Off the beaten track and around the world with Edna

Brisbane author Frank Brabazon Rudd has released Travels with Edna – on and off the beaten track. This is a story Frank dedicated to his partner of twenty-five years, Edna, who became his wife.
By: Donna Munro
Feb. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- Travels with Edna is an interesting account that reads more like a novel than a travel memoir. A story for everyone who has travelled and loved – or wants to.

An extract:
...To pass the time we watched Punjabi drivers squatting beside their trucks to peel vegetables and pluck chooks for their cooking pots, their fires perilously close to their fuel tanks. Rumours were soon circulating through the restless crowd. ‘There has been a second landslide … trucks have fallen over the side and blocked the road below … the whole road has vanished …’

Edna was widowed through unexpected circumstances, and Frank recently divorced when they met for the first time. Although half way through their lives, each with children, and from opposite sides of the world, they have been inseparable ever since.
Sharing an indefatigable curiosity in the world's people and cultures, they began making lively journeys to a mix of destinations. These have continued for almost four decades. This perceptive travel book tells of the people, places and encounters along the way, rather than final destinations.
Dizzying expeditions on foot have taken the two travellers to remote regions in Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh, Turkey and France. Land cruisers with sturdy gear boxes have carried them across the great deserts of Libya, and also the awesome landscapes of Yemen, where they travelled under armed guard.
The excitement and art treasures of the world's great cites, especially St. Petersburg, New York, Buenos Aires, Paris, Istanbul and London have been explored on foot. Nevertheless, these travellers have lavished more time in smaller cities such as Cusco, Srinagar, Evora, Sana'a and Valletta. The legendary river port of Seville through which the gold of South America poured for centuries, and where Edna once lived for four years, is a special favourite.  
Told with wit and good humour, this eventful story contains some riveting adventures, which although unexpected become entertaining in retrospect.
Travels with Edna – on and off the beaten track by Frank Brabazon Rudd
ISBN: 978-1-921731-50-1 RRP $27.95 Non-Fiction travel memoir

If you would like to interview the author or require a review copy of the book please contact Donna or Shelley on (07) 55 755 141 or

The book can be purchased online at:

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