This group is currently reading travel literature. Copies of each title are available to borrow at the Information Desk.


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December 15: THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE by Ashley Hay

Set in 1948 in a small Australian town perched on cliffs above the ocean, this is a bittersweet story of adjustment to life's tragedies, A Sidney reviewer wrote: "One of the strange contradictions of fiction is that immense beauty can often be found in writing about grief and loss."

January 26:  DOWN THE NILE, ALONE IN A FISHERMAN'S SKIFF by Rosemary Mahoney

This trip would be no more than a gutsy stunt if the author were not such a beautifully precise writer and such a compassionate observer.

February 16: THE PLACES IN BETWEEN by Rory Stewart

The author's 36-day walk across Afghanistan, after the fall of the Taliban, is tale that turns wryly humorous, intensely observant, and humanely unsentimental.



April 20: ELEPHANT COMPANY by Vicki Constantine Croke

A splendid story blending biography, history, and wildlife biology set in 1920s Burma.

May 25: MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS by Gerald Durrell

In the mid-1930s the Durrell family moves from England to the island of Corfu. This is a tale of frolic, fun, and charming ribaldry. Two of the four children would become internationally known writers!