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March 2010 Book of the Month.
Get a feel for Dublin with this wonderful book full of short pieces and extracts about one of the best cities in the world. Whether you are travelling there or simply want to enjoy others experiences this is a treat of a book to soak up all that is Dublin.
City-Pick: Dublin is the essential accompaniment to a Dublin city break - as entertaining, lyrical and surprising as the city itself. A truly astonishing variety of writers - modern and classic, home-grown and visitors - evoke the myriad pleasures of this legendary writers' city.
Providing an intellectually stimulating new type of travel guide, this series celebrates the literary heritage of specific European cities. Each book aims to offer an appetising flavour of a place through a collection of notable writing, both classic and modern, on that city. So in Dublin there’s the likes of Roddy Doyle, Elizabeth Bowen or Iris Murdoch reflecting on its eclectic appeal; while in Amsterdam Voltaire, Alain de Botton and Simon Schama offer their meditations on a city often called ‘the Venice of the North.’ Ideal both for intrepid explorers wishing to gain fresh perspective and for enthusiastic armchair travellers alike.
'I really love the idea - when taking a trip, to have a book that offers what you are offering ... short pieces by good writers that capture the essence of a place'
- Orna Ross, author of A Dance in Time