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  • A Fez of the Heartby Jeremy Seal

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 10.87

    Jeremy Seal set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped hat. He soon saw the fez as the key by which Turkey, beset by contradiction, might be understood. ?Almost all you could ever need to know about modern Turkey, modern Turks and their one-time headgear. Extremely well written and very funny?... more...

  • Pier Reviewby Jon Bounds; Danny Smith

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 8.99

    Two friends, Jon and Danny, embark on a hare-brained journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales, recruiting Midge (a man they barely know) as their driver, even though he has to be back in two weeks to sign on... Join them as they take a funny and nostalgic look at Britishness at the beach and friendship on the road. more...

  • Postcards from Stanlandby David H. Mould

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. more...

  • Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Centuryby Dr Kate Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Interrogating the multiple ways in which travel was narrated and mediated, by and in response to, nineteenth-century British travelers, this interdisciplinary collection examines to what extent these accounts drew on and developed existing tropes of travel. The three sections take up personal and intimate narratives that were not necessarily designed... more...

  • Excursions into Modernismby Dr Joyce E Kelley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Positioned at a crossroads between feminist geographies and modernist studies, Excursions into Modernism considers transnational modernist fiction in tandem with more rarely explored travel narratives by women of the period who felt increasingly free to journey abroad and redefine themselves through travel. In an era when Western artists, writers,... more...

  • In Brazilby Fran Bryson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 23.99

    In Brazil, you can commune with spirits and dance with gods. In Brazil, you can learn a lot about life?s possibilities. Seven years of travel in Brazil saw Fran Bryson?s fascination with the country develop into something of an obsession with its culture, religions, and history. During many journeys from her island home in Australia, she explored... more...

  • Along the Bosphorusby Orhan Pamuk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   The Nobel Prize?winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.   From the ghostly yalis , splendid waterside mansions built by the great Ottoman families during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to the crowds of vessels?Russian frigates, rickety... more...

  • A Walk Through Carnivalby Edwidge Danticat

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Growing up in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat kept well clear of carnival?terrified by the stories of danger and debauchery that her uncle told her. Decades later, a grown woman and accomplished author, she returns home to find out what she?s been missing.   In this selection from After the Dance , Danticat fuses her... more...

  • Vie en transitby Loïc Trujillo

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Rencontres et mélanges des cultures Lors de ses voyages au Népal, en passant par l'Inde et en France, Loïc Trujillo réalise une série de reportages sur le thème du détachement par des interviews aussi diverses que les différentes cultures qu'il côtoie. De ces rencontres, et des photographies qu'il réalise en voyage, naît Vie en Transit, carnet... more...

  • The Road to Little Dribblingby Bill Bryson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95 US$ 21.50

    A loving and hilarious?if occasionally spiky?valentine to Bill Bryson?s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic... more...