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Worth the Detour : A History of the Guidebook, Book Book

Worth the Detour : A History of the Guidebook Book


Where would we be without guidebooks? All over the world travellers check out the sights of their chosen destination with their noses glued to a guidebook, and rely on them for every aspect of their visit - ordering meals, understanding the locals or avoiding wandering into the red-light district.

Few realise the guidebook has a long and distinguished history, going back to Biblical times and encompassing major cultural and social changes that have witnessed the transformation of travel.

In this delightful book Nicholas Parsons takes us on a fascinating journey through centuries of travel writing.


  • Format: Book
  • Pages: 378 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780750943949



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