Donald Adamson

1939 - 2024

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Donald Adamson, (30 March 1939 – 18 January 2024), was a British literary scholar and historian. Books which he wrote include Blaise Pascal: Mathematician, Physicist, and Thinker about God and Balzac and the Tradition of the European Novel, as well as The Curriers' Company: A Modern History. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Adamson has received more than 58,001 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Donald Adamson is the 2,314th most popular writer (up from 4,121st in 2019), the 1,713th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,025th in 2019) and the 183rd most popular British Writer.

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Notable Works

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Germany For Dummies
Nonfiction, Travel
From the Bavarian Alps to the Rhine, from Berlin to the Black Forest, Germany is packed with beer gardens, castles, art, culture, and a hopping nightlife. Take it all in with this handy guide to your perfect Teutonic adventure:Complete coverage of the big cities and small towns, from Berlin and Munich to the spa town of Baden-BadenThe best castles and palaces, including the fairy-tale-style castles Neuschwanstein and LinderhofSuggestions for kid-friendly attractions, hotels, and restaurantThe country's best wines and wine regionsLike every For Dummies travel guide, Germany For Dummies, Third Edition includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn't miss—and what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetHandy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
Frommer's Irreverent Guide to London (Irreverent Guides)
Nonfiction, Travel, Guidebooks
Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. "Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world. London swings once again in the smart, savvy Frommer's Irreverent Guide to London, a deliciously honest insider's look at Great ...
England For Dummies
Nonfiction, Travel, Guidebooks
Whether you like taking in historic sites and cathedrals or great shopping and nightlife, quiet, quaint villages or swinging seaside resorts, the cosmopolitan aura of London or the spectacular beauty of the Lake District, you'll find plenty to see and do in England. This friendly guide doesn't solve the mystery of prehistoric Stonehenge, but it helps you solve the mystery of how to make the most of your time and your money, with:Five great one- or two-week itineraries to help you hit the high points on your listSuggestions for day-trips from LondonThe low-down on the high-brow castlesInformation on areas from the Yorkshire moors to the cliffs of Cornwall to Stratford-upon-AvonTips for getting around in London via Underground, bus, or taxiA tear-out cheat sheet to help you with unfamiliar British words so you can understand the blokesLike every For Dummies travel guide, England For Dummies, ...
London For Dummies
Nonfiction, Travel
History, traditions, and pomp and pageantry abound in London, yet it's a very modern European city. Whether you're a history buff, art lover, architecture connoisseur, Royal watcher, dedicated shopper, or pub hopper, there's something for you in London. And this friendly guide helps you enjoy it fully with information about: Getting around via Underground (and saving with Travelcards), bus, taxi, or on foot Four itineraries to maximize your sightseeing Great day trips to Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, and other attractions The best shopping neighborhoods and their specialties, including Knightsbridge for the legendary Harrods, Chelsea for the young and the antique, and Kensington for street chic Literary landmarks, parks and gardens, and royal castles and palaces Activities and attractions for teens and kids Like every For Dummies travel guid...
Frommer's London from $90 a day
Guidebooks, Nonfiction, Travel
Frommer's is the name you can trust for great travel bargains. Our acclaimed $-a-Day series is not for backpackers who want to rough it, but for travelers with taste, who've outgrown their student lifestyle and demand comfortable accommodations and good, authentic meals at a reasonable price. Each guide is loaded with detailed listings for mom-and-pop motels, B&Bs, comfortable guesthouses, good-value bistros, and ethnic restaurants. You'll find a bargain-hunter's shopping guide, affordable fun after dark, and complete sightseeing coverage, including the best things to do for free (or almost). Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. Every Frommer's $-a-Day Guide is up-to-date, with dozens of color maps and exact prices for every single expense, so you can accurately plan each day's budget. Frommer's knows that affordable travel doesn't have ...


Among writers, Donald Adamson ranks 2,314 out of 7,302Before him are Mircea Cărtărescu, Indro Montanelli, August Derleth, Uladzimir Karatkievich, Gabriel Matzneff, and Berthold Auerbach. After him are Wanda Wasilewska, Fujiwara no Teika, Kerstin Ekman, Vasko Popa, Sergei Nilus, and Nguyễn Du.

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Among people born in 1939, Donald Adamson ranks 160Before him are Vladimir Menshov, Jason Miller, Ali Farka Touré, Ignacio Zoco, Elvīra Ozoliņa, and Frank Vincent. After him are Veruschka von Lehndorff, Karen Black, Takako Shimazu, Glauber Rocha, Alberto Festa, and Wendy Carlos. Among people deceased in 2024, Donald Adamson ranks 83Before him are Rosie Reyes, Frans Janssens, James Kottak, Levan Tediashvili, Guy Bonnet, and Melanie. After him are Terry Bisson, Alberto Festa, Vyacheslav Zudov, Juan Vicente Pérez, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, and Bennie Muller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Donald Adamson ranks 1,713 out of 8,785Before him are Cassivellaunus (-100), Bill Foulkes (1932), James Gillray (1756), James Ferguson (1797), Harold Laski (1893), and John Ross (1777). After him are George Rooke (1650), Wat Tyler (1341), Lulach (1030), Eadgifu of Wessex (null), Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (1777), and Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1870).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Donald Adamson ranks 183Before him are Rebecca West (1892), David Ogilvy (1911), Eric Knight (1897), Christina Rossetti (1830), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), and Edward FitzGerald (1809). After him are Richard Aldington (1892), Kingsley Amis (1922), Frederic W. H. Myers (1843), Terry Eagleton (1943), Philip Sidney (1554), and Walter Bagehot (1826).