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Write to roam: why armchair travelling is back in fashion

Reissued tales of classic journeys are being snapped up as Britons long for escape while having to stay at home

Some will go on a “great trudge” from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul. Others will explore the canyonlands of Utah or the mountains of Iran. But there is one idiosyncrasy they will all share: none of them are going to leave the comfort of their armchairs.

The UK’s travel restrictions have triggered a resurgence of interest in classic travel literature from so-called armchair travellers, booksellers and publishers say. Sales of new travel books about far-flung adventures and epic journeys are so strong that publishing houses are delving into their back lists to find classic titles they can reissue while the demand is high.

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