Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

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Marius Kociejowski is a poet, essayist and travel writer who was born and brought up in Canada and now lives in England. His latest book, The Pigeon Wars of Damascus, is out now

1. A CURE FOR SERPENTS

by Alberto Denti di Pirajno

(ELAND, 12.99 [pounds sterling])

This book, perhaps more than any other, showed me what is allowable in travel literature

2. ARABIAN SANDS

by Wilfred Thesiger

(PENGUIN CLASSICS, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

Maybe the last work of its kind. Grand and austere, it reminds one that not too much should be allowable

3. TRAVELS OF A TANGERINE; THE HALL OF A THOUSAND COLUMNS; LANDFALLS

by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

(JOHN MURRAY, VARIOUS)

This record of a journey in the footsteps of the great medieval traveller Ibn Battuta is one of the great literary achievements of our times

4. IN THE SOUTH SEAS

by Robert Louis Stevenson

(PENGUIN CLASSICS, 10.99 [pounds sterling])

In the author's own words, 'the essence of all art--unexplored, imminent significance'

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