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Anderson S Travel Companion

Author : Compiled by Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 9781351958394
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sarah Anderson S Travel Companion

Author : Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 0954262409
Genre : Travel
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For those who want to find out more about Africa and the Middle East than can be found in a normal guidebook, "Sarah Anderson's Travel Companion" offers a delightfully informed personal selection, including travel literature, illustrated volumes, biographies and memoirs, and more. Travelers and readers can discover novels set in Kenya, cultural studies of Syria, or guidebooks best suited to their tastes. This is an indispensable companion for every serious reader of travel writing.
Category: Travel


Author : Andras Torok
ISBN : 1873429312
Genre : Travel
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The insider's guide to Budapest. Complete with foolproof maps, plans and practical information. Andras Torok invites the traveller to participate in the spirit of one of Europe's cities. This edition has been revised and updated.
Category: Travel

The Ballet Lover S Companion

Author : Zoe Anderson
ISBN : 9780300154290
Genre : Performing Arts
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This engaging book is a welcome guide to the most successful and loved ballets seen on the stage today. Dance writer and critic Zoe Anderson focuses on 140 ballets, a core international repertory that encompasses works from the ethereal world of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of modern choreographers. She provides a wealth of facts and insights, including information familiar only to dance world insiders, and considers such recent works as Alexei Ramansky's Shostakovich Trilogy and Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale as well as older ballets once forgotten but now returned to the repertory, such as Sylvia. To enhance enjoyment of each ballet, Anderson also offers tips on what to look for during a performance. Each chapter introduces a period of ballet history and provides an overview of innovations and advancement in the art form. In the individual entries that follow, Anderson includes essential facts about each ballet’s themes, plot, composers, choreographers, dance style, and music. The author also addresses the circumstances of each ballet’s creation and its effect in the theater, and she recounts anecdotes that illuminate performance history and reception. Reliable, accessible, and fully up to date, this book will delight anyone who attends the ballet, participates in ballet, or simply loves ballet and wants to know much more about it.
Category: Performing Arts

Inside Notting Hill

Author : Miranda Davies
ISBN : 187342941X
Genre : Travel
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Helen Langdon takes us to the best-loved museums around the world but also to a vast selection of fascinating minor galleries, churches, villas and houses, where she draws our attention to outstanding paintings and sculptures. Great national collections are covered as well as private collections. Whether guiding us to the scuole of Venice or the avant-garde galleries of New York, this fascinating work of reference is a must for every traveller and art lover. "Art Galleries of the World" features a star rating system, an index of artists, foreign language vocabularies, and a glossary of art terms.
Category: Travel

The Edinburgh Companion To Scottish Women S Writing

Author : Glenda Norquay
ISBN : 9780748664801
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Recognises the richness of women's contribution to Scottish literature. By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which women lived and wrote. It places the work of established writers such as Margaret Oliphant, Naomi Mitchison and A.L. Kennedy in new contexts and discusses the writing of critically neglected figures such as Sileas na Ceapaich, Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Grant, Janet Hamilton, Isabella Bird, F. Marion McNeill and Denise Mina. There are chapters on women in Gaelic culture, women's relationship to oral traditions and to key literary periods, women's engagements with nationalism, with space, with genre fiction and with the activity of reading.
Category: Literary Criticism