Skip to Content

Online Library

Scraps of wool: a journey through the golden age of travel writing

Scraps of wool: a journey through the golden age of travel writing

Colegrave, Bill, editor

A celebration of the finest travel literature, a collection of the passages, stories and moments that have inspired our finest travel writers and their readers 'of all the world's books, the best stories are to be found between the pages of a passport' 'Scraps of Wool' will be a classic celebration of the genre, bringing into one volume passages that have enthralled and excited generations of readers. This is not a reference book, but a book to be read; each piece, a story, a memory, an inspiration. 'Scraps of Wool' celebrates inspirational travel writing. It has been compiled using the choices of today's greatest living travel writers, plus, via social media and links with the Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society, with the reading public itself

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Unbound, 2017
Rate this

Available at Cheltenham.

  • Cheltenham – One available

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9950079098 Literature 808.803 Adult Non-Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Bill Colegrave
ISBN: 1783524235, 9781783524235
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 377 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Literature.; Travelers' writings.

Author note

Bill Colegrave is a travel writer and explorer. He was publisher of Cadogan Guides, which he bought in 1989, and also a Director of Everyman’s Library. His book Halfway House to Heaven (Benefactum, 2011) tells the story of his expedition to find the source of the River Oxus in the Wakhan Corridor and Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan. He is also co-creator of Not The Times, a parody of The Times during its year-long strike. He has an extensive travel book library and has travelled to 110 countries and counting. He has three grown children and one grandchild, and lives in London.