The Scottish Islands

The Bestselling Guide to Every Scottish Island

Author: Hamish Haswell-Smith

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847672779

Category: Travel

Page: 518

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`As a reference source Haswell-Smith's book is invaluable... a monumental labour of love that communicates the author's own passion for island hopping and combines it delightfully with his further talents as a painter and artist.' Daily Telegraph Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information of every Scottish island and, for island hoppers, the orginal definitive list of the 162 `Haswells'. Beautifully illustrated with the author's own maps, sketches and paintings, this wonderful guide will take you everywhere, whether in dreams or afloat. From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillin of skye, this is the first complete gazetteer to cover all of Scotland's many hundreds of islands, including those which are uninhabited and those which are notoriously difficult to reach. Packed with information on access, anchorages, points of historical or natural interest and things to do and see, this fascinating compendium provides indispensible information for touring, for browsing, for reference and for all of those travellers who wish to experience some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. No other book begins to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in Illustrated with full colour artwork and relief maps of all the main islands, this is both an impressive work of reference and a fascinating personal view of Scotland's distant outposts.
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Adventure Guide to Provence and the C™te D'Azur

Author: Ferne Arfin

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588435057

Category: Travel

Page: 405

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For years, Ferne Arfin has been playing in Provence, a place where Van Gogh spent his most prolific years painting. She draws from her experience to tell you about the people, their culture and the way of life. Covering every town, village and city in the region, this book takes you sightseeing in Avignon, shopping in Marseilles, to the best beaches at Cap d'Antibes and along the French Riviera to places like Eze, Nice, Monte Carlo and Cap Ferrat. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all here! Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. "The Adventure Guide to Provence and the Cote d'Azur offers plenty of practical information for the visitor who wants to explore the region. It includes info on places to stay and eat, but that isn't its strongest point.
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Adventure Guide to Sweden

Author: Elisabet Olesen

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588435520

Category: Travel

Page: 289

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The clean air, smelling of spruce and moss in the summer and of newly fallen snow in winter, is unforgettable in Sweden. Written by a native, this is the definitive guide to a country that is nearly 80% mountains, vast forests, lakes and wilderness. But this book covers all, from cities and villages to the Midnight Sun Coast, the islands to the Lappland area. Art, culture, folklore, shopping, walks, watersports and more. Town and regional maps
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Venice and the Veneto

Author: Marissa Fabris

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588435194

Category: Travel

Page: 402

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An amazing resource to anyone traveling to the area. I highly recommend using this book as a reference tool. -- S. Johnson, Amazon reviewer. Italy's northernmost zone, the Veneto includes Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which once ruled the area. Some 5,000 Renaissance villas still stand, many by Palladio. A food- and wine-lover's paradise, it's also the most artistically rich region in Italy, and the most romantic, with the art of Giotto and Mantegna in Padua, the Roman ruins in Verona, the canals and palaces in Venice itself. Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian worked here. Experience their art and be part of their world, with the insights of an insider. Every detail is here about the foods, the sights, the best places to stay and eat. The print edition is 400 pages.
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Author: Camilla Rockwood

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1707

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Since its first publication in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary has been the most comprehensive, reliable and readable single-volume dictionary available. This eighth edition has been extensively updated and includes more than 18,000 entries, of which over 600 are new. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it gives unrivalled coverage of all areas of human achievement, including sport, the arts, music, film, politics and literature.
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