Reading on Location: Great Books Set in Top Travel Destinations

Overview

Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities that feature in both well known and cult non-fiction and fiction. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion and the New Delhi of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger to the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Casa Verde and the New York of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, this book is aimed at: - anyone wanting to learn more about a potential travel destination - anyone desiring to follow in the footsteps ...
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Overview

Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities that feature in both well known and cult non-fiction and fiction. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion and the New Delhi of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger to the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Casa Verde and the New York of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, this book is aimed at: - anyone wanting to learn more about a potential travel destination - anyone desiring to follow in the footsteps of a favourite fictional character, author or travel writer - anyone wishing to discover a particular destination through the eyes of a celebrated writer or protagonist Whether it's eating Sam Spade's favourite meal at John's Grill in San Francisco or running with the bulls in Pamplona in the company of Ernest Hemingway, Reading on Location enables readers and tourists alike to get the most from their journeys, while introducing them to a range of new literature on or about that location. Featuring helpful tips on other books set in the region under discussion, flagging film and TV adaptations of the volume in question, and also directing the reader to key tourist locations associated with the book or author featured, this guide is a must for anyone who loves travel or literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847734679
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 5.06 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

SCALA QUIN is a Canadian-based writer and editor, with a doctorate in African American literature.

LUISA MONCADA is a Canadian-based editor and writer, who has contributed to several volumes on children's literature, science fiction and crime fiction. She is the editor of New Holland's Poems and Readings for Funerals and Memorials

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