Author(s): Jennifer Barclay
Publishing to coincide with Bradt's 40th anniversary, The Irresponsible Traveller is a light but edgy collection of travellers' tales. Travel writers and celebrities alike recount their exciting, and often dangerous, adventures which include being chased by a sea lion, accosted by Brazilian kidnappers and a midnight raid to free turtles on the Amazon. Over 40 years Bradt has built a reputation for publishing books covering the road less travelled, and this collection celebrates exactly the sort of writing and storytelling about 'unusual' travel experiences that has helped to establish the company as a firm favourite amongst adventurous travellers. Featuring contributions from Hilary Bradt, Michael Palin, Ben Fogle and Jonathan Scott, the title is a perfect tome to dip in and out of.
The title is a collection of true tales about sticky situations told by a number of travel writers and travel celebrities.
THE IRRESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes Introduction by Hilary Bradt... v A Stranger's Smile Zoe Efstathiou... 1 The Ups and Downs of Bhutan Ben Ross... 4 Bedtime Stories in Little Tibet Dervla Murphy... 12 Negotiating on a Knife-Edge Paul Davies... 22 The Locked Trunk in the Forest Adrian Phillips... 25 The Letter Z Catriona Rainsford... 32 Camel Mustering in the Outback Michael Palin... 38 No Return from Nigeria E T Laing... 42 Close Encounter with an Elephant Brian Jackman... 51 The Virtue of Ignorance Tim Cahill... 54 Tak Jadi Jude Marwa... 58 Commando Raid John Harrison... 62 Eyes Closed, Full Speed Ahead Claire Morsman... 65 Pavel and the Beige Fleece Lyn Hughes... 68 Surviving Life in the Wild Jonathan and Angela Scott... 75 US versus the Broad Oppressed Masses Hilary Bradt... 82 Walking the Border Jonathan Lorie... 88 Road Trip Alex Robinson... 95 A Pestle and Mortar in Paradise Ella Pawlik... 104 Something to Declare Mike Unwin... 107 Stranded in the Skerries Nicky Gardner... 114 The Casualty and the Priest Ben Fogle... 120 The Long March Jennifer Barclay... 125 April 13: Kangchung Himal Camp 17,700 feet Phil Deutschle... 131 The Rum Diary Phoebe Smith... 137 A Narrow Escape Liam Lambert... 146 At the Border, Four Months after Gaddafi Tom Chesshyre... 149 Intrigue Under the Big Screen Rolf Potts... 158 Scary Biker Polly Evans... 164 An Incident on the Road Stuart Forster... 168 Lost in the USSR Janice Booth... 176 Up the Airy Mountain Matthew Parris... 183 The Girl Who Washed Her Hair Kelly Randell... 191 Cheetah Attack Simon King... 195 The Forbidden Bottle Christina Ammon... 202 Trusting my Instincts in Tanzania Donald Greig... 208 The Whale Jo Forel... 214 Jebel Marra Nick Redmayne... 217 Diving into Danger Emma Thomson...224