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Beginning with a vivid description of his wedding in the splendid medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's city hall, Hughes launches into a lively account of the history, art, and architecture of the storied...


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Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

von David Downie & Diane Johnson

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Near Death in the Arctic

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A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.


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Inspired by childhood stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, in 1966 Dervla Murphy bought Jock, an amiable pack-mule, and set off to trek across the highlands of this awesome but troubled land. She...


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