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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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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

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

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
440
1465460454
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

Eyewitness Guide London

GBR34
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
440
1465460446
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

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. Scaled at: 1:15,000.
$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

Time Out London Walks, 30 Walks by London Writers

GBR595
Time Out
TimeOut
2011
304
190497886X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable guide to a wide variety of London excursions. The handy guide is chock full of color photographs, illustrations, practical information and good maps.
$19.95

Hungry For Paris

FRN985
Alexander Lobrano
Random House
2014
512
081298594X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American in Paris since 1986, European correspondent for Gourmet and editor of Zagat's Paris, Lobrano brings a journalist's savvy and a food lover's insight to this enchanting guide of over 100 places to eat, enlivened by color photographs and charming essays on French food and dining.
$18.00

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

Imagined London, A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

GBR482
Anna Quindlen
National Geographic
2004
192
0792242076
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A unique exploration of London in the footsteps of its literary characters, from Dickens to Sherlock Holmes and beyond.
$10.95

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

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

FRN755
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
2003
351
1402200455
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two Canadian journalists tackle the contradictions and complexities of the French character, paying particular attention to the question of why the French resist globalization.
$21.99

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation wi
$17.95

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

The Judgment of Paris, The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism

FRN575
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2006
464
0802715168
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
King's lovingly researched and lucid cultural history of French art and society in the 1860s places the Impressionists at the center of a revolution in philosophy and taste.
$20.00

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

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, A Pedestrian in Paris

FRN979
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2011
298
0061998540
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Australian critic and writer Baxter draws on his second career as a literary tour guide in his adopted city for this witty memoir, laced with terrific tales.
$14.99

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

Capital

GRB75
John Lanchester
W. W. Norton & Company
2013
537
0393345092
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lanchester (Fragrant Harbor, Debt to Pleasure) sets this latest novel on a single street in London in 2008, at the height of the financial meltdown, interweaving the tales of longtime residents, recent immigrants and the newly rich.
$15.95

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

The Ministry of Fear

GBR571
Graham Greene
Penguin
2005
240
0143039113
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A thriller set in London during the Blitz by the master of atmosphere and ambiguity.
$16.00

More Books

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

84 Charing Cross Road

GBR231
Helene Hanff
Penguin Putnam
1990
112
0140143505
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This charming novel of bibliophilia tells of a love triangle between a New York writer, the owner of a London bookstore and the books he sells.
$14.00

City Secrets London

GBR327
Robert Kahn (Editor)
Fang Duff Kahn
2011
250
0983079536
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A connoisseur's guide to the city and its attractions, with personal recommendations by artists, designers, architects and personalities who have made London their home.
$19.95

London, The Biography

GBR248
Peter Ackroyd
Doubleday
2003
864
0385497717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A big thematic history of London from Celtic settlement to Roman outpost and world power, much focused on the life of the city. A popular biographer and novelist, Ackroyd leavens the centuries with anecdote, personality and great affection.
$22.00

Paris Stories

FRN373
Mavis Gallant, Michael Ondaatje (Introduction)
NYRB
2002
350
1590170229
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All written in Paris (where Gallant has long lived), these magnificent stories take place from the Left Bank to the French Riviera, postwar Germany and Franco-era Spain. If you haven’t read her work (many of the stories originally appeared in the New Yorker), you are in for a treat. Gallant is one of the great 20th century short story writers.
$15.95

Paris, The Collected Traveler

FRN397
Barrie Kerper
Vintage Books
2011
614
0307474895
PAPER
Guidebook
7/12/2011
0
0
0
0
Barrie Kerper's mad bibliophile's guide to the sites, history, food and culture of Paris collects an astonishing range of excerpts, essays and writing on the City of Light, each annotated and with accompanying practical information.
$19.00

London, A History

GBR480
A.N. Wilson
Modern Library
2006
240
0812975561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, evocative meditation on the rich and varied history of England's capital city by the prolific British writer, critic and historian. Wilson examines London through several lenses, using humor and insight to discuss art, architecture, politics and culture.
$16.00

Georgiana, Dutchess of Devonshire

GBR520
Amanda Foreman
Modern Library
2001
512
0375753834
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The entertaining biography of the passionate 18th-century aristocrat, which is also the source for the 2008 film starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes.
$17.99

