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Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory Worldwide


Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) is Scotland’s National Bard, but he is also one of the world’s most widely commemorated poets.

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They Eat Horses, Don’t They? The Truth About the French


Eating horses. Not to mention garlic, snails, frog legs, wine (always, wine).

French women don't get fat.

That ubiquitous striped shirt, accompanied by a jaunty beret.

Bidets, perfume, double kisses, rudeness, oh that Metro, topless beaches, chicness.

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.


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Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good

Rarely do you come across a book that will change the world. Here is one.

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A Life in Ireland: Mary Black and her Music

Mary Black is a teller of stories, a weaver of idea and emotion who brings listeners along to share in the journeys she takes through music.

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How to Cope with Culture Shock


Culture shock: if you've ever lived overseas, you know what it is. If you're about to live overseas, then it's a good idea to gather some tips to make going through it easier.

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