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After Dark: A Nocturnal Exploration of Madrid

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by Stubbs, Ben
In 1762 the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau observed that we are blind half our lives because of what we miss during the night. Yet we fear the dark, and are led to believe that bad things happen during the small hours, especially in cities. This is when insomniacs, psychopaths and photophobics--those who are afraid of the light--roam the streets; the time when 'normal' people should be tucked up in their...
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River Effra: South London's Secret Spine

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by Newman, Jon
London was once a city awash with watercourses. Most of these streams and small rivers have long since disappeared underground and their void has been filled by myth, legend and an enduring yet uncertain fascination. The River Effra was one of these vanishings. In its earlier existence above ground it could only ever have been a modest tributary of the Thames, but through a vivid subterranean afterlife it h...
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Patagonia - A Cultural History

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by Chris Moss
Patagonia in the Landscapes of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and account of some of the world’s most memorable and evocative landscapes. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the cultural history of a landscape, providing an overview of the area’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the...
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The Trans-Siberian Railway - A Traveller's Anthology

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by Deborah Manley
In The Trans-Siberian Railway – A traveller’s Anthology Deborah Manley blends her personal account of this fascinating rail trip with excerpts of works from a variety of writers of the like of Newby and Theroux but also Sir Henry Norman, Peter Fleming, Lindon Bates Jr, Lesley Blanch; each offering a different perspective on the experience, Russia, its people and culture.
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The Basque Country - A Cultural History

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by Paddy Woodworth
The Basque Country in the Landscapes of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and account of some of the world’s most memorable and evocative landscapes. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the cultural history of a landscape, providing an overview of the area’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is plac...
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Marseille

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by Crackanthorpe David
The reality of Marseille, with its secret life and scarred beauty, has little in common with its sulphurous reputation. Its inhabitants, who like to keep themselves and their city's true character to themselves, prefer it that way. A taste for independence has been part of the city's nature and history from the beginnings 2,600 years ago; since then it has only been part of France for the past 600, and for ...
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Sicily - A Cultural History

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by Joseph Farrell
A Cultural Guide to Sicily from Signal Books in their series Landscapes of Imagination presents the island’s rich history as the land in the centre of the Mediterranean where the great civilizations of Europe and Northern Africa met. The book is arranged as a tour of the island; readers will find not just the famous Greek temples or amphitheatres but Muslim-style domes, Norman, Spanish French and Austrian i...
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The Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and The Solent

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by Bardell Mark
The Isle of Wight is England's largest island, but its diamond-shape is at most 23 miles long and 13 miles wide. Anchored close to the Hampshire coast, its location has created a sheltered waterway, the Solent, with its own local roadsteads and a unique double tidal system. This geography has shaped the area's history. Southampton's docks, located on Southampton Water to the north-west, had become the count...
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Frankfurt

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by Melican, Brian
Frankfurt is a city that punches well above its weight. Despite its diminutive size--it has fewer than a million inhabitants--it is a financial centre of global importance, named alongside metropolises and capitals such as Tokyo, London, and New York. Yet Frankfurt is a city that is also continually underestimated: many of the millions who visit it on business--both German and from other countries--see litt...
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First Overland: London-Singapore by Land Rover

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by Slessor, Tim
Why not? After all, no-one had ever done it before. It would be one of the longest of all overland journeys-half-way round the world, from the English Channel to Singapore. They knew that several expeditions had already tried it. Some had got as far as the deserts of Persia; a few had even reached the plains of India. But no-one had managed to go on from there: over the jungle-clad mountains of Assam and ac...
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Travels in Blood and Honey - Becoming a Beekeeper in Kosovo

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by Gowing/1
Kosovo: the name conjures up blood: ethnic cleansing and war. This book reveals another side to the newest country in the world a land of generous families, strong tastes and lush landscapes: a land of honey. Elizabeth Gowing is rushed to Kosovo, on a blind date with the place , when her partner is suddenly offered the position of adviser to Prime Minister Agim Ceku. Knowing nothing of the language or polit...
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The French Riviera - A Cultural History

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by Julian Hale
The French Riviera in the Landscapes of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and account of some of the world’s most memorable and evocative landscapes. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the cultural history of a landscape, providing an overview of the area’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is plac...
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The Ionian Islands & Epirus - A Cultural History

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by Jim Potts
Ionian Islands & Epirus in the Landscapes of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and account of some of the world’s most memorable and evocative landscapes. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the cultural history of a landscape, providing an overview of the area’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is...
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Malta - A Travellers' Anthology

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by Manley, Deborah
Malta - A Travellers' Anthology is a selection of extracts compiled by Deborah Manley, which reveals how generations of writers and observers have recorded their views of Malta and Gozo; its landscapes, its peoples, its capital Valetta and famous harbour, its festas and festivals and catholic identity. Whilst featuring comments from such names as Byron, Thackeray, Disraeli, Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Burgess an...
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Vienna - A Cultural & Literary History

by Nicholas T Parsons
Vienna in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poetic...
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Brussels - A Cultural & Literary History

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by Andre de Vries
Brussels in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poet...
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Stockholm - A Cultural & Literary History

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by Tony Griffiths
Stockholm in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poe...
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Andalucia - A Cultural History

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by John Gill
Andalucia in the Landscapes of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and account of some of the world’s most memorable and evocative landscapes. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the cultural history of a landscape, providing an overview of the area’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the...
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Buenos Aires

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by Nick Caistor
Nick Caistor has lived for several years in Buenos Aires as well as visiting it often over the past three decades. He has reported on Argentina for the BBC and is a translator as well as the author of several books on Latin America. The architect Le Corbusier once called Buenos Aires the capital of an imaginary empire . From its foundation in the sixteenth century, Argentina's main city has been a place of ...
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New Orleans - A Cultural & Literary Guide

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by Louise McKinney
New Orleans in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, p...
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