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Travelling light : journeys among special people and places

Title
Travelling light : journeys among special people and places / Alastair Sawday.
Author
Sawday, Alastair,
Publication
London : Little, Brown, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group, 2017.

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Description
312 pages; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Anecdotes.
  • Travel writing.
Call Number
JFE 18-816
ISBN
  • 0349142335
  • 9780349142333
  • 1408708523
  • 9781408708521
LCCN
2017416988
Author
Sawday, Alastair, author.
Title
Travelling light : journeys among special people and places / Alastair Sawday.
Publisher
London : Little, Brown, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group, 2017.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Alastair Sawday's love of adventure began as a teenager in the 1960s, when he set sail on the RMS Queen Mary for Massachusetts. Then came teaching in St Lucia, and on to Trinidad and Guyana. A passion for exploration and a fierce commitment to the environment were set in motion. The lifeblood of Sawday's work is a relentless pursuit of authenticity, of natural home-grown resources, of the joy and humour in quirks of humanity, culture and landscape - beyond bland comfort and anonymity. He writes of the eccentricities of guests, hotels and their owners: the Lutyens-style house near Delhi named Tikli Bottom; the chaotic old Spanish farmhouse, with fitful electricity and life-affirming conversation; a Parisian café-theatre whose elderly waitresses provided the can-can as after dinner entertainment - and an ingenious Essex cabin floating on old fertiliser barrels. We meet the fellow guest whose phobia of draughts meant she dined swaddled in plastic bags; and an Irish hotelier who insisted her guests accompany her to a most unusual burial. From the majesty of Venice, Turkey and Greece, to the 'Baroque flourish' of Sicily, the lush, unspoiled valleys of Ty-Mynydd in Wales, and the rugged beauty of Porthcurno, Cornwall - Travelling light celebrates the qualities that have made Sawday's quidebooks unique: rich peculiarity of location and warm, eclectic hospitality.
Research Call Number
JFE 18-816
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