Equal parts boyish wonder, engineering detail and mile-high philosophy, Mark Vanhoenacker’s Skyfaring is a must-read for travellers and plane fans alike, writes Chris Rowlands. Continue reading “A tribute to air travel: Skyfaring review”
Saskia Walker reads her first Elena Ferrante novel – and finds herself entranced, enthralled and utterly frustrated.
Continue reading “An Italian Sensation: My Brilliant Friend”
Modern Traveller devours Hanna Krall’s Chasing the King of Hearts in a single day – reflecting, in the city of Krakow, on fate, identity and the art of translation.
Continue reading “A tale to be inhaled in an afternoon”
Modern Traveller takes a literary journey into wartime Berlin, reading Marie Jalowicz Simon’s remarkable memoir. Continue reading “Gone to Ground: submerged in in a war-torn city”
Saskia Walker reads Hans Fallada’s classic tale of spirited but futile resistance, on the road in Germany. Continue reading “Alone in Berlin: a reflection on resistance”
Our latest piece of road trip reading had us in thrall to the German capital – and its biographer. Continue reading “Berlin: portrait of a city”
Modern Traveller digests a Dutch classic on the canal-side streets of the capital. Continue reading “Amsterdam: A City of Rituals”
Modern Traveller falls in love with the English translation of Stefan Hertmans’ majestic masterpiece, War and Turpentine, on the road in Belgium. Continue reading “An ode to a life and a lost generation: War and Turpentine”