Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
Summary: Gerald Samper, an effete English snob, has his own private hilltop in Tuscany, where he whiles away his time working as a ghostwriter for celebrities and inventing wholly original culinary concoctions — including ice cream made with garlic and the bitter, herb-based liqueur of the book’s title. Continue reading “Cooking with Fernet Branca”
Author: Pigi Rimica
Summary: In principio era il mare. Il Mediterraneo, il nostro mare, il mare di tutti. Al centro c’è un’isola. L’isola è un mare di terra, di sole, di gente radicata alla terra, di gente che guarda il sole dritto negli occhi. La Sardegna è un mare di storia ed è di questa terra che ti racconterò.
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Author: Liliana Lazar
Summary: Una testimonianza storica sotto forma di romanzo, una storia ispirata a fatti realmente accaduti che ci trascina in un capitolo oscuro del nostro recente passato; un libro sugli abusi, sull’orrore perpetrato a danno dei più deboli nell’indifferenza generale.
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Author: Roz Hopkins
Summary: Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. Continue reading “The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World”
Author: Ann Morgan
Summary: In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics… and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn’t easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where very little is written down at all; some governments don’t like to let works of art leak out to corrupt Westerners.
Continue reading “Reading the world: confessions of a literary explorer”
Author: Bill Bryson
Summary: Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Continue reading “Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe”