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The story of Agatha Christie’s Grand Tour to be published

The Guardian reports that HarperCollins is planning to publish a book about Agatha Christie’s ‘gap’ year. The crime writing author took a year-long trip in 1922 and visited Hawaii, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The book, The Grand Tour, will collect the previously unpublished letters and photos along with postcards, newspaper cuttings […]

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Louise Penny & her powder blue VW

Car salesmen (and women) should be lining up outside the house of Canadian author Louise Penny, especially if her new book, A Trick of the Light, is a bestseller. She buys cars based on color alone, according to the Globe & Mail, but I’m sure she’s not the only one. I once asked Chuck Palahniuk […]

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A list of top travel books suggested by travel writers

Friday’s Guardian saw today’s travel writers picking their favorite travel books. Lots of wonderful travel books here – Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby, Destinations by Jan Morris and The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. I’m currently working my way through The World 1950-2000 by Jan Morris – last […]

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Review of The 8.55 to Baghdad by Andrew Eames

Here is the latest video review from AbeBooks – The 8.55 to Baghdad by Andrew Eames. This book is about travel and Agatha Christie. Strictly speaking, it’s a travel memoir where the author follows in the train tracks of Christie who traveled from a sleepy suburb of London to Iraq where her second husband worked […]

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AbeBooks visits Russell Books in Victoria, BC

If you ever visit our neck of the woods – Victoria, British Columbia that is – we urge you to visit Russell Books on Fort Street in the heart of downtown Victoria. AbeBooks and Russell Books have a long relationship as they were one of the first four booksellers to sell on AbeBooks back in […]

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Going global with Jan Morris

Last night I started reading something off the top of my ‘to read’ list – The World 1950-2000 by Jan Morris – and this morning I see Bookslut has a feature about her work as a travel writer but also a historian. Morris is my favorite travel writer and this collection of her writing is […]

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A tour of Larry McMurtry’s personal library

James McAuley from the New Yorker’s super Book Bench blog goes to Archer City and what’s in Archer City, Texas – population 1,850? The answer is Larry McCurtry’s used bookstore – Booked Up. James was treated to a tour of McMurtry’s personal library. Over the years, he’s bought twenty-six bookstores—the stock, not the business—lamenting what […]

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Most literary graveyards

The Publishers Weekly blog asks which graveyard is the most literary, and doesn’t even mention Highgate Cemetery in London. Highgate’s East Cemetery contains: Douglas Adams, novelist Lucy Lane Clifford, novelist George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans), novelist, Karl Marx, economist Dachine Rainer, poet Highgate’s West Cemetery contains Beryl Bainbridge, novelist Lots of the Charles Dickens […]

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Reading a book about old planes is a security threat

It’s Friday and the world has gone a little more insane by another degree. Vance Gilbert is a folk singer and aviation enthusiast. He likes to read books about aviation history. He recently took a United Airlines flight from Boston to Washington DC, and naturally had a couple of books about old aircraft to read […]

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The Help helping Mississippi tourism

Tourism bosses in Mississippi are hoping the success of The Help by Kathryn Stockett will attract more visitors to the state, reports the Clarion Ledger.

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