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The Pillars of Hercules: a Grand Tour of the Mediterranean by Paul Theroux

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At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules. Beginning his journey in Gibraltar, Paul Theroux travels the long way round - through the ravaged developments of the Costa del Sol, into Corsica and Sicily and beyond - to Morocco's southern pillar. Theroux takes in the local fare, travelling by dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, the occasional bicycle and even a cruise-liner. He discovers pockets of humanity in Slovenia and Croatia that have survived the brutality of war; later he receives a gruff welcome in Israel and gets a lesson in Australian slang from a Syrian market reader. Urban sprawl and ancient villages, out-of-season travel and jovial hospitality characterize Paul Theroux's long and lively tour. It is this diversity, chronicled with Theroux's inimitable originality and style, that provides the essence of Mediterranean life. This 1996 Penguin Books Paperback is in Fair condition.

ISBN: 9780140245332 SKU: 1303638 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.