What constitutes great travel writing? To mark the launch of a series of iconic travel titles from the Vintage Travel Classics range, three contemporary writers nominate their candidates. Sara Wheeler - explorer, journalist and author of Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica - selects Apsley Cherry-Garrard's undisputed masterpiece of polar literature, The Worst Journey in the World. Staking a claim for warmer climes, award-winning biographer Victoria Glendinning champions Elizabeth Bowen's A Time in Rome. Finally Toby Litt - author of Corpsing, Journey into Space and, most recently, King Death - reveals his love of Robert Byron's delightfully eccentric The Road to Oxiana. (DeadGoodBooks)
Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West 411 copies, 4 reviews
Anthony Trollope 290 copies, 2 reviews
Leonard Woolf: A Biography 200 copies, 5 reviews
Electricity 187 copies, 2 reviews
Rebecca West: A Life 164 copies, 3 reviews
Jonathan Swift 150 copies, 3 reviews
Elizabeth Bowen 120 copies
Edith Sitwell: A Unicorn Among the Lions 84 copies, 1 review
Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie: Letters and… (Editor) 64 copies, 11 reviews
Raffles: The Man in His Moment 51 copies, 4 reviews
The grown-ups 42 copies, 4 reviews
A Suppressed Cry: Life and Death of a Quaker Daughter 40 copies, 3 reviews
The Butcher's Daughter 28 copies, 1 review
Flight 27 copies, 2 reviews
Sons and Mothers (Editor) 14 copies
The Return of the Soldier (Introduction, some editions) 1,280 copies, 71 reviews
All Passion Spent (Introduction, some editions) 996 copies, 50 reviews
The Fountain Overflows (Introduction, some editions) 906 copies, 19 reviews
The Camomile Lawn (Introduction, some editions) 732 copies, 18 reviews
The Edwardians (Introduction, some editions) 635 copies, 23 reviews
The Birds Fall Down (Introduction, some editions) 458 copies, 2 reviews
No Signposts in the Sea (Introduction, some editions) 280 copies, 9 reviews
Harriet Hume (Introduction, some editions) 254 copies, 8 reviews
The Thinking Reed (Introduction, some editions) 244 copies, 4 reviews
Cousin Rosamund (Afterword, some editions) 222 copies, 6 reviews
Family History (Introduction, some editions) 204 copies, 5 reviews
Sunflower (Foreword, some editions) 107 copies
Marriage (Introduction, some editions) 93 copies, 6 reviews
The Passionate Friends (Introduction, some editions) 87 copies, 3 reviews
Virago Omnibus II (Introduction, some editions) 34 copies
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