Off the Beaten Track

Author(s): Laura Stoddart

Travel Narratives

Captain Cook confidently declaring that no man will ever venture further than he has ...Richard Burton musing on how to keep a wife alive in the tropics ...the unreliable Sir John Mandeville spinning his traveller's tales ...OFF THE BEATEN TRACK is a collection of quotations from intrepid travellers such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Mary Kingsley, Isabella Bird, Captain Scott and Freya Stark- all of them are here, some of them awe-struck at the majesty of their surroundings and others distinctly unimpressed. Laura Stoddart's delicious illustrations seize on the unexpected, and make a comment on what the author doesn't say. Her many admirers will find this wittily chosen anthology has all the charm of her very successful first book, UP THE GARDEN PATH


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From the author of the hugely popular UP THE GARDEN PATH, which reprints regularly Laura Stoddart's distinctive work has brought her wide recognition and a devoted following She was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail and her work appears on cards, gift wrap, and in magazines on both sides of the Atlantic 'Whether you are an intrepid adventurer or an armchair traveller, this new anthology of travellers' quotations by Laura Stoddart will inspire faraway dreams' Daily Express 'Stoddart focuses on the prose of famous travellers and comes up with an entertaining compilation of wise and witty words, all of which are beautifully illustrated in her own unique way ... enjoyable, entertaining and in some cases thought provoking' Adventure Travel Magazine OFF THE BEATEN TRACK brings together a wealth of wit and wisdom that will inspire and enthral adventurers from the Antarctic to the armchair. This is a great alternative to heavy (both in weight and content) travel books and is ideal for those quiet moments of contemplation' Global Adventure

Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.

General Fields

  • : 9780752858951
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : June 2004
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laura Stoddart
  • : Paperback
  • : 910
  • : 80
  • : 60 Colour Photo\Illu(s)