De Vriendt Goes Home
Author: Arnold Zweig
Publisher: New York : Viking Press
Author: Cees Nooteboom
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
From “one of the greatest modern novelists” comes a haunting tale of angels, art, and modern love (A.S. Byatt). In Lost Paradise, Cees Nooteboom sets out to connect two seemingly unrelated strangers whom he has glimpsed on his travels, and to explore the major impact that small interactions can have on the course of our journeys. A beautiful woman aboard a Berlin-bound flight becomes Alma, a young lady who leaves her parents’ Sao Paolo home on a hot summer night in a fit of depression. Her car engine dies in one of the city’s most dangerous favelas, a mob surrounds her, and she is pulled from the automobile. To escape her memory of the assault, she flees across the world, to Australia, where she becomes involved in the beautiful but bizarre Angel Project. Not long after, Dutch literary critic Erik Zontag is in Perth, Australia, for a conference. He has found a winged woman curled up in a closet in an empty house. He reaches out, and for a second allows his fingertips to brush her feathers—and then she speaks. The intersection of their paths illuminates the extraordinary coincidences that propel our lives. “Dreamy and self-conscious . . . [Nooteboom] brazenly explores notions of reinvention, healing, loss, and the divine.” —Tom Barbash, The New York Times Book Review
Author: Marie NDiaye
"Mrs Lemarchand, a well-to-do woman and a study in megalomania, draws her innocent cleaner, Hilda, into a trap from which there is no escape. Hilda's life, and her marriage to the hapless Franck, is destroyed by Mrs Lemarchand's spiralling obsessions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This top-selling road atlas showcases Britain's clearest mapping from the experts at the AA. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so you can turn to the page you need more easily. Static speed camera locations with speed limits are pinpointed. Wide minor roads, National Trust, English and World Heritage, crematorium locations and other hard-to-find places are also shown. There are 102 city, town and port plans, full-color county, unitary and administrative area map and a comprehensive 31,500 entry index with airports, top tourist sites and motorway services listed. Plus, scenic routes, tourist sites with satnav-friendly postcodes and caravan and camping sites symbolized on the mapping. The paper in this atlas is produced from environmentally sustainable resources.
Fully updated, this map combines clear design and an easy-to-read scale with more road detail to ensure that you never lose your way. Each map includes information on toll points, service areas, road numbers, motorways, dual carriageways, and wide and narrow local roads. National Parks and places of interest are also highlighted. It has a 1:200,000 scale (one cm to two km), mileage chart, information on the London M25 orbital motorway, and an index of 4,500 place names.
Shot in Sicily
Author: Michael Roberts, Amanda Harlech, Manolo Blahnik
Publisher: Edition 7L
Shot in Sicily presents Michael Roberts complex view of Sicily its people, traditions, and landscape filtered through his photographic work for and beyond the fashion world. Spanning 20 years, the book traces Roberts changing vision of a sensual and ambiguous environment. Referencing Baron Wilhelm von Gloedens photography and evoking the films of Visconti and Bolognini, Roberts sense of Sicily moves beyond strict aesthetic categories. His camera captures the beauty of youth, crumbling temples, traditional Easter parades, and the theater of daily life to recreate the allure of Sicily, even for those who have not yet been there. Michael Roberts work as a stylist, fashion editor, photographer and illustrator has shaped magazine culture for the past decades. Throughout his illustrious career, Roberts has held numerous positions including fashion editor of the Sunday Times, fashion director at The New Yorker, and his current post as fashion and style director at Vanity Fair. His work has enhanced numerous publications including Tatler, Interview, and Paris Vogue, and his witty collages were celebrated in The Snippy World of Michael Roberts, edited by Grace Coddington and published by Edition 7L in 2005.
This guide includes 900 campsites, inspected and rated by the AA's professional inspectors. The AA have been inspecting and rating campsites since the 1960s. The new edition of this bestselling guide features a great selection of campsites throughout Britain and Ireland, from small sites in quiet locations which offer limited facilities for the more self-sufficient camper to large holiday centers, great for families, with a wide range of facilities.
