Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight

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9780141039312: Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight

For many of us the moon, and the chill light it casts, are things we either ignore or take for granted. It wouldn't enter our heads therefore to set off around the world in search of moonlight. But, as James Attlee's eccentric quest proves, we couldn't be more wrong.

From Normandy to Naples, Wales to Arizona, Las Vegas to Japan, Attlee explores moonlight's many moods and meanings. Taking in the ancient and modern, art and literature, science and music, Nocturne travels far and deep to provide a portrait of an enigmatic light increasingly endangered in our over-illuminated world.

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Nocturne "Nobody who has not taken one can imagine the beauty of a walk through Rome by full moon," wrote Goethe in 1787. Sadly, the imagination is all we have today: in Rome, as in every other modern city, moonlight has been banished, replaced by the twenty-four-hour glow of streetlights in a world that never sleeps. Moonlight, for most of us, is no more. So James Attlee set out to find it. "Nocturne" is ... Full description

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Fascinating, thoughtful, erudite, unpretentious, slightly batty and entirely captivating (John Carey Sunday Times)

A poetic and passionate story of light in darkness

( The Times)

Vagrant, erudite, frequently comical. A stylist of amazing wit and skill. A compendious, moving and impassioned guide ( Irish Times)

Gloriously multifaceted and engaging. A gorgeous, thoughtful book ( Sunday Telegraph)

Attlee is a true enthusiast, and is fascinated by, indeed loves, his subject. He writes beautifully and often thrillingly about the moon in all its - her? - aspects, and it will be a dull-minded reader who comes away from this book without a new or at least renewed regard for the extraordinary, silver satellite that is our world's constant companion (John Banville Guardian)

A wistful, fact-filled and esoteric treat ( Sunday Times)

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