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The Car Lover's Guide to London
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781399049658
Pub Date: 30 Aug 2024

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 30 Aug 2024

Pages: 136

ISBN: 9781399049658

Description: There are plenty of ways to delve into the history of a city like London, but it’s not often done through the world of the motor car. But that’s exactly what Chris Randall has done, exploring the links between the capital and its automotive past. That makes this book a somewhat unique approach to the subject, and readers will discover a fascinating history that involves some of the most famous names in motoring. Enthusiasts will certainly recognise the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce but amongst those are names that might be less familiar today. The buildings that you’ll find within this book all exist today, which means you can see the motoring history for yourself. Some are now famous restaurants, others are offices and a few are private homes, but what they all have in common is the automobile and for those that love all things four-wheeled there are some real treasures to be found. Illustrated with photographs that show you what those places look like today, along with how some of them appeared in their motoring heyday, this is a very different look at the history of the famous city. It’s played a part in the very earliest days of the automobile’s story, and that’s something this books sets out to celebrate.
RRP: £14.99
The Art Lover's Guide to Barcelona
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781526794505
Pub Date: 07 Mar 2024

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 07 Mar 2024

Pages: 184

ISBN: 9781526794505

Description: Unlock the secrets behind Barcelona’s artistic allure with this handy visual guidebook. Delve into the history of the Catalan capital’s most famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Antoni Tàpies, and discover today’s exciting creators working across many styles from figurative to abstract art; sculpture to urban art. Whether you’re a Barcelona regular or visiting for the first time, this guide will help you understand how the city acquired its unique and thriving art scene, as well as recommend ways to experience it more fully with a self-guided public art walking tour, museum and gallery listings and tips and suggestions of tapas bars, churches, arty day trips, art events and much more. Featuring exclusive interviews from some of Barcelona’s best artists, museum directors and curators, this book offers invaluable insider information that will lead to an authentic and unforgettable trip. You can also find out where to take an art class, a street art tour, see the best of Gaudí’s architecture and taste succulent local cuisine. Written by travel and culture reporter Ruby Boukabou (author of The Art Lover’s Guide to Paris, The Architecture Lover’s Guide to Paris & Sense in the City), this book is the perfect companion for anybody intrigued by Barcelona’s artistic pulse.
The Movie Lover’s Guide to London
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781399072694
Pub Date: 04 Apr 2023

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 04 Apr 2023

Pages: 200

ISBN: 9781399072694

Description: London is a magical place which has intrigued people for more than 2,000 years, and never is this more apparent than in the past 130 years following the invention of the moving image. Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Paddington, James Bond and Dorian Gray? Do you want to kiss in front of the blue door? Or look for the tomb of the resurrected Lord Blackwood? Or do you want to know where Richard Burton lived? Or where you can actually buy jewellery which was in the movies? If you do, then you’re in the right place. London has been a draw for filmmakers for decades, and this book guides you through the locations, in the shadow of some of your favourite movies. Take a tour by movie, go on a movie pub crawl, a leisurely stroll through cemeteries with connections to the movies or create your own tour by postcode. This book will allow you to visit new parts of London but with the familiarity of a well-loved film. With more than 500 movie locations from 91 films covering more than six decades of movie making and more than 100 images, this book will have something for everyone and will show you London in a new, sparkling, glamourous light.
The Royal Lover's Guide to London
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781399001700
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2023

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 13 Mar 2023

Pages: 176

ISBN: 9781399001700

Description: London and the Royal Family are inextricably intertwined. Generations of monarchs have been crowned, married and buried there. Linking Hampton Court Palace to Greenwich is a royal river, which in turn has been used for royal celebrations and progresses as well as a route to imprisonment and execution. In the current century, London became a focus of Royal Jubilees. Wherever you go within London there are places and scenes linked to past and present royalty. Thousands of people come every year to see the stunning places associated with the Royal Family, to watch spectacular ceremonies like Changing of the Guard, The Trooping of the Colour, or simply to explore the history and heritage of Royal London. Royal London highlights everything from Westminster Abbey, the site of coronations and weddings to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Horse Guards Parade. Take a look at royal palaces such as Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Discover amazing stories at the Tower of London. Discover where the Duchess of Cambridge danced with Paddington Bear, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge together with Prince Harry duelled with wands, the bakery popular with Meghan, Duchess of Suffolk, an apothecaries garden of which the Prince of Wales is patron and some of Princess Eugenie’s artistic venues. Take a trip to RAF Hendon and see the helicopter piloted by the Duke of Cambridge while serving with the RAF Search & Rescue or explore the football grounds supported by royal princes. Shop in the stores that are used by Royalty. Discover London from a royal perspective exploring the shops, places and venues linked to modern royalty.
Walking Literary London
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781399096874
Pub Date: 06 Mar 2023

