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By Enid A. Goldberg, Norman Itzkowitz. 2007
Loyalty meant nothing to Vlad Dracula, a Transylvanian prince who'd sacrifice anything to stay in power. He ruled with a… thirst for blood so terrible that the most famous vampire in literature was named after him.
By Enid A. Goldberg, Norman Itzkowitz. 2007
By Roy Hattersley. 2009
Passionate, affectionate and indefatigably curious, In Search of England joins a tradition of writing, from William Cobbett to JB Priestley,… that makes a journey around the English countryside and character. England is the most various of countries; within its borders, life changes mile on mile. Roy Hattersley celebrates crumbling churches and serene Victorian architecture, magnificent hills and wind-whipped coast, our music, theatre and local customs, and, above all, the quirky good humour and resilience of England's denizens. In Search of England is an unapologetic love story, a paean of praise for all the fascinating variety and flavour of England's places and people.
By Will Randall. 2008
Writer, adventurer, ex-teacher and veteran of umpteen travel disasters, Will Randall has fallen off donkeys in Spain and out of… canoes in the Solomon Islands, but none of this has prepared him for a disastrous season as a ski-bum with a posse of raucous, hard-drinking ex-students.Dismally unfashionable and hopeless at skiing, Randal finds that his stay in the charming Alpine backwater of mont St Bernard brings a whole host of new opportunities for domestic catastrophe, romantic rejection and public humiliation, including a stint as a chalet girl and an encounter with a Russian oligarch and his hair-raising entourage.Wry, self-deprecating and deliriously funny, ANOTHER LONG DAY ON THE PISTE is a rollercoaster of a travel adventure and essential apres-ski reading.
By Charlie Connelly. 2010
Each year on St Patrick's Day eighty million people around the world celebrate their Irish ancestry. Millions more don leprechaun… hats and down pints of Guinness in the annual high-fiving of Ireland and the Irish. Charlie Connelly was one of them. He thought he had a good idea of what Ireland was all about. He was, after all, practically Irish. He had a bodhran and everything. Then, when he was least expecting it, he went to live there. Our Man in Hibernia follows Charlie's adventures among the Irish. Immersing himself in Ireland's language, music and literature, he learns how closely the rose-tinted image he'd grown up with matches the reality, and explores the land, from the small patch of Connemara bog that changed the world to the Holy Tree Stump of Rathkeale. From defining moments of the country's history - the Great Famine and the Easter Rising - to its quirkier phenomena, such as the National Ploughing Championships and the Rose of Tralee, in Our Man in Hibernia Charlie Connelly paints an evocative, entertaining and witty portrait of Ireland today.
By John Diconsiglio. 2009
By Patrick Fermor. 2006
This is Patrick Leigh Fermor's spellbinding part-travelogue, part inspired evocation of a part of Greece's past. Joining him in the… Mani, one of Europe's wildest and most isolated regions, cut off from the rest of Greece by the towering Taygettus mountain
By George Brown. 1989
By Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw. 2019
Explore the city from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye With Rick… Steves on your side London can be yours Inside Rick Steves London 2019 you ll find Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring LondonRick s strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems from Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chipsConnect with local culture Catch a show in Soho take afternoon tea and have a pint of English ale with Londoners in a pub Beat the crowds skip the lines and avoid tourist traps with Rick s candid humorous insightThe best places to eat sleep and relax with a Pimm s CupSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and world-class museums like the British Museum and the Victoria Albert Day trips to Windsor Cambridge and StonehengeDetailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list popular British slang a historical overview and recommended readingOver 600 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Central London Westminster Belgravia Pimlico South Kensington Victoria Knightsbridge Mayfair Notting Hill Bayswater Bloomsbury Soho West End Hyde Park Regents Park South Bank East End North London and ChelseaMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves London 2019 Spending just a few days in the city Try Rick Steves Pocket London
By Zu Vincent. 2009
By Patrick Leigh Fermor. 2003
Patrick Leigh Fermor's Mani compellingly revealed a hidden world of Southern Greece and its past. Its northern counterpart takes the… reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, among itinerant pedlars and beggars, and even tracks down at Missolonghi a pair of Byron's slippers.Roumeli is not on modern maps: it is the ancient name for the lands from the Bosphorus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth. But it is the perfect, evocative name for the Greece that Fermor captures in writing that carries throughout his trademark vividness of description. But what is more, the pictures of people, traditions and landscapes that he creates on the page are imbued with an intimate understanding of Greece and its history.
By Rick Steves. 2016
Hit England s can t-miss art sights and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best… of England Rick s expert advice on what s worth your time and moneyShort itineraries covering the best of London Bath the Cotswolds Stratford-upon-Avon Liverpool the Lake District and York including Windsor Castle Cambridge Oxford Stonehenge and moreRick s tips for beating the crowds skipping lines and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture flavors and haunts including step-by-step walking tours of world-class museums and atmospheric neighborhoodsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary what to pack where to stay and how to get aroundOver 400 full-color pages with detailed maps and vibrant photosSuggestions for side trips and excursionsExperience England s Old-World sophistication and modern-day excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of England Planning a longer trip Rick Steves England is the classic in-depth guide to exploring the country
By Jan Morris. 2001
Every year more than 270,000 students from all around the world come to study in the UK - and the… number is growing by 10 per cent a year. At present, most students coming to the UK have to rely on information from their friends, and brief leaflets and booklets supplied by universities. This indispensable guide tells students all they need to know about Britain's higher education system: the application process, funding, immigration controls, health service, accommodation, study methods and employment opportunities, as well as university life, British customs and habits, and lots of other information on day to day living in the UK.
