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A charming and beautifully written account of the pleasures of slow travel - for readers of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Colin Thubron and Eric Newby. 'Lawrence Sterne once suggested that we travel for one of just three reasons: imbecility of mind, infirmity of body or inevitable necessity. One might add to Sterne's little list: envy, curiosity - or just too much bloody rain at home. Escape, in other words.' Campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling. En route he has unearthed a multitude of stories - stories of people ploughing their own furrows, of travellers' tales, stories from the 'front line' of his publishing , ruminations and reflections about places, people and ideas. In this deeply charming, erudite and spirited book, he shares his experiences and explores the value of travel. 'The richer our imaginations, the richer our travel experience. We British do things one way and the Spaniards another; there are unlimited ways of doing everything. Kindness is found in unexpected places, as is eccentricity. Eccentrics are an endangered species and need as much protection as does the house sparrow.' Travelling Light is a gradual awakening to the fragility of everything we love through contemplative, consciously slow journeying. Every visit uncovers difference - from France profonde to the darker side of Sicily, and to the woodland, flora, fauna, views and silence of rural Britain. Alastair Sawday gives voice to those of us who have climbed no mountains, discovered no rivers, created no great institutions, powered no legislation, changed very little - but who yearn to understand the world and make sense of its infinite variety.
Mitreißend. Schicksalhaft. Temperamentvoll. Wenn Träume unmöglich werden - Anita wollte immer eine Familie haben. Doch mit dreißig Jahren ist ihr noch nicht der richtige Mann über den Weg gelaufen. Und nun zwingt sie eine Krankheit, sich einer Operation zu unterziehen. Eine Operation, die eigene Kinder unmöglich macht. Der Termin steht bereits fest. Bis es so weit ist, will sie einfach nur vergessen. Und so landet sie eines Abends in einer Bar. Und küsst einen Mann, den sie nicht küssen dürfte. Doch wenn er sie berührt, denkt sie nur noch eins: Mehr! So bewegend wie Jojo Moyes, so erotisch wie Geneva Lee. Band 2 der "Unbreak my Heart"-Reihe. eBooks von beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert. "Dieses Buch behält man lange im Gedächtnis, allein schon, weil seine Protagonisten so einzigartig sind." RT BOOK REVIEWS
Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.
It'd been a long time since I claimed some solitude in this blessed landscape; since I've done without lifes little props. Here I have no friend, no dog, no radio, no clock, no phone, no roof, no body pollutants. The clackety-clack of the typewriter travels out into the valley and gets lost in expanses of forest and paperbark swamp. I'm the only soul around. For ten years Robyn Davidson has been travelling light. Across the desert, across America on a Harley-Davidson, or walking through the bush of ghosts by night. In these articles that make up Travelling Light, the bestselling author of Tracks takes us into wilds of many countries - as well as countries of the mind. 'A born writer.' - Daily Telegraph 'A perceptive and sensitive observer.' - Sydney Morning Herald
Ein weltberühmter Klassiker der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur, der seinen Siegeszug um die Welt antrat und kurz nach Erscheinen verfilmt wurde. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des einfachen amerikanischen Soldaten Priwitt, der mit seiner Kompanie auf Hawaii stationiert ist. Weil er glaubt, auch als Soldat ein Anrecht auf eine menschliche Behandlung zu haben, beginnt eine erbitterte Auseinandersetzung zwischen ihm und seinem Vorgesetzten. ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ zeichnet ein schonungsloses Porträt der amerikanischen Armee auf Hawaii kurz vor der Katastrophe. Mit dem Fall japanischer Bomben auf Pearl Harbor tritt Amerika in den Zweiten Weltkrieg ein.
You are invited to consider a more graceful way of traveling through life. With arresting clarity, Journeys of Simplicity offers vignettes of forty travelers and the few, ordinary things they carried with them from place to place, from day to day, from birth to death."

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