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The Best of Brain Pickings 2020

With Maria Popova A Sense of Place Magazine is an unabashed fan of Maria Popova’s celebrated literary blog Brain Pickings, easily one of the best literary blogs in the world. Maria Popova is a Bulgarian born New York based polymath… Continue Reading →

Yen’s White Lie: Charles Gerard and the Secrets of Old Saigon: The Best of 2020.

Yen’s White Lie details a complicated lover’s tryst in Old Saigon. But the city itself is as much of a character as the denizens that haunt the atmospheric alleyways and cafes of the past. When author Charles Gerard first came… Continue Reading →

The Future History of Publishing: The Best of 2020

Since the beginning of literature technologies have shaped the written word. And thereby publishing technologies have shaped history, culture, politics and war. The adage history is written by the victors has transposed in this truly astonishing era into something else…. Continue Reading →

Benevolence: An Interview with Julie Janson

The Darug people are an Aboriginal Australian people who survived as hunters in family groups or clans, scattered throughout much of what is modern-day Sydney. For one of the first if not the only times Benevolence presents an important era in Australia’s history from an… Continue Reading →

FIFTY OF THE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS EVER WRITTEN

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Abe Books has picked their Top 50 Travel Books of all time.

And here’s a pick of ten of our favourites: 

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