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Venice For Pleasure (Anglais) Broché – 1 octobre 2008


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Revue de presse

Whether in prospect or in retrospect, or there in one's hands in the city itself, the most informative and engaging guide to the past and present of Venice. --Philip Pullman

Essential on any Venetian outing --Sunday Telegraph

My all time favourite guidebook --James Daunt of Daunt's Travel Books

Venice with Passion --The Guardian

This magic book...not only the best guide-book to that city ever written, but the best guide-book to any city ever written --Bernard Levin,The Times

The grand old man of Venice --Brian Sewell, Evening Standard

Quite brilliant --Country Living

One of those miraculous books that gets passed by hand, pressed urgently on friends --Sean French, New Statesman

J.G.Links' little charmer --The Lady

Deliciously readable --Saga Magazine

Essential reading --Cande Nast Online

One of the most delightful and original guides ever written about the city- any city for that matter --Jan Morris

One of the great travel books --The Art Newspaper

Classic --Country Life

A friend --Daily Mirror

The world's best guidebook --William Boyd, Spectator

The best guide to Venice --Daily Telegraph

A world authority on Venice --Jeffrey Bernard, Spectator

Let's do it again, J.G. --Sue Lawley, The Sunday Telegraph

Exceptionally fascinating --Reiskrant

Little treasure --Newsday

The little classic --Good Book Guide

A trusty companion --Ned Sherrin, Mail on Sunday

An absolute must for anyone going to Venice --Evening Standard

The most readable guide to Venice --John Diamond, The Sunday Times

Not only the best guide book to that city ever written, but the best guide book to any city ever written --Bernard Levin, The Times

The essential and much loved companion --Anderson's Travel Companion

It doesn't tell you about all the Tintorettos and Veroneses and Titans you must look at. It just tells you how to enjoy yourself --Ham and High

Funny and fascinating, it is invaluable on the ground but also as a beautiful piece of descriptive reading --Eothen

Mr. Links leads a visitor on a number of walks through the labyrinth ways of the most beautiful of cities, walks filled with history, art, observation, curiosities, exotica, and sophistication. It's a guide which like no other I know, leads, by gloriously digressive routes, straight into the heart of a city's genius --A Common Reader

Présentation de l'éditeur

This is the walking guide to Venice taking in the cultural highlights and illustrated with paintings, photographs and engravings to reveal how the city became how it is today. None of Venice's innumerable chroniclers have portrayed the Serenissima's character with quite such a combination of the scholarly, the informal and the intimate. Over the years thousands of readers, starting this book, have been relieved to encounter its famously undemanding approach to the city - 'Generally the first thing to do in Venice is to sit down and have a coffee': but by the time they get to the end of it, all the same, they will have learnt virtually everything that an educated stranger needs to know about the place, its art and history, besides being subtly entertained throughout. (from Jan Morris' introduction to this new 8th revised edition published on the occasion of the title's 40th Anniversary).

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HASH(0x9e183fcc) étoiles sur 5 you'll need another guidebook, but you need this one too 4 novembre 2005
Par Jonathan Willis - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
What a strange and wonderful little book!

Venice for Pleasure is essentially four walking tours told in a charmingly conversational style by an author who is clearly in love with Venice. Stopping in a Venetian cafe to read a passage is like having a friend leaning over your shoulder to recall the local history and gossip, point out fascinating details that you probably wouldn't have noticed, and make you smile with his dry wit.

We did all four walking tours and thoroughly enjoyed Links' companionship along the way; I can't recommend it highly enough if exploring Venice on foot is your aim. We also found the directions infallible.

Please note that this isn't a conventional guidebook, so you shouldn't expect logistical information.
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HASH(0x9e17fef4) étoiles sur 5 A read before you go book 6 juin 2002
Par Nancy Rosebery - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
My husband gave me this book for Christmas before we went to Venice and it was a great help planning our trip. I read it at least 4 times and used it to plan our walks through the city. If you are interested in art and architecture (why go to Venice if you are not?) this is the book to plan your days in Venice. My husband particularly liked the fact that Mr. Links understood the importance of stopping in a cafe to savor the city on each walk!
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HASH(0x9e174828) étoiles sur 5 For those who love Venice -- and those who are about to 16 août 2004
Par L. Akey - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Terrific read for those intent on seeing the Venice that lies beyond Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Whether you follow the author's routes on his strolls thru the sestieres, or just use his walks as a source of inspiration (as we did), this book is an indispensable addition to the library of anyone planning a trip to Venice. Thanks in large measure to encouragement offered by this book, we ventured into some of the nooks and crannys of this amazing city... we'll see St Mark's Basilica next time we go.
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HASH(0x9e174858) étoiles sur 5 Great prep for seeing a great city 1 mars 2002
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
My husband ordered this book for me last Christmas in preparation for our trip to Venice. It was an enjoyable read and the walks laid out in the book were an excellent way to see Venice. Note: the hand drawn maps in the book are good but Venice is a very confusing city and I photocopied parts of a good map (with all the streets named) and highlighted the walks on the copies - this proved invaluable for keeping on track! I highly recommend this book to anyone as general reading to get in the mood for the trip or to follow Mr. Links on his 4 walks.
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HASH(0x9e1ffd68) étoiles sur 5 Take another look 3 octobre 2005
Par Linda Pagliuco - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Venice for Pleasure is an off the beaten path sort of guide, filled with anecdotes, character sketches, and historic photos. Links takes his readers beyond the famous facades and brings the "theme park" to life. Fun to use then to keep and reread for reminiscence afterwards.
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