Guy Browning was weaned on, educated by and to this day remains utterly in love with maps, so it's only right that the story of his life should also be the story of his favourite maps.
In this little comic masterpiece, a series of quirky cartographic gems chart his unsteady progress from birthplace Chipping Norton, 'the golden navel of the universe', through his starting position as second son - 'Second children are like second marriages: you know that in general they're worth having but you've also learned from your first how messy and unpleasant they can be' - and then round the world via the Alps, the American West and the heat and dust of El Salvador - 'It is to that fine country I owe my abiding love for all things Hispanic and my deep dislike for porridge'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, col. maps
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/08/2009
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780099532248