Lonely Planet A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

We've all dreamt of escaping to a house somewhere. In this collection of stories some of the finest names in contemporary travel writing reveal the perils and pleasures of exchanging the familiar for the foreign.

...I know well the delectable thrill of moving into a new house somewhere altogether else, in somebody else's county, where the climate is different, the food is different, the...

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

We've all dreamt of escaping to a house somewhere. In this collection of stories some of the finest names in contemporary travel writing reveal the perils and pleasures of exchanging the familiar for the foreign.

...I know well the delectable thrill of moving into a new house somewhere altogether else, in somebody else's county, where the climate is different, the food is different, the light is different, where the mundane preoccupations of life at home don't seem to apply and it is even fun to go shopping.- JAN MORRIS

Edited by Don George & Anthony Sattin

Includes original stories by Isabel Allende, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jan Morris, Rolf Potts, Mort Rosenblum, Jeffrey Tayler, Errol Trzebinski, Simon Winchester

Plus selected writings by Lily Brett, William Dalrymple, Amitav Ghosh, Pico Iyer, Frances Mayes, Peter Mayle, Paul Theroux and many more.

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 where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742201054
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Don George Anthony Sattin vii

Home Thoughts form Abroad Jan Morris 1

A Home in ?Paradise' Isabel Allende 9

The Alien Home, from The Global Soul Pico Iyer 17

Tiwarik and Kansulay, from Playing with Water James Hamilton-Paterson 25

February, from A Year in provence Peter Mayle 37

Festina Tarde (Make haste Slowly), from Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes 57

from City of Djinns William Dalrymple 71

from O Come Ye Back to Ireland Niall Williams Christine Breen 83

Digging Mr Benny's Dead Uncle Rolf Potts 93

Troppo Gentile, from Halian Neighbours Tim Parks 103

At Home on the Seine Mort Rosenblum 113

Tenmangu, from Lost Japan Alex Kerr 121

from Dinner of Herbs Carla Grissmann 135

A Co-op Building, from new York Lily Brett 149

A House in the Casbah Jeffrey Tayler 153

The Visit, from On Mexican Time Tony Cohan 169

The Year Brunetto II Piccolo Fell in Love, from La Bella Vita Vida Adamoli 183

from Extra Virgin Annie Hawes 195

Waiting for Juan, from A Parrot in the Pepper Tree Chris Stewart 211

LataƮfa, from In an Antique Land Amitav Ghosh 225

Aloft in Paris Kari Taro Greenfeld 239

Chinese Life from River Town Peter Hessler 253

A Love-Scene after Work: Writing in the Tropics, from Sunrise with Seamonsters Paul Theroux 269

from A House in Corfu Emma Tennant 281

Barefoot at Shanzu Errol Trzebinski 293

Coming Home in Massachusetts Simon Winchester 303

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