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An Interview with Charlie Carroll

An Interview with Charlie CarrollInspired by a long-time obsession with Tibet, high school English teacher Charlie Carroll, took a sabbatical to explore the country of his dreams, contending with Chinese bureaucracy, struggling across harsh terrain and encountering breathtaking altitudes. At a teahouse on the border of China and Tibet, he met Lobsang, a Tibetan exile who crossed the Himalayas
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Grosseto, Italy

Grosseto, ItalyKindly contributed byItaly correspondent for The Economist John Hooper, who explores Italy — its baffling contradictions, unique character and contemporary culture — in his new, illuminating portrait The Italians. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the country as it exists today.   For the traveller, unexpected discoveries are commonplace; unexpected journeys are rarer. I
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BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Edge of the World

The Edge of the WorldIn his new book The Edge of the World, Michael Pye illuminates the so-called Dark Ages of Northern Europe by showing how cultures evolved on the shores of the North Sea, from the terror of the Vikings to the golden age of cities. Pye profiles the saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, and artists and
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