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  • - On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube
    av Patrick Leigh Fermor

    In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary.It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies. His powers of recollection have astonishing sweep and verve, and the scope is majestic.

  • - More Notes from a Small Island
    av Bill Bryson

    Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country.

  • - Two Years of Living in the World's Most Secretive State
    av Lindsey Miller

    An extraordinary photographic exploration of North Korea, from a Westerner who lived in Pyongyang and explored the country beyond for nearly two years.

  • av Patrick Leigh Fermor

    17 år gamle Patrick Leigh Fermor får avslag på søknaden til Sandhurst Military Academy. Han bestemmer seg for å reise fra England og gå fra Nederland til Konstantinopel. Patrick går gjennom 1930-tallets Europa og dette blir hans utdannelse hvor undervisningen blir formidlet gjennom menneskene han møter og landskapet han beveger seg gjennom. Med register.

  • - A Memoir
    av Torre DeRoche

    Love can make a person do crazy things. . .A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat - total crew of two - struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat. But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she's in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.Set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always breathtakingly brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

  • av Douglas Adams

    Descriptive writing of a high order this is an extremely intelligent book The TimesJoin Douglas Adams, bestselling and beloved author of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine on an adventure in search of the world s most endangered and exotic creatures.In this book, Adams self-proclaimed favourite of his own works, the pair encounter animals in imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the lovable kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean and the alien-like aye-aye of Madagascar. Inimitably witty and poignant, Last Chance to See is both a celebration of our most extraordinary creatures and a warning about what we have to lose if we do not act soon. Featuring a fantastic new foreword by the authors' long-time friend Stephen Fry, and an afterword from Mark Carwardine that considers what has changed since the book was first published, Last Chance to See feels more urgent than ever before. Douglas Adams genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world Independent

  • - One Woman's Search for Everything
    av Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert

    _________________OVER 15 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE_________________'Eat, Pray, Love has been passed from woman to woman like the secret of life' - Sunday Times'A defining work of memoir' - Sunday Telegraph'Engaging, intelligent, and highly entertaining' - Time_________________It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her._________________'Gilbert's prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible' - The New York Times Book Review'Life changing' - Daily Express'A meditation on love in its many forms - love of food, language, humanity, God, and most meaningful for Gilbert, love of self' - Los Angeles Times'If you read one book, this should be it' - Sun'Everyone who reads it has a new best friend' - The Times_________________

  • av Claudio Magris

    'Neither a travel book, nor a vast prose poem, nor a history, nor philosophy, nor voyage of discovery, but often all at once' Independent on SundayWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD FLANAGAN In this fascinating journey Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is encyclopaedic and whose curiosity limitless, guides his reader from the source of the Danube in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. Along the way he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments - from Ovid to Kafka and Canetti - and in so doing sets his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the vital crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam.

  • - A Comic Tour of America
    av Eric Idle

    Eric Idle, the legendary star of Monty Python fame, takes fans on a deeply personal and hilarious whirlwind tour around America.'I still feel somewhat nervous encroaching on the Palin territory of writing a travel diary based on a journey ... though it is true, I reason, that all the Pythons have been involved in documentaries. So this must be a Python thing. What is this urge to probe and examine by ex-comedians? Are they tired of dressing up as women? Surely not.' - Eric IdleThe man who brought you the anthems 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' and 'Sit on my Face' shows his naughty bits - and much more! As he crossed the US on The Greedy Bastard Tour, Eric Idle kept a diary on the Monty Python website updating fans with his experiences, insights and observations. Inspired by those blogs, THE GREEDY BASTARD DIARY is an honest, hysterical and moving book - part travelogue, part memoir - that chronicles those 80 days on the road, offering Idle's thoughts on his career, personal life and the country he now calls his home. Reflective, ironic, and stamped with his renowned wit, this illuminating work takes readers on a personal tour with the legendary star and offers an intimate, close-up look inside the man as never before.

  • av Percy Fawcett

    The life of Colonel Fawcett is now the subject of the major motion picture The Lost City of Z.The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. In 1925, Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination 'Z', never to be heard of again. His younger son, Brian Fawcett, has compiled this book from letters and records left by his father, whose last written words to his wife were: 'You need have no fear of any failure . . .' This is the thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett's ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city.

