The Picador Book of Journeys

The Picador Book of Journeys

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The topics in this book range from letters from ancient Egypt to a terrifying hyena attack in Kenya. The authors question the idea of travel writing and argue that travel writing can span many styles and ideas, as well as continents.

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Robyn Davidson was born on a cattle property in Queensland, Australia. She went to Sydney in the late sixties, then spent time studying in Brisbane before moving to Alice Springs, where the events of this book begin. Since then, she has traveled extensively, living in London, New York, and India. In the early 1990s, she migrated with and wrote about nomads in northwestern India. She is now based in Melbourne, but spends several months a year in the Indian Himalayas....more