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A Week in...London and Paris

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Tales of Two Cities, Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City

EUR460
Jonathan Conlin
Counterpoint
2014
320
1619024403
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This dual history of Paris and London explores how the two modern metropolises grew alongside each other in design, politics, law and culture.
$16.95

Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

Eyewitness Guide London

GBR34
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441212
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to London features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$21.99

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441247
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

London Map

GBR114
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093071
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps.
$9.95

Paris Map

FRN400
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866092040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$9.95

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

A Traveller's History of London

GBR232
Richard Tames
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
320
1566564840
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of London, from the Romans to Tony Blair, tailored to the traveler.
$14.95

A Traveller's History of Paris

FRN426
Robert Coles
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566564859
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fast-moving, short survey of French history with a focus on Paris from its founding, through the heady days of revolution and up to modern times.
$14.95

Eiffel's Tower

FRN987
Jill Jonnes
Penguin Putnam
2010
354
0143117297
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

English History, Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable

GBR869
Lacey Baldwin Smith
Academy Chicago
2007
262
0897335473
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Smith serves up memorable chunks of English history with aplomb, spicing the tale with hilarious cartoons and profiles of the kings, queens and dunces who have led the nation.
$17.95

Londoners

GRB69
Craig Taylor
Ecco Press
2013
413
0062005863
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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 those who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities.
$16.99

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

FRA122
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2014
416
006222140X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England

GBR160
Antonia Fraser
University of California Press
2000
384
0520224604
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Lady Fraser gathers eight British historians for this engaging, illustrated history of the monarchy from 1066 to the House of Windsor, brimming with personality, incident and scandal.
$39.95

The Mother Tongue, English and How it Got That Way

GBR15
Bill Bryson
Avon Books
1996
270
0380715430
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An indispensable guide to the language that divides us, this book is an informative linguistic history that showcases Bryson's wry wit.
$15.99

Toujours Paris

FRN792
Yann Layma (Photographer)
Harry N. Abrams
2008
192
0810971178
BOXED
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The landmarks, streets and people of the City of Lights are captured in 200 full-color photographs, packaged in a beautiful box to resemble a photographer's portfolio.
$60.00

Watching the English

GBR927
Kate Fox
Nicholas Brealey
2014
583
185788616X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition.
$19.95

Westminster Abbey

GBR810
Richard Jenkyns, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2011
224
0674061977
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In a highly original pocket book, classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns looks afresh at the celebrated church complex -- national cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, place of Princess Diana's funeral.
$17.50

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

The Age of Shakespeare

GBR522
Frank Kermode
Modern Library
2005
214
0812974336
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A remarkably concise, elegant overview of the world of Shakespeare in the Modern Library Chronicles series by the eminent British critic and scholar.
$17.00

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel

GBR28
Jerome Jerome, Jeremy Lewis (Introduction)
Penguin
2000
361
0140437509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$13.00

A Tale of Two Cities

GBR100
Charles Dickens
Penguin
2003
371
0451526562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dickens' famous tale of love and intrigue, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
$8.00

Down and Out in Paris and London

GBR99
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
1972
213
015626224X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

Murder in the Marais

FRN561
Cara Black
Soho Press
2016
384
1616957301
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Literate and thrilling, with a strong sense of the geography and flavor of Paris, the first in a series of mysteries starring Aimee Ledoc shows off the French-American detective's wit and wile. The series continues with Murder in Belleville (FRN562), Murder in the Sentier (FRN563) and many more.
$9.99

Paris in Mind

FRN412
Jennifer Lee (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
288
1400031028
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

More Books

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Fodor's London's 25 Best

GBR08
Louise Nicholson
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.99

The Story of England

GBR02
Christopher Hibbert
Phaidon Press
1992
224
0714826529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion.
$19.95

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.99

A Propos De Paris

FRN132
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Bulfinch Press
1998
168
0821224964
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This handsomely produced coffee table book features 131 duotone images of Paris selected by Cartier-Bresson in honor of his 90th birthday. It's a splendid tribute to the people and life of the City of Light.
$40.00

I'll Always Have Paris, A Memoir

FRN188
Art Buchwald
Ballantine Books
1997
236
0449912337
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A young columnist for the international edition of the "New York Herald Tribune," Art Buchwald traveled to Paris in the late 1940s and stayed in Europe for the next 15 years. This is his often humorous memoir of that time.
$19.00

