Friday, 13 November 2015

Love the Alps? So do these books and movies.


Books:


Charlotte Aimes: The Great Alpine Adventure – (2013). 
 When it comes to reality aversion, Charlotte Aimes rules unrivalled. Sent to a new school after the death of her mother, she has no interest in playing the popularity game. Not for her childhood friend, Lyla. Not even for the magnetic RenĂ© Adler. In Charlotte's book, survival is about being online ... and trying to keep her big mouth shut.
But when winter sets in and Old Sami goes missing, Charlotte starts asking questions.

2. We're Flying – Peter Stamm (2012). 
          The 22 stories in Swiss writer Peter Stamm’s We’re Flying intimately explore the peaks and valleys of his characters’ often solitary passions and obsessions.

3. A Tramp Abroad – Mark Twain (1880). 
         As  two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it.

Movies:


  1. “The Eiger Sanction” Starring Clint Eastwood, the film centers on an art collector/mountaineer who doubles as an assassin.                   
  2. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” is a 1969 James Bond film.                                                                                                        
  3. “Where Eagles Dare” Set during World War II, the story tells of an Allied raid on a castle in the Alps where the Nazis are holding an American general prisoner.