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A Week at the Airport

(2009)
A Heathrow Diary
A non fiction book by

 
In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton will be invited by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever Writer in Residence. He will be installed in the middle of Terminal 5 on a raised platform with a laptop connected to screens, enabling passengers to see what he is writing and to come and share their stories. He will meet travellers from around the world, and will be given unprecedented access to wander the airport and speak with everyone from window cleaners and baggage handlers to air traffic controllers and cabin crew. Working with the renowned documentary photographer Richard Baker, de Botton will produce an extraordinary meditation upon the nature of place, time, and our daily lives. He will explore the magical and the mundane, personal and collective experiences and the interactions of travellers and workers all over this familiar but mysterious site. Like all airports, Heathrow (the 15th century village of Heath Row lies beneath the short stay car park) is a 'non-place' that we by definition want to leave, but it also provides a window into many worlds - through the thousands of people it dispatches every day. "A Week at the Airport" is sure to delight de Botton's large following, and anyone interested in the stories behind the way we live.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: A Week at the Airport
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-307-73967-8 / 978-0-307-73967-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Week at the Airport
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-7710-2629-3 / 978-0-7710-2629-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-84668-359-9 / 978-1-84668-359-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Week at the Airport
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: A Week at the Airport (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Vintage
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