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Carlton Krane arrives in the living room of his new home courtesy of an unexpected detour into the Section N Underpass. The multi-coloured carpets, hypnotic-patterned wallpaper and the Cortina in the garage indicate a reversal of time. Drawn to the utility room by the swirling sound of the twin-tub washing machine, he discovers a shoebox full of typewritten documents - documents containing details of advertising, leisure, lifestyle and entertainment from yester-years. Section N Underpass - the 'N' stands for Nostalgia - existing in the past... a reality! Tag-along with Carlton Krane whilst enjoying nostalgic straplines, stories, facts, photos and sketches. Section N Underpass is full-on nostalgia without lumps, fat or gristle - guaranteed! Every page will make you smile, giggle or laugh out loud. A must read for anyone who enjoys regular trips back down memory lane.
A comprehensive guide to understanding Cuba's social, political and economic situation.
This is a guide to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, which has much more to offer than its idyllic beaches. The site of the first European settlement in the Americas, the country has a long and often turbulent history, marked by dictators, foreign invasions and popular uprisings. For almost two centuries the country has shared the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, a proximity which had led to friction and occasional conflict. Despite efforts to abandon dependency on sugar and to modernize the economy, the Dominican Republic still faces considerable poverty and social tensions. Migration, legal and illegal, provides a lifeline to many poor communities. Yet this often difficult past and present have created one of the most distinctive and vibrant cultures in the Caribbean, where 16th-century colonial architecture contrasts with modern office blocks, and where Spanish, African and American influences are apparent in music, food and art.
Fun indoor games for the whole family to enjoy. Switch off your screens, gather the family, open up 60 Classic Indoor Games and remember how simple it is to play and laugh together. Inside this wonderful little book are new, classic and beloved (but often-forgotten) family games that are perfect to keep the children from their screens or tearing the house down on rainy days. It's great for entertaining visiting grandparents and brilliant at getting everyone's imagination going! Create your own family traditions with classic games like Charades, Sardines and Are You There, Moriarty? as well as new favourites like Kangaroo Racing, Sprouts and Fish Flap. Includes everything you need to know to play over 60 classic games ordered alphabetically for quick and easy reference. Suitable for all ages, it's a lovely gift to pass on for future generations to enjoy.
Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale - inspired by her BBC 1 documentary series 'The Ganges with Sue Perkins' Pick of the holiday reads - Daily Mirror 'Vivid, laugh-out-loud, moving' Sunday Express 'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet. Up until that point, the farthest East I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol. Here's the thing: I am scared of flying. I have zero practical skills. I can't survive if I am more than a three minute walk from a supermarket. For the last seven years I have suffered with crippling anxiety. I bolt when panicked. I cannot bear to witness humans or animals in distress. I have no ability to learn languages. I am a terrible hypochondriac. Oh, and I am no good with boats. So I said yes.' SHORTLISTED FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR AT THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 'Part memoir, part travel guide. A fab account full of wit and emotion' Prima 'An unvarnished, endearing and very funny account' Woman & Home 'Alongside laugh-out-loud travel stories, the book also provides a moving account of her coming to terms with her father's death' Daily Mirror _________ Praise for Spectacles: 'Utterly wonderful. It's very, very funny and poignant' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful 'Very funny ... reading her memoir is very like meeting her' Sunday Times 'Charming and funny .... Like going for a long, slightly drunken lunch with your naughtiest friend' Red 'Brilliantly written... fearlessly honest and full of heart, it will also make you laugh like a gibbon' Heat
Southern Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts is a magical place. Some call it "paradise," while others quietly claim it to be the center of the universe. The special synergy that exists here between people and place has inspired remarkable residents for centuries. Towns nestled among the majestic hills and scenic valleys are beautiful, fascinating, and filled with history. Much has changed here over the past 150 years--the period covered photographically in this book. The classic beauty of the Southern Berkshires has drawn photographers since the camera was first invented. Vibrant villages have evolved over the decades, even as the surrounding scenery remains breathtaking. Once thriving textile mills have been replaced by innovative tech enterprises. The important paper industry has struggled but survived here. Year round recreational and educational opportunities have blossomed. Once bustling boomtowns have grown quieter, but now nurture entrepreneurial inventiveness and a magnificent menagerie of historic homes, prosperous farms, and top-notch cultural venues. The images and interesting narrative inside this book offer a rare glimpse of the Southern Berkshires through time. By looking at the whole picture, the connections between our past and present will become apparent.
Join adventurer and renowned photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he spends months exploring and photographing Western Chinas remote Sacred Mountains in an effort to better understand these most sacred Tibetan regions. His human-powered adventure is one of the ages as he explores the remote provinces of Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan.
