The irresponsible traveller : tales of scrapes and narrow escapes

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
Publishing to coincide with Bradt's 40th anniversary, The Irresponsible Traveller is a light but edgy collection of travellers' tales. Travel writers and celebrities alike recount their exciting, and often dangerous, adventures which include being chased by a sea lion, accosted by Brazilian kidnappers and a midnight raid to free turtles on the Amazon. Over 40 years Bradt has built a reputation for publishing books covering the road less travelled, and this collection celebrates exactly the sort of writing and storytelling about 'unusual' travel experiences that has helped to establish the company as a firm favourite amongst adventurous travellers. Featuring contributions from Hilary Bradt, Michael Palin, Ben Fogle and Jonathan Scott, the title is a perfect tome to dip in and out of.
Contents
Introduction / by Hillary Bradt
A stranger's smile / Zoe Efstathiou
The ups and downs of Bhutan / Ben Ross
Bedtimes stories in Little Tibet / Dervla Murphy
Negotiating on a knife-edge / Paul Davies
The locked trunk in the forest / Adrian Phillips
The letter Z / Catriona Rainsford
Camel mustering in the Outback / Michael Palin
No return from Nigeria / E.T. Laing
Close encounter with an elephant / Brian Jackman
The virtue of ignorance / Tim Cahill
Tak jadi / Jude Marwa
Commando raid / John Harrison
Eyes closed, full speed ahead / Claire Morsman
Pavel and the beige fleece / Lyn Hughes
Surviving life in the wild / Jonathan and Angela Scott
US versus broad oppressed masses / Hilary Bradt
Walking the border / Jonathan Lorie
Road trip / Alex Robinson
A pestle and mortar in paradise / Ella Pawlik
Something to declare / Mike Unwin
Stranded in the Skerries / Nicky Gardner
The casualty and the priest / Ben Fogle
The long march / Jennifer Barclay
April 13 : Kangchung Himal Camp 17,700 feet / Phil Deutschl
The rum diary / Phoebe Smith
A narrow escape / Liam Lambert
At the border, four months after Gaddafi / Tom Chesshyre
Intrigue under the big screen / Rolf Potts
Scary biker / Polly Evans
An incident on the road / Stuart Forster
Lost in the USSR / Janice Booth
Up the airy mountain / Matthew Parris
The girl who washed her hair / Kelly Randell
Cheetah attack / Simon King
The forbidden bottle / Christina Ammon
Trusting my instincts in Tanzania / Donald Greig
Trusting my instincts in Tanzania / Donald Greig
The whale / Jo Forel
Jebel Marra / Nick Redmayne
Diving into danger / Emma Thompson.

Additional Information
Subjects Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes.
Travel -- Anecdotes.
Travellers' writings.
Publisher Guilford, Connecticut :2014
Other Titles Irresponsible traveler
Contributors Barclay, Jennifer, compiler, editor.
Phillips, Adrian, compiler, editor.
Language English
Description vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781841625621
1841625620
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