Along the amber route - Schüler, C. J.,author.

Jacket Image
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781912240913
Published:
27th Feb 2020
Publisher:
Sandstone Press
Dimensions:
320 pages: 238 x 159 x 30mm

Following the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, C. J. Schüler charts the origins of amber, the myths and legends that have grown around it, and the dazzling artefacts crafted from it and traded along the way. Schüler reflects on the route's violent history through the centuries, not least his own family's experience of persecution and flight.

C.J. Schüler is the author of three illustrated histories of cartography: Mapping the World, Mapping the City and Mapping the Sea and Stars and co-author of the best-selling Traveller's Atlas. His most recent book, Writers, Lovers, Soldiers, Spies: A History of the Authors' Club of London, 1891-2016 was published in November 2016. He has also written on literature, travel and the arts for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Tablet, The Financial Times and the New Statesman. He was chairman of the Authors' Club from 2008 to 2015.