Harriet O’Brien is a travel writer and award-winning author. Her first book Forgotten Land, a rediscovery of Burma was published just before she joined The Independent, her second Queen Emma and Vikings, a few years after she left. She was on staff at The Independent during the 1990s and subsequently worked in Canada and then as managing editor at Conde Nast Traveller before going freelance in order to travel more. She mainly covers the UK, Europe and Asia, where she grew up.
07 November 2014 11:04 AM
Look beyond the skyscrapers to the city's historic former French territory, writes Harriet O'Brien
03 October 2014 10:05 AM
From magnificent views to the grounds of HM Prison Dartmoor, Harriet O'Brien experienced the lot
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As the TV adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' hits our screens, Harriet O'Brien visits the places which inspired the classic tale
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