Summer Reading B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Lists | July 29, 2015

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators

    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546


This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.

Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Spoken Word: Travel Writers: Travel Writers and Explorers in Their Own Words

The Spoken Word: Travel Writers: Travel Writers and Explorers in Their Own Words Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This two-disc set features some of best known literary adventurers and explorers of the twentieth century in their own words. The recordings—mostly sourced from the BBC Sound Archive and never before published—are a mixture of radio broadcasts, live talks, and readings. In one of the earliest recordings, made in 1943, Leonard Hussey recalls Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition of 1914–17. In the most recent, from 1973, Geoffrey Moorhouse speaks about his near fatal attempt to cross the Sahara by camel. Others included are Peter Fleming, Laurie Lee, Ella Maillart, Eric Newby, Sacheverell Sitwell, Freya Stark, Wilfred Thesiger, Laurens van der Post, Rosita Forbes, and Jan Morris.

Table of Contents

Disc One

1. Leonard D. A. Hussey—Marooned on Elephant Island

2. Rosita Forbes—Speaking Personally

3. Freya Stark—The Philosophy of Exploration

4. Sacheverell Sitwell—Nuptials of the East and West

5. Ella Maillart—Interview at her home in Chandolin

6. Laurens van der Post—On the Bushmen of the Kalahari

Disc Two

1. Peter Fleming—The Time of My Life

2. Wilfred Thesiger—The Empty Quarter

3. Laurie Lee—The Last Fiesta

4. Eric Newby—Turning Points

5. Jan Morris—Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

6. Geoffrey Moorhouse—By Camel Across Sahara

Total Duration: 150 Minutes

Product Details

Travel Writers and Explorers in Their Own Words
British Library
The British Library
Hussey, Leonard D. A.
British Library, The
TRAVEL / General
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
British Library - British Library Sound Archive
Publication Date:

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Piano and Keyboard
Audio Books » Nonfiction
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

The Spoken Word: Travel Writers: Travel Writers and Explorers in Their Own Words
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages British Library - English 9780712351096 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at