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An Armchair's Traveller's History of Apulia

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by Desmond Seward & Susan Mountgarret
Apulia – An Armchair Traveller’s History by Desmond Seward and Susan Mountgarret is a compelling reading that links the landscape of this region to its history and early travellers.
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Smile of a Midsummer Night: A Picture of Sweden

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by Gustafsson, Lars
Lars Gustafsson and Agneta Blomqvist have written a personal guide to their Swedish homeland. Setting off from the south their journey leads them all the way up to Norrland, from the farms of Scania to the Laponian area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it is the idyllic fjord in Bohuslan, in the Vastmanland region, as well as Lake Malar and Stockholm that they call home. Alive with their varied interests ...
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My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

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by Darke, Diana
How did Syria's revolution lose its way? Drawing on the author's firsthand knowledge of the country's complex religious and ethnic communities, this book illuminates the darker recesses of Syria's history, politics, and society. With the unique perspective of an Arabic-speaking British woman, Diana Darke became deeply embedded in all levels of Syrian society when she bought and restored a house in a mixed S...
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European Identity

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by Green, Stephen
Is there any such thing as a European identity? Amidst all the kaleidoscopic variety what - if anything - do 28 members of the European Union have in common? The facts of history have created shared interests and cultural connections that are in the end more important than the differences. We know we are different from Asia; and we are more different from America than we - perhaps especially the British - t...
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Hidden Bhutan - Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

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by Martin Uitz
In 2006, "Time magazine" listed the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk, as one of the 100 'leaders and revolutionaries' who are changing our world today. Yet it was only in the 1960s that the first road linking "The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon" with India was opened, and since 1974 only a strictly limited number of tourists have been allowed to visit each year. Martin Uitz, a renowned expert on Bhutan,...
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Raghu Rai's India - Reflections in Colours

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by Rai, Raghu
Raghu Rai's "India" is the India of the everyday - the life of his rural childhood. His photographs talk about the simple people, the village people, the rituals and routines that make up the rhythm of their days, their spiritual fervour, their dignity and sense of colour and self-adornment, as well as the earthy beauty of their humble homes and the unconscious artistry of their agricultural labour. For the...
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Traveller's History of England

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by Christopher Daniell
A complete history of England from earliest times right up to the present day, presented in one volume. A Traveller's History of England begins with the Old Stone Age and finishes with the Millenium Dome. Illustrated with historical maps and line drawings, A Traveller's History of England offers insight into the country's past and present and into English character and culture.
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China: An Introduction to the Culture and People

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by Strittmatter Kai
It's time we got to know a little more about the Chinese. Did you know they don't eat soup, they drink it? That their surnames come before their first names? That their good sense is to be found not in their heads but in their hearts? Or that white is their colour of mourning? This guide to avoiding the numerous pitfalls of Chinese etiquette is both amusing and informative. The writer and journalist Kai Str...
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Somerville's 100 Best British Walks

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by Christopher Somerville
Christopher Somerville is one of Britian's best-loved walking journalists and personalities. "Somerville's 100 Best British Walks" presents a personal selection of his best walks around Britain. Laid out by region, with over forty illustrations and area maps showing walk locations and easy-to-follow directions, this volume is a treasury of anecdote, observation and description, as well as a comprehensive gu...
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A Night in the Emperor's Garden: A True Story

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by Omar, Qais Akbar
In 2005, a group of Afghan actors endeavored to create an unusual dramatic performance--one that would bring theater to a region wounded after years of war with the Taliban and offer hope for healing. "A Night in the Emperor's Garden" is the captivating account of their resulting play and a rich exploration of the region's culture. In preparation, for five months, the group tirelessly reworked Shakespeare'...
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Kathmandu: Biography of a City

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by Bell, Thomas
One of the greatest cities of the Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal, is a unique blend of thousand-year-old cultural practices and accelerated urban development. In this book, Asia expert Thomas Bell recounts his experiences from his many years in the city exploring in the process the rich history of Kathmandu and its many instances of self-reinvention. Closed to the outside world until 1951 and trapped in a medi...
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The Golden Step

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by Christopher Somerville
In the Golden Step: A Walk Through the Heart of Crete, the famous walking correspondent Christopher Somerville undertakes a gruelling hike from the east to the west of Crete, relying entirely on a rather dodgy map, a compass and a walking stick -and, of course, on the famed hospitality of the Cretans.
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The Colonel

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by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
It's a pitch black, rainy night in a small Iranian town. Inside his house the Colonel is immersed in thought. Memories are storming in. Memories of his wife. Memories of the great patriots of the past, all of them assassinated or executed. Memories of his children, who had joined the different factions of the 1979 revolution. There is a knock on the door. Two young policemen have come to summon the Colonel ...
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Travellers Wine Guide to France

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by Christopher Fielden
Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs (wine usually seems to be made in attractive surroundings) as well as maps, the books in this series describe the wine-producing regions of each country. The authors recommend itineraries, list wineries, describe the local cuisines, suggest wine bars and restaurants, and provide a mass of practical information, much of which is not readily available elsewh...
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Secret New York - Exploring The City's Hidden Neighbourhoods

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by Michelle Haimoff
New York churns at a relentless pace. It is constantly being rebuilt, torn down, and rebuilt again to make way for the next era of commerce and culture. But it is truly the sum of its neighborhoods, all of which offer a different perspective on the history and attitude of the city, each of which is best explored on foot.
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Paris by Bistro - A Guide to Eating Well

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by Christine & Dennis Graf
In Paris by Bistro, you enter the neighbourhoods of the tiny narrow streets, pass the smoky clubs and steamy little restaurants. You learn the character of each district and encounter a Paris that you might think no longer existed.
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Italy - A Traveller's History

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by Valerio Lintner
A Traveller's History of Italy analyzes the development of the Italian people from pre-historic times right through to the imaginative, resourceful and fiercely independent Italians we know today. All the major periods of Italian history are dealt with, including the Etruscans, the Romans, the communes and the city states which spawned the glories of the Renaissance.
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The English Garden

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by Hans Von Trotha
Garden design in England was entirely reinvented during the 18th-century. The strictly symmetrical gardens of the French Baroque were replaced by artificial landscapes which soon became almost indistinguishable from natural scenery. What continues to govern our notions of a beautiful landscape, even today, is the ideal image of Nature conceived by 18th-century English landscape gardeners. This journey throu...
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Rilke's Venice - A Travel Companion

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by Brigit Haustedt
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) criss-crossed Europe; he visited Russia and sailed on the Nile. And over and over again, he went to Venice: St Mark's Square and the Lido, the Doge's Palace and the Grand Canal were his intimate friends. He visited the city ten times; the first was a weekend in March 1897, the last, 13 July 1920. Venise, as he called her amorously, enthralled and provoked him: for a long time ...
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Crossing Jerusalem: Journeys at the Centre of the World's Trouble

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by Nicholas Woodsworth
The extremes of the human experience are encapsulated in Jerusalem, and Nicholas Woodsworth’s “Crossing Jerusalem” is one of the most authoritative and evocative travelogues in existence. From the ultra-orthodox communities of Mea-Shearim, where immodestly dressed women can expect to be spat at or stoned, to the Palestinian communities of East Jerusalem, Woodsworth writes about the city with great precision...
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