Portugal, Porto, Lisbon and Faro - South Africa and...

giovedì 10 novembre 2011

The Hamptons

Sands in Manhattan. No music there?! 

Sunday October 9, 2011 and some seconds ago

Fans of building? A book is on sale below:

Houses of the Hamptons 1880 - 1930

(The Architecture of Leisure),


by Anne Surchin and Gary Lawrance.

And other books will be sold in the next months...

In this article by Edward Helmore: Montauk Point, Southampton, surfers and sport fishermen, Amagansett, families with children, East Hampton Town, Larry Gagosian, potato farmers, Ed Michaels, the Marine Patrol, Wall Streeters, Wainscott, Steven Spielberg, Dune Hampton, Diane McNally, shellfish, Jersey Shore, Snooki, Coney Island, Rockaway, leashing, Baywatch, Randy Rosenberg, St Patrick's Day, Cape Cod and Martha Vineyards, Long Island and Long Islanders, JJ 'Big John' Ryan, shorebirds and sparrows, crustaceans, fireworks and Jeff Louchheim.

Word meanings learnt here: pristine, breaching, horseshoes crabs, piping plover, soaring, bumper-to-bumper, brown-outs, overhead, boon, hedges trim, plucking, foibles, toning down, spuds, squabbling, mansions, aghast, spillings, black-clad, lanes, revenue, clamming, common lands, boosting, flounder, osprey, scallop, clams, tight-lipped, squads, pimply, encrochment, binge drinking, bonfires, revellers, nipping, vertical fin, flopping over and piping plover. 

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A Newmarket's club

A photo by Steve Tarling, King in an article by Sophie Campbell. Where? A link to a map below...

Thursday November 10, 2011

Jockey Club? Here's the book

Flat Racing and British Society, 


A Social and Economic History

by Mike Huggins,



on sale below. And...

Box canvas print 
of Jockey Club interior 
from Mary Evans
(Media Storehouse),
 which may be bought 
with British pounds. And...

the book "The Sport of Kings:

Kinship, Class 
and Thoroughbred Breeding

in Newmarket"

by Rebecca Cassidy,

(Cambridge University Press),
 in Canadian dollars

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martedì 8 novembre 2011

Vilnius and a pavlova

A nice photo and an article by Sara Evans and.... what is a pavlova?A cake or...?!

Tuesday November 8, 2011

History of Vilnius and opinions on it 
by Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Napoleon?

On sale below 

"Vilnius: City of Strangers"

by Laimonas Briedis

(Central European University Press), 


Also price in pounds and Canadian dollars 
for British and Canadian readers

lunedì 7 novembre 2011

Oklahoma, Kansas and the Los Angeles - New York Footrace

In this article by James Adams: the LA to NY Footrace, the statue of Andy Payne, the Trans USA race, London, a motel in Pawhuska and Kansas.
I have learnt words such as venturing out, staggering forward, falling over, slug, concoction, screaming out for, star-spangled, faffing around, dumping and dropping out.
Monday November 7, 2011
Below a book is sold -

C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: 

The True Story 

of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run 

Across America by Geoff Williams 

for Rodale Books.

More books will come later there

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Photo of the Los Angeles - New York Footrace

domenica 6 novembre 2011

Svalbard, Northern...

... Europe, Norway - page.

Sunday October 2, 2011

The book "Islands of the Arctic" 

by Julian Dowdeswell and Michael Hambrey

on sale below 

about Svalbard, the Canadian Arctic archipelago, 

Greenland and the Russian Arctic.

More books on sale later...

Moving to the Isle of Wight, drinking there and admiring...

In this article: a ferry, thatched cottages, sandy beaches, cliffs, pubs and trains.

Sunday November 6, 2011

First book to buy below - more books will follow later.

Now: The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
by Matthew Hancock

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