Category Archives: Travel Writing

The ever generous Paul Theroux

Thinking about Tom and his amazing Jacobean times is actually easier when not in his exact footsteps. But I’m never far away, even back in London. Today I’m off to a conference on renaissance spies. And especially Sir Henry Wotton, … Continue reading

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Coming Shortly

One year short of the 400th anniversary of the “first” tourist’s journey across Europe, Robin Hunt follows in the footsteps of one of Shakespeare’s drinking mates, Thomas Coryat, armed with the latest communication technologies (and an online computer database filled … Continue reading

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Another inspiration, for sure

“And I think Chatwin spent a lot more time in libraries than he did on the road, and that is not a very glamorous thing to remind people of. But he spent years in libraries all over the world reading … Continue reading

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