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Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses
Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses Walking The Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses Although Walking The Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books Of Moses authored by Bruce Feiler certainly does not qualify as a scholarly treatise, it nonetheless merits reading. For many of us it will initiate a new appreciation of the […]
Shropshire: Towns and Villages
Shropshire: Towns and Villages Shropshire: Towns and Villages Shropshire: Towns and Villages By Julie Meech Published by Sigma Leisure – ISBN 1-85058-643-8 I must say I was pleasantly surprised when I browsed through this book, because apart from the good descriptions and historical information relating to the towns in the county I found myself becoming quite absorbed by the […]
AA Gill is Away
AA Gill is Away AA Gill is Away AA Gill can not write a bad sentence and to read this book is to experience travel writing at its most sublime. Unlike many other writers who aspire to be travel writers, AA Gill’s prose is free from the genre’s normal pretensions and is like a breath of fresh air. After […]
Cancun & the Riviera Maya
Cancun & the Riviera Maya Cancun & the Riviera Maya I have not seen too many travel guides that present to the reader concise and timely information pertaining to Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Riviera Maya as well as Cancun all wrapped up in a soft bound book that can easily fit into your back pocket. One such neat little guide is […]
St. Lucia
St. Lucia When one opens the softbound guidebook entitled St. Lucia, written by Chris Higgins and published by Ulysses Travel Guides, we immediately note the quotation of Derek Walcott, a Lucian poet and playwright: I come from a place that likes grandeur it likes large gestures it is not inhibited by flourish it is a […]
Rich Man’s Coffin
Rich Man’s Coffin Rich Man’s Coffin Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent John Hersey once said: “Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.” Kenneth Gardner’s brilliant debut novel, Rich Man’s Coffin, is as close as you can get to living in New Zealand in the 1800’s. The heart of […]
Peoples of the World
Peoples of the World Peoples Of The World Have you ever wondered about the innumerable people representing diverse cultures that populate the world? What constitutes a people? What are the elements necessary to coalesce in order to produce an ethnic group? Where do they live? What languages do they speak? How did they originate? What are their customs? Look […]
MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden
MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden Adjacent to the Kruger National Park located in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa is MalaMala, a privately owned game reserve. Differentiating this reserve from others is a determined effort on the part of the Rattray family, who are the owners, to conserve resources, educate visitors and employees and […]
Around and About in Paris
Around and About in Paris Around and About Paris How would you like to have a personal guide as your companion when visiting Paris? A guide that will not only give you a brief history of each and every “Arrondissement” from the first to the twentieth, but as the author states, “a journey into the depths of Paris” and “an […]
Africa Par Adventure
Africa Par Adventure Africa Par Adventure One of the most effective ways to combat ignorance of foreign countries is to travel to them and observe their unique customs as well as their social and economic conditions. If we are open-minded, travel provides us with a better balance of compassion and wisdom. Africa Par Adventure, edited by Peter Ward, […]