Books on Ljubljana, Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest
January 4, 2013 5:29 PM Subscribe
I'm after book recommendations on Ljubljana, Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest as gifts for my father ahead of a trip.
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I'll be taking my parents on a train journey that will take in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest in March. Before that, it's my dad's 65th birthday and I'm planning on getting him four books that give a flavour of each city.
It doesn't matter whether they give historical or contemporary views, are fiction or non-fiction, or are about the whole or just one aspect of the city - it's really about finding something compelling to get him engaged in the trip. (So no guidebooks...)
By way of example, if I was after something for London, I wouldn't be after an overwhelming Peter Ackroyd tome, but might aim for something like Constitutional for fiction, or an Iain Sinclair for non-fiction.
Any thoughts much appreciated!