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Eric Newby


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.

Works by Eric Newby
The Last Grain Race What the Traveller Saw Departures and Arrivals A Merry Dance Around the World With Eric Newby
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