Peloponnese and Athens (Cadogan Guide Greece: Peloponnese & Athens) - Dana Facaros
Europe's most ancient capital has sashayed into the new millennium in style after a decade of primping for the 2004 Olympics. This title features photography,...... more
Europe's most ancient capital has sashayed into the new millennium in style after a decade of primping for the 2004 Olympics. This title features photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country. It includes listings of hotels and restaurants.
The city of Cardiff is bustling with attractions like the Millennium Stadium, the National Museum and Cardiff Castle, all sitting alongside luxury hotels,...... more
The city of Cardiff is bustling with attractions like the Millennium Stadium, the National Museum and Cardiff Castle, all sitting alongside luxury hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and cafes. Now you can tour this amazing city and all its famous locations with the new Cardiff Monopoly! From the much-loved 'Chippy Alley' to the Wales Millennium Centre, it's all up for grabs as you race around the board building a property empire to beat your opponents! It's Monoploy, only set in Cardiff! Uses well known local street names and places Fantasic gift or souvenir idea For 2 to 8 players aged 8 or over
United States Guides 1980: Mid-Atlantic (Fodor's Guides) - 0679004548
This is a book for Christians expected to throng to Rome for the millennium jubilee, the introduction to Holy Rome boldly states. It would be a shame to ...... more
This is a book for Christians expected to throng to Rome for the millennium jubilee, the introduction to Holy Rome boldly states. It would be a shame to exclude the rest of the world from enjoying this slight but sharp and sometimes cheeky book. The English-language title is under the Fodor heading, translated from the Italian Touring Editore publication. Little is lost in the translation and much can be learned about how Italians perceive their history and relationship to the Catholic Church. The guide covers 500 locations and includes biographical sketches of artists and excellent maps keyed to the sites. It includes useful calendars for jubilee events--masses, celebrations, exhibitions. The guide's "neighbourhood" layout is quirky and surprisingly interesting: sections are based on the location of relics of saints and the churches where they are buried, entombed or enshrined. The brief entries by church, crypt or chapel are a tribute to factual writing about what some consider fiction. The essays are intriguing and more academic than what is normally found in a travel guide.Holy Rome does not purport to be a sightseeing tome heavy with hotel, restaurant and entertainment sections: use a typical travel guide(like Fodor's Exploring Rome) for those details. And use Holy Rome for what it is: An invaluable travel guide for anyone planning to use the millennium year to see for themselves the evolution of 2,000 years of Christianity. -- Kathleen Buckley
The Hiltons: A Family Dynasty - J. Randy Taraborrelli
HardCover. Pub Date :2014-04-01 Pages: 560 Language: English Publisher: Grand Central Publishing From New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy...... more
HardCover. Pub Date :2014-04-01 Pages: 560 Language: English Publisher: Grand Central Publishing From New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the Hilton dynasty THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the. success - and excess -.. of an iconic American family Demanding and enigmatic. patriarch Conrad Hiltons visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry But outside the boardroom. Conrad struggled with emotional detachment. failed marriages. and conflicted Catholicism . Then there were his children:. Playboy Nicky Hiltons tragic alcoholism and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend Barron Hilton. on the other hand. deftly handled his fathers legacy. carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium Eric.. raised apart from his older b...
