Tag Archives: Travel writing

Blots and all: Gustave Flaubert’s travel diary among rare books at historic sale

Handwritten book full of crossings-out and comments reveals Madame Bovary authors literary struggles The handwritten manuscript is page after page of scratched out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots that reveal just how arduous the French novelist Gustave Flaubert found the writing process.

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‘My best travel discovery of 2016’

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China Mogao caves, a Buddhist complex founded in the fourth century. My favourite spot is in the desert,

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