Paris, The Biography of a City

FRN502
Colin Jones
Viking
2006
566
0143036718
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones writes with obvious affection in this entertaining, ambitious history of Paris, its architecture, culture and politics, from the late Stone Age to Jacques Chirac.
$20.00

Little Book of London

GBR751
David Long
Sutton Publishing
2008
185
0750948000
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The Little Book of London is a funny, fact-packed compendium full of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or just strange-but-true stuff which no one will want to be without.
$21.95

Thames, The Biography

GBR793
Peter Ackroyd
Alfred Knopf
2009
528
0307389847
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ackroyd travels the Thames from source to sea, taking in not just the villages and towns, royal residences, docks and weirs but also the kings and conquerors, artists and writers associated with the great river.
$21.00

Paris from the Ground Up

FRN796
James H. S. McGregor
Harvard University Press
2010
338
0674057384
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully erudite, in-depth guide to the architecture, monuments and history of Paris. With 105 color and 30 black-and-white photographs and 10 maps.
$34.00

Parisians, An Adventure History of Paris

FRN888
Graham Robb
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
368
0393339734
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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 de Beauvoir, Napoleon, Zola, Proust and others, renowned and heretofore unknown.
$18.95

Paris to the Past, Traveling Through French History by Train

FRN953
Ina Caro
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
400
0393343154
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The infectiously enthusiastic Ina Caro charts 25 day trips from Paris in this marvelously conceived history and guide. From the splendor of Chartres, wonders of Sainte-Chapelle and elegant Place de la Concorde, Caro enchants.
$17.95

Parisian Chic, A Style Guide

FRN984
Ines de la Fressange
Rizzoli
2011
239
2080200739
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Icon of chic and quintessential Parisienne, Ines de la Fressange includes her favorite offbeat museums, shops, salons and spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels in this charming guide, jammed with photographs, drawings and hand-written lists.
$29.95

London's Royal Parks

GRB151
Paul Rabbitts
Osprey Publishing
2014
96
0747813701
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A history of the evolution of nine London parks from their days as private hunting land to monarchy acquisition to current status as a manicured public space. Divided into chapters by park, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Windsor Great Park and St. James’s Park.
$15.95

For Kids

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.
$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

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

Fodor's Around Paris With Kids, 68 Great Things to Do Together

FRN658
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2013
160
1400019192
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed with a fun and convenient flipbook format, this unique guide to entertaining sites, activities, and kid-friendly eateries around town is perfect for young travelers and a handy reference for adults. Written by a parent, the guide includes practic
$12.99

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

FRN731
Brian Selznick
Scholastic Inc.
2007
544
0439813786
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An intricate mystery told as a graphic novel for middle schoolers, Brain Selznick's captivating tale of an orphan boy on the streets of Paris in the 1930s seems a brilliant choice for Martin Scorsese's first 3-D venture, a family film starring Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie opens November 23.
$24.99

The Golden Compass

GBR813
Philip Pullman
2006
351
0440238137
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The first in Pullman's classic His Dark Material's trilogy, this sophisticated fantasy follows a young girl's adventures based in an other-wordly Oxford.
$8.99

The London Eye Mystery

GBR855
Siobhan Dowd
Yearling Publishing
2009
336
0385751842
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this ALA Notable Book, cousins Ted and Kat follow a trail of clues across the city in a desperate bid to find their cousin Salim, who disappeared after boarding London's celebrated ride, The London Eye, until recently the world's tallest.
$7.99

Shakespeare for Kids, His Life and Times: 21 Activities

GRB28
Colleen Aagesen
Chicago Review Press
1999
149
1556523475
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared to ages 9-11, this fun activity book presents the life and works of Shakespeare and introduces the Elizibethan era with 21 activities, such as making costumes, staging swordplay, and making and using a quill pen.
$17.95

A Walk in Paris

FRA87
Salvatore Rubbino
Candlewick Press
2014
40
0763669849
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An endearing introduction to Paris for young readers. On a walk with a young girl and her grandfather, we meet Paris’s landmark sites (of course, ending with the Eiffel Tower) and learn a little about French history, language and cuisine along the way.
$16.99