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Gavin Young – published in Independent January 19th 2001

GAVIN YOUNG Although Gavin Young reckoned that he ‘fell into journalism as a drunken man falls into a pond’ he spent most of his working life as one of the Observer’s best foreign-correspondents, later becoming the author of many successful travel books. Young was born on April 24th 1928 and spent his youth in Cornwall…
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Me and my travels: Sarah Anderson

This article was first published in The Observer on 4 May, 2008. Click here to read the article on the Guardian and Observer website > My first independent trip … Around America in a Greyhound bus when I was 23. I bought a 99-days-for-$99 pass and stayed for a year. After that I went round…
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