Peter Furtado is the former editor of History Today. His publications include the bestselling Histories of Nations and the forthcoming Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes.
'Furtado's judiciously-edited collection calls on historical witnesses to do the talking, and it is a testament to his process of selection ... I found myself returning, helplessly, to certain passages of astonishing beauty' - Yorkshire Times 'Conscientiously international, stretching across three millennia' - Times Literary Supplement 'Entertaining' - Budapest Times 'Takes readers on a glorious adventure around the world' - Family Tree ''Entertaining ... a book that delves into the splendours and stories that exist beyond conventional guidebooks and websites' - Timeless Travels 'This is not your typical guidebook. Instead, this intriguing collection of travellers' tales gives you perspectives on 38 cities across six continents ... These range from the historic to the amusing to the scabrous, which together create a revealing insight into a millennia of travel' - Wanderlust 'A perfect read both for those who like to travel and those who prefer to let others do the work for them. Its bite-sized extracts and vast variety of authors will appeal to readers, who are bound to learn something from this entertaining volume' - All About History