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Off the Beaten Track: A Traveller's Anthology

Laura Stoddart

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Prose: non-fiction

From the author of Up the Golden Path, a little book of quotes about travel and exploration from a much-loved illustrator.

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.

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