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‘What’s that smell?’

'My seven-year-old keeps asking this, from her middle-seat in the back of the inevitable family four-wheel-drive. No one knows what the smell is, or will admit to owning it. I like to think of it as the intangible odour of youth – a mixture of sweat, anxiety and optimism – it smells like ‘what’s next?’, ‘are we there yet?’, or ‘has anyone got phone coverage yet?’ It is, more practically, the scent of clothes that haven’t been washed recently, of food still uneaten from hours ago, of perfumes and colognes that haven’t yet been grown into. It’s also the scent of us – our family – the smells that mingle and collectively characterise our present while reminding us of our past, and hint of our future.' (Introduction) 

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series RE-mapping Travel Writing in the 21st Century no. 56 October Stefan Jatschka (editor), Stephanie Green (editor), Nigel Krauth (editor), 2019 18270462 2019 periodical issue 'This special issue of TEXT invited scholars and creative writing academics from universities across four continents to create new pieces which emphasised current developments in, and the evolving significance of, travel writing in the 21st century.' (Stefan Jatschka, Stephanie Green and Nigel Krauth, Introduction) 2019
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