3x good reading: travel from the comfort of your home

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3x good reading: travel from the comfort of your home

© Lonely Planet 3x a good read: traveling from your easy chair

With a book you can travel around the world without ever leaving your easy chair. Dream away in the stories of these three books.

© Offered by Lonely Planet 3x a good read: traveling from the easy chair The Sartorialist India

Photographer and fashion blogger Scott Schuman, better known as The Sartorialist, spent more than a decade visiting India's markets, festival and cricket grounds to capture portraits of some of the country's most strikingly dressed apparitions. His images show people from all walks of life, from a goat shepherd in Rajasthan to style-conscious city dwellers with their own take on traditional clothing such as the sari or turban. The photos are full of character and complemented by thoughtful (English) essays by former editor of Vogue India, Bandana Tewari.

Scott Schuman and Bandana Tears; € 54.99, Taschen

© Offered by Lonely Planet 3x a good read: travel from the comfort of your home Tijl

Tijl, a bestseller in Germany and soon to become a Netflix series, place in 17th century Europe. To be precise, in the Thirty Years' War, a protracted struggle between Protestants and Catholics. Despite the rather heavy context, it's a fun story to read - the title character, a figure from German folklore, is a traveling entertainer, and his adventures are full of beautiful details that bring the villages, forests and cities of Central Europe to life.

Daniel Kehlmann; € 12.99, Querido

© Offered by Lonely Planet 3x a good read: travel from the comfort of your home The Confession

This author's previous novel, bestselling book The Miniaturist, gave readers the feeling that they wandered through the streets of 17th-century Amsterdam - and Jessie Burton does the same with 1980s LA and London in De Bekentenis. Follow the modern millennia of Rose Simons on a quest to find the fate of the mother she never knew. A story that switches between past and present, from pool parties in the Hollywood Hills to winter walks on Hampstead Heath.

Jessie Burton; € 21.99, Luitingh-Sijthoff

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