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ISBN: 000741353X
Author: Eric Newby
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; UK ed. edition (October 1, 2010)
Pages: 208
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 175
Size Fb2: 1476 kb
Size ePub: 1879 kb
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This latest book demonstrates exactly why Newby has become a national treasure – his .

This latest book demonstrates exactly why Newby has become a national treasure – his love of the unknown, the unusual and the totally absurd, combined with his sharp observation and glorious wit, are here for both his loyal audience and new admirers to relish. Like this book, Newby’s life has been episodic, a string of situations into which he has thrown himself with verve, humour and fortitude. With pieces about England, India, Italy, Yemen, Turkey and Holland, among many other places, Departures and Arrivals will be hailed as another triumph of travel literature.

Eric Newby was born in London in 1919 This book is actually more about the bits in between an arrival and departure, and it is, as I have come to expect from this author, a very pleasant book that will.

Eric Newby was born in London in 1919. In 1938, he joined the four-masted Finnish barque Moshulu as an apprentice and sailed in the last Grain Race from Australia to Europe, by way of Cape Horn. During World War II, he served in the Black Watch and the Special Boat Section. This book is actually more about the bits in between an arrival and departure, and it is, as I have come to expect from this author, a very pleasant book that will no doubt give equal pleasure at a later rereading.

Departures and Arrivals' is a superb showcase of Eric Newby's distinctive storytelling and boundless energy that will delight both existing fans and new admirers. Whatever else we remember of our travels, we remember our departures and arrivals. Often they are the most enduring of all our memories of them. From one of Britain's best-loved travel writers comes a fascinating collection of incredible highlights from an eventful life. Acutely observant, with an eye for quirky detail and a wit of charming self-deprecation, Eric Newby has delighted readers with his travels, whether to remote locations or his very own back garden.

Departures And Arrivals book. This is a book of short stories from the charming Eric Newby, loosely themed as Departures and arrivals. I say loosely, because they really are just short travel stories without particular focus on arriving or departing. There are a number in the UK and Italy (where his wife Wanda is from), and around half feature Wanda.

Departures and Arrivals (Paperback). As a forefather of the modern comic travel book, Newby's insatiable curiosity and infectious enthusiasm have garnered him an incredible following over many decades. Departures and Arrivals' is a superb showcase of Eric Newby's distinctive storytelling and boundless energy that will delight both existing fans and new admirers. Wit, charm and effortless storytelling ability' Time Out.

Infobox Writer name Eric Newby . These experiences were described in vivid detail in perhaps his most memorable book "Love and War in the Apennines" He and his fellow English escapee, James, were finally betrayed and captured by Fascist "milizia" after about five months of freedom, and Newby spent the rest of the war in Czechoslovakian and German prison camps.

This latest book demonstrates exactly why Newby has become a national treasure – his love of the unknown, the unusual and the totally absurd, combined with his . Departures and Arrivals - Eric Newby.

ERIC NEWBY Departures and Arrivals. The best arrivals are by sea, that is unless your engine has broken down and the Cliffs of Moher are a lee shore. Many thanks to Lucinda McNeile and Kate Morris for all their help. The first sight of a great city from the sea is big medicine, powerful magic, unforgettable, however much of a let-down it may prove to be on closer acquaintance.

Departures and Arrivals' is a superb showcase of Eric Newby's distinctive storytelling and boundless energy that will . This book is like a suitcase into which Newby has stuffed colourful oddments from his life. A writer with a painter's eye' Clare Colvin, Sunday Express show more. Format Paperback 208 pages. Eric Newby was born in London in 1919.

This latest book demonstrates exactly why Newb. With pieces about England, India, Italy, Yemen, Turkey and Holland, among many other places, Departures and Arrivals will be hailed as another triumph of travel literature

This latest book demonstrates exactly why Newb. From Barnes to Beijing, Syria to Shekhavati, Purbeck to Palio, Newby and his most faithful travelling companion and wife, Wanda, never fail to delight and inform. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Highly observant, with a keen sense of the incongruous, Newby is always entertaining in this recollection of highlights from an eventful life. He transports the reader around the world, from his earliest childhood adventures, to an elephant fair in India.

Comments:

Domarivip
This book is actually more about the bits in between an arrival and departure, and it is, as I have come to expect from this author, a very pleasant book that will no doubt give equal pleasure at a later rereading.

Travels from earliest memories...up to the bend and back of his home street in darkest Barnes in SW13... to even more foolhardy forays in Yemen, China and Russia, often by bicycle, raft and early `developing country' transport Eric, and his ever present companion Wanda, revel in his big, wide, wonderful world. Unlike the elderly lady he takes to see the view atop of her local mount, overlooking the Po Valley - which she had never before left - who exclaims;"Come'' grande il mondo!" and then insists on being taken straight home, Eric glories in his travel, arrivals and departures.

Extraordinary things always happen to Eric on his journeys, or, if they fail to materialize despite his prodding curiosity, there is always the fascination of history, or people to describe in rolling prose. All the narratives of the author please, and he added immeasurably to the genre of travel books with wisdom and sneaky, chuckling wit.

Or his wife Wanda tells him off and puts them firmly back on their crooked, always chaotic, and enjoyable paths!
Zetadda
This book is actually more about the bits in between an arrival and departure, and it is, as I have come to expect from this author, a very pleasant book that will no doubt give equal pleasure at a later rereading.

Travels from earliest childhood memories...accompanied walks up to the bend and back of his home street in darkest Barnes in SW13... to even more foolhardy forays in Yemen, China and Russia, often by bicycle, raft and early `developing country' transport Eric, and his ever present companion Wanda, revel in his big, wide, wonderful world. Unlike the elderly lady he takes to see the view atop of her local mount, overlooking the Po Valley - which she had never before left - who exclaims;"Come'' grande il mondo!" and then insists on being taken straight home, Eric glories in his travel, arrivals and departures.

Extraordinary things always happen to Eric on his journeys, or, if they fail to materialize despite his prodding curiosity, there is always the fascination of history, or people to describe in rolling prose. All the narratives of the author please, and he added immeasurably to the genre of travel books with wisdom and sneaky, chuckling wit.

Or his wife Wanda tells him off and puts them firmly back on their crooked, always chaotic, and enjoyable paths!
Tygrarad
If you read travel books, Eric Newby's head the list. Short tales of various places visited by Newby in his totally unique style.

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