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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
550

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Off the Beaten Track
Laura Stoddart

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jul 01, 2008
Imprint : Orion Books (Including Asterix)
Page Extent : 80
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780752883755
Price : 450

About the book
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...

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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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK brings together a wealth of wit and wisdom that will inspire and enthrall adventurers from the Antarctic to the armchair. This is a great alternative to heavy (both in weight and content) travel books and is ideal for those quiet moments of contemplation
Stoddart focuses on the prose of famous travellers and comes up with an entertaining compilation of wise and witty words, all of which are beautifully illustrated in her own unique way...enjoyable, entertaining and in some cases thought provoking
Whether you are an intrepid adventurer or an armchair traveller, this new anthology of travellers' quotations by Laura Stoddart will inspire faraway dreams
     
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 magaz...(+)
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