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CLASSIC TRAVEL WRITING: MUST READ REISSUES
Celebrating ground-breaking travelogues of yore, John Murray Journeys is a new series of reisussed reads from John Murray Press, which has been publishing travel guides since 1836. All books £12.99
THE VALLEY OF THE ASSASSINS, BY FREYA STARK
The chronicle of Stark’s 1930s treks into western Iran to locate the Assassins in Alamut — an ancient Persian sect — is introduced by Monisha Rajesh, author of
Around the World in 80 Trains.
THE CRUEL WAY, BY ELLA K MAILLARTV
The Swiss adventurer’s account of an epic drive from Geneva to Kabul in 1939, accompanied by photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Introduction by Fiona Mozley, Bookershortlisted author of Elmet.
A VAGABOND FOR BEAUTY, BY EVERETT RUESS
Letters and diary excerpts by the young artist, who vanished in Utah aged 20.
His intimate account of the journey was compiled by the late W L Rusho. Introduction by Paul Kingsnorth, Bookershortlisted author of The Wake.