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Nomad's hotel : travels in time and space

Author: Cees Nooteboom
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives us the author's view of the world, using his penetrative observation to show us the strangeness in places we thought we knew and the familiarity of places most of us will probably never see. This work is intended for those who dream about getting away - and then wish they'd stayed at home.
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Named Person: Cees Nooteboom; Cees Nooteboom
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cees Nooteboom
ISBN: 0099453789 9780099453789
OCLC Number: 75713189
Notes: Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2006.
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: In the eye of the storm --
Forever Venice --
Lady Wright and Sir Jawara : a boat trip up the Gambia --
Musings in Munich --
The stones of Aran --
Nooteboom's hotel 1 --
At the edge of the Sahara --
That earlier war : the memorial in Canberra --
An evening in Isfahan --
Upon her dead bones they built Mantua --
Zurich --
Moonscape Mali --
When the world wore a fool's cap --
Nooteboom's hotel 2.
Responsibility: Cees Nooteboom ; translated from the Dutch by Ann Kelland.

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This absurdly enjoyable collection of travel pieces by one of the world's most entertaining writers takes us from the exotic by way of Gambia, Mali and Isfahan, to the seemingly domesticated vistas  Read more...

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"This is a jewel of a travel book, free of pretension, full of easy adventure, fresh with childlike wonder for the world." * Travel Extra * "Nooteboom writes beautifully. His prose is clean and Read more...

 
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