A collection of travel writing by Britain's funniest and most feared critic.
Even those who hate him agree - A.A Gill is hopelessly, painfully funny. He is one of a tiny band of must-read journalists and it is always a disappointment when the words 'A.A. Gill is Away' appear at the foot of his column.
This book is the fruit of those absences: 22 long travel pieces that belie his reputation as mere style journalist and master of vitriol: this is travel writing of the highest quality.
A. A. Gill (1954-2016) was born in Edinburgh. He was the TV and restaurant critic and regular features-writer for the Sunday Times, a columnist for Esquire and contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller. His books include A. A. Gill is Away, The Angry Island, Previous Convictions, Table Talk, Paper View, A. A. Gill is Further Away, The Golden Door and Lines in the Sand, as well as two novels and the memoir Pour Me, which was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize. The Best of A. A. Gill, a collection of his journalism, was published in 2017.