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“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark Grab a cuppa and have a browse of all the destination features. Just click on a continent to see the countries and posts. Where will your wanderlust take you today? Africa Australasia Europe North America South...


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This is literature which will transport you to different lands. Novels may not be the first place you’d look for travel inspiration – but many are saturated with places and people from faraway lands. Travel and journeys have always been a central part to storytelling, so while you’ll find the odd travelogue, the focus is on fiction. Allow yourself to be swept away, and find the perfect story to take away for the plane journey with the indexed reviews. There are also links to travel features to help you create your own literary tour of a place. Please get in touch with your most-loved travel books and you might see them featured here.

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By on Jan 8, 2014 in Features | 0 comments

Welcome to Starry-Eyed Travels, the place where travel, film and literature come together. Whether you’re looking for the best of world cinema, evocative literature to take on your journey, or travel inspiration with recommendations for what to see and read, you’ll find it here. I think I have always been a traveller. I had a collection of bedtime stories when I was little, and each night they took me to the distant lands of Arabia, Scandanavia, the North American prairies. I’ve since been lost in a Turkish bazaar, frozen in an Arctic tundra, without ever having left my cosy reading corner. When I did set out for real adventures of my own, I discovered a world every bit as magical, unbelievable and overwhelming as that in the pages of my books. To me, the worlds of travel, literature and film are inextricably linked. Places are founded upon culture, and culture is...

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