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Belize - Old Touring Guides

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 February 2009

John McCarthy ventures far afield in the company of the adventurer Hugh Thomson to explore Belize, described by Aldous Huxley as ‘a place that is surely the end of the world’.

John is also joined by historian and teacher, David Heathcote, for a tour of Britain using old travel guides; they discuss the pleasures of Victorian Baedekers and 1930s Shell guides, amongst others; writer and broadcaster Charlie Connelly shares his interest in the travel writer H.V. Morton.



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