Long-time Rough Guide author and travel writer Jules Brown has wandered the world for 35 years, writing guidebooks, having adventures and generally trying to find his way home – wherever that might be. This short collection of stories – from Iceland to Australia, by way of West Africa – is a heartwarming search for home and identity by a seasoned traveller with a quirky take on travel writing.
Born in Ghana, raised in England, and sent around the world by Rough Guides, Jules is not your usual travel writer. In nine beautifully written tales he welcomes you to his travel world, whether it's setting off on his first ever Rough Guides trip to Scandinavia, husky-sledding in Canada or seeking out his namesake Julius Caesar in Rome. On the way he follows in the footsteps of his one-of-a-kind father – oh, and he also eats a puffin and crash-lands in Iran.
Join the journey and enjoy the trip of a travel writer's lifetime.
'Jules’ travel writing is funny, inspiring, quirky and always engaging' – Mark Ellingham, founder of Rough Guides and publisher of ‘Driving over Lemons’
'A very funny travel writer . . . I highly recommend this journey' – Edie Jarolim, travel writer, author of ‘Getting Naked for Money’
'The best kind of travel companion – funny, informed and always up for an adventure' – Martin Dunford, Rough Guides founder and Cool Places publisher
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About the Author
I've been a pro travel writer for over 30 years – born in Africa, raised in the UK and living in places from Sicily and Portugal to Hong Kong and New Zealand. You might even have had one of my guidebooks along for the ride in your travel bag - in which case, happy to have helped!
I took my first solo trip around Europe when I was 17, and have been travelling and writing professionally since I published my first Rough Guide – to Scandinavia – in 1988. Since then I have written guides to Sicily, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Washington DC, Portugal, Spain and England, and contributed to many others. I've also written widely for newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites, and I'm a consultant for the best-of-UK-travel website Cool Places.
2nd edition of my full travel memoir, 'Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield)' - available as an ebook & paperback at online retailers