Friday, October 20, 2006

Eric NEWBY (1919-2006)

ERIC NEWBY, one of my favourite travel writers, has died, aged 86, on Friday, October 20, 2006. Newby is the author of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958) and Love and War in the Apennines (1971), a fascinating account of his experiences in Italy during World War II.

NEWBY Eric [1919-2006] Travel- writer. Born George Eric Newby in Barnes, London, England. Nonfiction Great Ascents: A Narrative History of Mountaineering (1977) Memoir A Small Place in Italy (1994); Love and War in the Apennines (1971); Something Wholesale (1962); Travel Around the World in 80 Years (2003); On the Shores of the Mediterranean (1998); A Merry Dance Around the World: The Best of Eric Newby (1995); What the Traveller Saw (1989); Round Ireland in Low Gear (1987); A Book of Travellers’ Tales (1985); A Traveller’s Life (1982); The Big Red Train Ride (1978); Slowly Down the Ganges (1966); A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958); The Last Grain Race (1956) Edited A Book of Lands and People (2003)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just recently posted a review of Slowly Down the Ganges, Newby's account of making his way down the Indian River by a variety of watercraft, on The Open Critic.

Our writer was not terribly enamoured with it ... he thought it read more like a string of linked incomplete anecdotes than a proper travel narrative should.

In any event, I thought you might be interested given your postings here.

Not sure, either if you're opposed to people sending you links, but if you'd like to read the review, its here [ ]

Regards, Peter

Friday, January 26, 2007 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Thanks Peter for the link. Good or bad, I enjoy reading reviews.

Friday, January 26, 2007 5:51:00 PM  

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