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 06 Mar 2023

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781399096874

Description: London possesses a literary heritage which is unique and in large part unrivalled in any city in the world. In this book, literary London is presented through its authors and literature: William Shakespeare, Andrea Levy, G.A. Henty, Geoffrey Chaucer, P.L. Travers, Samuel Pepys, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, Una Marson, Joe Orton, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Phillis Wheatley, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Katherine Mansfield, Harry Potter and Samuel Selvon to name just a very few. The text takes the reader on a series of walks, each of which is original and unique, the result of twenty years’ exploration of this wonderful city by the author. Detailed maps have been specially commissioned. The text is accompanied by over 80 original photographs taken by the author. In these pages you will find the details of hundreds of writers and their works; wherever you walk in the great city of London – even if solely in imagination from an armchair – the experience is going to be extraordinary.
RRP: £14.99
The Book Lover's Guide to Paris
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781399001915
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022

Pages: 136

ISBN: 9781399001915

Description: A must-have for every fan of literature and Paris. The Book Lover's Guide to Paris is an extensive and informative travel companion, shedding new light on an ever-popular subject and spanning three centuries of the city's unique literary history, from Victor Hugo's Paris to the Lost Generation literati and present-day works such as Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Including unique, full-colour photographs to reveal the settings readers have imagined in their favourite books, as well as insights into the lives, literature, haunts and homes of some of the world's best writers. This guide will enable book lovers to explore the abundance of literary history Paris has to offer, as well as making the most of the city itself.
A Practical Guide to Camping
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781399014342
Pub Date: 01 Aug 2022

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 01 Aug 2022

Pages: 152

ISBN: 9781399014342

Description: Whether you want to take the family for a low-cost, stress-free campsite break and are not sure where to start, or you long to disappear into the wilderness to sleep under the stars and get closer to nature, this practical guide contains everything you need to know. From comfort camping to backpacking bliss, it is packed with sensible advice and crafty tips. Find out how to choose the perfect tent or shelter, sleeping bag, rucksack, stove system or pitching spot, and discover ways to entertain the kids, what to cook and how to make certain your drinking water is safe. Create holiday memories the whole family will remember for the right reasons, wild camp without breaking the rules or harming the environment, embark on lightweight backpacking adventures, or go exploring by bike, boat or paddleboard. No matter what form your camping dreams take, this book will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make them a reality.
The Architecture Lover’s Guide to London
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781399001663
Pub Date: 08 Mar 2022

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 08 Mar 2022

Pages: 128

ISBN: 9781399001663

Description: Since the early days as rolling hills crisscrossed with streams, London has come a long way to be one of the most exciting and innovative cities in the world. From the first Roman settlement 2000 years ago to the high tech and high rise buildings of today, the history of London is a story of experimentation, determination and triumph. A city at the cutting edge of style and fashion, rising from every fire, every attack, every setback. The Architecture Lover’s Guide to London takes a journey through history, looking at some of the most significant buildings, as well as the people who have shaped this city.
The Book Lover's Guide to London
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781399001144
Pub Date: 16 Nov 2021

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 16 Nov 2021

Pages: 128

ISBN: 9781399001144

Description: Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colourful and diverse metropolis of London. From Charles Dickens to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, London’s writers have bought the city to life through some of the best known and loved stories and characters in fiction. This book takes you on an area-by-area journey through London to discover the stories behind the stories told in some of the most famous novels, plays and poems written in, or about, the city. • Find out which poet almost lost one of his most important manuscripts in a Soho pub. • Discover how Graham Greene managed to survive the German bomb that destroyed his Clapham home. • Climb down the dingy steps from London Bridge to Thames path below and imagine how it felt to be Nancy trying to save Oliver Twist, only to then meet her own violent death. • Drink in same pub Bram Stoker listened to the ghost stories that inspired Dracula, the plush drinking house where Noel Coward performed, and the bars and cafes frequented by modern writers. • Tour the locations where London’s writers, and their characters lived, worked, played, loved, lost and died. This is the first literature guide to London to be fully illustrated with beautiful colour photographs throughout the book. This unique book can be used a guidebook on a physical journey through London, or as a treasury of fascinating, often obscure tales and information for book lovers to read wherever they are.
The Architecture Lover's Guide to Paris
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781526779977
Pub Date: 20 May 2021

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 20 May 2021

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781526779977

Description: Unlock the secrets of Paris’s charm with this handy visual guidebook. Learn the history of the city’s most famous landmarks, grasp their fascinating details and discover dozens of lesser known architectural gems. Whether you are a Paris regular or visiting for the first time, this guide will help you understand how the city acquired its unique and beautiful design palette and recommend ways to experience it more fully with self-guided walking tours and suggestions of some of the best hotels, restaurants, cafés, churches, parks and more. You’ll also discover ancient Roman baths, seventeenth century mansions, Art Deco theatres, contemporary cultural complexes and find out where to kick back, cocktail or mock-tail in hand, with a panoramic view over the capital. Written by Ruby Boukabou, author of The Art Lover’s Guide to Paris, and part-time Parisian, this book is the perfect companion for anybody intrigued by Paris’s seductive magic.
The Fashion Lover's Guide to Milan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781526733733
Pub Date: 16 Mar 2021

