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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 ...


The Last Grain Race - Complete / Unabridged
Eric Newby

Penguin Books, 1958

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


A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
ERIC Preface By Evelyn Waugh NEWBY



The Last Grain Race

William Collins, 2014

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby. In 1939, a young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. Every year from 1921 to 1939, the vessels involved in the grain trade would strive to find the ...


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.


Love & War in the Apennines 2nd (second) edition Text Only
Eric Newby

Example Product Manufacturer, 2008


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 ...


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

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1969

Overall a good clean copy, Dj is age toned and some edge chipping.


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.





A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
Eric Newby

Lonely Planet, 1998

The view was colossal. Below us on every side mountains surged away it seemed forever; we looked down on glaciers and snow-covered peaks that perhaps no one has ever seen before, except from the air.' Feeling restless in the world of London's high-fashion industry, Eric Newby asked an old friend to accompany him on a mountain-climbing expedition in the wild and remote Hindu Kush, in north-eastern Afghanistan. And so they went - although they ...


A merry dance around the world: the best of Eric Newby

Picador, 1996


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 ...


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 traveller's life
Eric Newby

Collins, 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 ...


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.



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