  • av Stuart Fisher
    325 - 330,-

    Canals of Britain is the most comprehensive and absorbing survey of Britain's canal network ever published.It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife.Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. Each canal is intricately mapped.For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, the book goes to points beyond which others usually turn back, with information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and also a practical guide, The Canals of Britain has proved very popular with walkers, cyclists, narrowboaters, canoeists, kayakers and others wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring them to life.

  • av Judi Lifton

    Backpacking in Belize 1983, Guyana 1990 and Ecuador 1997 -- It wasunbelievable that I was on a jungle river in a torrid rain in Guyana. Ifelt compelled to look through the veil of water pouring down the frontof my face and bouncing on the waves of the river. I watched thegreenery glisten and dance with the rain. The thatched huts, barelydiscernible in the distance, looked like small fortresses. I breatheddeeply. It was a privilege to feel and sense the culture-to observe.Here on the river, as in our other adventures, we would try to be asunobtrusive as possible . . ."Judi Lifton has written a charming memoir that transports readers to distant lands in A Glimpse of the Other Americas: A Backpacker's Memoir. I learned about destinations and cultures I would never have chosen to visit and felt like I had traveled in her footsteps, whether on a jungle river in the torrid Guyana rain or a dusty road in Ecuador. Her vivid writing style lets you feel and experience the journey without leaving the comfort of your home ... no backpack required. Two thumbs up for A Glimpse of the Other Americas."-Betty Weibel, author of The Ohio Literary Trail: A Guide

  • av Patrick J. Pifher
    266 - 352,-

  • av Andersson Axel Andersson

  • av Gerd Lepic
    332 - 364,-

  • av Markus Möller & Ronald Prokein

  • av Markus Möller & Ronald Prokein

  • av John Blashford-Snell

  • av F. T. Cheng

    This book, written in the early 1950s by a former Chinese ambassador to London, is a cultured and entertaining view of the gastronomic side of Chinese life. F.T. Cheng sets out to show Westerners that there was a lot more to Chinese food culture than chop suey. It is a wonderful reminder of the richness and depth of Chinese culture from a man who also completely understood the West.

  • av Edwin John Dingle

    This book, first published in 1911, is one of the most important and best written travel books from old China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai and then by foot southwest across some of China's most wild and woolly territory to Burma. Along the way, Dingle absorbed an enormous amount of about life and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and sensitive way.

  • av Markus Möller & Ronald Prokein

  • av Markus Möller & Ronald Prokein

  • - 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'
    av Michael O'Neill

    In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. Though visited by only the lucky few, its seductive charms were shared with those back home through the art and literature it inspired. This edited collection draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to explore how Venice has been represented in Western culture since 1800. Essays from experts in their field consider the city's depiction in poetry, fiction, art, music and film. Beyond simply affirming the allure of Venice, this book functions as a case study with broader implications for the understanding of artistic and cultural legacies, and the relationships between art and money, history and myth.

  • av David Constantine

    Decapolis is a book which imagines the city otherwise. Bringing together ten writers from across Europe, it offers snapshots of their native cities, freezing for a moment the characters and complexities that define them. Ten cities: diverse, incompatible, contradictory - in everything from language to landscape. In Amsterdam every Friday night, a lonely woman cooks for her men - a circle of middle-aged bachelors. In Barcelona, a self-regarding poet tries to capture the essence of the city in an eleven-word lyric. In Reykjavik, an unemployed journalist wanders through the deserted buildings of the newspaper he once wrote for. In all cases, these are cities in states of transition: Zagreb in the shadow of the Balkan conflict; Manchester on the cusp of social and economic change; Berlin with half its industrial buildings abandoned like the Mary Celeste. The ultimate 'untranslatability' of these cities' experiences is never in question, and yet through these fractured, isolated glimpses - chance encounters, snatches of conversation, local TV bulletins - something quite unlikely begins to emerge: a commonality grounded in the fleeting and the momentary, a continuum, perhaps, of urban experience.

