Travelling bibliography

Amit, Vered. GOING FIRST CLASS? New Approaches to Privileged Travel and Movement. Oxford & New York: Berghahn 2011

Baranowski, Shelley and Ellen Furlough (eds), Being elsewhere : tourism, consumer culture, and identity in modern Europe and North America (2001)

de Beauvoir, Simone. New York Day by Day. Grove Press 1953.

Benson, E.F., As We Were. London: Hogarth Press 1985. – Cambridge

de Botton, Alain, A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary. (London: Profile Books, 2009).

Brendon, Piers. Thomas Cook: 150 Years of Popular Tourism. London: Secker & Warburg 1991 [Chapters: 1 The Birth of Tourism pp.5-17; 4 The Napoleon of Excursions pp.57-80; 5 John Bull Abroad pp.81-100; 8 Around the World pp.141-159; 13 Cook & Grandsons pp.243-257; 16 The Global Future pp.298-315]

Bryson, Bill. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe. 1991

Bryson, Bill. Notes from a Small Island. Hammersmith: HarperCollins 1995/New York: Morrow, 1996.

Buzard, J. The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature and the Ways to Culture, 1800-1918. Oxford: Oxford University Press 1993.

Buzard, James, “The Grand Tour and after (1660-1840)”, in The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing, CUP 2002.

Carr, Helen. Modernism and Travel (1880-1940), in The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing, CUP 2002.

Defoe, Daniel. Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

Dickens, Charles. The Uncommercial Traveller 1859

Dickens, Charles, American Notes [1842]. New York St Martins Press 1983.

Duncan, James and David Ley (eds), Place/Culture/Representation (Routledge 1993);

Duncan, James and Derek Gregory (eds), Writes of Passage: Reading Travel Writing (Routledge 1999)

The Englishman in the Alps. Ed. Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, London et all: Oxford University Press 1913

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. A Theory of Tourism. In New German Critique, No. 68. Special Issue on Literature [Spring-Summer 1996] pp.117-135.

Ferry, Peter, Travel Writing (London: Chatto & Windus, 2008).

Hamilton, Jill. Thomas Cook. The Holiday-Maker. Thrupp Gloucestershire: Sutton Publ. 2005 [Biography]

Heppenheimer, T.A. Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation. New York: John Wiley, 1995.

Holland, Patrick and Graham Huggan, Tourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing (2000)

Hudson, Kenneth, and Julian Pettifer, Diamonds in the Sky: A Social History of Air Travel. London: Bodley Head / BBC, 1979.

Hulme, Peter and Tim Youngs (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (2002)

Isherwood, Christopher. Good Bye to Berlin.

Isherwood, Christopher. Diaries. Volume One: 1939-1960. Michael di Capua Books HarperCollins Publ. 1996.The Emigration 1939-1944.

James, Henry. Portraits of Places. Boston 1883 or English Hours. London: Heineman 1905

Last Call for the Dining Car: The Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys, edited by Michael Kerr, Aurum 2009

MacCannell, Dean, The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press 1976/1999

Macfarlane, Robert. The Wild Places. Granta 2007

Mikes, George. How to be an alien; a handbook for beginners and more advanced pupils. London, Allan Wingate [1946]

Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de. The Persian Letters. 1712, first English translation Mr. Ozell, London, 1722.

The Nightclimbers of Cambridge. Ed. Whipplesnaith, 1937; Cambridge: Oleander 2007

Not So Innocent Abroad. The Politics of Travel and Travel Writing. Ed. Ulrike Brisson and Bernard Schweitzer, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars 2009

Nugent, Thomas. The Grand Tour. London 1749

O’Brien, Michael. Michael O’Brien. Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

Parker, Mike. Map Addict. London: Harper Collins 2009

Rae, William Fraser. The business of travel: a fifty years’ record of progress. 1891

