Tag Archives: Britain

Smaller than a breadbox, bigger than a TV remote

Smaller than a breadbox, bigger than a TV remote, the average book fits into the human hand with a seductive nestling, a kiss of texture, whether of cover cloth, glazed jacket, or flexible paperback. – John Updike Today is international Paperback Book … Continue reading

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A Really Long Walk

Long term readers of Travel Between The Pages are likely aware that I am unabashedly a Britophile. So, of course I was gobsmacked when I stumbled upon “The Perimeter” which is a photography project by Quintin Lake based on walking … Continue reading

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“LIBRARIAN – HAPPY EASTER X”

“LIBRARIAN – HAPPY EASTER X”, just  three words and a signature X was all it took to once again open one of Britain’s most intriguing literary mysteries of the 21st century. In November 2000, a pair of notebooks belonging to … Continue reading

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Experience Some Peace

It has been a difficult week for anyone who has been paying attention. Here’s a pleasant break from the depressing news of the world with some soothing,  bucolic scenes from the Lake District, a mountainous region in NW England that … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s London

As I have previously mentioned, I have long been an enormous fan of London as a travel destination. In fact, during the previous century I even wrote a travel guidebook for budget travel to the British capital. But I was … Continue reading

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Why Fall Into Autumn

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about why we English speaking folks in North America use both Fall and Autumn to describe the season between Summer and Winter. Why does it have two acceptable and apparantly interchangable names? And why do British speakers of English … Continue reading

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A Mild Case of Bibliomania

  In this charming video below, Raymond Russell tells the story of his bibliomania, how his book collection has grown and changed over the years, and how it led to the founding of the Tartarus Press, which has published rare … Continue reading

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Banksy and Bob

By now, you have likely seen photos of Banksy ‘s latest work painted on the wall of a historic British prison. The elusive street artist officially owned the piece by posting some footage of Bob Ross narration from The Joy … Continue reading

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You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat

A new book called Banksy: You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat and if You Were Not You Would Know About has just been published. The book features a huge collection of photos highlighting some of the most iconic works by … Continue reading

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I am not a Luddite

Over the years, I have bored many a TBTP reader with my mini-rants promoting print travel guidebooks. And while I still always travel with the old school guides, I also am a fan of travel apps, ebooks, and travel podcasts. … Continue reading

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