In this personal selection of stories and travelogues, Chatwin reveals part of himself as he looks at the world populated by the wise, the misguided, the beautiful and the bizarre. It follows his view of the world through situations; he abandoned his job to pursue his passion for world travel. Bruce Chatwin's last novel "Utz" was shortlisted for the 1988 Booker fiction prize. He has also written "The Viceroy of Ouidah" and "On the Black Hill", both of which were made into films. His "In Patagonia" won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award.