Eric Newby


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
December 06, 1919

Died
October 20, 2006

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George Eric Newby CBE MC (December 6, 1919 – October 20, 2006) was an English author of travel literature.

Newby was born and grew up near Hammersmith Bridge, London, and was educated at St Paul's School. His father was a partner in a firm of wholesale dressmakers but he also harboured dreams of escape, running away to sea as a child before being captured at Millwall. Owing to his father's frequent financial crises and his own failure to pass algebra, Newby was taken away from school at sixteen and put to work as an office boy in the Dorland advertising agency on Regent Street, where he spent most of his time cycling around the office admiring the typists' legs. Fortunately, the agency lost the Kellogg's account and he apprenticed aboard the
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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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3.98 avg rating — 5,186 ratings — published 1958 — 32 editions
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Slowly Down the Ganges

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3.80 avg rating — 1,111 ratings — published 1966 — 15 editions
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Love and War in the Apennines

4.20 avg rating — 1,275 ratings — published 1971 — 19 editions
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The Last Grain Race

4.24 avg rating — 686 ratings — published 1956 — 24 editions
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A Small Place in Italy

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Round Ireland in Low Gear

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3.42 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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The Big Red Train Ride

3.75 avg rating — 270 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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On the Shores of the Medite...

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Something Wholesale: My Lif...

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A Book of Travellers' Tales

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“In India even the most mundane inquiries have a habit of ending this way. There may be two answers, there may be five, a dozen or a hundred; the only thing that is certain is that all will be different.”
Eric Newby, Slowly Down the Ganges
tags: india

“I was heavily involved on all fronts: with mountaineering outfitters, who oddly enough never fathomed the depths of my ignorance; possibly because they couldn’t conceive of anyone acquiring such a collection of equipment without knowing how to use it…”
Eric Newby, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

“As the sun rose I could see Etna, a truncated cone with a plume of smoke over it like the quill of a pen stuck in a pewter inkpot, rising out of the haze to the north of where I was treading water.”
Eric Newby, Love and War in the Apennines

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