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  • A Florence Diaryby Diana Athill

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 13.32

    A recently discovered gem from the bestselling author of Somewhere Towards the End and Alive, Alive Oh!: the charming and vivacious diary of Diana Athill's holiday to Florence in the late 1940s more...

  • An Angle on the Worldby Bill Barich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 26.99

    An Angle on the World is a brilliant tribute to Bill Barich's extraordinary range as a writer. Gathering together more than thirty years of work, this book addresses such diverse subjects as a murder trial in the Caribbean, a visit to a juju doctor in Nigeria, and the author's youthful escapades in Italy and the Haight-Ashbury. As the New York... more...

  • Techeby Shane K. Bernard

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 25.00

    An extraordinary engagement with the colorful history of a storied inland waterway more...

  • Never Put All Your Eggs in One Bastardby Peta Mathias

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2016; Not Available

    Funny, passionate, outrageous and honest, this is a memoir about travel, house renovations, food, music, men and change. 'I've escaped more houses than I've said Hail Marys.' Peta Mathias has been making major moves since leaving home to train as a nurse, before living in Canada, London and later France, where she set up her own restaurant. Although... more...

  • My Beer Yearby Lucy Burningham

    Shambhala 2016; US$ 15.99

    As a journalist spurred by curiosity and thirst, Lucy Burningham made it her career to write about craft beer, traveling to hop farms, attending rare beer?tasting parties, and visiting as many taprooms, breweries, and festivals as possible. With this as her introduction, Lucy decided to take her relationship with beer to the next level: to become a... more...

  • Vanishing Cornwallby Daphne Du Maurier

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    'There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone . . . I for this, and this for me.' Daphne du Maurier lived... more...

  • The Flaneurby Edmund White

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    A flâneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks - and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic. Acclaimed writer Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the avenues and along the quays, into parts of the city virtually... more...

  • The Marchesby Rory Stewart

    Random House 2016; US$ 26.78

    ?An excellent meditation on the borderlands between England and Scotland.? Katharine Norbury, an Observer Book of the Year His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along ?the Marches? - the frontier that divides their two countries,... more...

  • Congo : Kinshasa aller-retourby Colette Braeckman; L'Âme des Peuples

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre Un pays ? Pas tout à fait, tant ses frontières sont convoitées et disputées. Un continent ? Pas complètement. Un peuple ? Pas si sûr. Alors, une fresque ? Évidemment ! Le Congo est un tableau peint au rythme de l?Afrique, sur une toile immense où l?ardeur de survivre et l?ingéniosité... more...

  • Hongrie : L'angoisse de la disparitionby Françoise Pons; L'Âme des Peuples

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre Quand un traité devient le bouc émissaire des maux politiques nationaux, mieux vaut tenter de le comprendre. Tel est le sel de ce récit, taraudé par cette question : où va donc la Hongrie, ce c?ur baroque de la Mittel Europa , baignée par le majestueux Danube et la musique de... more...