A literary tour of the Chilterns

Some of Britain’s most famous works of literature – from the tales of Chaucer to the creations of Enid Blyton – can be traced to one small area of the country: the Chilterns and Thames Valley.

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books with otherworldly settings

Travel-writing trainer Jonathan Lorie recommends the titles on his bookshelf which transport readers to unfamiliar lands, and advises how the aspiring travel writer can do the same.

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books that set a mood

Jonathan Lorie hand-picks titles that vividly imagine the atmosphere of a destination.

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books you won’t believe

Jonathan Lorie continues with his delve into the classic travel books on his shelf.

Put yourself on the page

Step back from the pages of some of your favourite literary classics and explore the settings that inspired them for yourself.

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.

García Márquez, The Liberator and me: a journey to Mompox

Ben Box travels around Colombia to explore the impact of the landscape on García Márquez’s works and relationships

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about people

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