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The grand tour : the European adventure of a continental drifter

Author: Tim Moore
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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The tradition of the Grand Tour was started in 1608 by an English courtier named Thomas Coryate, who walked across Europe, miraculously managed to return home in one piece, and wrote a book about his misadventures. In this work, Tim Moore proves not only that he is Coryate's worthy successor but one of the finest and funniest travel writers working today. Armed with a well-thumbed reprint of Coryate's book, Moore  Read more...
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Named Person: Tim Moore; Thomas Coryate; Thomas Coryate; Tim Moore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Moore
ISBN: 0312300476 9780312300470
OCLC Number: 52446942
Notes: Originally published as: Continental drifter : taking the low road with the first grand tourist. London : Abacus, 2001.
Description: 374 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Continental drifter
Responsibility: Tim Moore.

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The tradition of the Grand Tour was started in 1608 by an English courtier named Thomas Coryate, who walked across Europe, miraculously managed to return home in one piece, and wrote a book about his misadventures. In this work, Tim Moore proves not only that he is Coryate's worthy successor but one of the finest and funniest travel writers working today. Armed with a well-thumbed reprint of Coryate's book, Moore donned a purple plush suit and set off in a second-hand and highly temperamental Rolls-Royce through France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Holland. Like Coryate, Moore possesses an astonishing ability to land himself in humiliating, but funny, predicaments.

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