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Going As Far As I Can

(2008)
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When Duncan Fallowell was left some money by a friend, he decided to put into practice a long held idea - to travel as far as possible from home so that he need never travel again and could relax. For him, this meant travelling to New Zealand, where another fantasy soon asserted itself - 'to find the place of perfect exile'. Fallowell's curiosity leads him onto the strangest paths and he found himself in pursuit of unknown painters and lost buildings and sex underground, of Karl Popper and a creature with the third eye and rose wine, of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier who'd toured the country in the year of Fallowell's birth, of suicidal writers and nuns and elusive answers to impossible questions. The faraway paradise gradually turns into a glittering stranger on the Pacific rim, filled with the uncertainties of our times - but also a wonderful place to breathe. The result is a moving encounter with the past, an anxious gaze into the future, but most of all a vivid voyage through the contemporary world, by turns profound, comical and erotic.

    

Used availability for Duncan Fallowell's Going As Far As I Can

Hardback Editions

February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: GOING AS FAR AS I CAN: the ultimate travel book
Author(s): Duncan Fallowell
ISBN: 1-84668-069-7 / 978-1-84668-069-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book
Author(s): Duncan Fallowell
ISBN: 1-84668-312-2 / 978-1-84668-312-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book
Author(s): Duncan Fallowell
ISBN: 1-84668-072-7 / 978-1-84668-072-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book
Author(s): Duncan Fallowell
ISBN: 1-84668-125-1 / 978-1-84668-125-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK