Today is the official start of our 80 day journey around the world. We are starting at the Reform Club in Pall Mall where Phileas Fogg accepts the famous wager for £20,000.
With more than 3,000 Virtual Travellers already signed up, our travels are less likely to be beset by risks or the loss of fortunes - so we hope you can relax and enjoy the talks, our book club and the social online activities. We are offering two events today to welcome our Virtual Travellers so please do sign up for our welcome event at 5pm (GMT) and a reading of the opening of the novel at 8pm (GMT). (You need to log in to register for the events.)
If you have not signed up yet to the journey you can do so here.
Here is a taste of some of the destinations we are travelling to in the coming weeks!