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We've all dreamt of escaping to a house somewhere. In this collection of stories some of the finest names in contemporary travel writing reveal the perils and pleasures of exchanging the familiar for the foreign.
...I know well the delectable thrill of moving into a new house somewhere altogether else, in somebody else's county, where the climate is different, the food is different, the light is different, where the mundane preoccupations of life at home don't seem to apply and it is even fun to go shopping.- JAN MORRIS
Edited by Don George & Anthony Sattin
Includes original stories by Isabel Allende, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jan Morris, Rolf Potts, Mort Rosenblum, Jeffrey Tayler, Errol Trzebinski, Simon Winchester
Plus selected writings by Lily Brett, William Dalrymple, Amitav Ghosh, Pico Iyer, Frances Mayes, Peter Mayle, Paul Theroux and many more.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category
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