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Sherborne Travel Writing Festival

Colin Thubron

Colin Thubron

The Amur River

Britain’s most acclaimed literary travel writer, at the age of 81, travels along The Amur River, between Russia and China, the tenth longest in the world.

Sara Wheeler

Sara Wheeler

Glowing Still

Stories of remarkable travels from Pole to Pole via Zanzibar that contemplate friendship and the irreplaceable value that travel brings

Justin Marozzi

Justin Marozzi

The Arab Conquests

The extraordinary story of how marauding Muslim armies carved out an empire that rivalled Rome and changed the world for ever

Demi Anter

Demi Anter

Bowie in Berlin

Former residents Demi and Rory unveil the city’s secrets to focus on Bowie’s prolific Berlin sojourn and creative growth

Fergal Keane

Fergal Keane

The Madness: A Memoir of War, Fear and PTSD

War, fear, travel and PTSD from Rwanda to Afghanistan and Ukraine through the eyes of one of Europe’s great chroniclers and journalists

John Gimlette

John Gimlette

The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, an Island story

An enticing journey to the fantastical landscapes, beguiling creatures and isolated tribes of tropical Madagascar

Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden

The Summer Isles – A Voyage of the Imagination

Sail single-handed up the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland on a remarkable voyage across history and into the imagination

Anthony Sattin

Anthony Sattin

Nomads – The Wanderers that Shaped our World

The sweeping, best-selling history of the wanderers who shaped our world, explaining why we leave home, and why we like to return

Sophy Roberts

Sophy Roberts

The Lost Pianos of Siberia

An inspirational and heart-breaking illustrated journey across Siberia’s remote reaches to beyond its frozen myths

John Blashford Snell

John Blashford Snell

From Utmost East to Utmost West

The renowned explorer unpacks his expeditions from the Blue Nile and Congo River to Operation Raleigh

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