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.