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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of Backroad Journeys of Southern Europe here offers a selection of his ``personal best'' adventures in travel diary form. Yeadon is a seeker of ``places that possess an essential integrity and centeredness''--but he's often content to stop for a chat in a pub in Yorkshire or tea in a yurt in Inner Mongolia or in a Haitian voodoo shrine. The 20 destinations in this collection yield decidedly native thrills in (mostly) Asia, the British Isles and the Caribbean. Like-minded adventure travelers will enjoy getting there with Yeadon, who journeys with a cheerful, transcendent eye and a steady spirit. Illustrated. (Feb.)
Library Journal
This British writer now living in the United States has compiled a number of guidebooks. Here he collects 20 accounts of his visits to mostly remote destinations on four continents. He writes of cockfighting in Haiti, train rides in India and China, a camel journey in Morocco, and some jungle hiking adventures. He tells a good story and is particularly adept at capturing the dialog of interesting people he meets along the way. Included are Yeadon's own pen-and-ink sketches. The only element lacking is some kind of unifying theme or focus; no attempt is made to link these accounts. Skillful travel writing suitable for larger travel collections.-- Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060165833
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 449

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