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Read: Atlas of Vanishing Places on Julia Bradbury’s Huffington Post Lockdown Reading List

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Read in full here:

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/12-books-to-transport-you-to-other-worlds-during-lockdown_uk_5e8af9e4c5b6cbaf282c3b30

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Atlas of Vanishing Places awarded the Stanfords DK Eyewitness Travel Guides Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

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‘Beautifully written, inspiring photography, sleek design and exquisite maps depicting ancient and forgotten lands in all their former glory… But this book is so much more than a call to travel to the far-flung corners of the globe…it is a welcome and timely reminder of the beauty and fragility of the world in which we live, and the importance of safeguarding it for future generations.  A joy to read, and a hands down winner for me.’ 
— Danielle Watt, Judge, DK Eyewitness Illustrated Travel Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020

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February 27, 2020 · 9:40 am

Picture: Speaking to Anthony Wall, Zimena Percival and Martin Rosenbaum at Regent St Cinema

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February 27, 2020 · 9:05 am

Event: Beyond Borders with Zoran Nikolic and Mary Spence, Mon 2 March, The British Library, Euston Road, NW1

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How do you map strange places?

Author and broadcaster Travis Elborough is joined by cartographer Mary Spence and writer Zoran Nikolic for an evening exploring maps of the most unusual and peculiar corners of the globe.

Travis Elborough is an author and social commentator. His books include Wish You Were Here, The Bus We Loved, Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of Vanishing Places. A regular contributor to national print and broadcast media, he has penned articles on all aspects of travel and culture, from pirates in the Caribbean to donkeys at the British seaside.

Born in an area of constant political change in what was once Yugoslavia and is now Serbia, Zoran Nikolic saw the impact political change had on people’s daily lives. This interest in geography extended outside Eastern Europe and became a lifetime fascination with borders and political geography. His book,The Atlas of Unusual Borders: Discover intriguing boundaries, territories and geographical curiosities was published in autumn 2019.

Mary Spence is a cartographic design consultant. Her career spans over 40 years in cartographic publishing and she was awarded an MBE in 2004 for services to Cartographic Design. She is a Past President of the British Cartographic Society.

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Event: A Walk in the Park Walk, Sat 15 February 1pm, Victoria Park, Bow, E3

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Free but reserve a place here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-walk-in-the-park-with-travis-elborough-tickets-89576623091

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Event: A Walk in Park talk, Finsbury Park Cafe, Finsbury Park, N4, Wed 29 January, 6pm

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Link here:

http://finsburypark.london/events/heritage-talk-people’s-parks

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Picture: Speaking to Lawrence of Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart at the Regent St Cinema

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January 23, 2020 · 8:38 am

Review: Atlas of Vanishing Places featured in the Wall Street Journal

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/books-for-people-who-love-maps-11579189087

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Picture: Interviewing Tracey Thorn, Mick Houghton and Will Birch at the Penderyn Prize event in Walthamstow

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January 17, 2020 · 1:27 pm

Read: Mail Online Travel News, extracts from the Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of the Unexpected

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7562285/The-worlds-curious-unexpected-places-revealed-Australia-Russia.html

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