Travel literature

In 2012 we were proud to launch a new series of travel literature titles. These are books which tell personal stories of travel, adventure, discovery and danger, and which collectively form a celebration of the world in which we live.

The subjects vary greatly, from riding around Ireland on horseback to joining a troop of itinerant circus performers in Mexico, canoeing up an impossible tributary of the Amazon to travelling in incendiary times through the Arab Spring.

What links them all is the writer’s ability to engage and inspire, whether it be a first-time author never previously published or established story-tellers such as Brian Jackman and Jonathan Scott, two of the most successful wildlife writers and film-makers of our time.

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The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books that are relatable

Jonathan Lorie picks those classic travel books that are full of relatable tales.

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The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about yourself

Jonathan Lorie shares some of his favourite travel literature from his very own bookshelf.

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Jennifer Barclay discusses the inspiration for her new book and why she moved to the Greek island of Tilos.

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Jonathan Lorie introduces some of the classic travel books on his shelf.

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The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books that are relatable

Jonathan Lorie picks those classic travel books that are full of relatable tales.

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books with great plots

Travel-writing expert Jonathan Lorie shares some more of his favourite travel books.

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about yourself

Jonathan Lorie shares some of his favourite travel literature from his very own bookshelf.

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