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A Traveller's Alphabet:
Partial Memoirs

by Steven Runciman

ISBN 050001504X / 9780500015049 / 0-500-01504-X
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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This book is not a serious contribution to travel-literature. (The author has) made no attempt to interpret the way of life in the lands (he has) visited or even to describe the beauties of nature and the works of art to be found there. (His) intention is only to record (his) own experiences in a number of places to which curiosity or circumstances ... have taken (him) ... In order to give some form to these disconnected ancecdotes (the author has) arranged them alphabetically, place by place. -Prologue [via]