Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The ten best travel books

At the Independent, Samuel Muston complied a list of the ten best travel books.

One title on the list:

'Good prose is like a window pane,' wrote Orwell. He is at his most insightful in his portrait of Spain during its civil war.
Read about the other books on the list.

Homage to Catalonia also appears among Harold Evans's five best books on reporting and Michael Symmons Roberts' ten best books on civil war.

Also see: Tony Hiss's six favorite travel reads, Don George's top 10 travel books of the last century, Peter Mayle's 6 favorite travel books, Laura Landro's five best books about travel, and Paul Collins'a 10 oddest travel guides.

--Marshal Zeringue