Maverick Travellers



Gone Away: An Indian Journal * Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle * Travels on My Elephant: An Indian Journey * Digesting India: A Travel Writer’s Subcontinental Adventures with the Tummy

This wonderful box set brings together four of the craziest, most entertaining travel books about India by celebrated writers and mavericks. A young Dom Moraes—already one of the finest writers of the English language, and a prodigious drinker—gets to know some of the strangest places and people of the Indian subcontinent in the 1950s.The legendary traveller Dervla Murphy cycles from Ireland to India in the 1960s, braving harsh weather, forbidding terrain, bandits and wild animals. Aristocratic playboy-turned-adventurer and writer, Mark Shand, buys an elephant and she carries him across Central India in the 1980s. And over three decades, from the 1990s to 2020, ace foodie, writer of detective novels and one of the funniest Europeansgone-native in India, Zac O’Yeah, has many reckless subcontinental adventures with his tummy.

A more entertaining and crammed-with-surprises set of travel books about India would be impossible to find.

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