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Growing Old Outrageously A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship by Hilary Linstead, Elisabeth Davies
  

Growing Old Outrageously A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship

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July 2013 Travel Book of the Month.

First published in Australia and one of those surprise bestsellers, this unique memoir cum travel book cum recipe book is an absolute gem! After 40 years apart two old school friends ‘Hil and Liz’ meet up and on the spur of the moment decide to go on a holiday to Morocco. Even though they are as different as chalk and cheese this first holiday has lead to a global adventure where they have well and truly tested the maxim ‘leap and the net will appear!’

It’s as much about friendship, a love of life and laughter as it is about travel to far flung places. Perfect for fans of Michael Palin, the Two Fat Ladies and armchair travellers everywhere.

A 'Piece of Passion' from Miriam Margolyes on Growing Old Outrageously
‘Talk about the Change of Life. You'll never be the same after reading this. Batty but brilliant Hilary and Liz insist we follow them to the ends of the earth. We get recipes, an intelligent travel book and a lesson in Living. These two very different old friends travelled everywhere honestly and thoughtfully. It's completely original - insightful, moving and very funny, a glorious experience proving for always, that if you seize the day and have the courage, you need never grow old.’

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Growing Old Outrageously A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship by Hilary Linstead, Elisabeth Davies

Two old school friends reconnect unexpectedly after thirty-five years and discover that they both love travelling - and the more exotic and far-flung the location, the better! Not having a clue whether they will get along, the eccentric pair embark on a trial journey to Morocco. That tentative beginning has turned into a series of wonderfully unusual holidays, and Hil and Liz have been circumnavigating the globe ever since. Among many other destinations, they have taken in Marrakech, Fez and the Atlas Mountains; Patagonia and the Galapagos Islands; Istanbul and Cappadocia. They've been on safari in Namibia, Botswana and the Serengeti, attended music festivals in Naples and Prague and made a pilgrimage to the western isles of Mull and Iona. Along the way they have encouraged, enraged and entertained each other, while living through countless adventures. This is a book for thrillseekers and armchair travellers alike, a celebration of friendship and laughter - and an inspiration for anyone who's longed to venture outside their comfort zone and travel to exotic places.

Reviews

A fun, fast-moving, feel-good memoir. * The Sunday Times * Talk about the Change of Life. You'll never be the same after reading this. Batty but brilliant Hilary and Liz insist we follow them to the ends of the earth. We get recipes, an intelligent travel book and a lesson in Living. These two very different old friends travelled everywhere honestly and thoughtfully.

It's completely original - insightful, moving and very funny, a glorious experience proving for always, that if you seize the day and have the courage, you need never grow old. -- Miriam Margolyes A gem of a light-hearted real-life read. * Western Daily Press (Press Association review) *


About the Author

Hilary and Liz went to school together in the UK before their lives took very different turns.

Hilary Linstead left England for Australia at twenty-one, pursuing a man and her dream of becoming an actress. She discovered that she couldn't make a full-time living as an actress and went into business with a friend, first as a casting director, later becoming the first theatrical agent for directors and designers in Australia, representing many distinguished clients like Neil Armfield, Gillian Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann, Louis Nowra and Wendy Harmer.

Liz Davies went to Cambridge University, graduated in Economics and became a civil servant and freelance journalist. Meeting up again much later in life, the pair discovered their mutual love of travel and embarked on the series of adventures that are the subjects of this book.

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Publication date

4th July 2013

Author

Hilary Linstead, Elisabeth Davies

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Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books of the Month
The Real World
Travel
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Travel writing
Humour

ISBN

9781743316818

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