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The kindness of strangers : tales of fate and fortune on the road / edited by Don George.

Contributor(s): George, Donald W [editor.] | Lonely Planet Publications (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Footscray, Victoria ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 220 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781786571908.Other title: Lonely Planet the kindness of strangers [Spine title].Subject(s): Kindness -- Anecdotes | Voyages and travels | Travelers' writingsGenre/Form: Travel writing. | Anecdotes.DDC classification: 910.4
Contents:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- Don George -- The matter of kindness / Jan Morris -- Meeting Maung-Maung / Pico Iyer -- Everything come round / James D. Houston -- One night in the Sahara / Amanda Jones -- Tea and cheese in Turkey / Alice Waters -- A bowl of soup, in a basket / Beth Kephart -- Highland remedy / Fran Palumbo -- Looking for Abdelati / Tanya Shaffer -- Special delivery / Lindsy van Gelder -- Brief encounter / Carolyn Swindell -- Damascus by teatime / Don Meredith -- My Beirut hostage crisis / Rolf Potts --- We can't fix anything, even the smallest things, in Cuba / Dave Eggers -- Losing it in London / Douglas Cruickshank -- Andean high / Ginger Adams Otis -- Egg child / Sarah Levin -- Serendipity / Laura Fraser -- Arab music / Jennie Rothenberg -- The way I look / Anthony Sattin -- Finding shelter / Nicholas Crane -- On the trail of the Caspian Tiger / Tim Cahill -- The road to Kampala / Stanley Stewart -- At a crossroads / Laurie McAndish King -- Adnan's secret / Maxine Rose Schur -- Might be your lucky day / Jeff Greenwald -- Ascension in the moonlight / Simon Winchester.
Summary: "A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world"--Page [4] of cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers.

I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn. - HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

The Kindness of Strangers is a wonderful companion for travel. It enlarges us, reminds us that serendipity is one of the ultimate joys of life's constant journey. - AMY TAN

A wonderful idea beautifully realized. I enjoyed it immensely. - BILL BRYSON

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

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*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Subtitle from cover.

"Includes original stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers"--Cover.

Preface / His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- Introduction / Don George -- The matter of kindness / Jan Morris -- Meeting Maung-Maung / Pico Iyer -- Everything come round / James D. Houston -- One night in the Sahara / Amanda Jones -- Tea and cheese in Turkey / Alice Waters -- A bowl of soup, in a basket / Beth Kephart -- Highland remedy / Fran Palumbo -- Looking for Abdelati / Tanya Shaffer -- Special delivery / Lindsy van Gelder -- Brief encounter / Carolyn Swindell -- Damascus by teatime / Don Meredith -- My Beirut hostage crisis / Rolf Potts --- We can't fix anything, even the smallest things, in Cuba / Dave Eggers -- Losing it in London / Douglas Cruickshank -- Andean high / Ginger Adams Otis -- Egg child / Sarah Levin -- Serendipity / Laura Fraser -- Arab music / Jennie Rothenberg -- The way I look / Anthony Sattin -- Finding shelter / Nicholas Crane -- On the trail of the Caspian Tiger / Tim Cahill -- The road to Kampala / Stanley Stewart -- At a crossroads / Laurie McAndish King -- Adnan's secret / Maxine Rose Schur -- Might be your lucky day / Jeff Greenwald -- Ascension in the moonlight / Simon Winchester.

"A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world"--Page [4] of cover.

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