The Ten Best Travel Books
Find your way with our choice of travel books
Wednesday 23 July 2008
92 Acharnon Street - John Lucas
John Lucas recounts, poetically and passionately, a year spent as a professor of English in Athens, in this award-winning personal portrait of Greece, its people and its tavernas.
The Wild Places - Robert Macfarlane
A beautiful and inspiring account of one man’s search for wilderness and its meaning under the guidance of an ailing mentor, Wild Places is a paean to an endangered Britain.
Waterlog - Roger Deakin
Inspired by the short story “The Swimmer”, the writer dons his trunks to offer a brilliant and compelling view of Britain from a few inches above its neglected waterways.
...Kazakhstan - Christopher Robbins
The author crisscrossed the land maligned by Borat to uncover stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a dash for modernity in theworld’s most surprising country.
Blood River - Tim Butcher
Ignoring warnings that the trip was “suicidal”, the former Africa correspondent followed the Congo through Africa’s bleeding heart using motorbikes, canoes, wit and bravery.
America Unchained - Dave Gorman
The comedian hires a rust bucket to find the true heart of theUSof A, avoiding faceless chains in a freewheeling, coast-to-coast roadtrip in search of non-corporate America.
Ebury Press, £11.99
These Are The Days… -Dan Walsh
Dan Walsh gets his bum pinched by a transvestite and is threatened by a gun-toting, one-eyed midget in this hilarious account of an adrenalin fuelled motorbike tour of the world.
Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby
The only journalist to interview Gorbachev during the Cold War returns to the land Churchill dubbed “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” in this revealing portrait.
Ebury Press, £25 (hardback)
Misadventure… - Henry Hemming
A young British artist sets off across the Middle East armed with little more than a pick-up truck called Yasmine and a paintbrush in this witty look at the area behind the headlines.
Nicholas Brealey, £10.99
French Revolutions - Tim Moore
The comic writer trades in his Rolls- Royce for a bike and turns from accidental cyclist to lean, mean cycling machine on the 2,256-mile route of the 2000 Tour de France.
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