Stories to inspire your upcoming trips
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23 December, 2017
Towns of books
Prophecies that the e-book would spell the end of the printed word are far from being fulfilled. The electronic boom has slowed down and traditional books are finding kilometres of space for themselves. The world's 'Book Towns' are making their presence felt.
9 September, 2017
A love poem for Juliet
Five centuries on and Shakespeare’s love story continues to inspire a host of lovers. Discover this romance at number 23 in la Vía Capello, in Verona.
23 April, 2017
Invented Geography: All aboard the SS Imagination
Macondo, Middle-Earth, King’s Landing, Neverland… We set off in search of magical and mythical locations on the fastest and cheapest means of transport: books.
28 March, 2017
The Tangier left behind by the Protectorate
Tangier, northern Morocco, still has spots to remind you that, during the years of the Protectorate, this was a city of splendour, and a refuge for foreigners.
20 May, 2016
Great Britain through the looking glass
Wales, Oxford, the Isle of Wight and the north east of England all served to inspire Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.
19 February, 2016
In Shakespeare’s house
2016 sees the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Stratford-upon-Avon, in England, is home to the birthplace of this literary great.
25 January, 2016
The curious case of the wanderlust gene
DNA is responsible for the colour of our eyes, but can just one single gene define how we see the world?
22 October, 2015
Cartagena now has its writer
The family of Gabriel García Márquez has announced that the remains of the Nobel prize winner will finally be laid to rest in the Caribbean city where he learned his trade as a journalist and writer.