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What the Traveller Saw

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"A queen's ransom - crossing the Atlantic in QE1"; "Home from Home - Italy"; "Morning of the World - Bali 1969"; "Way Down the Wawayowkastic River - Canada 1969"; "Divine Archipelago, Fiji 1971"; "Gastronomic Travels Without a Donkey - France 1965"; "Round the Horn Before the Mast - 1938/39"; "A Bubble in the South China Sea - Hong Kong 1970"; "Mother Ganges - India 1963"; "The Edge of the Western World - Ireland 1960"; "Whelksville-on-Sea - Southend in 1963"; "A Week on Round Island - A Lighthouse in the Scillies, 1963"; "Imperial Outing - China 1973"; "Across the Oxus - Kabul - Moscow - Vienna 1956"; "Not Such a Promising Land - Israel 1956"; "Where Europe Lands - Portugal 1969"; "Castles in the Air - Spain 1965"; "Visions of a Battered Paradise - Turkey 1966"; "Off the Shores of the Spanish Main - Haiti 1972"; "In the Realms of Yucatan - Mexico 1971"; "Elephant Dances - East Africa 1967".


Newby has led the life most travel writers dream about. At 19 he joined the crew of the Finnish barque Moshulu and sailed in the last Grain Race from Australia around Cape Horn to Europe. Even in those early days Newby recorded his experiences in black-and-white photographs and a daily log. It was a regimen he followed for 50 years, as his career took him around the globe: Europe in World War II; then India, Israel, Turkey, East Africa, the West Indies, and China as travel editor for the London Observer . This book represents a photographic memoir that spans much of this century and, in many cases, captures ``a world that has changed beyond all recognition.'' There are hints of regret at the engines of progress that have consigned four-masted schooners and Portuguese windmills to antiquity and modernized miles of shoreline with holiday time-shares.-- Lisa Mullenneaux, Iowa City

'One of the sharpest, funniest and most boisterously entertaining of all travel writers' Jeremy Lewis, Sunday Times 'Eric Newby seems to have an inexhaustible secret supply of that serendipity on which both travel writer and photographer depend' Charles Nicholl, Daily Telegraph

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