Travellers' Tales Bags Unpacked is an irresistible collection of the most glamorous, worldly and discerning travellers' tales. Who packed «a thousand absolutely necessary suitcases»? Who rediscovered his notes for a perennial bestseller in a trunk at the Paris Ritz? Whose trunk contained a bed? Here are around 50 intrepid travellers from the age of the steamer to the present: actors and heiresses, aristocrats and adventurers, rock stars, artists and fashion royalty, from Sarah Bernhardt to Sharon Stone, Tamara de Lempicka to Madonna, Paul Poiret to Karl Lagerfeld, Henri Matisse to Jeff Koons. Pierre Le-Tan's portraits perfectly complement Bertil Scali's witty, entertaining stories, which unpack the bags of the famous and their first-class lifestyles for all to enjoy.

Born in 1950, Pierre Le-Tan started his career as an illustrator for The New Yorker in 1968. His drawings have appeared on numerous covers and as illustrations to many books, as well as in exhibitions around the world, including a retrospective at the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Madrid.

Born in Paris in 1969, Bertil Scali was for many years a reporter at Paris Match magazine, where he developed his talent for biographical narrative. He is the author of the historical novel Villa Windsor (2016) and co-writer of Hitler, My Neighbor: Memoirs of a Jewish Childhood (2013), which has been translated into 13 languages.

Travellers' Tales Bags Unpacked, English version

Travellers' Tales Bags Unpacked is an irresistible collection of the most glamorous, worldly and discerning travellers' tales. Who packed «a thousand absolutely necessary suitcases»? Who rediscovered his notes for a perennial bestseller in a trunk at the Paris Ritz? Whose trunk contained a bed? Here are around 50 intrepid travellers from the age of the steamer to the present: actors and heiresses, aristocrats and adventurers, rock stars, artists and fashion royalty, from Sarah Bernhardt to Sharon Stone, Tamara de Lempicka to Madonna, Paul Poiret to Karl Lagerfeld, Henri Matisse to Jeff Koons. Pierre Le-Tan's portraits perfectly complement Bertil Scali's witty, entertaining stories, which unpack the bags of the famous and their first-class lifestyles for all to enjoy.

Born in 1950, Pierre Le-Tan started his career as an illustrator for The New Yorker in 1968. His drawings have appeared on numerous covers and as illustrations to many books, as well as in exhibitions around the world, including a retrospective at the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Madrid.

Born in Paris in 1969, Bertil Scali was for many years a reporter at Paris Match magazine, where he developed his talent for biographical narrative. He is the author of the historical novel Villa Windsor (2016) and co-writer of Hitler, My Neighbor: Memoirs of a Jewish Childhood (2013), which has been translated into 13 languages.

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    • 8.7 x 11.8 inches
    • Illustrations by Pierre Le-Tan
    • Texts by Bertil Scali
    • English version
    • Hardcover
    • 448 pages
    • 200 illustrations
    • Published with Thames & Hudson

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