It was the cover that caught my eye… #8

The Penguin Great Journeys series is a fabulous collection to own. Not only do the covers make for an extremely pleasing shelf display, but the titles are excellent to boot; not to mention the fact that they are great reads!

Travel back to the time when there were Snakes With Wings And Gold-Digging Ants:

Read about William Dampier’s sea adventures in Piracy, Turtles And Flying Foxes:

Learn how Ernest Shackleton faired in his Escape From The Antarctic:

Or tour Europe with Mark Twain in Can-cans, Cats And Cities Of Ash:

Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries – but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own.  Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things:  Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science.  Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.”

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