Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book by Duncan Fallowell

Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book by Duncan Fallowell

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When Duncan Fallowell was left some money by a friend he decided to put into practice a long held idea - to travel as far as possible from home so that he need never travel again and could relax. This book describes his voyage through the world.

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When Duncan Fallowell was left some money by a friend he decided to put into practice a long held idea - to travel as far as possible from home so that he need never travel again and could relax. For him this meant travelling to New Zealand, where another fantasy soon asserted itself - 'to find the place of perfect exile'. Fallowell's curiosity leads him onto the strangest paths and he found himself in pursuit of unknown painters and lost buildings and sex underground, of Karl Popper and a creature with the third eye and rose wine, of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier who'd toured the country in the year of Fallowell's birth, of suicidal writers and nuns and elusive answers to impossible questions. The faraway paradise gradually turns into a glittering stranger on the Pacific rim, filled with the uncertainties of our times - but also a wonderful place to breathe. The result is a moving encounter with the past, an anxious gaze into the future, but most of all a vivid voyage through the contemporary world, by turns profound, comical and erotic.

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SKU GOR001585865
Title Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book
Author By (author) Duncan Fallowell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1846680697
ISBN 13 9781846680694
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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When Duncan Fallowell was left some money by a friend he decided to put into practice a long held idea - to travel as far as possible from home so that he need never travel again and could relax. For him this meant travelling to New Zealand, where another fantasy soon asserted itself - 'to find the place of perfect exile'. Fallowell's curiosity leads him onto the strangest paths and he found himself in pursuit of unknown painters and lost buildings and sex underground, of Karl Popper and a creature with the third eye and rose wine, of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier who'd toured the country in the year of Fallowell's birth, of suicidal writers and nuns and elusive answers to impossible questions. The faraway paradise gradually turns into a glittering stranger on the Pacific rim, filled with the uncertainties of our times - but also a wonderful place to breathe. The result is a moving encounter with the past, an anxious gaze into the future, but most of all a vivid voyage through the contemporary world, by turns profound, comical and erotic.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001585865
Title Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book
Author By (author) Duncan Fallowell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1846680697
ISBN 13 9781846680694
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No