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John Gimlette
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John Gimlette has won the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and the Wanderlust Travel Writing Award, and he contributes regularly to The Times (London), The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, and Condé Nast Traveller. When not traveling, he practices law in London.

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
Travels Through Paraguay
Written by John Gimlette


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
Travels Through Paraguay
Written by John Gimlette


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $17.95

Haven to Nazis, smugglers’ paradise, home to some of the earth’s oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurer’s sang-froid, a historian’s erudition, and a sense of irony so keen you could... Read more >
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Panther Soup
Travels Through Europe in War and Peace
Written by John Gimlette


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $16.95

Beautifully blending contemporary travel writing and military history, John Gimlette travels across Europe in the footsteps of one of the greatest armies ever assembled: the United States forces of 1944-45.

In 2004, John Gimlette set off across Europe with his guide Putnam Flint, an eighty-six-year-old Bostonian who had landed in Marseille... Read more >
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Panther Soup
Travels Through Europe in War and Peace
Written by John Gimlette


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Theatre of Fish
Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador
Written by John Gimlette


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $16.95

An extraordinary journey across the magnificent, delinquent coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

John Gimlette’s journey across this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some... Read more >

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Wild Coast
Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
Written by John Gimlette


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $16.95

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon... Read more >
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Wild Coast

Written by John Gimlette


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

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