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 16 Mar 2021

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781526733733

Description: Milan is the European fashion capital with one of the world’s most unique luxury fashion districts where the leaders of some of the most exclusive fashion houses are still living and working today. It’s the Italian city whose skyline has changed more than any, and whose fashion industry has extended to encompass the worlds of design, restaurants, bars, exhibition spaces, hotels and more. Whether you’re looking for designer labels within the city’s luxury fashion district, prefer to browse the city’s boutiques or pick up some quality vintage at the city’s vintage shops and markets, this is the guide that will tell you where to go. Split into geographical sections along with relevant maps, cultural highlights and suggestions for where to eat and drink, it places Milan as the city of fashion within the context of Italian fashion history and a city, and brings the stories of its people to life. Why did Milan become Italy’s fashion capital? And what does it offer the fashion lover as a city today?
The Golf Lover's Guide to England
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781526756329
Pub Date: 09 Nov 2020

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 09 Nov 2020

Pages: 248

ISBN: 9781526756329

Description: Every golf course around the world has one thing in common – they are all unique. Golf provides a different experience wherever you go. No two courses are ever the same and each has their own captivating story to tell. Blessed with a rich and varied landscape, England has a prolific collection of coastal links and inland courses created by some of golf’s most cherished craftsmen; Sunningdale (Park Jr. & Colt), Walton Heath (Fowler), St Enodoc (Braid), Alwoodley and Moortown (MacKenzie) to name just a few. This guide offers a golfer everything they would require to enjoy a great round of golf at the best courses England has to offer. All the information you need is right here - par scores, yardage, green-fee price indicators, booking procedure, history of each club and how best to play the course. England is where golf’s greatest artists have gifted us moments to treasure for eternity. A young Ballesteros lifting the claret jug at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Bobby Jones storming to victory at Hoylake on his way to the grand slam, and who can ever forget Nicklaus and Jacklin bringing their titanic Ryder Cup battle to a close with a famous handshake at Royal Birkdale. Sharing a border with its spiritual home, England is undoubtedly golf's exquisite front garden.
The Architecture Lover's Guide to Rome
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781526735799
Pub Date: 20 Nov 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 20 Nov 2019

Pages: 184

ISBN: 9781526735799

Description: Rome’s architectural remains date as far back as the city’s founding in the 8th century BCE. The primitive settlement that began on the Palatine Hill grew over the next thousand years to the caput mundi—the capital of the world—the largest, most powerful presence in the ancient Western world. Along the way, Rome’s architectural styles, whether developed organically or appropriated from the cultures it subjugated and absorbed, were physical evidence of the politics, propaganda and pragmatism of the times. Written for readers passionate about Rome and how its architecture is inimitably linked to the city’s history, An Architecture Lover’s Guide to Rome is the armchair architect’s tour of the Eternal City. It provides a timeline that begins with the founding of Rome and documents its significant architectural monuments and styles through the millennia, with photos, maps and practical information for visiting.
The Food Lover's Guide to Paris
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781526733696
Pub Date: 09 Sep 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 09 Sep 2019

Pages: 184

ISBN: 9781526733696

Description: Paris may have enjoyed decades as the undisputed gastronomic capital of the world, but food revolutions in the likes of London and Copenhagen have challenged its reign in recent years. After a spell of complacency, Parisian chefs have had to up their game, with delicious results. This guide will show you where to sample the best of the French classics, from cosy bistrots to swish brasseries, as well as where to check out the more recent innovations in the Parisian food scene: everything from high quality street food with a French twist, to newly-popular vegetarian restaurants, juice bars and locally brewed craft beers. The guide will also offer a practical guide to making the most of your Parisian food experience like a local.
RRP: £12.99
The Golf Lover's Guide to Scotland
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781526733771
Pub Date: 24 Jul 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 24 Jul 2019

Pages: 176

ISBN: 9781526733771

Description: Every golf course around the globe has one thing in common – they are all unique. No two courses are ever the same. Golf is the only major sport that offers a different experience wherever you go. Universally regarded as the birthplace of the modern game, Scotland can boast some of the finest courses in the world. Royal Troon, Turnberry and the fabled Old Course, St Andrews to name just a few. These are the courses all keen golfers would wish to play given the opportunity. This guide offers a golfer everything they would require to enjoy a great round of golf at the best courses Scotland has to offer. You will find all the essential information you need here - par scores, yardage, prices, booking procedure, history and how best to play the course.
The Art Lover's Guide to Paris
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781526733658
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 10 Jun 2019

Pages: 208

ISBN: 9781526733658

Description: There’s no doubt that Paris is brimming with some of the world’s best art. But on a trip to the City of Light, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the options, get caught up in the queues and miss the back street gems. Fear not- armed with this companion you’ll easily navigate your way through the rich art history to the vibrant present scene, and have a ball doing so. Along with listings of the unmissable museums and galleries (where you’ll appreciate the ancients through to the contemporaries), the guide includes more off beat places to find public and private art all over town (from design hotels to auction houses, beautiful brasseries to artist studios). You’ll pick up insider tips from local and international professionals and find out where to take a sketch class, see live street art, buy an artwork, attend intriguing art events and meet the artists.
RRP: £14.99