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You have to go back to the 1980s and Granta's bestselling travel issue to find a book that compares to OxTravels. Introduced by Michael Palin, OxTravels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others. Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting - life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn - and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters. This extraordinary collection is published in aid of Oxfam and all royalties from the book will support Oxfam's work.experience the place for myself. ... penguins cooked in tin cans strung up on bits of wire around the stove); and the surprisingly small selection of books a€“ a copy of Browning, Coleridgea#39;s a#39;Rime of the Ancient Marinera#39; and ... I was nearly run over twice on the five minute walk from the Antarctic Centre to the Christchurch domestic airport. ... And in Scotta#39;s Hut, the dead penguin laid out on the dissection table.

Author:Mark Ellingham
Publisher:Profile Books - 2011-05-19


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