OxTravels (Paperback)

Meetings with remarkable travel writers

If you have the slightest curiosity about the world beyond your living room, then this is a collection to die for. What could be a better way to raise funds for Oxfam than to collect these nuggets of worldly wisdom from a galaxy of the very best travel writers. It's impossible to read their contributions without wanting to go and get the rucksack out.

OxTravels is a collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011 donated by world class travel writers. Proceeds will be given to Oxfam.

Now a Radio 4 Book of the Week starting on the 30th May.

Publication date: 19/05/2011

£10.99

ISBN: 9781846684968

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Introduction by: Michael Palin

Edited by: Mark Ellingham

OxTravels (Ebook)

Meetings with remarkable travel writers

If you have the slightest curiosity about the world beyond your living room, then this is a collection to die for. What could be a better way to raise funds for Oxfam than to collect these nuggets of worldly wisdom from a galaxy of the very best travel writers. It's impossible to read their contributions without wanting to go and get the rucksack out.

OxTravels is a collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011 donated by world class travel writers. Proceeds will be given to Oxfam.

Now a Radio 4 Book of the Week starting on the 30th May.

Publication date: 19/05/2011

£9.99

ISBN: 9781847657459

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B004Y545XU

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Introduction by: Michael Palin

Edited by: Mark Ellingham

Reviews for OxTravels

'If you have the slightest curiosity about the world beyond your living room, then this is a collection to die for. What could be a better way to raise funds for Oxfam than to collect these nuggets of worldly wisdom from a galaxy of the very best travel writers. It's impossible to read their contributions without wanting to go and get the rucksack out.'

 Michael Palin

'Captivating... a collection that is filled with memorable brilliance.'

Peter Feely Real Travel

'Inspiring'

 John Lewis Edition

'A colourful suitcase of stories... will whip up your wanderlust.'

 Sainsbury's Magazine

'A rare congregation of talent'

 Lonely Planet

'This is a collection of sharp tales which take you straight to the point of a place...reading OxTravels is like landing somewhere you haven't been for a while and remembering how much you love the place... a reminder of how much I love travelling safely on the back of someone else's intimate words.... riveting... they leave you moved, long after you've stopped travelling'

Sarah Barrell Independent on Sunday

'Engaging'

 Sunday Times

'

This book proves that the form (travel writing) can still glow with life. Here is the heart of it, the ability of great travel writers to find magic in the most trying of trips... This book is a small empire of joy... a diamond...
By focusing on encounters, Ox Travels has reinvigorated the form... a serious collection.

'

Ruaridh Nicoll Observer

'These piece capture a character, culture or country with the rough flourish of a charcoal sketch... you can happily feel you're getting something worthwhile in return for your coins. OxTravels is easily digestible, not quickly forgotten.'

Tom Hawker Wanderlust

'An ideal holiday companion'

Tom Robbins FT

'Lie back with a chilled glass of wine and enjoy this page-turner of chance meetings in bustling airports, ambushes in the Amazon and penguins in the Antarctic.'

Caroline Jowett Sunday Express

'This is a rare collection in which the reader eagerly moves from one outstanding piece of writing to the next.'

 The Age, Australia

'The result is stories as varied as birds in the Amazon jungle, as colourful as an Indian bazaar, as memorable as a Himalayan sunset.'

 The Dominion Post, NZ

'Richly rewarding in content'

 Country Life