Daily Telegraph: 20 Best Travel Books of ALL Time

I adore travel writing – it defined my father who is pictured here with me in the summer of 1965.

The beach is probably Norfolk, in the picture I feel safe.

The list below is for my Dad.

  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
  • Naples ’44 by Norman Lewis
  • Coasting by Jonathan Raban
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  • The Beach by Alex Garland
  • The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  • The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron
  • Venice by Jan Morris
  • In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
  • The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Wild Coast by Jonathan Gimlette
  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
  • Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesinger
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson
  • Our Man in Havanna by Graham Greene
  • The Journals of Captain Cook by James Cook
  • Among the Russians by Colin Thubron

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