Back To Listing

Melbourne Rare Book Week: A Highland Jaunt in the Footsteps of Johnson - Saturday July 16, 2016 - Tonic House (Ground Floor)

On August 18 1773 Samuel Johnson and James Boswell set off on their travels to the Highlands and the Western Isles of Scotland. It was to become one of the most celebrated journeys of the 18th century. Both men published books about their travels which became 'best sellers' and which are still in print today. Exactly 242 years after Johnson arrived in Edinburgh John Byrne commenced his own Highland jaunt. He will tell of his journey as he followed in the footsteps of these heroes of literature, discovering links to their travels along the way.
A HIGHLAND JAUNT IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JOHNSON
TONIC HOUSE (Ground floor) / 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Speaker: John Byrne

On August 18 1773 Samuel Johnson and James Boswell set off on their travels to the Highlands and the Western Isles of Scotland. It was to become one of the most celebrated journeys of the 18th century. Both men published books about their travels which became 'best sellers' and which are still in print today. Exactly 242 years after Johnson arrived in Edinburgh John Byrne commenced his own Highland jaunt. He will tell of his journey as he followed in the footsteps of these heroes of literature, discovering links to their travels along the way.


Where: Tonic House (Ground Floor), 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

When: Saturday July 16, 2.30-4pm

Booking information: www.rarebook.com/bookings

Phone: +61 3 9654 8506

Email: info@rarebookweek.com

Melbourne Rare Book Week: A Highland Jaunt in the Footsteps of Johnson - Saturday July 16, 2016

Melbourne Rare Book Week: A Highland Jaunt in the Footsteps of Johnson - Saturday July 16, 2016

Melbourne Rare Book Week: A Highland Jaunt in the Footsteps of Johnson - Saturday July 16, 2016

Melbourne Rare Book Week: A Highland Jaunt in the Footsteps of Johnson - Saturday July 16, 2016