Atlas of Improbable Places

30 October 2016 // Books //Travel

Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners by Travis Elborough & Martin Horsfield. (Arum Press, hardback, 224 pages. Out now.) Introduction by Travis Elborough Maps, the great Italian writer Italo Calvino once maintained, presuppose the idea of a narrative as they are conceived on the basis of a journey, an […]

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Ithell Colquhoun – Your Gnostic Travel Guide, Now And Always

26 October 2016 // Books //Travel

In the 1990s, during time spent combing bookshops whilst away on tour, Stewart Lee chanced across two obscure titles – The Crying of the Wind and The Living Stones, both by leading surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun. The books having left their mark, Stewart has now written the introduction to their recently published new […]

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White Sands

29 July 2016 // Books //Travel

White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer (Canongate, hardback, 240 pages. Out now.) Review by Ian Preece I’ve never been great on a beach. There’s all that sand getting into the suntan cream, the blistering sun frying your head to a crisp; the kids wanting an ice cream or to go ‘for […]

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China Girl in Reykjavik

27 July 2016 // Travel

Words and pictures: Dan Richards China Girl in Reykjavik. I heard it all over the city. On the coach to Landeyjahöfn, in the bar at Kex, on the way down Laugavegur, escaping from a corrugated record shop, chiming crisp and Chic. I heard it in bookshops, in top-end knitwear boutiques…its omnipresence was weird but not […]

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Subdividing: A Tale of Two Rivers

16 April 2016 // On Water //Travel

Words and pictures: Liz Evans Last month the neighbouring farmer told us he was going to sell off his paddock. He plans to carve up the big swathe of field next door into little residential plots so tree-changers can fund his retirement. Soon, 28 acres of riverside pasture, some of which hugs my garden, will […]

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