READING ON LOCATIONLuisa Moncada & Scala Quin Book Number: 85760 Product format: Paperback
Go off-piste as it were and be lured into exotic locations like Zanzibar, Hawaii, Japan or Umbria to read not just books that have been made into films like My House in Umbria or A Room with a View, Death in Venice, Brick Lane, the English Patient or the Killer Inside Me set in Texas (written 1952 filmed 2010). Whether it's visiting a New York restaurant featured in American Psycho or discovering the Jamaica of James Bond, here is a top travel destination guide. Reading a book located in a city or country can help bring that location, the local population, local history, food, flavours, sights, sounds and even smells to life. But how do you know what to read and where to start? This super country-by-country guide is arranged by Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. A concise summary of the book picks up on themes, characters and key places, real and imagined, and includes further information such as TV and film adaptations, references to author houses or museums and useful websites. Feature boxes include Dickens' London, Inspector Morse's Oxford, Kurt Wallander's Sweden, Hans Christian Anderson [sic], Tagore's Bengal and Rwanda Nature among them. From Jane Austen's Bath, to Deborah Moggach's Amsterdam with Tulip Fever, here are many hundreds of books famous and not-so-famous to discover and go on to read. Literature is a voyage of discovery. 272pp in paperback.
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