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Round Ireland In Low Gear

Author : Eric Newby
ISBN : 9780007508204
Genre : Travel
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'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice.

A Sense Of Place

Author : Michael Shapiro
ISBN : 9781932361810
Genre : Travel
File Size : 35. 21 MB
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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.

Across The Lines

Author : Michael Cronin
ISBN : 185918183X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A radical new work aiming to redefine the relationship between travel and language, focusing on the pivotal bond of language and culture as mediated through translation. An important feature of the Twentieth century has been the enormous growth in travel and the increasing mobility of individuals and groups across societies. A largely neglected aspect of this development has been the relationship of the traveller to language. Across the Lines examines the ways in which language mediates experience across cultures. It assesses a range of travel narratives by writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Dervla Murphy, Eva Hoffman and Jonathan Raban, and uses a theoretical frame of reference taken from socio-lingusitics, literary theory and semiotics. The work looks at what happens to the narrative of travel when the traveller has no grasp of the language spoken and how the status of interpreters, and guidebooks impact on different kinds of travel. Written by one of the leading thinkers in his field, Across the Lines>/i> raises concerns, which will be of interest to students and critics of language, translation, travel writing, tourism, and anthropology.

Seeing Is Believing

Author : Colm Tóibín
ISBN : 0851053718
Genre : Religion
File Size : 83. 57 MB
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When news of moving statues spread through Ireland like wildfire, bishops ran for cover from the most extraordinary phenomenon in Irish Catholicism in this century. A group of journalists and writers explore what really happened and assessed its sign

The Last Grain Race

Author : Eric Newby
ISBN : 9780007597840
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53. 3 MB
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An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

Ireland

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ISBN : 0856137979
Genre : History
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Round Ireland With A Fridge

Author : Tony Hawks
ISBN : 9781407026374
Genre : Humor
File Size : 75. 99 MB
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'I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of One Hundred Pounds that he cannot hitchhike round the circumference of Ireland, with a fridge, within one calendar month' A foolhardy attempt to win a drunken bet led to Tony Hawks having one of the most unforgettable experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling-companion-cum-domestic-appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable, inspirational and, at times, downright silly adventure. In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge surfed together; entered a batchelor festival; and one of them had sex without the other knowing. The fridge got christened, and they even met the poorest king on Earth. An absurd story of an extraordinary adventure, Round Ireland with a Fridge follows the fearless pair as they battle towards Dublin and a breathtaking finale that is moving, uplifting, and a fitting conclusion to the whole ridiculous affair.

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