Blogs in January 1970

A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam 1st January 1970

This book is set in French Indo-China as the Viet Minh are embarking on the guerrilla war against their colonial oppressors. Lewis travels around the area and recounts his experiences in a tender, insighful and well written way.

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Naples ’44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth 1st January 1970

Norman Lewis is one of the least appreciated authors and travel writers fot he last century. The city is liberated in 1944 by the Allies and this book captures the bleakness and futility of war, yet the the true...

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Golden Earth 1st January 1970

“a simple blueprint for Utopia” – the best travel book on Burma since World War II – despite travelling at a time of massive internal insecurity, Norman Lewis still found the eternal Burma, where pagodas are the only punctuation...

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Voices of the Old Sea 1st January 1970

“Voices of the Old Sea” is Lewis’ masterly description of the Costa Brava on the cusp of tourist development in the 1950s, a place where men regulated their lives by the sardine shoals of spring and autumn and the...

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