Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993

Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993

Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 by Paul Bowles
2011 | EPUB | 67.61MB
“Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes.”—New York Times “His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer.”—Time

Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky. The acclaimed essays in Travel—never before collected in a single volume—span more than sixty years and range from Bowles’s early days in Paris to his time spent in Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya, and his expatriate life in Morocco. Insightful, exciting, and evocative, featuring original photographs throughout, Travels is a stunning collection of rarely seen shorter works—a showcase of the literary artistry of one of the truly great American writers of the twentieth century.

Sibir: My Discovery of Siberia

Sibir: My Discovery of Siberia

Sibir: My Discovery of Siberia by Farley Mowat
2012 | EPUB | 3.01MB

Here is a Siberia unheard of in the West. Once the most remote place of exile in all of Russia, Mowat describes it as a burgeoning land of opportunity and growth. Granted extraordinary freedom to visit places rarely seen by any westerner since 1917, Farley Mowat and his wife, Claire, travelled more than 29,000 miles over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra to meet the people who have chosen to make Siberia their home and livelihood.

With his classic exuberance and wit, Mowat brings to life a place and a people who share the top of the world with us -- their hopes and aspirations, their humour, and their dedication to the dramatic awakening of Sibir, the Sleeping land.

Adventure on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England

Adventure on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England

Adventure on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England by Stuart Maconie
2010 | EPUB | 355.99KB

Everyone talks about 'Middle England'. Sometimes they mean something bad, like a lynch mob of Daily Mail readers, and sometimes they mean something good, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village in summer twilight. But just where and what is Middle England? Stuart Maconie didn't know either, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and set off to find out...

Is Middle England about tradition and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded market towns and binge drinkers in the park? And is Slough really as bad as Ricky Gervais and John Betjeman make out? From Shakespeare to JK Rowling, Vaughan Williams to Craig David, William Morris to B&Q, Stuart Maconie leads the expedition, with plenty of stop-offs for tea and scones, to discover the truth.

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