Jill Dudley Collection - 4 Books
In these lively accounts of journeys with her more reluctant husband, agnostic Jill Dudley seeks ‘answers to impossibly difficult questions’ through encounters with the sites, people, festivals and beliefs associated with different religious traditions, both ancient and modern. The four titles in this collection are: Lap of the God, Holy Smoke, Gods in Britain, Ye Gods!
Philip's Navigator France
France's Most Detailed Road Mapping
In addition to covering the whole of France and Corsica at a scale of 1:200,000, this road atlas includes simple street plans of 41 towns, a key to motorway services and 1:350,000 maps showing major routes across much of Europe. The locations of petrol stations, viewpoints and other places of interest are indicated, and each page includes a QR code with links to further information. Spiral-bound. Off-mint.
Northeastern France – Michelin National Map 707
Covering the entire area from Bourges to the Belgian border, this driving map includes tourist sites, distances, journey times and an index. Plans of cities – including Rouen, Reims and Strasbourg – have QR codes allowing them to be accessed through a smartphone.
Rowing After the White Whale
A Crossing of the Indian Ocean by Hand
With no experience of sailing or rowing, former flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning decided to row the 1,500 miles from Western Australia to Mauritius in 2011. This account of their 116-day voyage tells of sleeping under the moon and stars, encounters with whales and sharks, and how, within sight of their destination, they capsized and had to swim to shore.
An Illustrated History of Travel
From early nomadic peoples seeking water and fresh grazing to 21st-century missions to Mars, Journey tells the story of travel, whether for trade, conquest, pilgrimage or the inborn curiosity that has led explorers over oceans and across continents. With a huge range of photographs, artworks and maps, the book gives both a grand overview and accounts of individual travels, historic migrations and the evolving technology of transport, ending with illustrated directories of explorers and great journeys.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany
The granite-built communities of Brittany lie nestled within a varied landscape comprising jagged coastline, fertile plains and wild moorland. Arranged by département – Finistère, Morbihan, Côtes-d'Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine – this volume offers detailed historical and cultural notes about each of the featured locations, accompanied by more than 250 photographs of village architecture and scenes of village life, a map and a traveller's guide. Slightly off-mint
Sixty Degrees North
Around the World in Search of Home
Malachy Tallack grew up on Shetland, which lies on the sixtieth parallel, where the sub-Arctic North begins. From his home island, he travels west along this line of latitude to engage with the landscapes and lives it touches in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Scandinavia, exploring themes of wildness and community, isolation and engagement, exile and memory.
Abode of the Gods
Tales of Trekking in Nepal
While the Himalaya inspires some to climb to its peaks, others are drawn to the trails winding through its foothills. After his first visit to Nepal in 1989 and a trek to Kangchenjunga, the world’s third tallest mountain, Kev Reynolds was addicted. He describes another seven routes at the base of peaks including Annapurna, Everest and Manaslu, ending at Rara Lake in the remote Mugu district in 2012.
Ed Viesturs is one of an elite group of mountaineers who have conquered all 14 of the world's eight-thousanders (peaks over 8,000 metres) without the use of oxygen. Here, along with his own breathtaking photographs, Viesturs tells the stories of his climbs in the high Himalaya between 1987 and 2005, including five different routes on Everest, and ascents of Kanchenjunga, K2, Shishapangma, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat and Annapurna.
Lines in the Ice
Exploring the Roof of the World
Philip J Hatfield’s history of human engagement with the Arctic draws on the collections of the British Library and uses a great range of books, maps, photographs and prints to describe the indigenous populations of the region and their culture; European explorations, from the early voyages in search of a ‘Northwest Passage’ to 20th-century polar expeditions and scientific research; and the legacy of that history for the modern Arctic.
Dream Routes of the World
The Most Beautiful Destinations On Earth
Arranged by continent, the 28 car journeys in this volume range from the Scottish islands to the tip of South America and include a 2,500-mile road trip across the USA. Each is illustrated with maps, city plans and colour photographs, with boxed features covering their scenic, historic and cultural highlights. Distances, duration and the best time to go are given for each route.
