Joan Didion:

Cockpit Confidential

13 September 2013 | Media

Patrick Smith’s Ask the Pilot was “everything you need to know about flying before you click the ‘book now’ button. “ Now he’s followed it up with Cockpit Confidential:  more questions, more answers, but equally important more reflections. Patrick may be a hard-nosed ...

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Aerial Views

26 December 2010 | Transport

It's my annual look back at the year's travels. This year I started with Museums & Galleries, moved on to Cars & Bikes, then Animals & Wildlife, followed by Big Buddhas, 10 Books and finally Beaches. Today it's my favourite Aerial Views of 2010. I’ll qu...

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Flights of 2008

20 December 2008 | Transport

I'm running through my travel lists of 2008. I've started with some interesting hotels I stayed at in 2008 and my best music experiences for the year. Today I'm moving on to interesting flights. During 2008 in London I saw the play (a solo performance by Vaness...

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Magical Vews of Hong Kong

25 June 2008 | Places

A couple of weeks ago in London I saw the play (a solo performance by Vanessa Redgrave) of Joan Didion’s magical book The Year of Magical Thinking, in which she notes ‘the most beautiful things I had ever seen had all been seen from airplanes.’ Less than two weeks ...

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