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Andalucia

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by Jacobs, Michael
In this masterly book, now in a revised and updated fifth edition, Michael Jacobs looks with fresh eyes at all the traditional delights of Andalucia while doing full justice to the lesser-known aspects of the region. He examines the underrated local food and drink, the extraordinarily varied natural scenery, the composers and writers who created the romantic myths and legends of the nineteenth century, the ...
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Venice for Pleasure

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by Morris, Jan
'None of Venice's innumerable chroniclers have portrayed the Serenissima's character with quite such a combination of the scholarly, the informal and the intimate...Over the years thousands of readers, starting this book, have been relieved to encounter its famously undemanding approach to the city - 'Generally the first thing to do in Venice is to sit down and have some coffee': but by the time they get to...
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A272: An Ode to a Road

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by Boogaart, Pieter
A decade-old obsession for Dutchman Pieter Boogaart resulted in a guidebook that looks like no other, to a subject never before fully explored: the A272. Three continuous texts wind their way through the book, simultaneously exploring the A272 itself and the countryside it passes through; extra commentary is provided in yet another level of text. Hundreds of colour photographs complete this homage to the 'e...
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An Hour From Paris

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by Annabel Simms
A guide to twenty little known destinations, all within an hour of Paris by train. An insider's guide to the most interesting, beautiful and under-visited places in the countryside around Paris, all an hour or less away by train. Contains historical background, photographs and specially-drawn maps, with full details of how to get there by train and brief directions for car drivers.
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The Food Lover's Companion to Tuscany

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by Carla Capalbo
The result of a two year labour of love, a readable and comprehensive survey of food in Tuscany. Where to find excellent and unpretentious examples of Italian home cooking and extensive advice on local food markets and suppliers
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Ancient Egypt

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by Murnane/1
By far the best-informed book on the monuments of Egypt The Guardian Originally published as the Penguin Guide to Ancient Egypt, William Murnane's book is widely considered the finest, most scholarly and most readable guide to the glories of Ancient Egypt ever written. Now, after years out of print, this edition, revised by Aidan Dodson of Bristol University, will bring Murnane's engaging yet rigorous lear...
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Collio

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by Carla Capalbo
The Collio hills in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in north-eastern Italy, produce some of the greatest Italian white wines, yet are little known outside of Italy. They are also the home of a unique cuisine, on the cusp between the Mediterranean and Central Europe; and close to some of the greatest names in Italian food, such as San Daniele ham and Illy coffee. This book is the first to be dedicated to this area, w...
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Parisian's Paris

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by Bill Gillham
Experience the sights and sounds of the City of Lights like a true native with this expanded edition Bill Gillham has been visiting Paris for decades. For him, the pleasure is not in revisiting the tourist sights, but rather in immersing himself in a particular "quartier," discovering little shops and bistros, exploring markets, parks, and local entertainment, and finding the quirks and particularities of t...
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Gardens of Brantwood: Evolution of Ruskin's Lakeland Paradise

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by Ingram, David
In 1872 the most famous cultural critic in Britain moved into a dilapidated cottage in the heart of England's Lake District and swapped his pen for a billhook. John Ruskin's arrival in a landscape already steeped in agricultural history began an evolution that led to the extraordinary gardens that grace Brantwood today. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide, eminent botanist and horticultu...
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Poland

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by Bentchev, Ivan
More of a historical and cultural than travel guide to Poland, Pallas Athene’s monumental tome on Poland is without doubt one of the most in-depth looks at Polish culture available. Divided by area, each chapter used black and white illustrations and the occasional full-colour photograph to accompany well-written and detailed text about the area, looking at places of interest and their cultural and historic...
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Art Galleries of the World

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by Helen Langdon
A guide to over 800 museums, art galleries, churches and palaces in 33 countries. Practical information provided includes: opening hours, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, Internet and email. It features: a star rating system to highlight unmissable masterpieces; foreign language vocabulary; A-Z index of over 600 major artists and sculptors; and a glossary of art terms. Guidebook, directory, reference w...
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Romania

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by Villiers John
Romania is one of the most beautiful, intriguing, and little-known countries in Europe. This new book, arranged as a series of essays, is the most lucid and wide-ranging guide available to Romania's architecture, history, and culture. From the remains left by the Romans to the unique churches of Moldavia and Maramures, and not forgetting the Transylvania of Vlad Dracul, "Romania "explains, informs, and insp...
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Travels with Jan, Pen and 2B - A Lifetime Sketchbook

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by Antony Cleminson
With a rare combination of great economy of means and unfailing panache, Antony Cleminson's drawings of palatial buildings and urban settings are endlessly delightful and fascinating. Collected from more than 60 years of traveling with his wife Jan, a concert violinist, they take in England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Jordan, Syria, and Yemen. They bring not only extreme sensitivity to ...
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Dordogne

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by Joy Law
Joy Law's intimate account of Dordogne is the fruit of nearly 40 years of living in and exploring the province. Whether she's taking the reader to some unexpected architectural treasure or singing the praises of the fabulous gastronomy of Dordogne - the home of truffles, foie gras, walnut oil and other legendary pleasures - her enthusiasm is always infectious.
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A Guide to Baroque Rome: the Palaces

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by Langdon, Anthony
The palaces built in Rome in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are some of the most magnificent buildings in Europe - yet they remain relatively unfamiliar. This is the first stand-alone overview guide ever published. We are producing it as a companion volume to our revised edition of Anthony Blunt's seminal guide to Baroque Rome (A Guide to Baroque Rome: The Churches, 9781873429181). In this volume...
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Roman Baroque

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by Blunt, Anthony
The Baroque, for many the most thrilling architectural style ever created, was born in Rome and reached its apogee in the work of three geniuses born in the 1590's - Bernini, Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. Perhaps the greatest student of the style was Anthony Blunt, who spent a lifetime studying and teaching the work of these architects and their importance to us now. This elegant and concise introductio...
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Life of Shakespeare

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by Rowe, Nicholas
Carefully researched and energetically written by the pioneering editor of the plays, Nicholas Rowe, himself one of the most distinguished tragedians of his age, this biography is the source for most of the facts and some of the legends of Shakespeare's life. Rowe interviewed widely to collect as much reliable information about Shakespeare as he could, and his text is as close as we will ever get to contact...
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South East England

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by Sager Peter
Sager's journey proceeds geographically from east to west. From the hops and orchards of Kent, the Garden of England, to the urbane county of Surrey full of parks, country houses and literary associations, from the beetling cliffs of the South Downs to the broad woods and heaths of the Weald of the North Downs in Sussex, from the village greens of Hampshire to the sea air of the colourful Isle of Wight.
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Isfahan

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by William Blunt
Once one of the largest cities in the world, Isfahan is an ancient metropolis that sits across timeless trade routes. It became the glittering capital of Iran's greatest dynasty, the Safavids, during the 16th century. Shah Abbas I (1587-1629) in particular helped to transform it into a city rich in art, cultural wonders, and architecture rich in form and surface decoration. Reprinted for the first time in 4...
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Stones of Venice

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by John Ruskin
The Stones of Venice has been described as the greatest guidebook ever written. Read by all who went there and thousands who did not, it opened Victorian eyes to the glories of a city even then under threat, and transformed the study and practice of architecture forever. It took Ruskin almost half a million words to launch this devastating attack on the Renaissance, and to explain how to see and make true a...
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