In Search of Mythical Lands
Tales of the wonders of Braesil, off the west coast of Ireland, by sixth-century monks; the fabled continent of Atlantis, mapped by Athanasius Kircher in 1644; or Crocker Land, the ‘last great geographical enigma of the North’, supposedly sighted by Donald Baxter Macmillan in 1914 … For centuries seafarers have believed in islands that never existed. Dirk Liesemer tells the story of 30 such ‘phantoms’, along with maps based on those of cartographers from Angelino Dulcert (fl.1325) to Google Earth.
The Gran Tour
Travels with My Elders
When grumpy millennial Ben found that he could enjoy a catered four-day holiday for £100 in the company of his elders, he went ahead and booked six. During the resultant adventures he made friends across the generation gap, and these memoirs are full of tales of the wisdom, eccentricity and abandon of his elders. Off-mint.
Un Amico Italiano
Eat, Pray, Love in Rome
When Luca Spaghetti was asked to show American writer Elizabeth Gilbert around his home city, he had little idea that he would become a character in her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Here, he gives his side of the story, alongside many anecdotes about the food, language and life of Rome, and his own adventures in the USA. Slightly off-mint
A Literary Guide for Travellers
In chronologically arranged chapters, this guide explores the streets, landmarks and cafés associated with the great figures of Spanish literature. Its subjects range from the golden age of Cervantes and Calderón through the Generation of 1898, who sought artistic renewal after Spain’s defeat by the United States that year, to the vibrant modern cultural scene embodied in the films of Almodóvar.
A Literary Guide for Travellers
‘Haunted by history’, Barcelona’s extraordinary architecture and atmospheric barrios have inspired writers for centuries. This guide explores its topography and culture through the work of 50 authors writing in English, Spanish and Catalan, including Orwell, Hemingway, Lorca and the Nobel Prize-winner Salvador Espriu. It also includes a basic map of the city’s historic districts, including the Ramblas, the Raval and the Gothic Quarter.
Journey to the Edge of the World
Billy Connelly recounts with customary humour his ten-week journey through the North West Passage, piloting an aeroplane over Iceberg Valley, trekking through mountains and kayaking through ice floes. Although in awe of the landscape, illustrated here with hundreds of photographs, it was his encounters with ordinary people that made the greatest impression, introducing him to traditions that were essential for survival in this challenging environment. Slightly off-mint.
First Time Around the World
The Rough Guide to
Based on his own experience of travelling to over 120 countries, Doug Lansky presents a wealth of practical information about visas, health and security, packing and budgeting, and working abroad. He also offers ideas about where to go, and how to cope with the culture shock you might feel on arriving in a new country or on returning home after an extended period away.
Make the Most of Your Time on Earth
The Rough Guide to the World
The 1,000 once-in-a-lifetime destinations in this volume offer something for everyone, be it sleeping in a Tudor castle or wild camping in Arabia. Each geographically arranged entry highlights an active pursuit, such as kayaking in Alaska or big-game watching in Kenya.
The World's Great River Journeys
50 Scenic Voyages Along the Waterways of 6 Continents
Chosen for the scenery they pass through as well as the cultural and historical sites that can be visited as side excursions, the 50 river journeys described and mapped in this illustrated volume range from day trips to extended cruises. In addition to natural wonders, such as the deep, narrow gorges of the Duoro canyon dividing Portugal and Spain, and the vastness of the Brahmaputra, there are complex lock systems and bridges to be navigated, often tourist attractions in themselves.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence
Ranging from Vaucluse to the Alps, the Graeco-Roman heritage of Provence is revealed in this tour. Brief histories of villages including Lacoste, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Entrevaux are illustrated with over 200 photographs depicting ancient churches, shady squares and cobbled lanes.
The 50 Greatest Castles and Palaces of the World
Almost half of the historic palaces selected in this guide are in the British Isles and the book provides succinct overviews of each building's history and notable features as well as visitor information. Entries include the Tower of London, Balmoral and Conwy Castle and international examples range from Versailles to the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Biography of a Town
Nicholas Blincoe draws on his own long experience of living in Bethlehem as he lovingly describes the past and present of this city located between hills and desert and suffused with history and myth. Taking the reader through its stone streets, monasteries, aqueducts and orchards, he tells how it developed from the little town of Biblical times to the overcrowded city of today, whose inhabitants are caught up in the intractable complexities and contradictions of conflict and occupation.
