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Book Title: A Book Of Lands And Peoples|
The author of the book: Eric Newby
Date of issue: October 18th 2004
ISBN 13: 9780007149407
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An anthology of travel-writing through the ages from a well-loved travel writer. In 1985 Eric Newby compiled an anthology of travel-writing called Travellers Tales, The enthusiasm and love for the subject he displayed shone out on every page. This volume aims to replicate the critical and commercial success of this and contains the same qualities. It should prove a treat for the armchair traveller and Newby fan.
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Read information about the authorGeorge Eric Newby CBE MC (December 6, 1919 – October 20, 2006) was an English author of travel literature.
Newby was born and grew up near Hammersmith Bridge, London, and was educated at St Paul's School. His father was a partner in a firm of wholesale dressmakers but he also harboured dreams of escape, running away to sea as a child before being captured at Millwall. Owing to his father's frequent financial crises and his own failure to pass algebra, Newby was taken away from school at sixteen and put to work as an office boy in the Dorland advertising agency on Regent Street, where he spent most of his time cycling around the office admiring the typists' legs. Fortunately, the agency lost the Kellogg's account and he apprenticed aboard the Finnish windjammer Moshulu in 1938, sailing in what Newby entitled The Last Grain Race (1956) from Europe to Australia and back by way of Cape Horn (his journey was also pictorially documented in Learning the Ropes). In fact, two more grain races followed the 1939 race in which Newby participated, with the last race being held in 1949.
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