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In an underdeveloped country don't drink the water. In a developed country don't breathe the air.

Jonathan Raban

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  Review of Blond Phillip (2010). Retrieved 14 February 2011. Since 1990 he lives with his daughter in Seattle.

Frequently Raban’s autobiographical accounts of journeys taken mirror transformations in his own life or the world at large: Old Glory takes place during the buildup to Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election Coasting as the Falklands War begins and Passage to Juneau as the failure of the author’s marriage becomes apparent. Though he is primarily regarded as a travel writer Raban’s accounts often blend the story of a journey with rich discussion of the history of the water through which he travels and the land around it.

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