Northern England Road Map
Author: Aa Publishing, Automobile Association (Great Britain)
Publisher: AA Publishing
AA Road Maps Britain offer Britain's clearest mapping in a practical, slimline format with durable, plastic encapsulated covers Fully updated, these maps combine clear design and an easy-to-read scale with more road detail to ensure that you never lose your way. Each map includes information on toll points, service areas, road numbers, motorways, dual carriageways, and wide and narrow local roads. National Parks and places of interest are also highlighted. National Trust, English Heritage, Scottish and Welsh Heritage sites are shown, and caravan & camping sites are pinpointed on the mapping. All except the Britain map have fully updated speed camera locations, plus speed cameras with speed limits shown. The maps offer city and town plans and easy-to-read place name indexes. Scale is 3 miles to 1 inch (1:200,000)."
Combining clear design and comprehensive road detail at a large scale to ensure that you never lose your way, this folded sheet map is presented in a durable encapsulated cover. Includes toll motorways, motorway service areas, National Trust sites, National parks, World Heritage sites and speed camera locations with speed limits. The map features city plans of Dublin and Belfast, each with its own index, AA listed golf courses, caravan and camping sites and at-a-glance scenic routes. Gaeltacht regions are clearly highlighted on the map, with place names shown in both Irish and English.
Find cottages, castles, rectories, Georgian shooting lodges, restaurants with rooms and an old parsonage. This eclectic selection is a triumphal testimony to those who have held out against the predatory hordes of international hotel companies, chains, and conglomerates. Over 100 places under $50 a head. Incredible value, extraordinary people.Each entry has full-color photographs, regional maps and precise directions. (5 x 8 1/2, 284 pages, maps, color photos, icons)
From the people who've been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind will take you on a tour of the world's most mind-boggling wild and wonderful places, and help you discover just how extraordinary our planet really is. For all of our obsessions with man-made wonders, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature. Vast underground cave systems, wild desert landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, staggering geology and spectacular vestiges of our prehistoric past all remind us of our small place in Earth's story. Even with our ever-expanding knowledge of the way the world has come to be, some landscapes still leave us utterly perplexed. This is the mystery and the majesty of the natural world. In this book we've attempted to capture just a fraction of what our planet has to offer, and we hope it inspires you to get out and find your own slice of pleasure in the great outdoors. Contents: Beach idyll Beach of the Cathedrals // Spain Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands // Mexico Moeraki Boulders, South Island // New Zealand Palawan Island // The Philippines Santorini, Cyclades Islands // Greece Vaadhoo Island // Maldives Deep down Cave of Crystals // Mexico Darvaza Crater // Turkmenistan Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming // USA Great Barrier Reef, Queensland // Australia Great Blue Hole // Belize Hang Son Doong // Vietnam Jeita Grotto, Keserwan // Lebanon Lake Baikal, Siberia // Russia Manjanggul Lava Tube // South Korea Marble Caves // Chile and Argentina Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska // USA The Mariana Trench // Western Pacific Ocean Mountainous wonders Huangguoshu Waterfall // China Lauterbrunnen Valley // Switzerland Milford Sound, South Island // New Zealand Mount Everest // Nepal and Tibet Mount Roraima // Venezuela Musandam Fjords // Oman Perito Moreno Glacier // Argentina The Grand Canyon, Arizona // USA Tianzi Mountains // China Trolltunga // Norway Mystical and mythical Aurora Borealis // Greenland Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye // Scotland Fingal's Cave, Inner Hebrides // Scotland Giant's Causeway, County Antrim // Northern Ireland The Waitomo Glow-worm Caves // New Zealand Uluru, Northern Territory // Australia National parks Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory // Australia Lencois Maranhenses National Park // Brazil Plitvice Lakes National Park // Croatia The Wildebeest Migration // Tanzania and Kenya Yosemite National Park, California // USA Strange landscapes Bristlecone Pines, California // USA Crooked Forest // Poland Eye of the Sahara // Mauritania Ice Towers of Mount Erebus // Antarctica Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji // India Pamukkale // Turkey Sagano Bamboo Forest // Japan Salar de Uyuni // Bolivia Socotra Island and Archipelago // Yemen Spotted Lake, British Columbia // Canada White Desert // Egypt About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
Packed with information on Spain's buzzing cultural capital, this Footprint Handbook guide offers you the chance to experience ancient Spanish towns steeped in tradition as well as the stunning beaches of San Sebastian.
Lonely Planet - Seattle
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Seattle is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Make your pilgrimage to the top of the iconic Space Needle, add your gum to the wall at Pike Place Market and pay homage to Jimi Hendrix at the EMP Museum; all with your trusted travel companion.