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Description - Just As Well I'm Leaving by Michael Booth

Having been dragged against his will to live in Denmark, Michael Booth discovered one of the great secrets of travel literature - Andersen's A Poet's Bazaar - a fascinating travelogue through a Europe on the cusp of revolution, by an author who invented children's literature. He discovered, too, his chance to escape Denmark. In 1840 Andersen was also desperate to flee, writing as he sailed: 'It is just as well I am leaving, my soul is unwell!' In Germany he was enraptured both by steam travel and the fiery Franz Liszt. In sultry Naples this latent bisexual wrestled with his erotic demons before travelling to Athens (little more than a village), seeing the dervishes dance in Istanbul, and sailing home up the Danube. Booth follows him every step of the way, reflecting on Andersen's life, work and pathological self-obsession, encountering his own cast of characters, from an accommodating Hamburg prostitute to a bemused Danish Ambassador to the first ever female dervish, who whisks him off to meet her guru.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099477457
ISBN-10: 0099477459
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Booth

Michael Booth is a journalist and food writer who contributes regularly to numerous British and foreign magazines, including Conde Nast Traveller and Monocle, and has written for all of the UK's broadsheet newspapers. He is the author of four works of non-fiction, Just as Well I'm Leaving, Doing Without Delia, which was a BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week', Sushi and Beyond, which won the Guild of Food Writers Kate Whiteman Award for the best book on food and travel in 2010 and the critically-acclaimed Eat Pray Eat.

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