This exhibition, inspired by a 2017 Tennessean article about how Nashville has been growing at a rate of one hundred people per day, features photographs by Davidson County residents of diverse ages and backgrounds, showing how the population boom has affected them and the lives of the people around them.More than one hundred Davidson County residents submitted nearly two hundred images, from which fifty were chosen by a panel of jurors. The resulting exhibition explores the rising connectivity between neighborhoods and communities, and the potential for disconnection between people and socioeconomic classes as the city strives to adapt to record growth. The images represent a range of perspectives, from depictions of friends and neighbors to old and new homes, construction sites, and recognizable landmarks.
Escape the nine-to five and learn how to live and work on the road with the latest addition to Lonely Planet's Handbook series, a practical guide inspiring and motivating people to achieve their goal of travelling more, starting a whole new way of living and creating a flexible work/life balance. Divided into two sections, this informative book firstly explains the practicalities of working on the road, such as income generation, managing career changes, keeping in touch with family and maintaining relationships, what to do with your stuff, overcoming common pre-departure fears, keeping healthy on the road and much more. The second showcases a number of ideal destinations for digital nomads, offering invaluable travel insights and information about the location in question, pros and cons, as well as inspirational tales from digital nomads out on the road. From the palm-fringed beaches of blissful Bali to the bright, neon-lights of dynamic Seoul, aspiring nomads will be inspired to make the move and start a whole new way of living. Written by some of Lonely Planet's very own nomadic experts, this book is packed with top tips, insights and real life tales on what it's really like to be working on the road. Chapters throughout include: (more...)
Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler's Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docudrama by Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true tale of "a Hollywood girl in Naziland!"; and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi film made by German refugees living in the Soviet Union. Doherty also recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the workers on the payroll shaded reactions to what was never simply a business decision. As Europe hurtled toward war, a proxy battle waged in Hollywood over how to conduct business with the Nazis, how to cover Hitler and his victims in the newsreels, and whether to address or ignore Nazism in Hollywood feature films. Should Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm? Doherty's history features a cast of charismatic personalities: Carl Laemmle, the German Jewish founder of Universal Pictures, whose production of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) enraged the nascent Nazi movement; Georg Gyssling, the Nazi consul in Los Angeles, who read the Hollywood trade press as avidly as any studio mogul; Vittorio Mussolini, son of the fascist dictator and aspiring motion picture impresario; Leni Riefenstahl, the Valkyrie goddess of the Third Reich who came to America to peddle distribution rights for Olympia (1938); screenwriters Donald Ogden Stewart and Dorothy Parker, founders of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League; and Harry and Jack Warner of Warner Bros., who yoked anti-Nazism to patriotic Americanism and finally broke the embargo against anti-Nazi cinema with Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939).
Costa Rica is much more than a verdant paradise. It's a land of diverse landscapes and cultures. This collection of regional guides reveals unknown facets of Costa Rica and helps travelers understand what makes this country so unique. In this volume we introduce Guanacaste, a place of world-renowned surf spots and great natural beauty. It is a country within a country, with its own distinct climate, culture, and identity. The cradle of the nation's folkloric traditions, it is also the place that witnessed the rebirth of the last tract of tropical dry forest in the Americas. Includes a colorful fold-out map of key tourist destinations.
An essential companion to anyone with a camera who is visiting South Wales. With a foreword by the broadcaster Kate Humble. In this extensive photo-location and visitor guidebook, award winning landscape and wildlife photographer Drew Buckley describes the most beautiful places in South Wales to visit and photograph whether you are using a high-end DSLR or a mobile phone camera. Photographing South Wales is a photography-location and visitor guidebook. An essential companion for anyone with a camera who is visiting South Wales. South Wales is a land of big skies above majestic mountains, lush green countryside, idyllic wooded river valleys and towering waterfalls, all fringed by a coastline of sea cliffs, golden beaches and turquoise waters. Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park and the coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, home to quaint fishing harbours, secret coves, grey seals and puffins. Then venture to hidden spots on the Gower and South East Wales, and as far north as Ceredigion and Aberystwyth in Mid Wales. South Wales is rich with history, myths and legends. You will discover the remains of iron age forts, bronze age burial chambers and prehistoric stones with many medieval castles bringing drama to the picturesque landscape.
How Christmas was prepared for and celebrated by newspapers and magazines - and people - in the past 50 years. The best way to carve a turkey, presents that can be made at home, and how best to decorate the tree. There is nostalgia from those simpler Christmases of the '50s, quirks and smiles from the '60s and Val Doonican sing-along sheets from parties in the '70s. Altogether now: "Paddy McGinty, an Irishman of note..."
Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd. In Poe-Land, J. W. Ocker explores the physical aspects of Poe s legacy across the East Coast and beyond, touring Poe s homes, examining artifacts from his life locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, his boyhood bed and visiting the many memorials dedicated to him.
Along the way, Ocker meets people from a range of backgrounds and professions actors, museum managers, collectors, historians who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travelogue of the afterlife of the poet who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with a mastery over the macabre that is arguably still unrivaled today."
Berlitz Pocket Guide St Lucia is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this luscious Caribbean island has to offer. The Where to Go chapter details all the key sights on this idyllic tropical isle, from the colonial architecture of Castries and iconic peaks of the Pitons to Anse Chastanet, popular with divers and snorkellers. St Lucia's attractions are covered in detail, including its spectacular rainforest, fine beaches and colourful underwater treasures. Handy maps on the cover help you get around the island with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the St Lucia's Top 10 Attractions, followed by an itinerary for A Perfect Day in St Lucia. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from watersports and cycling to walking rainforest trails and birdwatching, plus nightlife. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the island and an Eating Out chapter packed with restaurant listings.
The definitive guide to one of Ireland's most fascinating natural and cultural wonders. The Giant's Causeway is a place where myth and science meet. Were the spectacular basalt columns formed through the rapid cooling of lava from an underwater volcano, or created by mythical Irish giant, Finn MacCool? For centuries visitors have explored the causeway's unique rock formations. Today the Giant's Causeway is one of Ireland's most popular attractions, with three-quarters of a million tourists each year from all over the world. This book takes the reader on an illustrated tour of this unique place. With a wealth of recent research into the landscape, history, folklore, wildlife and the underwater world, it includes walks and driving routes through the beautiful surrounding north Antrim coast.
Saffron Walden is a picturesque, medieval town, in north-west Essex. It has a rich heritage of old buildings, with over 300 listed, reflecting its wealth as a rural market town. Established in the Bronze Age, Saffron Walden flourished following Anglo-Saxon occupation and a market has been held here since 1141. Once known as Chipping Walden, Saffron Walden gained its name from the precious saffron crocus it became famous for growing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Follow the fascinating history of Saffron Walden, and its surrounding villages including Audley End, Littlebury, Wendens Ambo and the Chesterfords. Fully illustrated, Saffron Walden & Around Through Time shows how the area has changed over time and is essential reading for those who are interested in the area's history and heritage.
Seen from the sky, Morocco seems to be a vast chain of mountains, gradually lowering to the sea. The country's rich farmlands - seen here in Arthus-Bertrand's transcendent photographs as abstract canvases painted in deep yellow saffron, or as brown fields of wheat combined with the brilliant green of large groves of palm and olive - are breathtakingly beautiful when viewed from above. The sky over Morocco is of an unusually vivid blue, the mountains are crowned by snow peaks in winter, and the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines draw sun worshippers from all of Europe as soon as cold weather strikes the Continent. In Marrakech is concentrated all the culture of the south. Here is a city of a thousand and one nights, its streets teeming by day with magicians, fakirs and clowns, its luxurious palaces and hotels glistening at night with the multilingual babble of elegant visitors from abroad. In Fez, the intellectual centre of the north, are some of the most beautiful Islamic monuments in the world. But Morocco is changing. The country has become a pioneer in renewable energy, a revolution in progress that can be read in the wind farm near Tangier and the solar power plant Noor in the desert near Ouarzazate, one of the largest in the world. These images and more burst off the pages of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's new book
Fun and learning come together in "North Carolina's Amazing Coast,"
an inviting collection of one hundred short, self-contained
features about the flora, fauna, and natural history of that
fascinating place where land meets sea. Each page includes a
full-color illustration and breezy, fact-filled commentary on
coastal wildlife from fifty-foot-long northern right whales to
single-cell plankton, from shy red wolves to overbearingly sociable
sand gnats. Readers will learn about the super-sized fox squirrel,
the acting talents of the hognose snake, the health benefits of
eating pawpaws, the importance of tidal fluctuations, and much
more. "North Carolina's Amazing Coast" will spark a sense of wonder
and inspire readers to learn more about their natural heritage and
what they can do to preserve it. Used in the "Our Amazing Coast"
elementary curriculum developed by the Center for Ocean Sciences
Education Excellence-Southeast, this book makes an excellent
educational tool, as well as an inspiring gift for coastal
enthusiasts of all ages.
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