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November 2009 Book of the Month.
Berlin is a fascinating city with an extraordinary history which gives plenty of fodder for the writer. Dip in to this wonderful guide to Berlin as seen through the eyes of writers through the ages of scenes imagined, perceived and witnessed.
To tie-in with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, "City-lit Berlin" brings together an extraordinary range of writers, together with a special introduction from Berlin resident and well-known travel writer Rory MacLean. David Bowie takes us on a cycle tour of Berlin. Christopher Isherwood takes us to the cabaret.
Ian McEwan shows is inside a Mitte bar. Tobias Rapp can't get enough clubbing. Chloe Aridjis takes the train around Berlin.
David Hare wonders what makes the city tick. Christabel Bielenberg tells us why she can't live anywhere else. Anna Funder remembers Stasiland.
Emmi Sevgi Ozdamar takes refuge in Berlin. Simon Cole runs around the Wall. Martha Gellhorn knows why it has to be Berlin.
Joseph Roth enjoys some Jewish entertainment. Marlene Dietrich receives a graveside hommage. John Simpson sees the Wall come down ...and much, much more.