Thursday, February 25, 2010

Picador Books – Part 3 – Jan Harold Brunvand, Robert Byron & Italo Calvino

Continuing in alphabetical sequence, the first book on display is Jan Harold Brunvand’s fascinating study of Urban Legends, The Vanishing Hitchiker and Robert Byron’s quite wonderful travelogue of his journey through Afghanistan and Persia in the 1930s, The Road To Oxiana. The Picador edition of this book contains a foreword by Bruce Chatwin.

brunvand_hitchhiker byron_roadtooxiana1981

Now on to more Calvino


calvino_castle calvino_marcovaldo


Next – Peter Carey, Angela Carter, Bruce Chatwin and Lindsay Clarke

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