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.
From the cosmopolitan centre of Cape Town, to the rock paintings in Drakensberg and the diverse wildlife of the big game reserves that form Kruger National Park in the east, this guide to South Africa covers the country’s most popular tourist attractions and also details two driving routes from Johannesburg to the capital.
This guide to Sardinia takes in the historic capital Cagliari, a fortress town hewn from limestone hills; the wild east coastline; and the Spanish heritage of Alghero, exploring the flora and fauna as well as the Nuragic monuments – stone towers built about 1700 BCE – that are unique to the island.
The Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg
Recognizing the countries’ rich history and geographic diversity, this guide explores their main cities, Unesco-listed sites including Tournai’s Cathédrale Notre-Dame, the First World War battlefields, and the hiking, cycling and kayaking trails of the Ardennes.
Travel the Liberation Route Europe
Sites and Experiences Along the Path of the World War II Allied Advance
Arranged by country, this illustrated guide covers key sites across the UK, France, Italy and Germany, including the Churchill War Rooms, the D-Day beaches, Monte Cassino and the Ardennes, alongside sombre memorials to life under occupation. An introduction and timeline explain the course of the liberation.
Women and the Golden Age of Transatlantic Travel
The ocean liners that plied the Atlantic between the wars offered freedom and opportunity to women seeking work, leisure or a new life. This book follows the fortunes of a dozen such voyagers of all backgrounds, among them Marie Riffelmacher, a 15-year-old economic migrant from Germany, the singer and dancer Josephine Baker, the actress Tallulah Bankhead and the journalist Martha Gellhorn.
The Ice at the End of the World
An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
Greenland’s icy expanses have long drawn explorers and scientists. The first part of this book follows the footsteps of Nansen and other early visitors; the second records the exploitation of the country’s resources since 1949, assessing the effect of global warming on its ice sheets and what that means for the planet as a whole.
Strolling Through Florence
The Definitive Walking Guide to the Renaissance City
Beginning with ‘Florence in a Day’, this guide to the great Renaissance city is arranged in ten walking tours, each with options to visit additional sites if energy permits. Mario Erasmo provides an introduction to the history of the city, and his commentary for each itinerary gives details of the significant works of art to be seen in the museums and galleries, as well as the sculptures, monuments and buildings along the route.
Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt
Foreign correspondent Peter Hessler lived in Cairo through the tumultuous years following the Arab Spring of 2011. Here, he draws parallels between the rise and fall of Mohammed Morsi and the coup that brought Sisi to power and the long timeline of Egypt’s history. The people he encounters – archaeologists, politicians, a teacher and a gay translator – all struggle with the chaos, corruption and repression that ensued.
Why the Dutch are Different
A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands
Married to a Dutch woman and living in Rotterdam, Ben Coates sets out to understand his adopted homeland, exploring the history that created a prosperous, peaceful state and how its citizens are beginning to question the future of its liberal culture.
Great American Railroad Journeys
Historical Companion to the BBC Series
In his popular TV travel series, Michael Portillo followed 19th-century railway guides, tracing the history and development of each destination since their original publication. This historical companion to the BBC series focuses on the railways of America, telling the story of the first pioneers, engineering mavericks and tycoons and how the railroad helped to shape the country before and after the Civil War, and into the 20th century.
Escape to Ikaria
All at Sea in the Aegean
In the late 1970s Nick and Ros sold their Welsh farm and took their three children to the Greek island of Ikaria, with just a few hundred drachmas and no knowledge of the language. Soon their lives were entwined with those of the islanders. Looking back after 40 years, Nick recalls night fishing, work on building sites, a kindly nun, and an enigmatic visitor called Artemis. Slightly off-mint.
