Touching Velvet: A Year in the Czech Republic

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781475217292: Touching Velvet: A Year in the Czech Republic
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield, England, and has grown into adult life feeling comfortable. With his attainment of middle age, that feeling is no longer a positive. He craves experience. Deciding not to continue in an uninspiring job in his hometown, he fantasises about leaving the country to teach English, and duly decamps to Tabor, South Bohemia, called there by memories of previous visits to the town and a lovely Czech girlfriend. Arriving a decade after Czechoslovakia's famed coup, the Velvet Revolution, he finds his trials as a novice teacher emerging from the cocoon of a mid-life crisis change his life forever. Written with wit and style, Touching Velvet is an entertaining journey to the heart of a life in transition and the expatriate experience.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'I consider it [Touching Velvet] one of the very few really good books about the adventures of a Westerner in post-communist society.'

Jirina Fuchs, USA-based Czech writer.

About the Author:

Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield in 1958. He is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University and has taught English in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia and Great Britain. He is single.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781897312032: Touching Velvet: A Year in the Czech Republic

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1897312032 ISBN 13:  9781897312032
Publisher: Adlibbed Ltd, 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Max Boyle
Published by CreateSpace (2012)
ISBN 10: 1475217293 ISBN 13: 9781475217292
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781475217292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Max Boyle
Published by Createspace, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1475217293 ISBN 13: 9781475217292
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield, England, and has grown into adult life feeling comfortable. With his attainment of middle age, that feeling is no longer a positive. He craves experience. Deciding not to continue in an uninspiring job in his hometown, he fantasises about leaving the country to teach English, and duly decamps to Tabor, South Bohemia, called there by memories of previous visits to the town and a lovely Czech girlfriend. Arriving a decade after Czechoslovakia s famed coup, the Velvet Revolution, he finds his trials as a novice teacher emerging from the cocoon of a mid-life crisis change his life forever. Written with wit and style, Touching Velvet is an entertaining journey to the heart of a life in transition and the expatriate experience. Seller Inventory # APC9781475217292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Max Boyle
Published by Createspace, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1475217293 ISBN 13: 9781475217292
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield, England, and has grown into adult life feeling comfortable. With his attainment of middle age, that feeling is no longer a positive. He craves experience. Deciding not to continue in an uninspiring job in his hometown, he fantasises about leaving the country to teach English, and duly decamps to Tabor, South Bohemia, called there by memories of previous visits to the town and a lovely Czech girlfriend. Arriving a decade after Czechoslovakia s famed coup, the Velvet Revolution, he finds his trials as a novice teacher emerging from the cocoon of a mid-life crisis change his life forever. Written with wit and style, Touching Velvet is an entertaining journey to the heart of a life in transition and the expatriate experience. Seller Inventory # APC9781475217292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Max Boyle
Published by CreateSpace (2012)
ISBN 10: 1475217293 ISBN 13: 9781475217292
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781475217292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Max Boyle
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1475217293 ISBN 13: 9781475217292
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 272 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.2in. x 0.8in.Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield, England, and has grown into adult life feeling comfortable. With his attainment of middle age, that feeling is no longer a positive. He craves experience. Deciding not to continue in an uninspiring job in his hometown, he fantasises about leaving the country to teach English, and duly decamps to Tabor, South Bohemia, called there by memories of previous visits to the town and a lovely Czech girlfriend. Arriving a decade after Czechoslovakias famed coup, the Velvet Revolution, he finds his trials as a novice teacher emerging from the cocoon of a mid-life crisis change his life forever. Written with wit and style, Touching Velvet is an entertaining journey to the heart of a life in transition and the expatriate experience. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781475217292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Max Boyle
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012)
ISBN 10: 1475217293 ISBN 13: 9781475217292
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1475217293

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds