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Nocturne A Journey in Search of Moonlight by James Attlee
  

Nocturne A Journey in Search of Moonlight

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Synopsis

Nocturne A Journey in Search of Moonlight by James Attlee

For many of us the moon, and the chill light it casts, are things we either ignore or take for granted. It wouldn't enter our heads therefore to set off around the world in search of moonlight. But, as James Attlee's eccentric quest proves, we couldn't be more wrong. From Normandy to Naples, Wales to Arizona, Las Vegas to Japan, Attlee explores moonlight's many moods and meanings. Taking in the ancient and modern, art and literature, science and music, Nocturne travels far and deep to provide a portrait of an enigmatic light increasingly endangered in our over-illuminated world.

Reviews

Fascinating, thoughtful, erudite, unpretentious, slightly batty and entirely captivating -- John Carey Sunday Times A poetic and passionate story of light in darkness The Times Vagrant, erudite, frequently comical. A stylist of amazing wit and skill. A compendious, moving and impassioned guide Irish Times Gloriously multifaceted and engaging. A gorgeous, thoughtful book Sunday Telegraph Attlee is a true enthusiast, and is fascinated by, indeed loves, his subject. He writes beautifully and often thrillingly about the moon in all its - her? - aspects, and it will be a dull-minded reader who comes away from this book without a new or at least renewed regard for the extraordinary, silver satellite that is our world's constant companion -- John Banville Guardian A wistful, fact-filled and esoteric treat Sunday Times


About the Author

James Attlee lives in Oxford and works in art publishing in London. He is the author of Isolarion: a Different Oxford Journey and the co-author, with Lisa Le Feuvre, of Gordon Matta-Clark: The Space Between.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

James Attlee

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9780141039312

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