Long-time Rough Guide author and travel writer Jules Brown has wandered the world for 35 years, writing guidebooks, having adventures and generally trying to find his way home – wherever that might be. This short collection of stories – from Iceland to Australia, by way of West Africa – is a heartwarming search for home and identity by a seasoned traveller with a quirky take on travel writing.
Born in Ghana, raised in England, and sent around the world by Rough Guides, Jules is not your usual travel writer. In nine beautifully written tales he welcomes you to his travel world, whether it's setting off on his first ever Rough Guides trip to Scandinavia, husky-sledding in Canada or seeking out his namesake Julius Caesar in Rome. On the way he follows in the footsteps of his one-of-a-kind father – oh, and he also eats a puffin and crash-lands in Iran.
Join the journey and enjoy the trip of a travel writer's lifetime.
'Jules’ travel writing is funny, inspiring, quirky and always engaging' – Mark Ellingham, founder of Rough Guides and publisher of ‘Driving over Lemons’
'A very funny travel writer . . . I highly recommend this journey' – Edie Jarolim, travel writer, author of ‘Getting Naked for Money’
'The best kind of travel companion – funny, informed and always up for an adventure' – Martin Dunford, Rough Guides founder and Cool Places publisher