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This June, Dialogue Books is honoured to welcome Rory MacLean, one of the most adventurous travel writers of his generation, into the Literary Lounge. Rory will be joined by Sharmaine Lovegrove of Dialogue Books, where they will discuss the recently-published Berlin: Imagine a City, as well as exploring his other innovative non-fiction.
Assembled from assembles a dazzlingly eclectic cast of Berliners over five centuries, Berlin: Imagine a City is a dizzying, multi-coloured celebration of the capital. Alongside medieval balladeers and a prostitute masquerading as princess, we encounter Marlene Dietrich flaunting her sexuality in The Blue Angel, Goebbels concocting Nazi iconography, Hitler fantasising about the mega-city Germania and David Bowie recording 'Heroes'. Vivid and compelling, Berlin: Imagine A City is filled with the lives, dreams and imaginations that have created this place we call home.
A highly unusual history told in a variety of forms by 'vital anonymous players in history's grand drama' alongside some of the major thinkers, dreamers, artists, warmongers and idealists who have shaped this eternally enthralling metropolis.... a perfect companion for those about to discover, or attempting to make sense of, their own Berlin. (THE INDEPENDENT)