A Tokyo Romance
Writer, historian and journalist Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo as a film student in 1975, aged 23. There he discovered a surreal mix of traditional and modern culture: temples and shrines alongside neon signs, Japanese pop, murky old bars and cabarets. He recalls his exploits in the world of avant-garde theatre, encounters with carnival acts and fashion photographers, and moments on set with Akira Kurosawa.
The Rough Guide to England
Rough Guides: Eleventh edition
The diversity of England’s landscapes, history and culture is explored in this volume, which features moorland locations and coastal highlights such as Durdle Door, examples of architecture from Ely Cathedral to the Shard, and extensive information on visiting London.
The Rough Guide to Ireland
Rough Guides: Twelfth edition
From the rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway to the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park, this guide to the Emerald Isle covers popular locations and lesser known landmarks as well as the cultural heritage of cities including Dublin and Belfast, home of the long-running International Arts Festival.
Highlighting the cultural and geographic diversity of Western Europe, from the cosmopolitan centre of Lisbon to Austria’s alpine attractions and the ancient monuments of Greece, this guide focuses on the main attractions of each country and introduces its heritage, art and architecture.
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.
Great Desert Explorers
Compared with polar explorers, those who charted the world’s deserts are less remembered. This book presents 60 short biographies of people including JL Burckhardt, discoverer of Abu Simbel, Gertrude Bell who mapped Iraq, and Burke and Wills, whose trek across Australia cost them their lives. Illustrated with maps and photographs, it is arranged geographically with an introduction to each region.
Mumbai to Mecca
In 2003 the Bulgarian-born German writer Ilija Trojanow donned the garb of a pilgrim and set out from his home in Mumbai for Mecca. Here, he recounts his experience of the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Islam’s most sacred site – ‘through the eye of a Westerner, but with the heart of a Muslim’.
Stealing with the Eyes
Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia
As a young trainee anthropologist in the 1990s, Will Buckingham travelled to the remote Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia. Looking back two decades later, he recalls his friendship with three sculptors, and how their art embodied the islanders’ history, philosophy and myth. His experiences of magic and sickness would lead him to question, and eventually abandon, his anthropological studies.
England's Lost Colony
In the 1650s a group of Cavaliers fled Cromwell’s England for the lush coast of Surinam, where they established a colony named after its founder, Sir Francis Willoughby. While leadership of the colony shifted from its democratic foundation towards autocracy, its impact on the indigenous people came to reflect that of empire more widely. As planters and traders were joined by soldiers and mercenaries, the land described by Aphra Behn as ‘delightful and wonderful’ became one of terror and slavery.
Explore Naples and the Amalfi Coast
Built over many centuries, Naples is an unruly city, and the ideal base for touring the Amalfi coast, Pompeii and the islands. With insider tips and recommendations, this guide suggests the best locations for sampling limoncello and Neapolitan pizza, shopping, and taking cultural and architectural tours.
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence
This celebration of small Provence towns takes the reader from the Alps and the Luberon to the vineyards of the Var and coastal resorts like Hyères. Photographs of terracotta roofs, fountains in village squares and Roman remains accompany brief guides to the history and culture of each place featured, including L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue’s antique markets, and Grasse, perfume capital of the world. Slightly off-mint.
Beyond the Map
Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias
Not marked on any official map, new islands are emerging from the ocean, villages are disappearing beneath it, sea-forts declare independence and utopian communities are founded. This book explores 39 such extraordinary places, among them the elusive Minkies in the English Channel, map-makers’ trap streets and the new Arctic being revealed as a result of global warming.
Travels with Henry James
Before embarking on his career as a novelist, Henry James published travel pieces for US periodicals. The 21 articles collected here take him from New England to Paris in the aftermath of the Commune, to London, Rome, Florence and Venice. They prefigure the powers of observation, and visit many of the locations, that would feature in his novels.
Last Man Off
A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas
For a 23-year-old marine biologist, working on a deep-sea fishing boat in the South Atlantic was the perfect job – but when a storm struck and the captain suffered a heart attack, it became a battle for survival. Here, Matt Lewis recalls how he led the crew into three lifeboats, and how they survived for hours in the Antarctic waters before being rescued.
