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Castles & Kings: London to Paris

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Castle

Castle

by David Macaulay

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 80 PAGES
  • FAMILY

An updated version of Macaulay's classic about the architecture, design and construction of a medieval castle; unlike the original, this one is in full-color. (EUR472, $19.99)

Eyewitness Guide Family Paris

Eyewitness Guide Family Paris

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, with dozens of excellent local maps and a kid friendly focus, including child-friendly sleeping and eating options and age range suitability. Intended for parents with kids ages four to twelve. (FRA04, $25.00)

Eyewitness Guide Family London

Eyewitness Guide Family London

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, with dozens of excellent local maps and a kid friendly focus, including child-friendly sleeping and eating options and age range suitability. Intended for parents with kids ages four to twelve. (GRB58, $25.00)

London Map

London Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2009
  • MAP

A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps. (GBR114, $9.95)

Paris Map

Paris Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A sturdy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:12,000 and all of Paris at a scale of 1:15,000. (FRN400, $8.95)

 
City Walks with Kids Paris

City Walks with Kids Paris


by Christina Henry De Tessan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • BOXED
  • 52 PAGES
  • FAMILY

These 50 colorful convenient cards, each with a map and suggested walk or activity, include neighborhoods and attractions of Paris for the family. (FRN902, $14.95)

Fodor's London's 25 Best

Fodor's London's 25 Best


by Fodor's

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops. (GBR08, $13.99)

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best


by Fodor's

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light. (FRN41, $13.99)

Angry Island, Hunting the English

Angry Island, Hunting the English


by A. A. Gill

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The splendidly irreverent London critic A.A. Gill includes scathing chapters on voice, humor, drink, animals, garden, sport and class in this comic manual to the English. (GBR715, $15.99)

Eiffel's Tower

Eiffel's Tower


by Jill Jonnes

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 354 PAGES

Jones captures the thrill of the modern in this sprightly tale of the tower, the 1889 World's Fair that inspired it -- and the cast of characters who gathered in Paris for the occasion, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the artists Gauguin, Van Gogh and Whistler. (FRN987, $17.00)

Londoners, The Days and Nights of London Now As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Have Left It, and Long for It

Londoners, The Days and Nights of London Now As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Have Left It, and Long for It


by Craig Taylor

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 413 PAGES

Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of the city's citizens who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities. (GRB69, $16.99)

Paris at the End of the World, The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918

Paris at the End of the World, The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918


by John Baxter

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

John Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World) explores how the city of light managed to shine even brighter during the four years when WWI threatened her destruction. (FRA122, $15.99)

Parisians, An Adventure History of Paris

Parisians, An Adventure History of Paris


by Graham Robb

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Beginning at the dawn of the French Revolution and continuing, in its own charming, haphazard way to the present, Robb's paean to the City of Light (he's clearly in love) takes in the history of Paris through the stories of Marie Antoinette, Sartre and Simon Beauvoir, Napoleon, Zola, Proust and others, renowned and heretofore unknown. (FRN888, $18.95)

Tales of Two Cities, Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City

Tales of Two Cities, Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City


by Jonathan Conlin

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

This dual history of Paris and London explores how the two modern metropolises grew alongside each other in design, politics, law and culture. (EUR460, $16.95)

Watching the English

Watching the English


by Kate Fox

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 583 PAGES

Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition. (GBR927, $19.95)

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction


by David Macaulay

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1981
  • PAPER
  • 77 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece. (EUR24, $9.95)

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast


by Ernest Hemingway

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 211 PAGES

A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness. (FRN26, $15.00)

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris


by A.J. Liebling

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 182 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine. (FRN32, $15.00)

Paris to the Moon

Paris to the Moon


by Adam Gopnik

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 338 PAGES

Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile. (FRN208, $16.00)

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel


by Jerome Jerome | Jeremy Lewis

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 361 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Written in 1889, "Three Men in a Boat" (to say nothing of the dog!) is a laugh-out-loud account of a man-powered voyage along the River Thames, full of detail on life and lore. A Longitude favorite. (GBR28, $12.00)

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities


by Charles Dickens

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 371 PAGES

Dickens' famous tale of love and intrigue, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. (GBR100, $8.00)

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London


by George Orwell

  • LITERATURE
  • 1972
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

Orwell's first published work, this novel -- based, in part, on true experiences -- is a tale of the underclass in 1930's Paris and London. (GBR99, $14.00)

London, A Literary Anthology

London, A Literary Anthology


by British Library

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

Ranging from the 15th century to the present day, the British Library's generous selection of poems and novel excerpts evokes the spirit of London through the ages. Full-color works of art from the library's collection are interspersed throughout. (GRB200, $27.50)

Paris in Mind

Paris in Mind


by Jennifer Lee

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

With selections spanning 300 years, this wonderful anthology reflects America's long connection to Paris and the French. The 30 American writers tapped include Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemingway and David Sedaris. (FRN412, $16.00)

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