By Brad Olsen. 1925
Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into… perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site--including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter's Basilica--are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination--with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe--is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.
By Peter Prescott, Terence Conran. 2017
London is a city brimful of culinary possibilities, from lively markets to Michelin-starred restaurants. This third edition of Eat London… is completely revised and updated, with entries highlighting the very best food stops not to be missed on a tour of London in 14 chapters. This is much more than a restaurant guide - it is a book all about food and the people who make, sell and care about it. From the best fish and chip shops of East London to haute cuisine and artisan food stores in Mayfair, every entry has been assessed for quality, originality, convivial ambience and consistency. Also featured are recipes from some of the capital's favourite restaurants including A. Wong, River Café, Honey & Co. and Sartoria.Special photography by Lisa Linder illustrates the wonderful food and everyday streetlife of the city.
By Mathew Collins, Nicky Barclay. 2009
This essential handbook is for anyone wishing to enter the UK to work, study, settle, join their family, or visit… - and who wants to remain in the UK indefinitely. It is ideal for students, would-be immigrants to the UK, HR professionals, and expats. It will help them to identify which visa category is applicable to them, and will prepare them for passing the Life in the UK test as set by the Home Office for those applying for British citizenship. Written by immigration practitioners, this book is an easy to use handbook that readers will refer to, time and time again. This book is an essential read for those planning to come to the UK and who need to make a visa application. It covers: - critical information on which visa categories may be appropriate to their circumstances - how to make a visa application - what to expect when they arrive in the UK, including important information on how to establish a National Insurance number (for working), familiarising themselves with the taxation system, how to register with a Doctor and Dentist, plus much more. For those employing non-UK/EU citizens, this book explains: - what essential checks you must put in place - details of the Points Based System and how individuals can qualify - how to obtain a licence to employ foreign nationals and the HR compliance issues that need to be in place in order to remain compliant with the UK Border Agency For employers dealing with intra-company transfers and global people mobility issues, it offers a simple and understandable way to assess employees and whether they meet the appropriate visa requirements.
By Conrad Gamble. 2017
London is an epic story, with glorious locations that make your heart race and your head think. And, like all… the best stories, it has wonderful characters. This book is filled with those characters talking about their favourite aspects of this phenomenal city. From leaders in their fields to local legends, these are the people whose beat sets the rhythm of London. Their brief was simple: to reveal something that captivated them about London. The result is a diverse range of vignettes that capture the eccentricity, authenticity and true originality of London.Beautifully illustrated throughout with stunning photography by Tony Briggs and Andy Donohoe, amongst others, this unique book is the perfect package both for those who have already fallen in love with London, and for those who are just beginning to discover the city.
By Rosanna Ley. 2014
THE #1 KINDLE BESTSELLER. An unforgettable story set off the sun-soaked coast of Sicily for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria… Hislop and Santa Montefiore.'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best**********When Tess Angel receives a solicitor's letter inviting her to claim her inheritance - the Villa Sirena, perched on a clifftop in Sicily - she is stunned. Her only link to the island is through her mother, Flavia, who left Sicily during World War II and cut all contact with her family. When Tess goes to Sicily, Flavia realises the secrets from her past are about to be revealed and decides to try to explain her actions. Meanwhile, Tess' teenage daughter Ginny is stressed by college, by her blooming sexuality and filled with questions that she longs to ask her father, if only she knew where he was...********SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
By Caroline Wright, Daniel Olivella. 2018
Catalan cuisine authority Daniel Olivella serves historical narratives alongside 80 carefully curated Spanish food recipes like tapas … paella and seafood that are simple and fresh In proud vibrant Catalonia food is what brings people together whether neighbors family or visitors By the sea over a glass of chilled vermouth and the din of happily shared homemade Pica Pica tapas is where you ll find the most authentic Catalonia The region is known for its wildly diverse indigenous ingredients from seafood to jamon Ib rico to strains of rice and richly flavored cuisine that has remained uniquely Catalan throughout its complex and fraught history In Catalan Food the recipes are intended to be cooked leisurely and with love the Catalan way Featuring traditional dishes like Paella Barcelonata Seafood Paella and Llom de Porc Canari Slow-roasted Pork Loin as well as inventive takes on classics like Tiradito amb Escalivada Spanish Sashimi with Roasted Vegetable Purees and Amanida de Tom quet amb Formatge de Cabra Texas Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Catalan Food brings heritage into any home cook s kitchen where Catalonia s cuisine was born To know a culture you must taste it none is more rich and stunningly delicious than Catalonia s