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May - Travel Literature

Top 10 Travel Reads

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The Art of Travel

Alain De Botton

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Sailing For Home

Theo Dorgan

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Travels with Myself and Another

Martha Gellhorn

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Travels with Herodotus

Ryszard Kapuscinski

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Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

Jan Morris

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The Island That Dared: Travels Through Cuba

Dervla Murphy

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Nomad’s Hotel : Travels in Time and Space

Cees Nooteboom

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Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Pirsig

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Journeys of a Lifetime

Mary Russell

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The Flaneur

Edmund White

Also Recommended

Robert Gibbings Lovely is the Lee
Homer The Odyssey
Mary Russell The blessings of a good thick skirt
Horatio Claire Sicily through writers’ eyes
Goethe Italian journey
Peter Somerville-Large The coast of West Cork
Samuel Johnson & James Boswell Journey to the western islands of Scotland
Bernard Share Far green fields: fifteen hundred years of travel writing
Sean O Faolain An Irish journey
Patrick Leigh Fermor Traveller’s tree: journey through the Caribbean islands
France Mayes A year in the world: journeys of a passionate traveller
Norman Lewis A voyage by dhow and other pieces
Manchan Magan Manchán's travel : a journey through India
Eric Newby Departures and arrivals
Alannah Hopkin Eating scenery
Francesco Da Mosca Francesco’s Italy/Francesco’s Venice
Carol Drinkwater The Olive Route
Bruce Chatwin The songlines
Wilfrid Thesige My life and travels
Michael Palin The new Europe

Around the world in 80 days

Bill Bryson

Neither here nor there: travels in Europe

Paul Theroux

Riding the red rooster


The great railway bazaar

Redmond O’Hanlon

In trouble again: a journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon

Peter Mayle

Toujours Provence

Colin Thubron

Shadow of the silk road

Jonathan Raban

Bad land: an American romance

Laurens Van de Post

Lost world of the Kalahari

John Steinbeck

Travels with Charley – in search of America

VS Naipaul

Beyond belief: Islamic excursions among the converted peoples

Brian Keenan & John McCarthy

Between extremes

Marlena De Blasi

A thousand days in Venice

Annie Hawes

Extra virgin

Tim Severin

The Brendan voyage

John Banville

Prague pictures

Tony Hawks

Round Ireland with a fridge

Pete McCarthy

McCarthy’s Bar

Lawrence Donegan

No news at throat lake

Joseph O’Connor

Sweet liberty: travels in Irish America

Mark Lawson

The battle for room service

Antoine de St Exupery

Flight to Arras (fiction)

Blaise Cendrars

La prose du Trans-Siberien et de la petite jehanne de France