A.A. Gill is Further Away

A.A. Gill is Further Away

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A new collection of dazzling travel pieces from SUNDAY TIMES journalist and critic A.A. GILL. From the moment he joined THE SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A selection of the very best pieces that Gill has written over the past five years, A.A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY is a wonderfully insightful and funny compendium of travel writing taken mostly from THE SUNDAY TIMES, but also from GQ, TATLER and CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. Gill writes with a clarity and acerbity that conveys the intensity of his experiences in his travels around the world. His book includes essays on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California. In each piece, there is a central image Gill uses as the key to unlocking the personality of a place.Tall white apartment blocks with beautiful Algiers-blue shutters and awnings hanging above shaded arcades of shops ... There are broad, curving boulevards edged with ficus trees that have been pollarded and topiaried into a suspended, undulating green ... The French city looks out across the Mediterranean towards Marseilles, its mirror. ... It was the home of resistance, of an old anger. ... Ita#39;s an interior that would have the style editor of Wallpaper sucking his thumb with excitement.

Title:A.A. Gill is Further Away
Author:A.A. Gill
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-10-13


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