Edgar Rice Burroughs, born in 1875. After reading Darwin's book Descent of Man, and he was fascinated by the idea that human beings were related to apes. It was the inspiration behind his only famous novel "Tarzan of the Apes," Read Tarzan of the Apes
Read the opening extract of the brand new Audrey Magee book before its publication on 04/09/2014
The Marches Rory Stewart
Ten years after walking across Central Asia and through Afghanistan, Rory Stewart returns to Britain. He walks a thousand miles, crossing and recrossing the English-Scottish Border. A referendum is coming on whether Scotland will become independent country; he is a... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/07/2015
The World The Railways Made Wolmar's Railway Library Nicholas Faith
Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was both sudden and universal: railways transformed the world, carrying empire, capitalism... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
Travels with a Mexican Circus Katie Hickman
Katie Hickman went to Mexico looking for magic. She found it in the circus - Big Top, clowns, elephants and all - where cheap, torn materials and tarnished sequins are transformed into nights of glittering illusion. Gradually adjusting to the... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
The Emperor Far Away Travels at the Edge of China David Eimer
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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The Princess Matilda Comes Home Shane Spall
Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain. From Matilda's winter berth...
England's 100 Best Views Simon Jenkins
Our crowded little country still has the power to amaze as the 100 views chosen by Simon Jenkins shows so well. There is the grand landscape, the coastal scene but...