Guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul. This is an account of one man's love affair with the city that has been his home since his birth. It was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2005.
In 2002, twice Booker-winning author Peter Carey travelled to Japan, accompanied by his twelve-year old son Charley, on a special kind of pilgrimage. In this memoir-cum-travelogue he charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for Japanese Manga and anime, and explores his own resulting re-evaluation of Japan.
In 2002, the author travelled to Japan, accompanied by his twelve-year-old son Charley, on a special kind of pilgrimage. In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue he charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for manga and anime.
The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads finally broke what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. This book takes us on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history.
Obsessed with a quest he never fully understands, Daniel Kalder boldly goes where no man has gone before. In the bleak industrial badlands of Udmurtia, he looks for Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47, and accidentally becomes a TV star. This book presents Kalder's travels in the bizarre and mysterious worlds of Russia's ethnic republics.
Features some of the places in the world that interested the author. From a kibbutz in Israel to summer rains in Japan, bicycles in Cambridge to Notting Hill at the end of the 1950s, this title presents the glimpses of a world which sometimes seems familar, sometimes vanished forever.