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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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Central & South America Culture Literature

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

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Featured Literature

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about people

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

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The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about place

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

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12 places that inspired the UK’s greatest writers

We take a virtual tour of the UK’s literary landscapes.

To hear a skylark?: An extract from The Country of Larks

Join Gail Simmons on the last leg of her walk to Tring, as she searches for the elusive call of the skylark.

The eye of the storm: an extract from The Country of Larks

Gail Simmons laments the impact the maelstrom of HS2 will have on the Chilterns AONB.

A most pleasant country: an extract from The Country of Larks

Join Gail Simmons as she follows in the footsteps of Stevenson, exploring the lanes that lead to the chalky uplands of the Chilterns.

Layers of history: an extract from The Country of Larks

Gail Simmons describes her journey through Holmer Green, a sleepy little village that still reflects traces of its agricultural history.

Setting out: an extract from The Country of Larks

Gail Simmons recalls her journey following in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, almost 150 years after he first alighted from the train at High Wycombe station.