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 432 copies, 4 reviews
Anthony Trollope 304 copies, 2 reviews
Leonard Woolf: A Biography 214 copies, 5 reviews
Electricity 192 copies, 2 reviews
Rebecca West: A Life 174 copies, 4 reviews
Jonathan Swift 164 copies, 3 reviews
Elizabeth Bowen 131 copies
Edith Sitwell: A Unicorn Among the Lions 89 copies, 2 reviews
Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie: Letters and… (Editor) 68 copies, 11 reviews
Raffles: The Man in His Moment 62 copies, 4 reviews
The grown-ups 44 copies, 4 reviews
A Suppressed Cry: Life and Death of a Quaker Daughter 43 copies, 3 reviews
The Butcher's Daughter 40 copies, 2 reviews
Flight 26 copies, 2 reviews
Sons and Mothers (Editor) 14 copies
The Return of the Soldier (Introduction, some editions) 1,368 copies, 72 reviews
All Passion Spent (Introduction, some editions) 1,062 copies, 53 reviews
The Fountain Overflows (Introduction, some editions) 953 copies, 21 reviews
The Camomile Lawn (Introduction, some editions) 777 copies, 19 reviews
The Edwardians (Introduction, some editions) 679 copies, 25 reviews
The Birds Fall Down (Introduction, some editions) 488 copies, 2 reviews
No Signposts in the Sea (Introduction, some editions) 290 copies, 10 reviews
Harriet Hume (Introduction, some editions) 268 copies, 9 reviews
The Thinking Reed (Introduction, some editions) 252 copies, 5 reviews
Cousin Rosamund (Afterword, some editions) 237 copies, 6 reviews
Family History (Introduction, some editions) 221 copies, 5 reviews
Sunflower (Foreword, some editions) 110 copies
Marriage (Introduction, some editions) 104 copies, 8 reviews
The Passionate Friends (Introduction, some editions) 92 copies, 3 reviews
Virago Omnibus II (Introduction, some editions) 34 copies
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