There's nothing like reading a book in the place about which it was written, which is why I fell in love with The Catcher In The Rye after reading it during my first time in New York. With one eye on summer travels, I ambled into Daunt's (my favourite London bookshop) this evening, and was drawn immediately to Penguin's Great Journeys series, which was published in the U.K. last month.
The series includes twenty tales about traveling by the likes of Herodotus, Chekhov and Orwell. They're all clad in a consistently excellent cover themes that authentically conjure up the kind of feeling of intrepid, parlous discovery that probably died with the advent of the jet age.
Available for Â£4.99 each from the usual outlets.