I have a couple of new reviews up at Shiny New Books today which I wanted to share with you, and they’re of a marvellous pair of books from Oxford University Press in their “City Tales” series:

I’ve read a number of books in the series before, and these latest releases feature two fascinating cities – Barcelona and Lisbon.

The books in the City Tales series gather short stories or extracts from works which feature the city in question, and these are illustrated with striking photographs, as well as containing supporting material in the form of author biographies, further reading suggestions and even maps of the places concerned!

The City Tales books make wonderful reading for armchair travellers, as well as fascinating guides if you happen to be going for a visit. You can read about Barcelona here and Lisbon here – they, and the whole series in fact, are highly recommended! πŸ˜€