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  • All Our Happy Days Are Stupidby Sheila Heti

    McSweeney's 2015; US$ 11.99

    Two couples, each with a twelve-year-old child, travel to Paris; within a few moments of discovering each other in a crowd, one of their children disappears. A day later, one of the mothers disappears, too. The story that follows is a wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation, complete with a man in a bear... more...

  • CultureShock! Parisby Francis Gendlin

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    CultureShock! Paris is the indispensable guide for anyone planning a stay in the City of Light. Let Frances Gendlin, whose Parisian insider knowledge and non-native perspective are invaluable, take you through the process of settling in, whether for short or longer stays. From finding your own pied-a-terre and navigating French bureaucracy to discussing... more...

  • Paris Discoveredby Mary McAuliffe

    Elysian Editions 2006; US$ 14.95

    Uncovering the Paris that charmed Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century and George Gershwin in the 20th, this guide?written by an historian and based on personal exploration, old maps, and documents?offers 50 walking destinations, many unfamiliar even to Parisians. Several excursions evoke the spirit of an age past by exploring the haunts of Heloise... more...

  • Colonial Metropolisby Jennifer Anne Boittin

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    World War I gave colonial migrants and French women unprecedented access to the workplaces and nightlife of Paris. After the war they were expected to return without protest to their homes, both metropolitan and overseas. Neither group, however, was willing to be discarded. Between the world wars, the mesmerizing capital of France?s colonial empire... more...

  • An Imam in Parisby Daniel L. Newman

    Saqi 2012; US$ 18.99

    In the 1820s, Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, was a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission to Paris, where he remained for five years, documenting his observations of European culture. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz, is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era... more...

  • Walking Tour Parisby G.Byrne Bracken

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.80

    Paris is a city renowned for its history, beauty and romance. Beloved of artists, writers and thinkers, not to mention lovers, "La Ville-Lumière" (The City of Light) is as famous for its fashion as its food and, of course, its art and architecture.Architect G. Byrne Bracken guides you through 15 walking tours in Paris’ most famous... more...

  • The Road Is Howby Trevor Herriot

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 11.99

    Prairie naturalist Trevor Herriot decides the road is how. Recovering from a misstep that could have been his last, he decides to go for a walk to sort through questions that rushed in upon the enforced stillness of waiting for his body to heal. The Road is How re-enchants our modern map of desire, spirit and nature by taking us on a three-day walk... more...

  • Writing On The Roadby Nina Jenkin

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    Nina Jenkin's father Roy died of cancer when she was eight years old. In 1953, aged 21, he and his student friend Gordon Newbery had undertaken a 2300-mile cyclng trip through France and he kept a diary of their travels which he later worked up into an illustrated travelogue with over 150 pictures and 12 hand-drawn maps. The journey started in Exeter... more...

  • The Bay of Naplesby Marina Carter

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    This is guide is based on our much larger guide to Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast. Here we zero in on the attractions that line the Bay of Naples. This guide shows you how to discover them all: Plush resorts on the coast and islands, Greek and Roman excavations, plus street theater and musical performances everywhere. Capri, where Roman emperors... more...

  • Northern Thailandby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    A thorough guide to the number-one tourist destination in Southeast Asia, this focuses on the northern parts of Thailand. Also covered in details are the trains of Thailand and what you need to know, how to find medical or legal help if you need it, the cuisine and dining, the language, and all other practicalities. The finest hotels, with impeccable... more...