Classic Travel Writing

Classic Travel Writing

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Girrawheen Library

6 Patrick Court

Girrawheen, WA 6064


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Every Wednesday // 1pm – 2pm // 26 October to 7 December

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In this course we’ll look at a selection of classic travel writers, from the letters of Lady Mary Montagu from Constantinople in the 1700s, to the multiple layers of history and intrigue described by literary visitors to Rome from across the centuries. We will finish with an anthology from Patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor, considered by many as the greatest travel writer of the twentieth century: tales from his sleeping in barns and grand country houses across Europe in the 1930s, to his growing love affair with the Greek landscape and people. We will think about what motivated such travel writers to leave the comforts and securities of home and set forth on a voyage of discovery and adventure.

The course is presented by Librarian Thomas Wilson and supported by the University of The Third Age (U3A).

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