Andrew Taylor

Uncharted Waters

The Rattlesnake: A Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea

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The English Dane

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Chatto & Windus 324pp £18.99 order from our bookshop

It’s refreshing, and unusual, to pick up a couple of books about travel and exploration that don’t leave the reader feeling slightly battered and inadequate. Who are these people who fill the pages with their determination, bravery and derring-do, and who greet each new disaster and discovery with a finely turned and incisive comment in their diaries?

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