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A Traveller's Year: 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters

Elborough, Travis, Rennison, Nick

Published by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 10: 0711236089 / ISBN 13: 9780711236080
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Title: A Traveller's Year: 365 Days of Travel ...

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Binding: Hardcover

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A Traveller's Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration. Num Pages: 528 pages, 70 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: BJ; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 171 x 244 x 47. Weight in Grams: 1340. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780711236080

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A Traveller's Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration. The extracts convey men and women's experiences of travel and discovery throughout the centuries from classical times to the early twenty-first century, with an emphasis on the period 1750â??1950, the classic era of both European exploration and diary-writing. The authors of the pieces range from famous explorers such as Captains Cook and Scott to modern travel writers journeying through the contemporary world, from people who pushed back the boundaries of geographical knowledge to people who wrote about what they did on their summer holidays.

The book includes an introduction, explanatory notes and mini-biographies of all the contributors.

Contributors will include:

Gertrude Bell (woman traveller in the Middle East)

James Boswell (travels in Scotland and the Hebrides)

William Cobbett (Rural Rides through England)

Christopher Columbus (journals of his voyages to America)

Charles Darwin (Voyage of the Beagle)

Captain James Cook (voyages in the Pacific)

Henry Fielding (Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon)

Washington Irving (American writer travelled in Europe in first decades of nineteenth century)

Edward Lear (landscape painter and nonsense writer produced journals of his travels in Greece, Corsica, Near East etc)

Lewis & Clark (journals of famous journey of American exploration)

Henry Maundrell (traveller in Middle East at the end of the 17th century)

William Morris (wrote a journal of a trip to Iceland in 1870s)

Michael Palin (a Python abroad)

Mungo Park (African explorer in early nineteenth century)

Henry Peerless (middle-class holiday traveller in Edwardian era whose diaries have been recently published)

John Ruskin (diaries of his travels in Europe, especially Italy)

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (doomed journey to South Pole)

Zacharias von Uffenbach (a German traveller in Georgian England)

Evelyn Waugh (diaries of 1930s travels in Mediterranean and beyond)

John Wesley (travelled throughout Britain and Ireland to preach and kept a journal)

William John Wills (explorer of Australia)

About the Author: Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade now. His book include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus;The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside. Elborough is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian but has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, the Oldie, TATE etc., BBC History magazine and Kinfolk among others and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live.A former bookseller and Web-site editor, Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, and cultural commentator for the last decade. His books include The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster and The Vinyl Countdown. Nick Rennison has worked as a writer, editor, and bookseller for more than twenty years. His London Blue Plaque Guide has been through three editions in the last decade and he has also published The Book of London Lists, described by the London Evening Standard as a book that "can teach even the most die-hard Londoner something they didn't know." Both of them live in London.

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