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Books: Atlas of Improbable Places featured in the Royal Academy’s Gift Guide for Urban Enthusiasts

Buy a copy of the book from them here:

https://shop.royalacademy.org.uk/christmas/christmas-gifting/the-urban-enthusiast/atlas-of-improbbable-places

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Books: Read the introduction to Atlas of Forgotten Places on Stanfords blog

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Picture: Launching Atlas of Forgotten Places at Stanfords, Covent Garden

Picture thanks to #thelostbyway

Signed copies can be ordered direct from them here:
https://www.stanfords.co.uk/Atlas-of-Forgotten-Places-Journey-to-Abandoned-Destinations-from-Around-the-Globe_9780711263307




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Books: The Beauty of the West Pier and Atlas of Forgotten Places, The Oldie

Read on here:

https://theoldie.co.uk/article/the-beauty-of-the-brighton-west-pier-old-un

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Event: Author’s Club Lunch, 17 December 12.30 am at National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

Full details here: https://www.authorsclub.co.uk/events/authors-club-lunch-with-travis-elborough/

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Read: Interviewed by Helen Barrett for her piece on Statement Specs in the FT Weekend Life & Arts section

Read online here:

https://www.ft.com/content/a47c7db0-3f37-42e3-8bf0-826ae58955fe

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Books: Press Release for Atlas of Forgotten Places

For any press or publicity enquires contact:

Melody Odusanya in the UK

melody.odusanya@quarto.com

and Steve Roth in USA

steve.roth@quarto.com

Copies of the book can be purchased from Bookshop.org here:

https://uk.bookshop.org/a/9156/9780711263307

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Event: Through the Looking Glasses (Virtual) at the London Library, 11 November, 7.30 pm

Travis Elborough, ‘one of country’s finest pop culture historians’ (the Guardian) discusses his eye-opening new history of spectacles, from their inception as primitive visual aids for monkish scribes right through to today’s designer eyewear and the augmented reality of Google Glass. Along the way are encounters with ingenious medieval glassmakers, myopic Renaissance rulers, Samuel Pepys and Dr Johnson, popstars, movie stars, feminist icons and literary heroes – both fictional and real. A visionary examination of what might just be humanity’s greatest invention.

Book here:

https://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/whats-on/131-through-the-looking-glasses?date=2021-11-11-19-30

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Books: Interviewed about Through the Looking Glasses for Optometry Today

Read in full here:

https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/in-practice/practitioner-stories/2021/11/02/you-are-aware-of-your-vulnerability-as-a-glasses-wearer

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Books: Hear me talking about glasses on this episode of The Forum on the BBC World Service

Link here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1rlw

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