Christmas event with entertaining insights into Swiss life
and culture from Diccon Bewes author of
Diccon Bewes is a well known author, commentator and entertaining speaker on Switzerland. He became famous with Swiss Watching published in 2010. This year he published a new book “Around Switzerland in 80 Maps”. The book is a remarkable journey through time and space. This magical history tour illuminates the past and the present using maps as the guide. A map can be decorative or informative, or both; it can reveal geography or history, or both. In fact, it is the perfect pictorial way to explain and entertain. Together, the maps in the book achieve both while giving a detailed picture of Switzerland.
The 80 maps are contemporary to the eras they portray, rather than drawn for the book. Each has been chosen for a particular reason, be that an important moment in Swiss history or an interesting aspect of Swiss life. Or because it’s simply beautiful. Through these maps we chart the development of Switzerland over the centuries.