Eland specializes in keeping the classics of travel literature in print. Eland books open out our understanding of other cultures, interpret the unknown, reveal different environments as well as celebrating the humour and occasional horrors of travel.
Eland is owned by three travel writers: Rose Baring, John Hatt and Barnaby Rogerson. It is run with the assistance of a team of self-motivated freelancers: such as Jennie Paterson (website), Antony Gray (typesetting and page design) and Stephanie Allen (publicity) who is also a Director.
Rose Baring is an expert on Russia who has written guidebooks to Moscow, St Petersburg, Istanbul and Tunisia.
John Hatt (author of The Tropical Traveller and travel editor of Harpers & Queen for ten years) founded the company in 1982, and www.cheapflights.com some years later.
Barnaby Rogerson has travelled extensively in North Africa and the Sahara.
He has written guidebooks to Morocco, Tunisia, Cyprus and Istanbul, which
were followed by A Traveller's History of North Africa, The Prophet
Muhammad: A Biography, The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad, and most recently, The Last Crusaders. His collected travel journalism and book reviews can be found at www.barnabyrogerson.com
Stephanie Allen began her working life at Heffers Booksellers in Cambridge
before moving onto another family firm, John Murray Publishers where she
worked as Publicity Manager for 12 years. After becoming a freelance book
publicist she joined Persephone Books, then helped launch Slightly Foxed,
the literary review, publisher and bookshop, where she still acts as Publicity and Marketing Manager alongside her role as Publicity Director for Eland Books.