Travels with My Hat

By Christine Osborne

Travel, Action & adventure, Biography & memoir | Paperback


"Travels with My Hat" is the story of how an Australian nurse switched careers to become an award-winning international travel writer and photographer. It is a colourful record of her experiences defined by travel and frequently against all odds. ‘We don’t know who you are,’ she was told on arrival in London in 1974. ‘To get a name here, you need to write a book,’ which is precisely what she did, choosing as subject, the developing Arab oil states of the western Gulf. Publication of The Gulf States & Oman in 1977 brought commissions on the Middle East. Books followed on Jordan and Pakistan. In 1979 she was accredited to the Buckingham Palace press corps to cover Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s historic tour of Arabia. In 1981, she travelled to Iraq, invited to Baghdad by the Ba’athist regime of Saddam Hussein. Christine’s adventures in Iraq, Ethiopia, Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, Morocco and other exotic places, are rounded off with letters to her mother who had never left Australia.


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"Travels with My Hat" is the story of how an Australian nurse switched careers to become an award-winning international travel writer and photographer. It is a colourful record of her experiences defined by travel and frequently against all odds. ‘We don’t know who you are,’ she was told on arrival in London in 1974. ‘To get a name here, you need to write a book,’ which is precisely what she did, choosing as subject, the developing Arab oil states of the western Gulf. Publication of The Gulf States & Oman in 1977 brought commissions on the Middle East. Books followed on Jordan and Pakistan. In 1979 she was accredited to the Buckingham Palace press corps to cover Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s historic tour of Arabia. In 1981, she travelled to Iraq, invited to Baghdad by the Ba’athist regime...


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Christine Bowker Osborne was born in Sydney, NSW Australia. She trained as a nurse, graduating in 1963. She began writing about her overseas travels in the mid-sixties and in 1969, received the Pacific Area Travel Association Award for articles on south-east Asia. The following year, she received the PATA Grand Award for a feature on Burma. Settling in London in 1974, she produced her first book, The Gulf States and Oman, published in 1977. A string of other books and travel guides followed on developing countries in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Travels with My Hat her self published memoir, details her experiences working as a freelance photojournalist in these countries which include 35 Muslim states. Travels with My Hat which contains 78 pictures, received the non-fiction award for self publishing from the Self Publishing Review in California, in April 2014.


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Christine Bowker Osborne was born in Sydney, NSW Australia. She trained as a nurse, graduating in 1963. She began writing about her overseas travels in the mid-sixties and in 1969, received the Pacific Area Travel Association Award for articles on south-east Asia. The following year, she received the PATA Grand Award for a feature on Burma. Settling in London in 1974, she produced her first book, ...


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Mike Freze

Mike Freze

22 December at 02:44

Hi, Christine! Great job...you are definitely going places!

Peace...Mike Freze

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