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Bicycle Diaries

Bicycle Diaries( )
Author: Byrne, David
ISBN:978-0-571-24103-3
Publication Date:Jul 2010
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

Where is the only tube station where a crown prince has died? Where is the oak tree where Good Queen Bess took her rest? Which Queen befriended the Elephant Man - and played a part in the development of the modern Olympic Games? Where are the favourite shopping haunts of today's young royals? From Westminster to Greenwich, Kensington to the Tower ......

Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Special Interest / Bicycling
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.601 x 19.7 x 2.4 cm
Book Weight:0.347 Kilograms
Author Biography
Byrne, David (Author)
David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-American musician and artist perhaps best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements.

In 1981, Byrne partnered with choreographer Twyla Tharp, scoring "The Catherine Wheel," a ballet prominently featuring unusual rhythms and lyrics. Productions of "The Catherine Wheel" appeared on Broadway that same year.

Byrne is also known for his activism in support of increased cycling, and for having used a bike as his main means of transport for most of his life, especially cycling around New York, where he has designed innovative bicycle parking racks. He has written widely on cycling, including a 2009 book, Bicycle Diaries. In August 2009, he auctioned his Montague folding bike in order to raise money for the London Cycling Campaign. His title Bicycle Diaries made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011.

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