Maps of My Life

Author(s): Guy Browning

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Guy Browning, author of the Number 1 bestselling "Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade" and popular longstanding "Guardian" columnist, finally turns his unique attention to a rich new comic seam - his own deeply eccentric and far-flung upbringing. Weaned on maps, educated by maps, surrounded by maps and ever so slightly in love with maps, Guy Browning presents a selection of intriguing and quirkily annotated cartographic gems to chart his unsteady progress from pewling toddler to pewling young man via the furthest corners of the Alps, Niagara Falls, the Mediterranean, Central America and darkest Chipping Norton. "Maps of My Life" revisits the richly comic highways, byways and unpaved tracks of Guy's unusually peripatetic early years, peopled with unforgettable relatives, friends and foe such as the Fatted Calf, the Sainted One, Langton Machoko and Marshal LaPoulette ...Beautifully produced with full-colour maps throughout, "Maps of My Life" is one of the funniest autobiographical travel memoirs since Bill Bryson's "The Lost Continent".


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From the No. 1 bestselling author of Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade and Office Politics, an extremely funny memoir of a magnificently eccentric upbringing shaped by a worrying obsession with cartography

Guy Browning hasn't yet made Who's Who, but he is in its slim companion volume, What's That. As devotees of his Guardian 'How To... ' and 'Office Politics' columns know, he is one of the wittiest and most astute observers of life in Britain today. His previous books include The Social Survival Handbook, Innervation, Office Politics and Double Your Salary, Bonk Your Boss, Go Home Early. When he's not out and about, map in hand, he lives modestly with his family in Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.

General Fields

  • : 9780099532248
  • : CCV
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.182
  • : August 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Guy Browning
  • : Paperback
  • : 910.4092
  • : 208
  • : Biography & autobiography: general; Travel writing
  • : col. maps