Croatia - Through Writers´EyesOrdinær pris 209,00 kr
Bella TuscanyOrdinær pris 180,00 kr
Continuing Frances Mayes's account of her love affair with Italy, Bella Tuscany presents the author now truly at home there, meeting the challenges of learning a new language and touring regions outside Tuscany, including castle towns, fishing villages, and islands. With fresh adventures and updates on the characters introduced in Under the Tuscan Sun, Mayes also explores new themes in this wondrous corner of the world, delving into gardening, wine-making, and the experience of primavera - a season of renewed possibility. And Mayes reveals more simple pleasures from her Tuscan kitchen in a section devoted to recipes.
In the sensuous, vivid prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany celebrates Mayes's deepening connection to the land and her flourishing friendships in a newfound haven of idyllic living.
Opplevelse VillmarkOrdinær pris 399,00 kr Salgspris 279,30 kr Spar 30%
Som så mange andre har brødrene Per og Bjørn Simonsen latt seg inspirere av klassikeren Norge på langs. Sommeren 2006 legger de ut fra Grense Jakobselv for å gå i Lars Monsens og Trond Strømdahls fotspor hele den lange veien langs grensen ned til Halden. I likhet med de to har brødrene god tid - de vil ikke haste gjennom landet. De ønsker å oppleve, ligge på ryggen og brenne bål, bruke fiskestanga, og bli en dag ekstra om de ønsker det. Mye er som det var for nesten 20 år siden - naturinntrykkene er storslagne og slitet uunngåelig, og de treffer mange hjelpsomme og interessante mennesker underveis.
Men selve turen blir naturlig nok en helt annen enn forgjengernes. Ikke alt går etter planen. Snømangel og sen islegging byr på utfordringer, og det kan bli mager kost og dårlig stemning når man blir liggende værfast over flere dager og samtidig må rasjonere på maten. Brødrene har imidlertid et uutslitelig humør og en utrolig evne til å snu det negative til noe positivt. Deres lune, særegne humor tilfører boken en ekstra humrefaktor. Beslutningen om å snu i Halden og gå den samme veien tilbake igjen, ble tatt før brødrene la ut på turen, men det var det nesten ingen som visste... Med forord av Lars Monsen og Trond Strømdahl.
Lonesome TravellerOrdinær pris 109,00 kr
A timeless travelogue from the leading light of the beat generation, Jack Kerouac's lonesome traveller is a jubilant celebration of human discovery. As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records, in prose of pure poetry, life on the road. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico while high on opium; catching up with the beat nightlife in New York; burying himself in the snow-capped mountains of North-West America; meditating on a sunlit roof in tangiers; or falling in love with montmartre and the huge white basilica of sacre-coeur - Kerouac reveals both the endless diversity of human life and his own high-spirited philosophy of self-fulfilment. 'full of startling and beautiful things ...
One sees, hears and feels' sunday times
Between the Woods and the WaterOrdinær pris 179,00 kr
The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania. The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come.
Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges. The concluding part of the trilogy was published in September 2013 as The Broken Road.
Forfattere: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisert måned: Des
Publisert år: 2004
Sider nr: 248
Off the RoadOrdinær pris 249,00 kr
When Jack Hitt set out to walk the 500 miles from France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, he submitted to the rigorous traditions of Europe's oldest form of packaged tour, a pilgrimage that has been walked by millions in the history of Christendom. Off the Road is an unforgettable exploration of the sites that people believe God once touched: the strange fortress said to contain the real secret Adam learned when he bit into the apple; the sites associated with the murderous monks known as the Knights Templar; and the places housing relics ranging from a vial of the Virgin Mary's milk to a sheet of Saint Bartholomew's skin. Along the way, Jack Hitt finds himself persevering by day and bunking down by night with an unlikely and colorful cast of fellow pilgrims -- a Flemish film crew, a drunken gypsy, a draconian Belgian air force officer, a man who speaks no languages, a one-legged pilgrim, and a Welsh family with a mule. In the day-to-day grind of walking under a hot Spanish sun, Jack Hitt and his cohorts not only find occasional good meals and dry shelter but they also stumble upon some fresh ideas about old-time zealotry and modern belief. Off the Road is an engaging and witty travel memoir of an offbeat journey through history that turns into a provocative rethinking of the past.
Forfattere: Jack hitt
Publisert måned: 2utg
Publisert år: 2005