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The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton (Paperback, 2002)

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The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

Few things are as exciting as the idea of travelling somewhere far from home. Somewhere with better weather, more interesting customs and more inspiring landscapes. So why are we so often dissatisfied with the reality of travel?

In this book, Alain de Botton takes us on a journey through the satisfactions and disappointments of travelling. Dealing - among other things - with airports, exotic carpets, holiday romance and hotel mini-bars, this humorous, eye-opening and thought-provoking book reveals the hidden motivations, expectations and complications of our voyages into the wide world.

The perfect antidote to those guidebooks that tell us what to do when we get there, the book tries to explain why we really wanted to go there in the first place - and modestly suggests how we could learn to be happier on our journeys.


Format: Paperback | 272 pages

Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 13 x 2.2 | 370g

Publication Date: 23 Oct 2002

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton

Publication City/Country: Camberwell, VIC, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: b&w illustrations

ISBN10: 0241140129

ISBN13: 9780241140123


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Some obvious damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, and a large crease running down the length of the front cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.