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The Corfu Trilogy: My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and...
by Gerald Durrell

Language

English

Pages

768

Publication Date

November 29, 2016

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<b>National Bestseller: The complete trilogy that inspired Masterpiece production <i>The Durrells in Corfu</i> in one volume.</b><br /><br /> The tales of a naturalist and his family, who left England for the Greek island of Corfu—where they interacted with fascinating locals of both human and animal varieties—these memoirs have become beloved bestsellers and inspired the delightful series that aired on PBS television.<br />  <br /> Included in this three-book collection are:<br />  <br /><i>My Family and Other Animals</i>: Ten-year-old Gerald Durrell arrives on sun-drenched Corfu with this family and pursues his interest in natural history, making friends with the island’s fauna—from toads and tortoises to scorpions and geckos—while reveling in the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household.<br />  <br /><i>Birds, Beasts and Relatives</i>: Written after a boyhood spent studying zoology, this memoir is part nature guide, part coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.<br />  <br /><i>The Garden of the Gods</i>: In the conclusion of the trilogy, Durrell shares more tales of wild animals and his even wilder family, including his mother, Louisa, and his siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo, in the years before World War II.<br />  <br /> “[Durrell’s] books have an unfailing charm. . . . It is a tribute to his skill that one never tires of his accounts” (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>).<br />  <br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.</i><br />  
Rick Steves Italy 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

December 17, 2019

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<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, experience Italy with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Italy 2020</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Walk in Caesar's footsteps through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience <i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools, </b>like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps,</b> including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on Venice, Padua, the Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, the Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2020</i>.</b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>.
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /> <br /><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <b>A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.</b><br /><br />It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro’s family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams.<br /> <br /> <i>From Scratch </i>chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother in law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro’s incredible romance—an indelible love story that leaps off the pages.<br /> <br /> In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it’s really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it’s really about finding a home. It is about food, but it’s really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. <i>From Scratch </i>is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is…delicious.
The Seine: The River that Made Paris
by Elaine Sciolino

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime <em>New York Times</em> foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.</strong></p><br /><p>Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In <em>The Seine</em>, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between.</p><br /><p>Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river’s light. She discovers the story of Sequana—the Gallo-Roman healing goddess who gave the Seine its name—and follows the river through Paris, where it determined the city’s destiny and now snakes through all aspects of daily life. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, sips champagne at a vineyard along the river, and even dares to go for a swim. She finds the Seine in art, literature, music, and movies from Renoir and <em>Les Misérables</em> to Puccini and <em>La La Land</em>. Along the way, she reveals how the river that created Paris has touched her own life. A powerful afterword tells the dramatic story of how water from the depths of the Seine saved Notre-Dame from destruction during the devastating fire in April 2019.</p><br /><p>A “storyteller at heart” (June Sawyers, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>) with a “sumptuous eye for detail” (Sinclair McKay, <em>Daily Telegraph</em>), Sciolino braids memoir, travelogue, and history through the Seine’s winding route. <em>The Seine</em> offers a love letter to Paris and the most romantic river in the world, and invites readers to explore its magic for themselves.</p>
My Family and Other Animals (The Corfu Trilogy Book 1)
by Gerald Durrell

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<b>The inspiration for <i>The Durrells in Corfu</i>, a Masterpiece production on public television: A naturalist’s account of his childhood on the exotic Greek island.</b><br />  <br /> When the Durrells could no longer endure the gray English climate, they did what any sensible family would do: sold their house and relocated to the sun-soaked island of Corfu.<br />  <br /> As they settled into their new home, hilarious mishaps ensued as a ten-year-old Gerald Durrell pursued his interest in natural history and explored the island’s fauna. Soon, toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies—as well as scorpions, geckos, ladybugs, praying mantises, octopuses, pigeons, and gulls—became a common sight in the Durrell villa.<br />  <br /> Uproarious tales of the island’s animals and Durrell’s fond reflections on his family bring this delightful memoir to life. Capturing the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household, <i>My Family and Other Animals</i> will transport you to a place you won’t want to leave.<br />  <br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.</i><br />  
Rick Steves London 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

614

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>From the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye, the city is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves London 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring London</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chips</li><li><b>Connect with local culture:</b> Catch a show in Soho, take afternoon tea, or have a pint of English ale with Londoners in a pub </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a Pimm's Cup</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and world-class museums like the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert </li><li><b>Day trips </b>to Windsor, Cambridge, and Stonehenge</li><li><b>Detailed neighborhood maps</b> and a<b> fold-out city map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, popular British slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 600 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves London 2020</i>.</b><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket London</i>.
Rick Steves Ireland 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Pat O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

615

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<b>Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: Experience Ireland with Rick Steves by your side. Inside <i>Rick Steves Ireland 2020</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> through Ireland</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year-old recipes</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogue</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps </b>with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a Guinness</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of atmospheric neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sights</li><li><b>Trip-planning tools, </b>like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place</li><li><b>Detailed maps, </b>including a<b> fold-out map </b>for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, Irish phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Ireland 2020</i>.</b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out<i> Rick Steves Best of Ireland.</i>
Rick Steves Spain 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1048

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b><b>Savor authentic paella,</b> run with the bulls in Pamplona, or relax on Barcelona's beaches: experience Spain with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Spain 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip </b>to Spain</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from El Escorial and the great mosque of Córdoba to medieval bars serving house-made madroño liqueur</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Enjoy a flamenco show in Madrid, chat with fans about the latest <i>fútbol</i> match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps </b>with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of sangria</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools,</b> like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place</li><li><b>Detailed maps,</b> plus a <b>fold-out map </b>for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Spanish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Barcelona, Basque Country, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, León, Salamanca, Madrid, El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain's Southern Coast, Gibraltar, Morocco, and more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Spain 2020</i>.</b><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Spain</i>.
Rick Steves Paris 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

713

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the ancient catacombs below the city, explore Paris at every level with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Paris 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending<b> a week or more</b> in Paris</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissant</li><li><b>How to connect with culture:</b> Stroll down Rue Cler for fresh, local goods to build the ultimate French picnic, marvel at the works of Degas and Monet, and sip <i>café au lait</i> at a streetside café</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of <i>vin rouge</i></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churches</li><li><b>Detailed maps, including a fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 700 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on the best <i>arrondissements</i> in Paris, including Champs-Elysees, the Marais, Montmartre, and more, plus <b>day trips</b> to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Paris 2020</i>.</b><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket Paris</i>.
The Salt Path: A Memoir
by Raynor Winn

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b><b>"In polished, poignant prose, Winn reveals how their journey heals Moth slowly but surely, and brings them closer together — landing as an inspiring story of true love</b>."<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br />SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD<br />A BEST BOOK OF 2019, NPR's Book Concierge<br /><br />The true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England</b><br /><br /> Just days after Raynor Winn learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their house and farm are taken away, along with their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, through Devon and Cornwall.<br /><br /> Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea, and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable and life-affirming journey. Powerfully written and unflinchingly honest, <i>The Salt Path</i> is ultimately a portrayal of home—how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

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