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Another Country

Another Country cover

Bruce Chatwin
by Lord Snowdon, 28 July 1982
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James Owen is a regular travel writer for the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and Condé Nast Traveller. He is also a contributor to the New Dictionary of National Biography and is presently writing his first book.


210 x 148mm, 128 pages
Over 40 illustrations
ISBN 1 85514 524 3
£8.99 (hardback)
Published July 2004

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Another Country Twentieth-century Travel Writing
James Owen

'There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.'
Robert Louis Stevenson

Even with the increase in international travel, many of us will never experience at first hand the places described by travel writers. Their powers of observation have the ability to inspire and to increase our understanding of the world.

This revealing book brings together portraits of some of the most entertaining and fascinating travellers of the twentieth century. Biographical studies of authors including Gertrude Bell, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Lawrence Durrell, Peter Fleming, Laurie Lee, Gerald Brenan, Freya Stark, Bruce Chatwin, Jan Morris and William Dalrymple celebrate the strengths of their writing as well as their appetite for adventure.

Extracts and quotes provide intriguing insights into their journeys, their experiences and their ambitions, as well as giving a glimpse of some of the far-flung places they have explored. In doing so, Another Country entices us to leave the comforts of our armchair to explore and discover more.

Bookshop Gallery Display
National Portrait Gallery, London
14 July - 24 October 2004

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