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Learning the Ropes: An Apprentice on the Last of the Windjammers
Eric Newby

Times Books Random House, 1999

In 1938, Eric Newby signed on as an apprentice on the Finnish four-masted barque Moshulu for a 'round-the-world' voyage transiting between Europe and Australia. It was the toughest imaginable introduction to the sailor's life. Few of the crew spoke English, and he was ordered atop the rigging -- 200 feet above deck -- before he could get out of his best jacket and shoes. More extraordinary still, between his shifts he managed to photograph ...
  
  











  



  
In the Shores of the Mediterranean (Picador Books)
Eric Newby

Pan Books Ltd, 1985

A humorous account of the travels of Eric Newby and his wife Wanda, round the Mediterranean littoral starting from Naples onwards. Last published in 1985.
  
  











  



  
The Last Grain Race - Complete / Unabridged
Eric Newby

Penguin Books, 1958

251 Pages, plus 24 B&W photo plates. Import.
  
  











  



  
The Last Grain Race
Eric Newby

Penguin, 1958
  
  











  



  
Southern Cross to Pole Star
A. F. Tschiffely

Century Publishing Co., 1982

No one knew they were looking at a hero and his two horses. Instead the local press derided him as "a lunatic proposing to ride overland to New York." The time was 1925. The place, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Standing on the threshold of equestrian travel history was a young Swiss Long Rider named Aimé Tschiffely. Next to him were his two faithful Criollo horses, Mancha and Gato. Their collective goal was to ride more than ten thousand miles from ...
  
  











  



  
Departures & Arrivals
Eric Newby

Lyons Press, 2001

From an open boat ride down the Ganges to long-distance cycling through Europe, these essays span 50 years of Newby's travels.
  
  











  



  
On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers
Kate Marsden

Sterling Publishing, 2001

The extraordinary and very readable story of a formidable Victorian lady, who was so moved by the plight of lepers, that she undertook a marathon journey, from 1890-1892, to leper colonies in Siberia.
  
  











  



  
Love & War in the Apennines (Travel Literature)
Eric Newby

Lonely Planet, 2008

Eric Newby escapes throug a hospital window to become a POW on the run in Italy in 1943. With the Nazis moving in from the north and no certain way back to England, his situation appear grim. But with the help of local farmers and villagers, who risk their livs to shelter him, he survives. Hiding in shepherd's huts and even a cave, he achieves three precious months of freedom - and meets the determined and courageous young woman who would become ...
  
  











  



  
Wonders of Ireland and How to Find Them
Eric Newby, Diana Petry

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1969
  
  











  



  
On the Shores of the Mediterranean
Eric Newby

Lonely Planet, 1998

As they travel around the sea at the center of Western history, Eric Newby and his wife Wanda visit not only the better-known Mediterranean sights and cities but also venture into places where Westerners are few: Albania under Hoxha, the holy Muslim city of Fez, and a country about to disappear in civil war - the former Yugoslavia. Eric Newby entertains and enlightens as he follows in the footsteps of Cleopatra and St John, and waits for a ...
  
  











  



  
A Traveller's Life
Eric Newby

Little Brown & Co (T), 1982

Eric Newby's life of travel began at a young age. Early journeys with his mother aroused his hunger for wider horizons. Happily for us he indulged his interest, from a slosh through the London sewers to bicycling in Italy, from a youthful tour on a great grain ship to an encounter with that wildest American city--New York. Newby's verve and optimism, his perception of the incongruous, are at work whether abroad in search of high fashion or ...
  
  











  



  
Lonely Planet A Small Place in Italy (Travel Literature)
Eric Newby

Lonely Planet, 2008

In 1967 Eric and Wanda Newby fulfilled a long-cherished dream when they bought a run-down farmhouse in northeastern Tuscany, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. They were the first foreigners to live in the region. A Small Place in Italy describes how the house was restored with the help of their neighbors, a colorful cast of characters who quickly befriended the Newbys. With his characteristic wry humor and sharp eye for the quirks of ...
  
  











  



  
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
Eric Newby

Secker & Warburg, 1958

, 247 pages, with black and white plates, two folding maps at rear
  
  











  



  
When the Snow Comes, They Will Take You Away
Eric Newby

Pocket, 1984
  
  











  



  
What the Traveller Saw
Eric Newby

Viking Adult, 1990

This outstanding collection of pieces, illustrated with his own superb photographs, is a unique record of Newby's travels all over the globe - and a lasting tribute to lost and fading worlds. One of the funniest and most entertaining of all travel writers, Eric Newby has been wandering the by-ways of the world for over half a century. Admired for his exceptional powers of observation, Newby's genius is also to capture the unexpected, the curious ...
  
  











  








   



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