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Review So It Goes – Travels in the Aran Isles, Xian and places in between, Nicolas Bouvier

BookBlast review of Travels in the Aran Isles, Xian and Places in Betwee by Nicolas Bouvier ahead of the BookBlast Podcast about the late Swiss author and his traveller’s tales. From The Scorpion-Fish by Nicolas […]


Review Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin

Winter in Sokcho by French-Korean author Elisa Shua Dusapin — born to a French father and a South Korean mother like the heroine of her first novel — is the latest recently-published offering on our […]

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Review Along the Amber Route St Petersburg to Venice, C. J. Schüler

BookBlast reviews the travelogue and memoir Along the Amber Route, St Petersburg to Venice by C. J. Schüler. “I am standing in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. In a glass case in front of me […]

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Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XII

BookBlast’s Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds for this month take in calypso and a debut children’s book by Junot Díaz; Europe and the Middle East; murder most foul in the Australian Outback; tales of […]

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BB Archive Journey into the Mind’s Eye, Lesley Blanch, New York Review of Books Classics

Lesley Blanch: “My book is not altogether autobiography, nor altogether travel or history either. You will just have to invent a new category,” Lesley Blanch wrote about Journey into the Mind’s Eye, a book that […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Letter from Brittany, 1954

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This piece came out in April 1954. In the northwest of Spain, […]

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Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VI

December: a time of merry abandon, or seasonal reflection? Our round up of eclectic reads to delight and inspire you takes in both . . . Happy Christmas! Georgia @bookblast Black swans, white cygnets Behind […]