Dyer was a talented young writer and determined to write a study of D.H.Lawrence. But when he sat down to write the book, he found himself distracted by ...everything! Welcome to the world of Dyer! Gripped by indecision at every turn, he agonises over where to settle down to write, whether or not he should move in with his al... read more
Our modern society is very particular about what constitutes good food: local, seasonal, organic produce that doesn't overly impact on the environment. But throughout history every generation has believed that it alone knows the true value of food, and looked with distaste on the culinary practices of its predecessors. Not so... read more
Irreverent, laugh-out-loud tales of living and travelling in India. Join award-winning writer Lisa Scott and her economist as they experience the absolute hell and pure joys of India. Trading the quiet back streets of Dunedin for the heat and chaos of Bangalore, southern India, Lisa tells their story in her own inimitable... read more
A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one... read more
Angels are sculpted everywhere in Paris, not just on churches but in unexpected places: holding a lightning rod atop the Theatre du Chatelet's roof, adorning a seventeenth-century gilded sundial inside a courtyard at the Sorbonne, hovering above a railroad headquarters where a beautiful stone frieze features young angels flyi... read more
Contrary to popular belief, London isn't all grime and crime. Despite the endless maze of paving, commuter rat race and never-stop, never-rest attitude, there's another side - a natural side - unearthed in this beautiful new book. Lost in London is for those who aren't in love with the capital's dynamic pace and crowded tubes... read more
For many women, the prospect of living in Paris with the love of your life would come pretty close to having it all. Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic li... read more
|Series:||Lonely Planet Encounter|
Includes more than 400 images.
|Author:||Alain de Botton|
Bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton, author of "The Consolations of Philosophy" and "Status Anxiety", explores the highs and lows, ups and downs, of holidays in "The Art of Travel". As seen on Channel 4. Few activities seem to promise is as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far f... read more
White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair-un-Nissa
Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured here as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian gardens or imbibe the French countryside, to challenge the fierce Sahara or climb an impossible mountain.
'The chocolate centre flows like dark lava onto the whiteness of the plate. The last ounce of stress drains from my body ...I have discovered the French version of Death by Chocolate.'
Part love story, part wine-splattered cookbook, Lunch in Paris is a deliciously tart, forthright and funny story of falling in love with... read more
Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.
In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours... read more
My Amalfi Coast is a loving memoir of the place Amanda called home for so many years, and a guide packed with insider's tips on where to eat, stay, shop and visit. Amanda takes us to the very heart of a region where the splendour of the scenery is more than matched by the warmth and charm of the people. Along the way we are i... read more
Born on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall, as a child Judith Schalansky could travel only through the pages of an atlas. Now she has created her own, taking us across the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands. Perfect maps jostle with cryptic tales from the islands, full of rare animals and lost explorers, marooned slav... read more
Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year. This titl... read more
|Author:||Charles J. Ziga|
New York is one of the most ever-changing and photogenic places in the world. Featuring full-color photographs of well-known landmarks from all five boroughs--from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to South Street Seaport, as well as secret treasures throughout the city--this visual celebration of New York in all of its seasonal sp... read more
Glamour magazine called Come Back, the first nonfiction collaboration by Claire and Mia Fontaine, the "best mother-daughter memoir," while the New York Times Book Review praised it as, "a testament to the power of the love."The Fontaines are back with Have Mother, Will Travel, a beautiful, thoughtful, insightful, inspiring bo... read more
This title includes book and 4 CDs. It contains text in English, German and French. "A Day in Paris" comes close to the enormous variety and typically French laissez-faire of Pairs in these images. In the morning, the city tour starts out in the centre of the town and continues through the different arrondissements. Street ca... read more
|Author:||James George Scott|
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experie... read more