With Alpine sports, hiking trails in the Black Forest and water sports along its Baltic coastline, Germany’s varied landscape lends itself to outdoor pursuits, detailed in this volume alongside its numerous art collections and architectural heritage, from Gothic castles to Bauhaus.
Revealing stark contrasts between its remote farming villages, the cosmopolitan culture of Lisbon and the Algarve, and the verdant landscape of Madeira, this introduction to Portugal also includes special features on its culinary and architectural history and Fado, its traditional melancholy songs.
Travels Through Forgotten Italy
Written during the same Italian sojourn as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, these six essays on the ancient Etruscans share several of the novel’s themes. As Lawrence describes his visits to Etruscan painted tombs, he meditates on this enigmatic civilization’s uninhibited self-expression, which he contrasts with the darker, more oppressive Italy of Mussolini. This edition features a new foreword by Michael Squires.
Paris-Orly’s history starts in 1910, when the empty land was used as an amateur flying field, before being requisitioned for the war effort. This fully illustrated celebration recounts its early military role, the birth of the trade and commercial hub it became, the development of the infrastructure, and the growth of the city of Orly around the aviation business.
Bruges and Ghent
Pocket Rough Guide
This is a pocket guide to two contrasting Belgian cities: Bruges, with its canals lined with medieval buildings, and a world-class collection of early Flemish paintings in the Groenige Museum; and Ghent, also rich in historic architecture, alongside bustling markets and celebrated restaurants.
While famed for the sandy beaches and nightlife of the Costa del Sol, Southern Spain’s wider attractions and traditions are also explored in this handbook, including the World Heritage Doñana National Park, the Moorish heritage of Córdoba and the bustling city of Seville.
Provence and the French Riviera
Covering the lavender fields and hillside villages as well as the glamorous coastal resorts, this volume reveals the diversity of southern France, with special features on topics including the Cannes film festival, wine production and the region’s artistic legacy.
You Are Here
Nicholas Crane presents six different perspectives from which to understand our world, starting with the Earth as a planet, then narrowing in on how it has been shaped by water and human activity, from our evolution to our ability to create megacities and map our environment. A final chapter looks at the present ecological crisis and the role of geography in our response to it.
The Immeasurable World
Journeys in Desert Places
Throughout history, many travellers have seen deserts as hostile, desolate places; but William Atkins was drawn to them. Travelling to five continents over three years, he visited Oman’s Empty Quarter, Australia’s nuclear test grounds, China’s Gobi Desert, the dried-out Aral Sea, and the arid regions of the American West. Illustrated with maps of each area, his travelogue explores the history, the people, the cultures, the folklore and the symbolism of these forbidding places.
The Haunted Beauty
With superb colour photographs, Julian Beecroft’s book is a pictorial tour of the world’s least visited places, inaccessible for reasons ranging from military secrecy and political paranoia to the sheer difficulty of getting there. Places covered include isolated monastic settlements such as Skellig Michael off the coast of Ireland; the closed cities of the former USSR; enclaves of elites and ghettoes of minorities; Cold War bunkers; and locations remote even today, such as the Berber towns of the Maghreb.
The Natural Heritage of the World
The Most Beautiful National Parks, Protected Areas and Biosphere Reserves on Earth
The world’s wild places offer a refuge for endangered species, an information bank for scientists, and a priceless gift to the human spirit. Illustrated with colour photographs, this book explores all 229 areas of natural beauty on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites before 2016. They range from Lapland’s Arctic wastes to the Great Barrier Reef and include the primeval beech forests of the Carpathians, the natural parks of North America, the Amazon rainforests and the reserves of East Africa.
Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768–1771
Young, wealthy and passionate about plants, Joseph Banks sailed with Captain Cook on Endeavour’s 1768 voyage in search of a southern landmass predicted by geographers. They visited Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia, with Banks collecting and recording plants, wildlife, landscape and artefacts. This volume brings together some of the riches brought home on Endeavour, including maps, drawings and paintings, landscapes and Maori and Aboriginal objects, along with portraits of Banks himself. Foreword by Sir David Attenborough.