Cover photograph by Millennium Images/Head Design Ltd Storyline: 'Creepers'. That's what they call themselves. Urban explorers who illegally enter sealed...... more
Cover photograph by Millennium Images/Head Design Ltd Storyline: 'Creepers'. That's what they call themselves. Urban explorers who illegally enter sealed buildings - hotels, offices, department stores - many of which have been abandoned for years. Exploring one holds all the thrill of going into a time capsule. One night in New Jersey, a group of creepers enters the Paragon, a once-magnificent hotel designed and built by a reclusive millionaire. The structure which foreshadowed the beauties of Art Deco architecture is now decrepit, boarded up and marked for demolition. But the Paragon has a disturbing history and it soon becomes clear to the creepers that this decaying seven-story building holds more secrets than they could have imagined in their worst nightmares. Reviews 'A gripping story that demands to be read in a single sitting! Morrell delivers first-rate, suspenseful storytelling once again' Publishers Weekly, June 2005 -- Publishers Weekly 20050601 'Gruesome read...strong plot idea' -- Daily Mirror 20050910 'Creepers is a good old-fashioned chiller. As the pages turn the tensions increases, almost to breaking-point. Terrific' -- Independent on Sunday 20050925 'Creepers" is a good old-fashioned chiller. As the pages turn the tensions increases, almost to breaking-point. Terrific' -- Independent on Sunday 20050925 "Chilling and hypnotically readable!" -- Stephen King 20050925
"If it be permitted to speak of 'love at first syllable, ' then that's what I experienced in my first encounter with this poet of prose." So wrote Thomas Mann...... more
"If it be permitted to speak of 'love at first syllable, ' then that's what I experienced in my first encounter with this poet of prose." So wrote Thomas Mann of the work of Peter Altenberg. A virtuoso Fin de Siecle Viennese innovator of what he called the "telegram style" of writing, Altenberg's signature short prose straddles the line between the lyrical and the narrative, fiction and observation, harsh verity and whimsical vignette. Inspired by the prose poems of Charles Baudelaire, the tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Viennese Feuilleton, a light journalistic reflection current in his day, Altenberg carved out a spare, strikingly modern aesthetic that speaks with an eerie prescience to our own impatient time. Peter Wortsman's new selection and translation reads like a sly lyrical wink from the turn-of-the-century of the telegram to the turn-of-the-millennium of e-mail.Peter Altenberg, also known as Richard Englander, 1859-1919, was born into a well-to-do Viennese Jewish family, lived in hotels and listed as his official address the Cafe Central, Vienna's intellectual clubhouse (also the sometime haunt of Leon Trotsky and his chess partner Vladimir Ilyich Lenin). A renowned eccentric, Altenberg pioneered the very notion of loose-fitting leisure attire, designed a line of necklaces and favored sandals, walking sticks, slivovitz and the company of prostitutes. His literary admirers included Karl Kraus, Heinrich and Thomas Mann, Robert Musil and Arthur Schnitzler.Recipient of the Beard's Fund Short Story Award, Peter Wortsman is the author of "A Modern Way To Die: Small Stories and Microtales" and the play "The Tattooed Man Tells All." His translations from the German include "Posthumous Papers of a Living Author" by Robert Musil and "Peter Schlemiel: The Man Who Sold His Shadow" by Adelbert von Chamisso.
Advantages: Offers a good bargain break in the UK Disadvantages: Nothing major
...The Great British Seaside resorts are not quite as popular as they were some decades ago; however, we have enjoyed numerous short British holiday breaks. Many holiday abroad because they love the sunshine; we (oddly enough) holiday in the UK because we like the changing seasons. A lot of the run of the mill hotels offering budget breaks and bargain weekends offer a decent service for a very...
Advantages: Super facilities, luxury, great breakfast Disadvantages: Soulless, expensive
...It isn't very often that I'm idly playing around with one of my reviews and look to the bottom of the page to see a "Products you may be interested in" item and think "Oh yes, I've stayed at that particular luxury hotel, haven't I?". But that's what has just happened to me - my eye alighted on the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua and I noticed it had had no reviews yet. Splendid.
I went here on a group...
Advantages: Fantastic location; very reasonable price Disadvantages: Room quite small; not all facilities worked
...I recently visited London for a few days for a last-minute trip with my sister, and we decided to stay at the Millennium Bailey's hotel in Kensington. We booked online for a very reasonable price. Arriving from the Gloucester Road tube station, I was very impressed to see that the hotel is literally right opposite the station. It's in an ideal location if you'll be travelling to central places by...