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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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Books: Signed copies of Atlas of Forgotten Places at the Stoke Newington Bookshop

Order via Bookshop.org here

https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/traviselborough

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Books: Read my article on spectacles in the November issue of Simple Things magazine

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Books: Glasses in Literature, my piece on the best books with specs for The Idler

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Books: An honourable mention in James Brown’s lovely review of the Laugharne Weekend Festival in The Daily Telegraph

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October 11, 2021 · 7:10 pm

Books: Audible version of Atlas of Improbable Places

Atlas of Improbable Places is now available on Audible. You can listen to a sample here:
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Atlas-of-Improbable-Places-Audiobook/0711268312

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Pictures: The Laugharne Festival 2021

Bunnyman in Black and White - Will Sergeant, Laugharne Festival 2021

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