Seeking New York
The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan – One Building At a Time
This volume passes over the best-known skyscrapers of the New York skyline to explore the historic town houses of the city’s diverse districts as well as early tall commercial buildings such as the Algonquin Hotel and the Flatiron Building.
Pasta, Pane, Vino
Deep Travels Through Italy's Food Culture
In compiling this travelogue, Matt Goulding toured Italy from Lake Como to Sicily and Sardinia, discovering remote trattorie, obscure dishes and culinary customs, and meeting chefs, fisherfolk and farmers. Over 200 photographs illustrate stories of Neapolitan pizza police, Sicily’s finest coffee granita, and one of the world’s last working producers of manna.
Made in Sweden
25 Ideas that Created a Country
Sweden is widely admired as a tolerant, egalitarian society, though this image has been tarnished in recent years by the rise of the far right. Elisabeth Åsbrink, who loves her country ‘but not blindly’, presents 25 symbols of Sweden, including Ikea, Ingmar Bergman, Scandi Noir, and the footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to investigate the tensions beneath the nation’s urbane surface.
Island of Myth and Magic
This introduction to Sardinia’s landscape, people and history explores some of its rich and varied archaeological sites: the prehistoric megaliths known as nuraghe, Bronze-Age towers, Roman ruins and medieval castles. Geographically arranged, and with 16 pages of colour photographs, it also celebrates the island’s distinctive cultural events such as Barbagia’s ghoulish carnival and Sedilo’s terrifying S’Ardia horse race.
Binge Watching London
A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series
London has played a starring role in many films and TV series, from sitcoms such as Absolutely Fabulous to thrillers like The Avengers. Organized around ten walks, each with its own map, this illustrated guide conducts the reader around iconic locations and landmarks including Royal London, as seen in The Crown and Victoria, and the urban crime scenes of Sherlock and Luther.
The Devon Landscape
An Appraisal of Devon's Landscape at the Beginning of the 21st Century
Published by Devon County Council in 2002, this survey breaks the county into 32 distinct ‘landscape character zones’. Each is described and evaluated with maps, photographs and statistics, providing a detailed reference for planners, landowners, geologists, local historians and visitors.
Lady Chatterley's Villa
DH Lawrence on the Italian Riviera
In November 1925, in search of a healthy climate, DH Lawrence arrived in the Italian resort of Spotorno with his wife Frieda. Drawing on recently discovered letters, this book tells the story of the next six months, in which the aristocratic Frieda’s affair with a muscular Italian army officer would plant in Lawrence’s mind the germ of the idea that became Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia
This unique voyage around Apulia, the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, describes sites of cultural importance and links the region’s history to its topography, travelling from north to south and exploring the rugged landscape, cave towns and cities where successive conquerors have left their mark.
Victorians and Edwardians Abroad
The Beginning of the Modern Holiday
The Polytechnic Touring Agency (PTA) was created in 1888 to cater for the growing numbers of lower middle-class people who could for the first time afford to holiday abroad. From the PTA archive at the University of Westminster, this book presents the recollections of those who enjoyed ‘Poly holidays’ before 1914. Illustrated with postcards, photographs and promotional items, it records their train journeys to Paris, Switzerland and Italy, and reveals a penchant for mischievous fun.
Great Railway Journeys in Australia & New Zealand
Railways have been essential to the economic and social development of Australia and New Zealand, transporting commodities from inland farms and quarries, and linking distant cities. This volume charts 34 of the most rewarding rail journeys in the two countries, each illustrated with colour photographs and a map, from New Zealand’s TranzAlpine to Australia’s Spirit of the Outback. It traces the history of each line, gives technical details of the track, locomotives and carriages, and highlights features of interest along the route.
Omaggio a Trieste
Top of the Lonely Planet's list of the world's unsung places, Trieste is almost cut off from Italy, by geography and history. This Omaggio a.. volume shows the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when it was a great cosmopolitan centre for art and literature. The book contains around 80 sepia tone photographs with captions, and a short introduction. Texts are in Italian and English.
The Times Explorers
The exploration of uncharted terrain has always stirred the human imagination. Illustrated with rare photographs from the archives of The Times, this volume charts the achievements of the men and women who have pushed forward the boundaries of our geographical knowledge. Focusing on the world's most challenging terrains – mountains, ice plains, jungles, deserts, seas and deep caves – it retells the dramatic expeditions of explorers including Livingstone, Stanley, Scott, Amundsen, Freya Stark and Edmund Hillary.
Cream Teas, Traffic Jams and Sunburn
The Great British Holiday
In this funny, acutely observed and engaging social history, Brian Viner celebrates the British holidaymaker at home and abroad. Even before coronavirus, a surprising recent phenomenon has been the increase in holidays in Britain, while the holiday abroad appears to be in decline. From holiday flings to hen nights, and from the 'full English' to the long-haul gap year, the minutiae of British holiday-making is examined here in all its glory. Slightly off-mint.