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Impatient to be travelling but stuck at home? Try some virtual travelling with the entertaining and informative stories from many countries included in these books. You don’t have to get up off the couch to have unique adventures in other lands.

Please help the independent Canadian publishing industry by purchasing any of these books at: http://www.penumbrapress.ca. Also available online at Indigo Books and Amazon.

Here is an excerpt from the recently published novel, All The Way. It is a road journey from the Maine coast to Canadian cottage country, but it also has sections set in London, England from which the passage below is taken:

The girls were together on deck when the Homeric reached the Needles and sailed up the Solent to dock at Southampton. In London…what they both liked best was Westminster Bridge with its sweeping view of the city along both banks of the Thames, the elegant gilded Parliament Buildings soaring beside it and Big Ben looming above. Linda woke Susie before dawn the morning they went there, so that they could admire the view as the first weak light of the sun touched its solid girders and while the city was still asleep…The girls walked to the middle of the bridge and stood at the railing for some time, admiring the quiet majesty of the city at daybreak. It was then that Linda impressed Susie once again, this time by reciting lines from Wordsworth.

North bank of the Thames

This City now doth, like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,

Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie

Open unto the fields, and to the sky;

All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

“Well, not so smokeless any longer, I guess,” Linda added.

“No, Susie agreed. “But still impressive. Just like your memory.”

South bank of the Thames

All The way is available online at the independent Canadian publisher, Borealis Press. To order, please go to: http://www.borealispress.com. Also available online at Indigo Books and Amazon.

About t. a. keenleyside

author of travel/food books and popular fiction
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