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There’s Marco Polo but no Bill Bryson, Colin Thubron but no Thomas Coryat – author’s critical examination of travel writing has gaps




The Travel Writing Tribe – Journeys in Search of a Genre by Tim Hannigan, pub. HurstTim Hannigan admits to an obsession with travel writing and travel writers dating back to his teenage years, and as a young man he “took unconsciously to aping their pose and their prose in the diaries I scribbled as I rattled around the backpacker circuits of Asia”.This much he reveals early in The Travel Writing Tribe – Journeys in Search of a Genre, his examination of the nature of travel writing, why its…



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