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Die Wilde Wanda und andere gefährliche Frauen- The story of 22 female criminals

There’s nothing better than a good crime book, especially one based on real stories. We have the privilege of having the author Sabine Wolfgang share on our blog her latest book- “Die Wilde Wanda und andere gefährliche Frauen“. Crime is mostly male. That´s what statistics show. But in our new book “Die Wilde Wanda und…

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June 9, 2020

1930s Vienna through the eyes of a gifted traveller

Vienna has always been a city rich in visitors and many of them wrote down their memories in journals, letters or books. If one wants to get a feeling of 1930s Vienna as seen through a foreigner’s eyes, there is no better travel companion than Patrick Leigh Fermor (Paddy). In December 1934 Paddy, aged 19,…

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July 10, 2018

Ida Pfeiffer, the woman who travelled the world

As the year comes to an end and we look to the new year for new adventures, perhaps we can all take a page out of the book of Ida Pfeiffer, a Viennese woman of the early 19th century who broke norms, lived fearlessly, and travelled the world by herself at a time when this…

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December 29, 2017

The Guardians of Vienna’s Secrets

The Guardian’s of Vienna’s Secrets Origins The origins of this project can be traced back to a combination of two factors.  The first is the interest in old books.  This interest gave the opportunity to visit many antiquarian bookstores, in particular inside Vienna’s city center, and learn about their collections.  In one way or…

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November 30, 2017

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