• ‘Her lust for adventure was honey for me': readers' favourite travel books

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    From dodging the Nazis in Italy to running around New Zealand, our tipsters found inspiration and insight to help them forget the pandemic Fabled Shore is Rose Macaulay's account of her journey in 1949, alone and by car, round the coast of Iberia from Catalonia to the Algarve. She found dire poverty and the Spain she describes, still reeling from civil war, is unrecognisable to us now. Today's tourist hotspots were then empty, pristine beaches with ramshackle houses, sometimes only with a barn to sleep in, and curious children who clustered round this strange creature - a foreign woman...
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