Ernest Shackleton’s third Antarctic expedition in 1914–17 aimed to cross the southern continent via the Pole, but when their ship Endurance was crushed by ice floes, the team escaped to the relative safety of Elephant Island. From there, Shackleton and three of his men made the perilous trek to fetch help. A story of tremendous endurance and courage, this is Shackleton’s account of one of the most famous Antarctic expeditions. First published in 1919.
Tenerife and La Gomera
Pocket Rough Guide
This companion to the largest of the Canary Islands and its smaller neighbour covers the shopping and nightlife of the capital, Santa Cruz, and the rugged volcanic landscapes of the interior, alongside activities such as hiking, whale-watching and stargazing.
Off the Deep End
A History of Madness at Sea
As well as isolation, cramped conditions and alcoholism, there are many reasons why madness is ‘seven times more likely’ at sea. In this survey of maritime distemper, Nic Compton documents numerous cases of mental illness on board ships, yachts and lifeboats, many of which led to suicide and occasionally cannibalism. Particularly poignant is the story of Donald Crowhurst, the singlehanded sailor who, becoming delusional, faked his position in a 1968 round-the-world race, and seemingly jumped overboard to his death.
The World of Tides
A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth
Spring tides occur at full moon and new moon, when the sun and moon align and combine their gravitational pull, significantly increasing the energy of tides and associated phenomena such as bores, rapids, waves and whirlpools. William Thomson visits the world’s most dramatic tidal landscapes, explaining by means of stylish graphics, environmental science and entertaining anecdote the twice-daily motion of coastal waters ranging from the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia to the giant waves over the Nazaré Canyon in Portugal.
The Places in Between
In 2002, shortly after the fall of the Taliban, Rory Stewart walked 300 miles through the remote highlands of Afghanistan. His account describes the landscape, society and his encounters with opium growers and mujahedin fighters. An afterword to this new edition reflects how more than a decade of foreign engagement has failed through a fundamental misunderstanding of the country’s traditions.
Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells
For decades, Pico Iyer has spent part of each year in Japan with his wife Hiroko. Called back by her father’s sudden death, he embarks on a cycle of rituals honouring the departed. In this meditation on human nature and mortality, he introduces his ailing mother-in-law; his estranged brother-in-law; and the elderly men and women of the ping-pong club, traversing the autumn of their years in different ways.
Strange Journeys that Obliterated Convention
Remarkable for their creativity, the intrepid travellers in these tales include two prisoners of war whose escape from Turkey in 1917 was aided by a Ouija board, and Auguste Piccard, who explored the atmosphere via helium-filled balloon in 1931. Also featured are Grayson Perry’s pilgrimage to Bavaria with a teddy bear, and filmmaker Andrew Kötting’s tour of the world with a giant inflatable of his father.
The Canary Islands
A Cultural History
An award-winning journalist and native Canarian explores every island in the archipelago to describe their geology, ecology, history, mythology, folklore and cuisine. Earlier writings, and the recollections of older generations remembered from his youth, depict the islands before mass tourism.
A former resident, Schürer explores the juxtaposition of Berlin’s past and present in history, architecture, the arts and entertainment, and religion, with a final chapter on the suburbs and Potsdam.This guide is part of the Innercities series, which takes the visitor beyond the tourist sights of the world’s great cities to explore their cultural and political life. Each book features chapters on history, architecture, literature, music and the performing arts, and a selection of colour photographs.
Andrew Beattie offers a guide to modern-day Prague and shows how, beyond its distinctive architecture and rich cultural life, the city of Mozart, Kafka and Mucha has a dark history of invasion and oppression.This guide is part of the Innercities series, which takes the visitor beyond the tourist sights of the world’s great cities to explore their cultural and political life. Each book features chapters on history, architecture, literature, music and the performing arts, and a selection of colour photographs.
A Cultural and Literary History
Miami, whose name means ‘Sweet Water’ in the Creek Indian language, was incorporated as a city as recently as 1896. Part of the Cities of the Imagination series, this book explores its short history, literature and arts, and describes the social and cultural life that developed from its melting-pot background.