Monthly Archives: June 2016

Channel Check

Jun 29, 2016 |

This is a post just to remind you of what our blog is all about.  A group of academics at Plymouth University launched ‘Travels in Search of’ as a university research blog on 14th September 2015. Through writing and publishing our posts it explores the impact of travel blogging on tourism destinations and examines the […more]

how pilgrimage routes shaped europe

Jun 25, 2016 |

How Pilgrimage routes shaped Europe


Jun 22, 2016 |

City So this is city, is it? Dug earth, its water fired to air. Rust rocks smoothed to steel, Shouldering elm, And sand for eyes.         Mansfield 2006 ‘City’ Europa After long travels, the final arrival in the city is always worth celebrating in writing.  The Anglo-Saxon poem, ‘The Ruin’ in the Exeter Book here […more]

Proust in Brittany

Jun 14, 2016 |

Marcel Proust spent one of his early holidays and writing tours in Beg-Meil, just across the bay from Concarneau in Finistère, Brittany.  The first lines of his early novel, called, Jean Santeuil, tell us of Proust’s time there in 1895. Marcel would have been just 24.  Jean Le Foll produced an excellent and well-researched piece of […more]

Sylvain Forge

Jun 3, 2016 |

My Social Media researches across Google+, YouTube and through following WordPress blogs have yielded an exciting new detective fiction writer who both lives in Nantes and has set at least two of his novels in the city.  The main character in the stories is Capitaine de police Isabelle Mayet who moves to Nantes in his […more]