|Subject: Books about faraway and not-so-faraway places|
Richard has just finished "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier" by Thad Carhart which he thoroughly enjoyed. It recaptured Paris for him. http://tinyurl.com/5tpte
I like to read about faraway places too, whether it is the England of Jane Austen (or Georgette Heyer!) or the grittier but still bucolic Sweden of Inspector Wallander ( http://www.inspector-wallander.org/ ) I can travel when I don't have the time or the money.
I was reading about the impact of De Vinci's Code and the tourists to the places mentioned in the book - Rosslyn Chapel and even to a French village where a priest named Berenger Sauniere is buried.
How have you been getting your travel fix when you can't pack up and go?
Frances Toronto, Canada