Reports From Beyond
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Autobiography & Biography, Biography, Travel & Adventure, Travel Writing, Adventure & Guides
Publication Date
07 June 2013
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Reports From Beyond

A Journey Through Life to Remote Places
by Patrick Richardson - Find out more about the author


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This book gives a short glimpse into the author's colourful and adventurous life and beautifully describes his unusual journeys to remote and fascinating cultures. Its 384 pages include 14 handsome maps and 150 of his high quality colour photographs carefully integrated into the text. His 52 reports are varied in character. Some are very dramatic, such as when he falls through the ice in Lake Baikal in Siberia, is attacked by a pack of dogs in Vanuatu in the Pacific, or is trapped on top of a derailed train in the Congolese jungle. Others are more descriptive and lyrical, for example when he travels up the Amazon River, climbs sacred Mount Emei in western China, or sails down the Niger River to Timbucktu in Mali.

Richardson paints captivating pictures of the landscapes and the people he encounters, and at the same time puts them the history of the civilizations he meets. As a result, he lures the reader into a sensory – but always realistic – world of foreign sights, sounds and smells. His journeys reflect his desire, both in his life and his travels, to take risks, explore his limits, and go 'beyond'.

Patrick Richardson was born in Sussex and raised in Edinburgh, where he went to university. He lived in Amsterdam for eleven years before he returned to Scotland. He has been travelling for forty years, and writing freelance travel articles for the past twenty. He has written for the Guardian, The Herald, the Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times. He has also had several exhibitions of his travel photography. He lives in Edinburgh with his partner, and continues to travel to remote parts of the world, exploring threatened cultures. He regards himself as a traveler who writes, or a writer who travels.