In this modern version of the Grand Tour, Paul Theroux sets off from Gibralter, one of the Pillars of Hercules, his destination the southern pillar. Instead of crossing the straits, he chose to travel the long way, up the coast of Spain along the Riviera, and by ferry to Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and beyond - way beyond, avoiding the cross-fire of Croatia, through the near anarchy of Albania and on to a ship through the Levant with 100 Turks. It is a long and lively trip, some of it in search of Waugh's labels, Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night" and the landmarks of "The Odyssey".
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Paul Theroux was born in Medford Massachusetts, in 1941, and published his first novel, WALDO, in 1967. His subsequent novels include Picture Palace, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, The Mosquito Coast, and the hugely acclaimed, Kowloon Tong. His travel books include The Great Railway Bazaar and The Pillars of Hercules.
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