In Byron's Footsteps (Armchair Traveller)

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 24 May 2011
When Tessa de Loo saw Albania for the first time, no foreigners were allowed to enter. Filled with a great curiosity, longing, and a sense of wonderment by this isolated land, de Loo gazed toward the mountains that stood like "the backs of patiently waiting elephants" across the water from Corfu. Inspired by the famous Thomas Phillips portrait of Lord Byron in Albanian national costume, and enthralled by the image of Lord Byron since her teenage years, she sets about exploring not only his physical journey, but attempts to understand his inner one as well. de Loo stole her way in and found a country suffering the hardships of post-communist reality and the constant and sometimes fractious clash between tradition and modernity. In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin, de Loo, the award-winning author of The Twins, has written a fascinating travelogue and a very personal reassessment of the a formative chapter in Lord Byron's short life.
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ISBN-13: 9781906598778
ISBN-10: 1906598770
Pagini: 320
Ilustrații: maps
Dimensiuni: 102 x 203 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Colecția Haus Publishing
Seria Armchair Traveller

Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Tessa de Loo's novel The Twins was been translated into 25 languages and she remains one of Holland's bestselling fiction writers. She is also the author of the novel The Book of Doubt.