A Traveller's Life

A Traveller's Life

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A Traveller's Life

A Traveller's Life

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Eric Newby
Reprint Edition
Edition Date:
February 2011
128 x 197 x 23 mm
252 g
Sales Rank:
33564 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Eric Newby's life of travel began in 1919, on pram-ride adventures with his mother into the dark streets of Barnes and the chaotic jungles of Harrods, and progressed to solo, school-bound adventures around the slums of darkest Hammersmith. His interest piqued, Newby's wanderlust snowballed, and his adventures multiplied, as he navigated the London sewer system, bicycled to Italy and meandered the wilds of New York's Broadway.

Whether travelling abroad as a high-fashion buyer for a British department store or for pure adventure as a travel writer, even when reluctantly participating in a tiger shoot in India, Newby chronicles his adventures with verve, humour and infectious enthusiasm.

After nine years as the travel editor of the Observer, Newby reluctantly gave up the post, eschewing the new form of human-as-freight travel. However, this change was certainly no pity for his readers, as the latter-day Newby continued on his unwavering quest for fascinating detail and adventure wherever he roamed, whether on two feet or two wheels. A Traveller's Life chronicles the incredible adventures of one of the best-loved tour guides in the history of travel writing.

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