  • av J. Richard Smith

    From the earliest days of the Church, Christians have used icons-images of Christ-to engage with the story of their faith. However, icons are far more than ancient pictures of Jesus: they are windows on the holy and transcendental, and they tell the New Testament story in a way that makes it real even to those exploring it from a distance.Knowing that this is a story based in geographical fact, J. Richard Smith has visited many of the places where the New Testament story happened, and here he takes us along on his travels tracing the story of icons, to places like Jerusalem, Athens, Istanbul and Cairo, and also to the final resting place of the Cloth of Edessa hidden in the hills in southern Italy. Combining spiritual writing, art history and travelogue, J. Richard Smith invites us to discover that there is more to icons than meets the eye.

  • av Matthew Sturgis
    150 - 186,-

    There is no place like Rome. Throughout its long, long history, its many changes in form and fortune, Rome has always been a tourist centre. In every age - Classical, Christian, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, people have flocked to see its wonders. This is the story of what Rome's visitors have looked at over the past two thousand years, the buildings, the statues, the paintings, the artefacts that have most impressed each generation of travellers from the time of the Roman Republic in the second century BC up to the present age of mass tourism. It is the history both of how Rome has changed with the centuries and how the taste of those who have visited the city has changed with it.

  • av Guy Mettan

    Parce que pour connaitre les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre.Ce canton est un miracle suisse. Niche au coeur des Alpes, jaloux de ses sommets parmi les plus beaux de l'Helvetie, le Valais a l'independance arrimee a ses cretes. Les Valaisans forment une confrerie. Reputes solidaires, ombrageux et temeraires, ils ont fait de leur terre le royaume de l'or blanc, ou les coteaux irrigues par l'eau des glaciers se couvrent de vignobles a faire palir les meilleurs terroirs d'Europe. Guy Mettan a sillonne le Vieux pays sous tous ses angles, par tous ses sentiers. Il en dresse le portrait attendri d'une terre resolue a preserver sa tres montagneuse identite. Ce petit livre n'est pas un guide. Il raconte le Valais comme on l'arpente, pierre par pierre, vallee par vallee, en tenant bien compte des subtiles differences linguistiques. Parce que pour comprendre cette republique des glaciers, l'important est de ne jamais laisser fondre l'attachement qui vous porte immanquablement vers ses hautes cimes. Un grand recit suivi d'entretiens avec Jean-Henry Papilloud, Marie-Therese Chappaz et Luzius Theler.Un voyage historique, culturel et linguistique pour mieux connaitre les sommets valaisannes. Et donc mieux les comprendre.A PROPOS DE L'AUTEURGuy Mettan est journaliste, homme politique et ancien president du Club suisse de la presse. Il est aussi l'auteur du Dictionnaire impertinent de la Suisse (Slatkine, 2010) et de Le monde a deux mille metres (Slatkine, 2021).

  • av Richard Heuze

    Parce que pour connaitre les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre.La Sicile est un poeme. Une terre monumentale, petrie de son passe antique et de son heritage baroque. Une ile rebelle, labouree par la mafia qui lui a cause tant de dommages. Imprenable Sicile, aujourd'hui transformee en modele pour l'Italie moderne, ou la culture a peu a peu repris ses droits et ou Palerme s'affiche radieuse et ambitieuse. L'ame sicilienne vous etreint des le detroit de Messine. Elle a le gout tenebreux des silences et des coulisses sombres, contes par les plus grands romanciers italiens. Mais elle porte en elle une joie qui irrigue et transforme l'Italie d'aujourd'hui. Ce petit livre n'est pas un guide. Il plonge dans la Sicile des Siciliens en vous donnant le gout de ses legendes. Parce que pour comprendre cette ile, les mythes sont les meilleures balises. Un grand recit suivi d'entretiens avec Jean-Yves Fretigne, Francesco Giambrone et Leoluca Orlando.Un voyage historique, culturel et linguistique pour mieux connaitre les legendes siciliennes. Et donc mieux les comprendre.A PROPOS DE L'AUTEURInstalle en Italie depuis plus de trente ans, Richard Heuze fut le correspondant du Figaro a Rome. Il est l'auteur de Italie, l'esthetique du miracle (Nevicata, 2015) et Matteo Salvini, l' homme qui fait peur a l'Europe (Plon, 2019).

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