Off the Beaten Track: A Traveller's Anthology

Author: Laura Stoddart
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Category: Dictionaries Of Quotations, Travel & Holiday Guides, Travel Writing
Book Format: Paperback

Captain Cook confidently declaring that no man will ever venture further than he has ... Richard Burton musing on how to keep a wife alive in the tropics ... the unreliable Sir John Mandeville spinning his traveller's tales ... Beautifully illustrated by Laura Stoddart, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK is a collection of quotations from intrepid travellers such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Mary Kingsley, Isabella Bird, Captain Scott and Freya Stark- all of them are here, some of them awe-struck at the majesty of their surroundings and others distinctly unimpressed. Laura Stoddart's delicious illustrations seize on the unexpected, and make a comment on what the author doesn't say. Her many admirers will find this wittily chosen anthology has all the charm of her very successful first book, Up the Garden Path.

About Laura Stoddart
Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.


SKU BK-9780752883755
Barcode # 9780752883755
Brand Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Lt
Artist / Author Laura Stoddart
Shipping Weight 0.1500kg
Shipping Width 0.134m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.171m

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