A Book of Traveller's Tales Hardcover – August 1, 1986. Newby (A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush has assembled tantalizing snippets by explorers, novelists, poets, adventurers, diplomats and soldiers, both famous and obscure
A Book of Traveller's Tales Hardcover – August 1, 1986. Newby (A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush has assembled tantalizing snippets by explorers, novelists, poets, adventurers, diplomats and soldiers, both famous and obscure. Most of these short selections focus on a dramatic moment or exotic scene; the reader has a sense of viewing a fast-moving blur outside a train window. For casual browsing, this omnibus is diverting. Organized goegraphically by continent, it lets you glimpse a Persian king with his concubines or stand atop a pyramid with Thackeray.
A Book of travellers' tales. A Book of travellers' tales. Voyages and travels, Travel - Personal observations - Collections. Picador in association with Collins.
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Newby was a sailor in the British Navy. He was captured and held in a POW camp in 1942. For nine years he worked in London's fashion industry. Download (pdf, 5. 7 Mb) Donate Read.
Eric Newby has here given us a wonderful travel anthology, great introductions to lots of writers/works. I couldn't let it go once I had started, even though it is a bulky book. The stories are short, pithy, and really varied. The entries are arranged by geographical region, and are chronological within each region, with representative entries from antiquity to modern times. Some funny, some weird, some horrifying. And it tells you a lot about people in other parts of the world. An anthology of travellers' tales assembled by Eric Newby. Green cloth boards with blocked design and gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w plates
A book of travellers' tales. Published by Folio Society. Colour & b/w plates. xiii and 558 pages including index. Contained in original shrink wrap - unopened!
Eric Newby stay in a lighthouse on a rock in the Scillies, the year we went to India and floated down the Ganges