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By David L Hammer. 1985
By Edmund White. 2001
Novelist, critic, and biographer White, who moved to Paris in 1983, describes his wanderings through the city's arrondissements, including districts… congenial to writers, African-Americans, Jews, artists, gays and lesbians, and royalists. A flâneur is someone who strolls about a city with no specific purpose, yet is attuned to its history and character. Bestseller. 2001.
By Simon Winchester. 2001
Award-winning journalist and author Simon Winchester takes readers on a personal tour of the Balkans. Combining history and interviews with… the people who live there, Winchester offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex issues at work in this chaotic region. 2001.
By David Attenborough. 1987
A history of the Mediterranean world from the dramatic creation of the sea when the Atlantic flooded across the barrier… of land connecting Morocco and Gibraltar and plunged over a cliff 50 times the height of Niagara. The transformation of man in this rich region from hunter-gather to a settled form of existence was the beginning of civilisation and so began the process that was to transform the whole area. 1987.
By Peter Levi. 1981
Greece as seen through the eyes of a sensitive traveller - English classicist, archaeologist, and former Jesuit priest, whose poetic… observations about the land and its people are interspersed with personal narrative. c1981.
By Ted Simon. 1997
The author recounts his 1500 mile journey, much of it on foot, through Eastern Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania,… making personal connections with people in the turbulent region, and learning more about himself and his parents who had escaped from there years before. 1997.
By Helene Hanff. 1973
By John Berendt. 2006
Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a portrait of… Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant, and John Berendt is a master at seeking them out. It is the inhabitants of Venice who are the real stars of this story: Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; or Mario Moro self-styled carabiniere, fireman, soldier or airman, depending on the day of the week. 2006.
By Frances Mayes, Jean-Luc Piningre. 1998
Superbement écrit, ce livre raconte une aventure : vivre en Toscane, tomber amoureux d'une maison, la restaurer, s'adonner aux plaisirs… de la cuisine italienne et découvrir les liens entre les plats et la culture.
By Frank McCourt, J. M Synge. 1997
An unforgettable look at a land that holds Ireland's ancestral language, culture and uncorrupted heart. Synge's lyrical glimpses into the… past, coupled with Donal Donnelly's rich, lilting voice, transport listeners to these tiny Emerald Islands. 1997.
By Sylvain Tesson. 2016
Après une mauvaise chute qui a failli lui coûter la vie et causé de multiples fractures, le narrateur se retrouve… à l'hôpital pendant plusieurs mois. Sur son lit, il se promet que s'il est rétabli, il traversera la France à pied. Une fois sorti, il entreprend un voyage de quatre mois à travers les chemins de campagne, à la reconquête de lui-même, depuis Tende (Alpes-Maritimes) jusqu'au Cotentin. 2016.
By Bruce Sandison. 1990
The author, a keen angler and acute observer of the Scottish scene, reminisces about places he has visited and people… he has met, instilling his love of Scotland's history and wildlife. 1990.
By Kendall Maycock. 2016
By Tom Higgins. 1995
Does moving to Lyon, France to open a restaurant sound romantic to you? This is about an English couple who… did just that. Along the way they encountered disbelief from the French at their menu choices, and a difficult licensing bureaucracy. In the end they succeeded in creating a well-run eating establishment. 1995.
By Marian Meaney, Belén Aguado Viguer. 2016
Provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in Spain, ensuring that you arrive aware of basic manners, common courtesies,… and sensitive issues. This concise guide tells you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your Spanish hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. 2016.
By John David North. 1996
There have been many attempts to explain the purpose of Stonehenge. Using archaeological detail and a knowledge of the heavens… as they were many millennia ago, the author establishes the function of the stones themselves and what can be known of the religion that caused them to be erected. 1996.
By Brian Hall. 1988
By Frederick Doerflinger. 1971
By Frederick Doerflinger. 1970
By Anthony Bailey. 1986
The author's jaunts take him round the Isle of Wight, along the Massachusetts to Maine coastline, into the bizarre and… hilarious history of Nice's Promenade des Anglais, and down the Severn River. A world of friendly conversation, tranquil landscapes, antique churches and country pubs. 1986.