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A Traveller's Year


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Themes include:Journeys westward in America - diaries of people who travelled as emigrants to the WestEighteenth and nineteenth-century travellers' encounters with the remains of earlier cultures eg.Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, pre-Columbian AmericasWhat you might call 'anthropological' traveling eg. Darwin on Tierra del Fuegians and a nineteenthcentury Italian who was one of the first to travel into New GuineaTravellers in first phase of imperial expansion eg. 17th century diaries of East India Companymerchants travelling to India and JapanTravellers discovering part of their own country is as foreign to them as abroad eg Orwell going northEntries which reflect classic eras of travel writing eg. the Thirties with Waugh, Robert Byron, GrahamGreene etc or Eighties with Bruce ChatwinReligious sightseeing - nineteenth-century Europeans and Americans travelling to Holy LandTravellers who hate travelling and fill their diaries with complaints about how bloody awful abroad isand how dreadful the ways of foreigners arePeople travelling to Britain from elsewhere and finding it a foreign countryHeroic deaths in the sun and on the iceScientific investigationAristocratic and artistic self-improvement (especially to Paris, Venice, and Rome)18th century women travellers and wives of East India Company staffLuxury leisure, package tours and backpacking.

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Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, and cultural commentator for more than a decade. His books include The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster, Wish You Were Here: England on Sea and London Bridge in America With Bob Stanley from the band Saint Etienne, he co-wrote the script for How We Used to Live, a BFI London archive film directed by Paul Kelly, that premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival. Nick Rennison has worked as a writer, editor and bookseller for more than twenty years. His London Blue Plaque WC Guide has been through three editions in the last decade and he has also published The Book of London Lists, described by the London Evening Standard as a book that 'can teach even the most die-hard Londoner something they didn't know'.

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