The Swiss Center of North America is thrilled to offer signed copies of these bestselling books about Switzerland by Diccon Bewes. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Swiss Center. Books will be mailed right after Memorial Day.
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Finally, an atlas of Switzerland packed with illuminating maps and infographics to inspire kids with a wealth of knowledge: from Swiss history to inventions, native animals to trains, climate change to clocks. An entertaining and memorable journey through every corner and canton of this diverse country.
The No 1 bestseller and a Financial Times book of the year is a light-hearted yet revealing journey around Europe’s most individual country. From seeking Heidi to finding the best chocolate, it gives you an insight into the real Switzerland. It’s the book that proves that there’s more to Switzerland than banks, skis, francs and cheese.
In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook’s first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and half later Diccon decided to go where she went, see what she saw but, sensibly, not wear what she wore. This is a tale of a tour that changed Switzerland and the world of travel.
A map can be decorative or informative, can reveal geography or history, can enlighten or deceive. These original maps range from the oldest Swiss map to the birth of the modern cartography to the 1970s Zurich sex map for men. Map by map we travel on a truly magical journey in and around Switzerland.
Living in Switzerland isn’t always easy, especially if you want to fit in. Sometimes you need a helping hand and that’s where this book comes in. It has everything you need to know to enjoy a happy and successful life in Switzerland, with each chapter written by an expert and packed with information and inspiration.