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The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

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9780140245332: The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules: Gibraltar and Ceuta, in Morocco. Paul Theroux decided to travel from one to the other - but taking the long way round. His grand tour of the Mediterranean begins in Gibraltar and takes him through Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Greece, Istanbul and beyond. He travels by any means necessary - including dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, bicycle and even a cruise-liner. And he encounters bullfights, bazaars and British tourists, discovers pockets of humanity in war-torn Slovenia and Croatia, is astounded by the urban developments on the Costa del Sol and marvels at the ancient wonders of Delphi. Told with Theroux's inimitable wit and style, this lively and eventful tour evokes the essence of Mediterranean life.

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Paul Theroux has developed one of travel writing's most identifiable styles: always the foreigner, always a bit apart, slightly irascible, but perfectly observant. At last he has ventured to one of the most traveled places on earth, and returned with his most exhilarating, revealing, and eloquent travel book. In this modern version of the Grand Tour, Theroux sets off from Gibraltar, one of the fabled Pillars of Hercules, on a glorious journey around the shores of the Mediterranean.

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Paul Theroux was born in Medford Massachusetts, in 1941, and published his first novel, WALDO, in 1967. His subsequent novels include Picture Palace, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, The Mosquito Coast, and the hugely acclaimed, Kowloon Tong. His travel books include The Great Railway Bazaar and The Pillars of Hercules.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules: Gibraltar and Ceuta, in Morocco. Paul Theroux decided to travel from one to the other - but taking the long way round. His grand tour of the Mediterranean begins in Gibraltar and takes him through Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Greece, Istanbul and beyond. He travels by any means necessary - including dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, bicycle and even a cruise-liner. And he encounters bullfights, bazaars and British tourists, discovers pockets of humanity in war-torn Slovenia and Croatia, is astounded by the urban developments on the Costa del Sol and marvels at the ancient wonders of Delphi. Told with Theroux s inimitable wit and style, this lively and eventful tour evokes the essence of Mediterranean life. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140245332

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Book Description Penguin UK, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules. Beginning his journey in Gibraltar, Paul Theroux travels the long way round ? through the ravaged developments of the Costa del Sol, into Corsica and Sicily and beyond ? to Morocco's southern pillar. Theroux takes in the local fare, travelling by dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, the occasional bicycle and even a cruise-liner. He discovers pockets of humanity in Slovenia and Croatia that have survived the brutality of war; later he receives a gruff welcome in Israel and gets a lesson in Australian slang from a Syrian market reader. Urban sprawl and ancient villages, out-of-season travel and jovial hospitality characterize Paul Theroux's long and lively tour. It is this diversity, chronicled with Theroux's inimitable originality and style, that provides the essence of Mediterranean life. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40020275

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