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AWOL: Tales for Travel-Inspired Minds

AWOL: Tales for Travel-Inspired Minds [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Barclay , Amy Logan

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AWOL: absent without leave; absent from one’s post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert.

Originally a military term, it gradually entered the vernacular for when someone goes missing unexpectedly. Jennifer Barclay and Amy Logan thought it fit well with the kind of travel pieces they wanted to publish--irreverent but thoughtful, emotionally honest and opinionated, bold and provocative.

For those who dream of having no fixed address, and those happy simply to read about it, AWOL is filled with entertaining, enriching and edifying stories of people getting away from the familiar. AWOL: Tales for Travel-Inspired Minds is dedicated to the perspectives we gain when away from our regular circumstances.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5917 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada (30 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YFJ6HQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #645,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jennifer Barclay's blog is at:

Her latest book FALLING IN HONEY: LIFE AND LOVE ON A GREEK ISLAND has been featured in Heat magazine's Top 5 Books, the Mail on Sunday's You magazine and the Daily Express, and reached #16 in Travel Writing on

Her previous book was MEETING MR KIM: OR HOW I WENT TO KOREA AND LEARNED TO LOVE KIMCHI. She also compiled THE TRAVELLER'S FRIEND and THE WALKER'S FRIEND (pseudonym Jude Palmer) as part of a gift-book series, and co-edited AWOL: TALES FOR TRAVEL-INSPIRED MINDS.

She grew up in a village in Saddleworth on the edge of the Pennines and studied at Oxford, lived in Greece, Canada and France, and after a few years back in England ended up in a village again - this time on a Greek island.

She has contributed to Food and Travel magazine, Thomas Cook Travel magazine, Wanderlust online, Skyscanner, The Guardian, CNN Travel online, Blue Wings magazine, Selling Long Haul magazine, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star, appearing on BBC Radio, Talk Radio Europe, Australian national radio and Korean television.

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5.0 out of 5 stars not your average "the world is great" kind of travel book 19 Feb 2004
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This book gives us a more realistic view of travel. It is not filled with pretty, glossed pictures, but of stories, and souvenirs.
Each story has it's own style, and that helps in giving a more profound view of the world, and of travelling around the world. This is not a sap-happy kind of travel book, and therefore is for those that don't have that sort of idealistic view of visiting other places.
I found this book to be a wonderful collection of stories. The words on the back give it perfect justice in saying this is for those that are happy living with no fixed address, but also for those that are happy to just read about it.
This is not a coffee-table book.
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