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Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
by Joe Queenan
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In this hilarious romp through England, one of America's preeminent humorists seeks the answer to an eternal question: What makes the Brits tick? One semitropical Fourth of July, Joe Queenan's English wife suggested that the family might like a chicken... (read more)

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
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A romantic memoir of buying, renovating and settling into a villa near Cortona, Italy. New York Times Book... (read more)

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London Fragments: A Literary Expedition (Armchair Traveler)
London Fragments: A Literary Expedition (Armchair Traveler)
by Rudiger Gorner
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Meet Shakespeare, Heine and Hogarth south of the river, find Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury, discovers Blake and Trollope in Westminster, happen on the Carlyles in Chelsea, come across John Keats in beautiful Hampstead and search for Bacon and Hanif... (read more)

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Connemara Mollie: An Irish Journey on Horseback
Connemara Mollie: An Irish Journey on Horseback
by Hilary Bradt
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An account of a journey through western Ireland made in 1984 that centres on the growing bond between the author and her Connemara pony and the many challenges they face before the tragic conclusion in the mountains of Kerry. It is a portrait of rural... (read more)

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It's All Greek to Me!: A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina--And Real Greeks
It's All Greek to Me!: A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina--And Real Greeks
by John Mole
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An Englishman and a Greek village bond over bottles of ouzo, whiskey, and wine in a charming saga of sun, sea, sand, and cement. John Mole tells of the back-breaking but joyous labors of fixing up his own Arcadia and introduces a warm, generous, and... (read more)

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Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
by Tony Perrottet
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The Flight of Ikaros: Travels in Greece During the Civil War
The Flight of Ikaros: Travels in Greece During the Civil War
by Kevin Andrews
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"One of the great and lasting books about Greece."and#151;Patrick Leigh Fermor "An intense and compelling account of an educated, sensitive archaeologist wandering the back country during the civil war. Half a century on, still one of the best books on... (read more)

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A House in Corfu: A Family's Sojourn in Greece
A House in Corfu: A Family's Sojourn in Greece
by Emma Tennant
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This book is the story of Emma Tennant's parent's house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous. It is also the story of people like Maria, a miraculous cook and... (read more)

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Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling from Lands End to John O Groats (Via the Pub)
Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling from Lands End to John O Groats (Via the Pub)
by Ellie Bennett
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The tale of a scenic cycling trip—including an index of the 50 finest beers tasted on the trip "One more wouldn't hurt," said Mick. I looked at him doubtfully. "I'm not sure. It's gone three o'clock already. What time does it get dark in... (read more)

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Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)
by Amy Thomas
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"Traveling foodies of the world, rejoice — Thomas provides the sweet scoop on Paris and New York in this mouth-watering memoir. While an associate creative director at ad agency Ogilvy & Mather, Thomas was offered a position as copywriter on the... (read more)

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Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night
Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night
by Sukhdev Sandhu
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London at night has always been seen as a lawless orgy of depravity and pestilence. But is it now as bland and unthreatening as any new town? Sukhdev Sandhu journeys across the city to find out whether the London night really has been rendered neutral by... (read more)

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A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller
A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller
by Frances Mayes
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and... (read more)

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Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart
Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart
by William Alexander
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“A delightful and courageous tale and a romping good read. Voila!” —Mark Greenside, author of I’ll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do) William Alexander is setting out to master the Art of French Speaking. In this entertaining... (read more)

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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat
by Chris Stewart
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Chris Stewart had a long and eclectic list of jobs.  From some of the most glamorous careers – he was original drummer in Genesis - to the more offbeat - a sheep shearer and circus performer - he had done it all…or almost all.  So... (read more)

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
by Daniel Klein
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More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began... (read more)

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On the Road to Babadag. by Andrzej Stasiuk
On the Road to Babadag. by Andrzej Stasiuk
by Andrzej Stasiuk
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Andrzej Stasiuk is a restless and indefatigable traveler. His journeys take him from his native Poland to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova, and Ukraine. By car, train, bus, ferry. To small towns and villages with unfamiliar-sounding... (read more)

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A Vineyard in Tuscany: Illustrated Edition
A Vineyard in Tuscany: Illustrated Edition
by Ferenc Mate
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In this humorous, poignant narrative, named a New York Times Notable Book, Ferenc Máté chronicles unbelievable adventures in the most romantic region on Earth: Tuscany. Ferenc and his wife Candace pursue their dream by transforming an abandoned... (read more)

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Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
by Joe Queenan
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"New York writer Joe Queenan ventures into Bill Bryson territory with this amused and amusing look at Blighty." --San Francisco Chronicle "The book is less a pilgrimage, more a voyage round Joe Queenan's head. . . . his extensive knowledge of... (read more)

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Roumeli Travels in Northern Greece
Roumeli Travels in Northern Greece
by Patrick Lee Fermor
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Roumeli is not to be found on present-day maps. It is the name once given to northern Greece--stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a name that evokes a world where the present is inseparably bound up... (read more)

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Our Paris: Sketches from Memory
Our Paris: Sketches from Memory
by Edmund White
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“One is left feeling only happy…generous and expansive…, and exuberant that life can hold so much humor and coincidence.” Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book... (read more)

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