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Isolarion by James Attlee
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Aug 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: non_fiction, travel, england, notes, own-read, history_where-what
Read from August 20 to October 03, 2012

I really enjoyed this meandering book. It is travel without leaving your own street. Well, the author’s street: Cowley Road in Oxford. I don't live on a street with nearly so much history or diversity, but this author does and explores the past and present, which proves to be quite interesting. Attlee shows that you can travel in your own backyard, although he considers his exploration a pilgrimage. He saunters around related topics and spends quite a bit of time with an old, large book The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton. This book was one that made me stop and contemplate, either what he was writing about, or about my own surroundings. All in all it was a pleasure to read, and I let out a satisfied sigh when I read the last paragraph.
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