figures in a landscape: People and places by paul theroux

The Sunday Times bestseller Paul Theroux collects a rich feast of his writing and essays – from travel to personal memoir – published all together here for the first time.

Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from over 14 years of work, Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances; from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux’s rich and expansive personal reading.

Collectively these pieces offer a fascinating portrait of the author himself, his extraordinary life, restless and ever-curious mind.

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