Archive for March, 2012

Travel, A Literary History

Travel, A Literary History
Peter Whitfield must have been busy at the Bodleian! Travel A Literary History highlights 150 books from the collection, ranging from voyages of Marco Polo and Columbus to the twentieth-century adventures of Maurice Herzog, Patrick Leigh Fermor and many more. Mariners and missionaries, diplomats and dilettantes alike are represented in this judicious sampling of travel
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Square du Vert Galant, Paris

Square du Vert Galant, Paris
Kindly contributed by Susan Cahill, author of the new Hidden Gardens of Paris, A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light. “They’re easy to miss, the off-the-beaten-track green spaces of Paris. But whether by metro or on foot — Julia Childs’ way of getting to know the city — you
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City Select: Get all Nine!

City Select: Get all Nine!
Paris, Marrakech and Shanghai get the City Select treatment this spring, joining New York, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Rome, San Franciso and London in the stylish series. Which is your favorite city? Each with a trim size of 4 x 6 inches, these pocket guides are bound in patterned fabric. Their focus is on exploring neighborhoods,
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