What's your favorite memory of traveling around the world? Breathing recycled airplane air and trying to replace your walking shoes before crossing the border to Paraguay? Or sinking deep into your favorite armchair to share a good writer's adventures? It's literary travel, this afternoon after three on To the Best of Our Knowledge.
Pico Iyer , longtime essayist for Time magazine, tells Steve Paulson why he finds travel to be a spiritual and moral exercise that always reveals as much about the place he's from as the one he's visiting. Iyer's latest book is "Cuba and the Night." Also, travel writer Jeff Greenwald tells Jim Fleming how exciting it is to arrive on a new continent by sea; how crossing deserts compares to crossing oceans; and what air travellers miss out on. Greenwald's book is "The Size of the World: A Global Odyssey around the World without Leaving the Ground."SEGMENT 2:
Novelist, biographer and historian of place Gillian Tindall is the author of "Celestine: Voices from a French Village." She tells Jim Fleming about the cache of letters she found in Chassignol, in the Berry region of France, and what she was able to learn about their recipient and her time.SEGMENT 3:
Peter Mayle of "A Year in Provence" and "Toujours Provence" fame has a new novel - "Anything Considered." He tells Judith Strasser how the success of his Provence books eventuallly forced him out of his home -- a steady stream of admirers on the doorstep and in the swimming pool made it impossible to go on living there.
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