Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

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Conor Woodman was a market analyst in London before he sold his flat and set out to buy and sell goods around the world. The book about his adventures, Around the World in 80 Trades, is out now

1. ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE BY TONY HAWKS (EBURY, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

Travel with a clearly defined purpose--who cares if it's pointless?

2. MARCO POLO: FROM VENICE TO XANADU BY LAURENCE BERGREEN (QUERCUS, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

My favourite version of the adventures of one of my heroes

3. LOST WHITE TRIBES BY RICCARDO ORIZIO (VINTAGE, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

Brilliant investigative anthropology--where did he find all these people that white colonialism simply left behind?

4. SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 BY KURT VONNEGUT (VINTAGE, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

I read this while I was going insane in Sudan trying to buy camels. The madness of this made my own experience seem sane by comparison

5. TRAVELS WITH HERODOTUS BY RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI (PENGUIN, 9. …

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