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Sarn Helen by Tom Bullough review – notes from a small country
Wales is the measure of all things in this timeshifting story of ecological change

Kathryn Hughes

15, Feb, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Elixir by Kapka Kassabova review – vale of enchantment
A spellbinding journey through the villages, valleys and folk wisdom of the author’s native Bulgaria

Amy-Jane Beer

10, Feb, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Colin Thubron: ‘Simone de Beauvoir altered my ideas about women’
The travel writer and novelist on reading The Second Sex as an 18-year-old, discovering Proust, and the brilliance of Byron

20, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Jonathan Raban: his travel writing could pierce your heart
Author Philip Marsden on how Raban, who has died aged 80, brought us his darkly comic and sardonic view of the worldJonathan Raban, travel writer and novelist, dies aged 80

Philip Marsden

18, Jan, 2023 @4:36 PM

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Jonathan Raban, travel writer and novelist, dies aged 80
The British author, who lived in the US, blended memoir and travelogue in books that were often inspired by the sea

Sian Cain

18, Jan, 2023 @8:53 AM

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The Half Known Life by Pico Iyer review – peace and quiet in political hotspots
The travel writer’s quest for spiritual transcendence takes him from Iran to North Korea in a book that rarely illuminates the people he encounters

Tim Adams

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Path of Peace by Anthony Seldon review – a trail of painful history
The writer’s vivid account of walking the Western Front Way illuminates the traumas of the first world war while reassessing his own tumultuous life

Matthew Reisz

08, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cadaqués, secretive star of Spain’s Costa Brava
This hidden cove has drawn artists for generations but the ex-hippy seaside town has maintained its independent character

Stephen Burgen

01, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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In brief: Bibliomaniac; She and Her Cat; The Babel Message – reviews
Madcap tales of Britain’s bookshops, the power of feline friends, and the glories of words, ancient and modern

Hephzibah Anderson

25, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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