Andrew Sanger

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Andrew Sanger (born 1948) is a British freelance journalist and travel writer, known for many popular travel guides to France and the French regions, although he has also authored more than 20 guides to other locations.

Sanger was educated at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London, Colchester Royal Grammar School, University College London and Sussex University.

Sanger is the author of The Vegetarian Traveller (1987), a guide to the foods and eating habits around Europe and the Mediterranean, which was one of the first travel guides for vegetarians and was a best-seller in the United Kingdom;[1] and a commentary on Robert Louis Stevenson's An Inland Voyage (1991). His guide Exploring Rural France (1988 and subsequent editions) gave early encouragement to ordinary tourists visiting France to get off the beaten track and discover more about the country. The book gave a rise to a series published by A&C Black (London) urging the same approach to other countries. Sanger also published a memoir or novel online through self-publisher Lulu.com, Love (2005), describing his life in Berkeley, California during the "Summer of Love" and travels during the hippy era, including the "hippie trail" to India. His novel The J-Word (2009), about secular Jewish life, is not on a travel-related theme, and is set in the neighbourhood of Golders Green in his native north-west London. His novel The Slave (2013), about human trafficking and slavery, is set in the same district.

In addition, Sanger has written hundreds of articles, almost all on travel, for British newspapers and other publications. From 1990 to 1999, he was editor of the French Railways (later Rail Europe) customer magazine Top Rail. In 1994 and 1996 he received Travelex Travel Writers' Awards for articles published in BBC Holiday Magazine and in Rail Europe Magazine. Sanger is a member of Travelwriters UK and the British Guild of Travel Writers.


Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Slave. (Focus Books, 2013. ISBN 978-09558201-1-3)
  • FootprintFocus Normandy Coast. (Footprint Handbooks, 2013. ISBN 978-1-908206-98-8)
  • FootprintFocus Rouen & Upper Normandy. (Footprint Handbooks, 2013. ISBN 978-1-909268-12-8)
  • Driving Guide - Provence & the Cote d'Azur. (4th edn, Thomas Cook, 2011)
  • Driving Guide - Loire Valley. (main author, 4th edn, Thomas Cook, 2011)
  • Eyewitness Top 10 Dublin. (new edition, co-author; Dorling Kindersley, 2011)
  • FootprintFrance Normandy. (1st edition, Footprint Handbooks, 2010. ISBN 978-1-906098-94-0)
  • The J-Word. (Snowbooks, 2009. ISBN 978-1-905005-95-6)
  • Michelin Green Guide France. 2008. ISBN 978-1-906261-16-0 (principal writer, English edition)
  • AA Essential Spiral Tenerife. AA, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7495-4968-8
  • AA Essential Spiral Lanzarote. AA, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7495-4959-6
  • Drive Around Loire Valley. Thomas Cook, 2007, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84157-740-1 (main author)
  • Drive Around Burgundy. Thomas Cook, 2007, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84157-741-8
  • Drive Around Provence. Thomas Cook, 2007, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84157-782-1
  • DK Eyewitness Top 10 Dublin. DK, 2007, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4053-1721-4 (co-author)
  • AA Essential Channel Hopping. (AA, UK, 1999, 2001)
  • AA Essential Lanzarote & Fuerteventura. (AA, UK, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, relaunched as Essential Spiral 2007)
  • AA Essential Tenerife. (AA, UK, 2000, 2001, 2002, 203, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, relaunched as Essential Spiral 2007)
  • AA Explorer Israel. (AA, UK, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2006)
  • AA TwinPack Lanzarote & Fuerteventura. (AA, UK, 2002)
  • AA TwinPack Tenerife. (AA, UK, 2002. ISBN 0-7495-3460-5)
  • An Inland Voyage. (Guide by AS added to book by Robert Louis Stevenson, Cockbird Press, UK, 1991. ISBN 1-873054-02-5)
  • Discover Brussels. (WHS/Thomas Cook, UK, 1999)
  • Exploring Rural France. (Helm/A&C Black, UK, 1988, 1990, 1993; Passport, US, 1988, 1990, 1993)
  • Exploring Rural Ireland. (Helm/A&C Black, UK, 1989; Passport, US, 1989; Mingus, Netherlands, 1991)
  • Eyewitness Top 10 Dublin. (Dorling Kindersley; co-author; UK 2003)
  • Fodors Exploring Israel. (Fodor. US. 1996, 1998, 2000)
  • God tur til Lanzarote & Fuerteventura. (Norway. 2000. ISBN 82-03-22432-6)
  • HotSpots Lanzarote. (Thomas Cook, UK, 2006. ISBN 1-84157-525-9)
  • Israel - US Library of Congress Talking Book. (Book no: 1984 - RC 20605; 1998 - RC 44904)
  • Languedoc & Roussillon. (Helm/A&C Black, UK, 1989, 1994, 1997; Passport, US, 1989; 1994, 1997)
  • Long Weekends in France. (Penguin, UK, 1992)
  • Must See Brussels. (Thomas Cook, UK, 1999)
  • Ontdek Landelijk Frankrijk. (Mingus, Netherlands, 1990)
  • Ontdek Landelijk Ierland. (Mingus, Netherlands, 1991).
  • Rough Guide to France, The. (co-author, 1st ed'n, Rough Guides, UK, 1986)
  • Signpost Guide Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. (Thomas Cook, UK, 2000; Globe Pequot, US. 2000)
  • Signpost Guide Loire Valley. (Thomas Cook, UK, 2002; Globe Pequot, US. 2002)
  • Signpost Guide: Provence & the Cote d'Azur. (Thomas Cook, UK, 2000; Globe Pequot, US. 2000)
  • South-West France. (Helm/A&C Black, UK, 1990, 1994; Passport, US, 1990, 1994)
  • Vegetarian Guide to Britain & Europe, The. (Simon & Schuster, UK, 1992)
  • Vegetarian Traveller, The. (Thorsons, UK, 1987; Grafton, UK, 1991; Mingus, Netherlands, 1992)
  • Vegetarier op Reis, De. (Mingus, Netherlands, 1992)
  • Villages of Northern France. (Pavilion, UK, 1994)
  • Viva Guide Israel. (Viva, Germany. 1996) ISBN 3-89480-615-X
  • Viva Twin Lanzarote & Fuerteventura. (Viva, Germany. 1999) ISBN 3-89480-232-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunday Times best selling travel titles, 17 May 1987)

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