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  • Published: 24 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473574588
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 28 min
  • RRP: $24.99

In Patagonia

(Vintage Voyages)




'The book that redefined travel writing' Guardian

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The audio edition of In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin.

Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

  • Published: 24 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473574588
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 28 min
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin was born in Sheffield in 1940. After attending Marlborough School he began work as a porter at Sotheby's. Eight years later, having become one of Sotheby's youngest directors, he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Between 1972 and 1975 he worked for the Sunday Times, before announcing his next departure in a telegram: 'Gone to Patagonia for six months.' This trip inspired the first of Chatwin's books, In Patagonia, which won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M. Forster Award and launched his writing career. Two of his books have been made into feature films: The Viceroy of Ouidah (retitled Cobra Verde), directed by Werner Herzog, and Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill. On publication The Songlines went straight to Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and remained in the top ten for nine months. On the Black Hill won the Whitbread First Novel Award while his novel Utz was nominated for the 1988 Booker Prize. He died in January 1989, aged forty-eight.

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Praise for In Patagonia

Elliptical and alive, this is a brilliant travel book

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