About this book
World-renowned travel writer, Paul Theroux, recounts his mammoth journey around the Mediterranean, painting a vivid picture of a coastline rich in myth and history. From the Costa del Sol, through France, Italy, the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa, he chronicles his voyage meticulously, and gives a true impression of the huge geographical and cultural diversity of this vast area. "Theroux at his most perceptive and entertaining" "The Scotsman". This title will also be available as a Penguin audiobook, read by William Hootkins.
At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules: Gibraltar and Ceuta, in Morocco. Paul Theroux decided to travel from one to the other taking the long way round. He travels by a dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, bicycle and even a cruise-liner. This eventful tour aims to evoke the essence of Mediterranean life.