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Picture: Interviewed in the latest issue of the London Library magazine by Jessica Lack

Read online here:
https://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/about-us/latest-news/2324-our-spring-22-magazine-is-out

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Video: Book of the Day, Boris Farkaš recommends the Slovakian edition of Atlas of Improbable Places



Book of the Day:
Boris Farkaš presents a travelogue Atlas of the Incredible Places.

‘Plaice, catfish, carp, and catches from Lake Aral were once so varied and rich that they made up one-sixth of all fish consumed in the entire Soviet Union. after thousands of fishermen in this city, however, there is no shortage, as well as after the turbulent waters full of fish. the fleet of once-functioning fishing vessels was stranded as the surface receded. the rusty wrecks, squatting on the parched dunes, form a finished cemetery of ships, their propellers and rudders longing for water sticking into emptiness and evoke compassion or even a sense of impropriety. I have chosen for you a book full of curiosities and interesting information about the strangest and most fantastic places on this planet. it’s a travelogue that took me all over the world. I read about the church tower in San Juan Parangaricutiro, the only monument to the city that was engulfed by lava. about an underground river in the Philippines, reminiscent of a shot from some big-story fantasy film. on the way to the pages of the book, I also traveled, for example, to the floating world of Palmerstone, which is only at the end of the world. The author of the book, Travis Elborough, took care to present to us everything bizarre, interesting and fascinating on this planet. In this travelogue, I especially appreciate the fact that he not only brought me factual information, but also looks at places from a broader, more comprehensive perspective. These incredible places are associated with the legends, myths and superstitions that the book contains in various local variations. thanks to this, I think that rather than scientific literature, this book is more a statement about the relationship between man and the world around us.’

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Picture: Happy Holidays all and the best for 2022 – Thanks everybody and take care, hope to see some of you again next year

https://uk.bookshop.org/books/atlas-of-forgotten-places-journey-to-abandoned-destinations-from-around-the-globe/9780711263307?aid=9156

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Books: Atlas of Forgotten Places number 17 in The Guardian’s festive travel gift guide

Buy a copy via Bookshop.org here:

https://uk.bookshop.org/books/atlas-of-forgotten-places-journey-to-abandoned-destinations-from-around-the-globe/9780711263307?aid=9156

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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: Through the Looking Glasses featured on The Marilyn Report

In character as Pola from How to Marry a Millionaire, Marilyn is shown on the cover of Through the Looking Glasses, Travis Elborough’s new history of spectacles (alongside jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, and the ultimate short-sighted movie icon, Michael Caine.) Here’s a sneak peek at the synopsis… “We learn how eyeglasses were the making of […]

Marilyn Through the Looking Glasses — The Marilyn Report

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Books: Review of Through the Looking Glasses by Kathryn Hughes in The Guardian

Online here:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jul/24/through-the-looking-glasses-by-travis-elborough-review-the-spectacular-life-of-spectacles

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Picture: Celebrating publication by raising a glass to Through the Looking Glasses in the Betsey Trotwood

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July 9, 2021 · 9:26 am

Picture: My portraits of Vic Godard on the cover of the new Subway Sect album Moments Like These, produced by Mick Jones of The Clash

Subway Sect’s new album Moments Like These

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Books: An advance review of Through the Looking Glasses by Hackney Citizen

https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2021/04/26/through-the-looking-glasses-travis-elborough-book-review/https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2021/04/26/through-the-looking-glasses-travis-elborough-book-review/

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https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2021/04/26/through-the-looking-glasses-travis-elborough-book-review/

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