Travel: Of Regions, Cultures, Landscapes

Insight Pocket Guide: Costa Blanca, Alicante, Murcia

Insight Guides
London-Singapore, 1992, editions: '97, '99, '03
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As author. This guide was a triple challenge: to shift the focus from sea and sand tourism; to give insight into local culture and history; to design written itineraries with listings and features. Inland Alicante and Murcia involved great road trips. Dorothy Stannard was an endlessly supportive editor. Photographer: Robert Mort. Editorial director: Brian Bell. Updates to 2004: with Carolina Carl & Francisco Mengual.

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Insight Pocket Guide: Madrid

Insight Guides
London-Singapore, 1996, editions: '00, '03
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As author. This was my second pocket guide. The idea this time was to encapsulate Madrid’s rich cultural sights (hi and lo), as seen from the insider’s point of view. The walks encourage visitors to explore the city’s barrios, or local quarters. I was lucky to work with editor Dorothy Stannard again and with Bill Wassmann, an amazing photographer.

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Insight Pocket Guide: Valencia

Insight Guides
London-Singapore, 2006
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This pocket guide, written in 2006, focussed on the cultural continuities underlying Valencia’s very special character. I was lucky to work again with editor Dorothy Stannard. The Insight map team did an amazing job with Valencian language street names. Photographer Gregory Wrona.

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Michelin Green Guide to Spain

Michelin Green Guide
London, 2011 (research & writing - Madrid & Central Spain)
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Michelin updated their classic texts in this new edition for "people who want to see more" - not just sights and attractions, but also driving tours and an authentic cross-cultural sampling of Spain today. Edited by Clive Hebard.

Michelin Green Guides

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Spain. Eyewitness Travel Guide

Dorling Kindersley
London, 1996, contributor (Castilla La Mancha & Extremadura)
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Mapping gave a sense of exploration to writing up plains, river valleys, gorges,sierras, historic cities. Still in print and also available in German, Dutch, French and Spanish (Guía de España–El País-Aguilar; Project editor Nick Inman).

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