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A.A. Gill is Further Away: Helping with Enquiries

by A. A. Gill

Biography / Autobiography Books of the Month eBooks of the Month The Real World Travel

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April 2012 Travel Book of the Month.

As an eclectic a collection of travel pieces as you could wish – and the impressionistic style suits the subject material like hand to glove.  Read my favourite of all his pieces on Albania and in 9 pages A A Gill has painted a vivid picture of Albania, its people and history. This is not a see-everything, do-everything travel collection but Gill will tell you far more in 2 pages than you’d think possible making this book’s 288 pages go by in a flash.  A A Gill fans will go for the name but the cover depicting him in Arctic gear looking like Ranulph Fiennes’ younger brother does little to hint at the diversity and colour to be found in this collection.

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A.A. Gill is Further Away: Helping with Enquiries Synopsis

From the moment he joined THE SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A selection of the very best pieces that Gill has written over the past five years, A.A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY is a wonderfully insightful and funny compendium of travel writing taken mostly from THE SUNDAY TIMES, but also from GQ, TATLER and CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. Gill writes with a clarity and acerbity that conveys the intensity of his experiences in his travels around the world. His book includes essays on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California. In each piece, there is a central image Gill uses as the key to unlocking the personality of a place.

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ISBN: 9780753829295
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753829295
Publication date: 12th April 2012
Author: A. A. Gill
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, The Real World, Travel,
Categories: Travel writing,

About A. A. Gill

A.A. Gill was born in Edinburgh. He is the author of two novels, Sap Rising (1997) and Starcrossed (1999), books on two of London's most famous restaurants, The Ivy and Le Caprice. He is also the author A.A. Gill is Away, The Angry Island, Previous Convictions, Table Talk and, most recently, Paper View. He is the TV and restaurant critic for the Sunday Times. He lives in London and spends much of his year travelling.

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