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.
03 May 2014 12:00 AM
19 April 2014 12:00 AM
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
26 March 2014 03:22 PM
Did Malta invent the rock loud speaker? Blue skies, wildflowers, ancient temples and a world first for acoustic archaeology ... Harriet O’Brien discovers it all goes with the territory on these islands
08 February 2014 05:30 PM
The Himalayan state is a pocket of lush hills, waterfalls and peaks, but its serenity is under threat. Harriet O'Brien meets a local hero who's trying to save it
09 November 2013 07:00 PM
A 19th-century glove workshop has been given a sleek makeover by a local and her husband, says Harriet O'Brien
26 October 2013 12:00 AM
Pandas and a soaring Buddha statue greet Harriet O'Brien on a visit to this Sichuan city
05 October 2013 12:00 AM
India's film industry is booming, says Harriet O'Brien as she goes on a studio tour
07 September 2013 07:00 PM
A three-day cruise brings Harriet O'Brien face to face with China – ancient and modern
03 August 2013 12:00 AM
The icons of the Golden Triangle are refreshingly accessible during the rainy season, discovers Harriet O'Brien on an off-peak adventure
15 June 2013 06:00 PM
After years of trauma, the region is once again on the travel map. Harriet O'Brien returns
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
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- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights