Tall tales for travellers is a book of eighteen short stories based mainly on travel experiences. It is a sympathetic and at times a bemused look at human foibles, misunderstandings, and cultural differences. Eleven of the stories relate to incidences involving characters from different parts of the world and the book includes tales from Austalia, the Middle East, several European countries, Africa, the Caribbean and North America. The stories are designed to appeal to those with an international outlook and especially to travellers who have experienced the weariness and boredom of long distance flights. The idea is that the book should be light reading, easily picked up and put down, thereby allowing the reader to pause for a snooze or avoid the necessity of having to engage in conversation the person in the next seat.