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“An excellent series of books written by people passionate about the places.”–The Sunday Times

“While the logistical specifics of travel—addresses, phone numbers, prices–will become the property of the internet, there will always be an appetite for inspiration from informed sources. This has been recognised by Signal Books‘ superb guides—cultural companions which disdain hotel and restaurant recommendations entirely in favour of informed, thoughtful and witty ruminations on each city‘s history, literature and art.” –The Independent on Sunday

Signal Books is an independent publisher based in Oxford, England. We publish high–quality, non–fiction trade books in the fields of travel, history, religion, philosophy, biography and current affairs. Our travel books offer the engaged traveller cultural histories not available in other guides. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook or visit our blog:

Drawing on tv broadcaster Kenneth Allsop’s unpublished diaries and papers, this biography focuses on the environmental campaigns and conservation work in Allsop’s later life.

This history of black scholars at Oxford University includes accounts of the experiences of students such as Christian Frederick Cole (first African to practise in an English court) Alain Locke (father of the Harlem Renaissance), Eric Williams (famed historian and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) and Kofoworola Moore (the first African woman to graduate from the university in 1935).

Written by an outsider with deep roots in Reykjavik, this is both a clear-sighted and affectionate portrait of a unique city, the most northerly capital city in the world

A re-exploration of the historic journey made by the first man to walk the Alps from 'end to end'.

In its current incarnation Berlin has been characterized as “poor, but sexy” by its own mayor. Norbert Schürer’s cultural guide explores the juxtaposition of Berlin’s past and present in history, architecture, literature, art, entertainment and religion, and offers an insider account that provides contexts to make sense of Berlin’s dazzling variety.

Sociologist and Miami resident Anthony P. Maingot has written a cultural history of this vibrant city, which boasts the highest percentage of foreign-born residents in the US.