Gavin Young, one of our greatest travel writers, grew up with a thirst for travel which he has spent his life satisfying. As a foreign correspondent on The Observer he spent time behind the lines of the Naga rebels in Northeast India, in war-torn Tunisia and in a shattered Vietnam. He reminisces on happier days spent in the 'earthly paradise' of the Marshes of southern Iraq, with Thesiger in Kenya or on his water-borne journeys around the world, which resulted in his best-selling books Slow Boats to China and Slow Boats Home. Often he carried a camera and his superb photographs and vivid commentary are here woven together, giving us his unique eye on the world.
'The perfect book for those who, like Young, "want to see the world as an apple they want to devour".'
Independent on Sunday
'Fascinating, and unique photographs.'
Good Book Guide