My favourite travel books

A Listmania! list by M. Webster (United Kingdom)
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Red Dust
1.  Red Dust by Ma Jian
The list author says:
  "Ma Jian escapes Beijing and continual police surveillence to embark on a wonderfully written journey to China's remotest parts."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere
2.  Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris
The list author says:
  "A dreamlike portrayal of the city of Trieste which Jan Morris first visited as a soldier at the end of the Second World War."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Songlines (Picador Books)
3.  The Songlines (Picador Books) by Bruce Chatwin
The list author says:
  "Bruce Chatwin's book on the aborigine songlines traversing Australia is also an essay on the human need to travel."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Travel Library)
4.  The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Travel Library) by Robert Byron
The list author says:
  "Robert Byron practiaclly created the travel genre with this journey through Persia and Afghanistan in the 1930s."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
5.  From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium by William Dalrymple
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  "William Dalrymple's wonderful book describes the history of Christianity throughout the mediterranean region."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Seven Years in Tibet (Flamingo Modern Classics)
6.  Seven Years in Tibet (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Heinrich Harrer
The list author says:
  "Heinrich Harrer escapes a British Second World War prison camp in India and travels to Tibet where he lives for seven years."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Arabian Sands (Travel Library)
7.  Arabian Sands (Travel Library) by Wilfred Thesiger
The list author says:
  "Wilfred Thesiger describes his travels through the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia in the 1950s."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
8.  An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot
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  "A wonderful account of Jason Elliot's travels through Afghanistan"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

News from Tartary
9.  News from Tartary by Peter Fleming
The list author says:
  "Peter Fleming (brother of the Bond creator) travels across war torn 1930s China to Kashmir in India."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Gadfly in Russia
10.  Gadfly in Russia by Alan Sillitoe
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  "The writer of  "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" 1960s travels across the Soviet Union."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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