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Title:
Better than fiction : true travel tales from great fiction writers
Author:
George, Donald W.
ISBN:
9781742205946
Publication Information:
Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2012.
Physical Description:
320 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Going South / Kurt Andersen -- Kind of Blue / Sophie Cunningham -- Huaxi Watermill / Arnold Zable -- Shooting Pompeii / DBC Pierre -- The Mountain Mine / Carol Birch -- The Tin Can / Tom Carson -- Among Saudi Sands / Keija Parssinen -- Quetzal / Frances Mayes -- Off the Beaten Track in Malawi / Marina Lewycka -- Adrift in the Solomon Islands / Mark Dapin -- Confessions of a Coconut-Soup Eater / Steven Amsterdam -- Sudan: The Scarface Express / Joe Yogerst -- Chasing Missionaries / Suzanne Joinson -- In Bear Trap Canyon / Peter Matthiessen -- A Tohunga with a Promise to Keep / Keri Hulme -- Death Trip / Peter Ho Davies -- A Visit to San Quentin / Joyce Carol Oates -- On My Way Home / Lloyd Jones -- You. Me and the Sea / Steven Hall -- The Fairbanks Shakespeare Camp / Stefan Merrill Block -- When Things Make No Sense / Pico Iyer -- The Way to Hav / Jan Morris -- A Tango with Freud / Alexander Mccall Smith --

Contents note continued: Getting Travel Dirt Under Your Fingernails / Bryce Courtenay -- A Small World after All / Charles Finch -- The Thieves of Rome / M. J. Hyland -- Arriving in Luxembourg / Chris Pavone -- Mumbai: Before the Monsoon / Stephen Kelman -- An Alpine Escape / Aliya Whiteley -- Who Wants a Girl? / Isabel Allende -- Into Unknown Climes / Nikki Gemmell.
Abstract:
An exciting new anthology of travel literature- Features international authors, including Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates and DBC Pierre- Brings to life the idea that travel can inspire, entertain, enlighten and change lives.
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