Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 23/05/2019
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I love Anna's writing, and I adore stories of adventuring women' Dolly Alderton

'Humorous, emotional and useful' Grazia

'A beautiful memoir' Dawn O'Porter

'Warm, witty and gorgeously written'The Pool

'Even armchair travellers will get a vicarious thrill from Departures' Red


A call-to-action for adventurers everywhere, Departures is about the power of travel to transform us, heal us, challenge us and turn us into everyday adventure-seekers even after we return to the grind back home.

Have you ever turned up on a post-heartbreak holiday hopelessly unprepared and been forced to sleep on the floor wrapped up in a curtain?

How about that eagerly-awaited solo adventure when you had to be airlifted home?

Or what about the time you went to a fascinating European cultural capital and neglected to visit any of the world-renowned sights because you were in the bar?

Well, Anna Hart has been on all those holidays, and more. As an avid traveller and then travel journalist, she's spent most of her working life on a plane somewhere, and over 10 years writing about the places she's ended up. In Departures she brings all of that knowledge together with the signature warmth and wit of her journalism. Anna is here to show that even the experts get it wrong, and how to get it right . . .


What readers are saying about Departures:

'I couldn't put this book down. It was frank, funny and thought-provoking'

'A glorious big sister of a book'

'Anna makes you remember your own past adventures at the same time as inspiring new ones'

'This book was an amazing companion on my first solo trip abroad'

'A fascinating and illuminating read, especially for someone who hasn't travelled as much as they would have liked, but is full of wonder for all the places the world has to offer'

'I bought the audio version and ended up listening to Departures . . . 3 TIMES!

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751577051
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 188g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm

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