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Simon Varwell
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Travel writer | Esperantisto
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Last year I read only female-authored travel writing.

Here's a longish ramble about what I have taken from the experience.
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I never finished my August title in my Reading Female Travel Writers project. But at 1100 pages I don't feel too bad!

I have done an interim review however, 200 pages in. Perhaps next year I will finish the book and come back and write a second part to the review.
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[en] I went to the abandoned island of Stroma, just off the north coast of the Scottish mainland. Here's what I saw.
[eo] Mi iris al la delasata insulo de Stroma, ĵus for de la norda marbordo de la skota ĉeflando. Jen tio, kion mi vidis.
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My year-long project of reading female travel writers continues with my review of Jenny Diski's Skating to Antarctica.
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Here's the latest review in my mission to read only female travel writers in 2017. I really enjoyed this one.
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For February's book in my Reading Female Travel Writers project, I've started Dervla Murphy's Full Tilt. Here's my preview of it.
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Here's the first review from my 2017 mission to read only female-authored travel writing. It's a pretty good compilation of around 50 extracts of writing.
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My project to read only female-authored travel writing in 2017 kicks off with a preview of January's title: The Virago Book of Women Travellers.
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Children of Men is one of my favourite films - perhaps my favourite, actually. This interview with the director, ten years later, tells the inside story of how this amazing film was made (and, actually, how it nearly wasn't).

Note: there are huge spoilers in this, plus two of the film's long breathtaking single-camera action sequences.

Anyone else out there watched Children of Men? Isn't it wonderful, chilling and urgent? In today's era of refugee movements, racism, fascism and so on, its themes and message are so prescient.

I think I have the DVD somewhere. I ought to watch it again.
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I realised with some embarrassment last year that the only books of travel writing I've read were by men. It's taken me a while to get organised, but I'm finally doing something about it, and only reading female travel writers over 2017.

Here's a bit more about what I'm doing, plus the coming year's reading list. You're welcome to join me if you like!
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