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Travelling Light: Short Stories & Travel Writing to Take You Away From it All [Kindle Edition]

Kate Nivison
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Have you been backpacking with your daughter in India? Been ripped off at the Zimbabwe border - or anywhere? Inadvertently become a hatchery for the African Putse-fly - with only a jar of Vaseline and a steady hand between you and blood poisoning?

Kate Nivison caught the travel bug (sometimes too literally) whilst working in Africa, and raising a family there. She finds that a ‘keep calm and carry on’ approach helps when things go pineapple-shaped.

Kate reveals the fun and bumpy bits of travelling. She has also created some inspiring short stories to brighten your journeys or have you reaching for your passport, whether you are a born escapist or an armchair traveller.


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Have you been backpacking with your daughter in India? Been ripped off at the Zimbabwe border - or anywhere? Inadvertently become a hatchery for the African Putse-fly - with only a jar of Vaseline and a steady hand between you and blood poisoning?

Kate Nivison caught the travel bug (sometimes too literally) whilst working in Africa, and raising a family there. She finds that a ‘keep calm and carry on’ approach helps when things go pineapple-shaped. Kate reveals the fun and bumpy bits of travelling. She has also created some inspiring short stories to brighten your journeys or have you reaching for your passport, whether you are a born escapist or an armchair traveller.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1026 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Acorn Independent Press (8 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005586VN2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Travelling Light 18 July 2011
By Norrie
Format:Paperback
Perfect holiday reading. The book is a mix of short stories and travel
pieces by an experienced journalist, so they're easy to read and sharply
observed. I loved "Nowhere Man", a funny and chilling update of the
Flying Dutchman idea, and the sting-in-the-tail romance of "In Perugia".
Nivison is clearly an adventurous traveller and writes vividly of the
discomforts as well as the delights of exotic places, so if you want to
experience a night in Lagos in possibly the worst B+B ever, or the glory
of a Himalayan sunrise, without stirring from your armchair, this is one
for you.

It also looks good and is light to carry around. Worth its place in
anyone's cabin baggage.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Travelling 18 April 2012
Format:Paperback
"Travelling Light" by Kate Nivison is one of those books that I enjoy dipping into as the author is able to make her writing both interesting and entertaining. I appreciate being able to choose one story or several stories, according to how much reading time I have.
From the Fiction Section I particularly liked the off beat, "Flying South" and also the amusing and cautionary "Nowhere Man".
The separate Travel Writing Section gives insights into both modern travel in far-flung places and how past women travellers managed. "Agatha Christie's Other Career" gives a fascinating account of her other (travelling) life and the article on Victorian Mary Kingsley tells of her intrepid travels in Africa when she really did travel light but naturally took her pill-box fur hat!
I think my next read from the book will be "The Magic of a Balloon Safari". It sounds good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining & Relaxing at the same time. Great! 26 May 2012
Format:Paperback
Kate Nivison is such an open, honest writer, something very unusual these days. This book is both a joy to read & a tranquilliser, meaning that in the most positive sense, in that you feel you are taken away from the madness of modern life. Her stories are funny, revealing and highly entertaining. Also well crafted and written. Certainly one to take on holiday, to add that something special on the beach! James Penhaligon, author of 'Speak Swahili, Dammit!'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calling all Travellers! 18 Nov. 2014
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed this book immensely! The perfect balance of travel excerpts and short stories full of tried and true knowledge. Kate's prose style is factually engaging... she takes you on this journey with comedic undertones that delight throughout. The book has truthful pros and cons of traveling to different places, culture clashes, and beautiful sunrises. I felt like I was in Himalaya when she described the sunrise there, and you will too!

Want to travel without moving? Or know the truths about exotic places before you fly the friendly skies? This book will provide that and then some within an enjoyable read. Any travel buff would love and need this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great holiday read 30 April 2012
Format:Paperback
This is an entertaining read. An interesting selection of travel pieces and short stories, each with a message and a satisfying ending.
Kate Nivison is an expert at informing and entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Solange
Format:Paperback
An entertaining and gripping collection of short stories and articles, in two different sections, based on the author's travels around the world. A wide range of emotions comes to the surface as Kate vividly describes characters and scenes drawn from her diverse experience and encounters,
The writing is honest, colourful and easy to read and the author just carries you along, infused by her own emotions, her sense of humour and sharp observation skills.
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