The Body in the Library

GBR186
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
192
0062073613
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this Agatha Christie classic, a stylish blonde is found murdered at Grossington Hall and Miss Marple must put her keen observation skills to work to solve the crime.
$13.99

In Search of London

GBR269
H.V. Morton
Da Capo Press
2002
448
0306811324
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An enduring portrait of the city and especially of its history, originally published a half-century ago. As in all of his travel books, Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and, especially, the history of a place with his own keen observations.
$18.50

Original Sin

GBR409
P.D. James
Vintage Books
2009
512
0307455572
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Master of the British murder mystery, P.D. James brings back Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh for this whodunit in which prominent members of the publishing industry are dropping dead.
$15.95

Americans in Paris, A Literary Anthology

FRN427
Adam Gopnik (Editor)
Library of America
2004
613
1931082561
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging anthology includes early impressions by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as well as a generous sampling of 20th-century literary masters.
$40.00

Zazie in the Metro

FRN434
Raymond Queneau
Penguin
2001
151
0142180041
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Queneau's delirious short novel of a country girl, her loony uncle and some disapproving gendarmes on a madcap tour of Paris. Louis Malle made it into a film in 1960.
$16.00

Angry Island, Hunting the English

GBR715
A. A. Gill
Scribner
2008
240
1416531750
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

For Kids

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.99

Bard of Avon

GBR151
Diane Stanley (Illustrator), Peter Vennema
William Morrow & Company
1998
48
0688162940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated account of William Shakespeare's life and 16th century England, written for readers ages 6 and older.
$7.99

Madeline in London

GBR152
Ludwig Bemelmans
Viking
2000
64
014056649X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Miss Clavel, Madeline and her 11 classmates travel to London to cheer up their former neighbor, Pepito. For kids ages 4-8.
$7.99

Children's Travel Journal

GEN118
Adrienne Hartman (Illustrator), Anne Banks
Little Bookroom
2004
48
0964126206
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An inspired workbook and travel journal for children, spiral-bound and printed on heavy paper to accommodate lots of glue and watercolor. The book invites young travelers to get busy, alternating lined and unlined pages, with illustrations and suggestions throughout.
$19.95

King of Shadows

GBR161
Susan Cooper
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1999
186
068984445X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A novel of time-travel, Shakespeare -- and the plague -- for kids ages 10-12.
$7.99

The Family Under the Bridge

FRN313
Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1989
123
0064402509
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Medal winning book for children ages 9-12 is a charming, wonderfully human story recounting the Parisian adventures of the hobo Armand and the three homeless children who make him shed his grumpy ways.
$5.99

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

Beware, Princess Elizabeth

GBR332
Carolyn Meyer
Gulliver
2002
224
0152045562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An acclaimed young-adult novel, one in a series of Young Royals, in which Henry VIII is recently dead and young Elizabeth endures the tumultuous reigns of her brother Edward and sister Mary before ascending the throne herself.
$6.99

Mary, Bloody Mary

GBR333
Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Books
2001
240
0152164561
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This sympathetic portrait brings to life Mary Tudor’s childhood and difficult teen years, when her beloved father, Henry VIII, spurns Mary’s mother for the bewitching Anne Boleyn -- and Mary goes from riches to rags, becoming the embittered woman who would later be known as Bloody Queen Mary. Ages 11 and up.
$7.99

The Shakespeare Stealer

GBR335
Gary Blackwood
Penguin Putnam
2000
224
0141305959
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Young orphan Widge is hired to infiltrate the Globe and steal Shakespeare's latest play for another acting troupe. But will the boy betray his new friends or disobey his employer?
$6.99

Adam of the Road

GBR336
Elizabeth Janet Gray, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
2002
320
014032464X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Newberry-winning classic about the adventures of a medieval minstrel's son who loses his way on the highways and byways of 13th-century England.
$7.99

The Midwife's Apprentice

GBR341
Karen Cushman
Houghton Mifflin Company
1996
122
0547722176
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The 1996 Newbery Medal winner, this novel geared for 8-12 year olds recounts the apprenticeship of a waif named Brat, who learns to be a midwife in 14th-century England. Short, funny and atmospheric.
$7.99

This is Paris

FRN466
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310635
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
First published in 1958, this is a facsimile edition of Sasek's classic portrait of Paris for children. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and other attractions are depicted with bright, stylized illustrations. Ages 4-8.
$17.95

This is London

GBR529
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310627
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Sasek's wonderful portrait of London circa 1958 depicts the tube, Piccadilly Circus and other famed attractions through bright, stylized illustrations. For children ages 4-8.
$17.95