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Travel Writers: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
This 2 CD compilation features some of best-known literary adventures and explorers of the 20th century in their own words. The recordings are a mixture of radio broadcasts and live talks and readings. None has been commercially published before. Speakers include Peter Fleming, Rosita Forbes, Laurie Lee, Ella Maillart, Jan Morris, Eric Newby, Sacheverell Sitwell, Freya Stark, Wilfred Thesiger and Laurens van der Post. In one of the earliest recordings included here, 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, west to east, by camel.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; travel writing; radio broadcasts

Credits

Contributor
Ella Maillart; Eric Newby; Freya Stark; Jan Morris; Laurens van der Post; Laurie Lee; Peter Fleming; Rosita Forbes; Sacheverell Sitwell; Wilfred Thesiger

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£16.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
150 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.
 

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