Raverat, Gwen, Period Piece. A Cambridge Childhood. Faber & Faber 1952/1960

Sterne, Laurence. A Sentimental Journey: Through France and Italy by Mr. Yoric.1768

Stewart, Rory. Diary – Walking across Iran. LRB Vol. 23 No. 17 • 6 September 2001, pages 36-37 and The Places In between. 2004/2006 [Walk across Afghanistan]

Swift, Jonathan. Gullivers Travels. 1726

Theroux, Paul. Diary of Two Cities – Amsterdam and London. In Fresh Air Fiend. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin 2000

Theroux, Paul. The Great Railway Bazaar. 1975 [Ghost Train To The Eastern Star, 2008]

Thoreau, Henry David. Walking. An Essay 1851.

Trollope, Frances, Domestic Manners of the Americans. [1832] in: An Anthology of Women’s Travel Writing. Ed. By Shirley Foster and Sara Mills. Manchester & New York, Manchester University Press 2002.

Urry, John, The tourist gaze : leisure and travel in contemporary societies (1990).

Watson, James. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. London: Atheneum 1968; Penguin 1999.

Whitey, Lynn. Grand tours and cook’s tours: a history of leisure travel, 1750 to 1915. London: Aurum 1998


Pico Iyer. Why we travel. Salon: 18 March 2000

Richard Tomkins. A progressive society is one that postpones its pleasures. Financial Times, March 01, 2005

Richard Tomkins. BUSINESS LIFE: Accept it: there is no hiding place from technology. Financial Times, April 05, 2005

Gary Silvermann. Know your place in alphabet city. Financial Times, March 10, 2006.

Rory McLean. In Search of Wonders. (2006)

Tim Weffel. Seven Myths of being a travel writer.

Suzanne Mantell. Travel’s Long, Strange Odyssey, 2006.

Mark Jones. A commuter’s first-class journey to hell. Financial Times, July 4 2009

Jonah Lerner. Why we travel. The Observer 14 March 2010.

Parsons, Tony. Writer-in-Residence at Heathrow Airport 2011

Of particular interest – the Granta travel issues:

Granta 29 New World 1989: “Is it possible, by travelling to a new world, to become a new person? Jonathan Raban crossed the Atlantic by ship and, like the immigrants before him, made for America in search of a new language, a new name, a new identity. Plus: Rian Malan, Roger Garfitt, Josef Skvorecky, Paul Theroux, Patricia Highsmith, Tim O’Brien, and Patrick McGrath’s ‘A Boy’s Broadmoor’.”

Rian Malan: Msinga / Patrick Zachmann: Walled City of Hong Kong / Tim O’Brien: Speaking of Courage / Patrick McGrath: A Childhood in Broadmoor Hospital / Paul Theroux: First Train Journey / Patricia Highsmith: Scene of The Crime / Josef Skvorecky: Feminine Mystique / Robert Fisk: Beirut Diary / Roger Garfitt: Bogotá, Colombia

Granta 73 Necessary Journeys 2001: “Travel is no longer a luxury and not always entertaining. Many journeys need to be made—to get home or away from an enemy, to work, to find a last resting place, or because someone has told you to go. This issue of Granta is about such journeys: you might call it necessary travel writing.”

Ian McEwan: Dunkirk / Manuel Bauer: Yangdol’s Journey / Ian Jack: The 12.10 to Leeds / John Ryle: Burying the Emperor / Decca Aitkenhead: Lovely Girls, Very Cheap / James Campbell: I Heard It Through the Grapevine / Dayanita Singh: The Women’s Ashram / Simon Winchester: Diego Garcia / Ryszard Kapuscinski: The Lazy River / Isabel Hilton: The Lost City

James, Henry (1993) Collected Travel Writings: Great Britain and America; [comprising] English Hours, The American Scene, Other Travels; annotated by Richard Howard. (Library of America; 64.) New York: Literary Classics of the U.S.; Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by the Viking Press, c1993 2007