Growing Old Outrageously

A memoir of travel, food and friendship

Elisabeth Davies Hilary Linstead

RRP: £8.99

4 July 2013

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743316818

RRP: £4.99

1 January 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925575361

Two old school friends reconnect unexpectedly after thirty-five years and discover that they both love travelling – and the more exotic and far-flung the location, the better! Not having a clue whether they will get along, the eccentric pair embark on a trial journey to Morocco. That tentative beginning has turned into a series of wonderfully unusual holidays, and Hil and Liz have been circumnavigating the globe ever since.

Among many other destinations, they have taken in Marrakech, Fez and the Atlas Mountains; Patagonia and the Galapagos Islands; Istanbul and Cappadocia. They’ve been on safari in Namibia, Botswana and the Serengeti, attended music festivals in Naples and Prague and made a pilgrimage to the western isles of Mull and Iona. Along the way they have encouraged, enraged and entertained each other, while living through countless adventures.

This is a book for thrillseekers and armchair travellers alike, a celebration of friendship and laughter – and an inspiration for anyone who’s longed to venture outside their comfort zone and travel to exotic places.