Below is a selection of published features broken up (roughly) by subject matter.

Alternative Lifestyle

Life afloat
Wiltshire Magazine, February 2012

Tom Mellors asks residents of the Kennet & Avon Canal about their life on the water. Read more

I, Freeter
New Escapologist, August 2011

Tom Mellors takes a look at the motivations of Japan’s everyday freedom seekers. Read more

An Introduction to Hitchhiking
New Escapologist, August 2012

Tom Mellors offers an introduction to life on the road. Read more

History & Culture

Love like a bohemian
New Escapologist, April 2011

Tom Mellors looks at the lessons from a tradition of literary and historic Bohemian courting rituals. Read more 

Bartleby’s office
New Escapologist, February 2010

Tom Mellors recommends Melville’s short story as early Escapologial fantasy. Read more

Garbo felt so at home in Wiltshire
Wiltshire Life, February, 2010

The movie star Greta Garbo loved Broad Chalke and the surrounding area, writes Tom Mellors, but even there she couldn’t escape the press. Read more

The triumphant misfit – John Betjeman at Marlborough College
Wiltshire Magazine, February 2010

Tom Mellors reveals how John Betjeman’s time at boarding school in Wiltshire shaped one of our nation’s favourite poets. Read more


Lauren Child and Judy Golding
Wiltshire Magazine, August 2011

The second Marlborough Literature Festival will feature two Wiltshire-born writers, Lauren Child and Judy Golding. Tom Mellors spoke to them about their recent work. Read more


Anarchy and escapology in the Great Depression
New Escapologist, August 2010

Tom Mellors on the origins of the Catholic Worker Movement. Read more


Life beyond disability
Wiltshire Magazine, January 2012

In the year when Devizes PHAB celebrates 25 years of its famous yellow buses, Tom Mellors finds out more. Read more

The School of Life, July 2009 

Tom Mellors shares his ambivalence about our herding instincts. Read more


A glimpse of Andalucia
Footprint Travel Guides, October 2010

Tom Mellors shares his passion for Andalucia in this overview of what the region has to offer. Read more

Oranges, olives and dirt: An eco holiday in Andalucia
The Olive Press – Green Guide to Spain, July 2010

Fancy a holiday without the packaging? Volunteering on organic farms as a Woofer is a great way to travel and experience green living, writes Tom Mellors. Read more

On the road: The hitch-hiker’s guide to an elusive Spanish monastery
The Independent, December 2009

Tom Mellors hitchhikes in the Andalucian outback. Read more