Pan Macmillan has been on a long and very successful journey with Mary Moody. The trilogy of books describing her escape from mid-life crises � Au Revoir, Last Tango in Toulouse and The Long Hot Summer � has reached a generation of Australian women.In her new book Sweet Surrender, after all of her escapades and adventures, Mary has come full circle and has embraced surrend
Born in 1950, Mary Moody is part of a generation of women who Had It All. At 50, her life was full with a fulfilling career, a husband, children and grandchildren. But the one thing missing was time for herself, so for six months she left her work, family and friends and went to live on her own in the south of France.
I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of One Hundred Pounds that he cannot hitchhike round the circumference of Ireland, with a fridge, within one calendar monthA foolhardy attempt to win a drunken bet led to Tony Hawks having one of the most unforgettable experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling-companion-cum-domestic-appliance, he found himself in the midst
In Au Revoir she ran away. In Last Tango her world turned upside down. Now, her relationships are about to reach boiling point.In the European summer of 2003 a deadly heat wave strikes France. To Mary Moody, living in her rural village in the south-west of France, it seems that the weather is merely imitating the stifling heat of her marriage, which is on the verge of coll
This book made Irfan Orga something of a celebrity when it was first published in the 1950s. It is about living with a nomadic people who have no sense of belonging to a nation or the world beyond their tribe. Orga journeys to the center of Turkey to stay with the Yuruk nomads in the High Taurus Mountains. There he learns their lore, listens to their legends, and lives to
Newfoundland is one of the most intriguing places in North America, a land of breathtaking but cruel beauty, populated by some of the saltiest, oddest characters you�ll ever find. In Theatre of Fish, John Gimlette vividly describes the dense forests and forbidding coastlines and recounts the colorful and often tragic history of the region. He introduces us to the inhabitan
The charming true story of a spirited young woman who finds adventure--and the love of her life--in Paris. This isnt like me. Im not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly knows. Paris hadnt even been part of my travel plan...A delightful, fresh twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes us on a tour that is fraught with culture
The first account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed to foreigners since 1949, shows a world where bureaucratic hazards often loom larger than geographical ones. First serial to Esquire.
Reader Views Literary Award for Travel (2nd Place) (2017)Ever thought about moving to Italy? Think again. And do it anyway.Read about the hilarious and horrendous adventures of two Dutchmen and their dog who took the plunge and nearly drowned ...Did you like Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes? Then this another great read for you. The story is situated in the beautif