A collection of travel essays by a distinguished travel writer. Other books by Eric Newby include "The Last Grain Race", "Slowly Down the Ganges", "Love and War in the Appennines" and "On the Shores of the Mediterranean".
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Born in 1910 he made his first journey in 1938 when he sailed as an apprentice in the last Grain Race from Europe to Australia. He was captured during World War II and was a POW from 1942-5. After the war he entered the fashion business and book publishing. Whatever else he was doing, he always travelled on a grand scale, either under his own steam or as Travel Editor of the Observer.From Library Journal:
Newby has led the life most travel writers dream about. At 19 he joined the crew of the Finnish barque Moshulu and sailed in the last Grain Race from Australia around Cape Horn to Europe. Even in those early days Newby recorded his experiences in black-and-white photographs and a daily log. It was a regimen he followed for 50 years, as his career took him around the globe: Europe in World War II; then India, Israel, Turkey, East Africa, the West Indies, and China as travel editor for the London Observer . This book represents a photographic memoir that spans much of this century and, in many cases, captures "a world that has changed beyond all recognition." There are hints of regret at the engines of progress that have consigned four-masted schooners and Portuguese windmills to antiquity and modernized miles of shoreline with holiday time-shares.
- Lisa Mullenneaux, Iowa City
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Book Description Flamingo, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006545777
Book Description Flamingo, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006545777