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Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle: From Around the World

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Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, Cadogan's trusted arbiters of travel taste promises to be this year's must-read book for all who bought Schott's Original Miscellany. Written by the renowned and best-selling Cadogan Guide authors who have over forty titles in print, Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle is a fascinating, entertaining, wry and utterly absorbing book, combining hilarious yet unbelievable snippets from their travels, with an array of historical, cultural and travel miscellany and tittle-tattle from around the world.

Drawing from over twenty years of experience going to hitherto untouched parts of Europe and beyond, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls trace with infectious enthusiasm the history of cosmetics, the customs of the harem of Istanbul, how the Venetian republic was run, the antiquities of Sicily, the werewolves at the ancient Olympics. They examine why gnats buzz in circles, the boiling down of mummies for medicine, Goethe's colour theory, the Napoleonic coincidences, Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans, the origins of the constellations, man made deserts and how English titmice disproved one of the dogmas of evolution in 1946.

The longest words in Turkish, the Egyptian labyrinth at Crocodilopolis, Alfred Packer and American cannibalism along with the over the top cities of Magna Graecia Sybaris, Croton and Akragas are but the tip of the iceberg in a book that will also outline exactly how to eat an ortolon.

Synopsis:

"Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle" is a fascinating, entertaining, wry and utterly absorbing book, combining hilarious yet unbelievable snippets from their travels, with an array of historical, cultural and travel miscellany and tittle-tattle from around the world.

Synopsis:

Written by the renowned and bestselling Cadogan Guide authors, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, who have over forty titles in print, 'Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle' is a fascinating, entertaining, wry and utterly absorbing book, combining hilarious yet unbelievable snippets from their travels, with an array of historical, cultural and travel miscellany and tittle-tattle from around the world.

About the Author

Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are the authors of over forty Cadogan Guides to European countries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781860111327
Publisher:
Cadogan Guides
Subject:
General
Author:
Facaros, Dana
Author:
Pauls, Michael
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
7.48x4.86x.77 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 183 pages Cadogan Guides - English 9781860111327 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle" is a fascinating, entertaining, wry and utterly absorbing book, combining hilarious yet unbelievable snippets from their travels, with an array of historical, cultural and travel miscellany and tittle-tattle from around the world.
"Synopsis" by , Written by the renowned and bestselling Cadogan Guide authors, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, who have over forty titles in print, 'Tall Tales and Tittle-Tattle' is a fascinating, entertaining, wry and utterly absorbing book, combining hilarious yet unbelievable snippets from their travels, with an array of historical, cultural and travel miscellany and tittle-tattle from around the world.
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