Martin Buckley has lived in France, Italy, Turkey and India and has worked as a journalist in over forty countries. For ten years he was a producer with Radio 4 and is still a regular contributor to From Our Own Correspondent (Radio 4). He has presented TV travel documentaries for Discovery Channel and has been a columnist in the Daily Telegraph and the Observer. He is the author of the highly praised travel books, An Indian Odyssey,Grains of Sand and Absolute Altitude. He is married with one young son and currently divides his time between London and Corsica.