Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781909961067 Published September 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $17.95 ISBN: 9781909961074 Will Publish August 2016

The Liquid Continent

Travels through Alexandria, Venice and Istanbul

Nicholas Woodsworth

The Liquid Continent

Nicholas Woodsworth

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348 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2016
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781909961067 Published September 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $17.95 ISBN: 9781909961074 Will Publish August 2016
This omnibus edition brings together Nicholas Woodsworth’s critically acclaimed Mediterranean trilogy into a single volume for the first time, allowing readers to fully appreciate the scope of Woodsworth’s search for a distinctively Mediterranean “cosmopolitanism.” Combining travel narrative, history, and reflection on contemporary lives and cultures, Woodsworth finds an intimacy, a garrulous warmth, and an extraordinary sociability as he travels from Alexandria through Venice and finally installs himself in a former Benedictine monastery in Istanbul overlooking the Golden Horn. Responding to this experience, he argues that the sea should not be seen as an empty space surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa, but rather as a single entity, a place from whose coastlines people look inwards over the water to each other—for it has its own cities, its own life, its own way of being.
 
Review Quotes
Guardian
“A Mediterranean trilogy to cherish. . . . Woodsworth has a lively, accessible style.”
Sunday Telegraph
“[Woodsworth’s] an astute reporter with a dry humour and an impressive eye for detail.”
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