Departures and Arrivals

by Eric Newby

On Sale: 28/03/2013



About the Book

More episodes from the life and travels of one of our most celebrated travel writers.

This latest book demonstrates exactly why Newby has become a national treasure – his love of the unknown, the unusual and the totally absurd, combined with his sharp observation and glorious wit, are here for both his loyal audience and new admirers to relish.

Like this book, Newby’s life has been episodic, a string of situations into which he has thrown himself with verve, humour and fortitude. With pieces about England, India, Italy, Yemen, Turkey and Holland, among many other places, Departures and Arrivals will be hailed as another triumph of travel literature.

From Barnes to Beijing, Syria to Shekhavati, Purbeck to Palio, Newby and his most faithful travelling companion and wife, Wanda, never fail to delight and inform.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007404179
  • ISBN 10: 0007404174
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 28/03/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 21.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Classic travel writing


Born in 1910 he made his first journey in 1938 when he sailed as an apprentice in the last Grain Race from Europe to Australia. He was captured during World War II and was a POW from 1942-5. After the war he entered the fashion business and book publishing. Whatever else he was doing, he always travelled on a grand scale, either under his own steam or as Travel Editor of the Observer.

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The Last Grain Race

by Eric Newby

What the Traveller Saw

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