George Bernard Shaw, Irish-born playwright born 1856. Shaw died of renal failure after falling from a tree he was attempting to prune. He is the only person to have been awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938). Read Pygmallion by George Bernard Shaw
Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014
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 also the village and city, a diversity of scene made... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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 in Cardiff, Shane and Tim follow the Welsh coast, before... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2014
Sea Legs One Family's Adventure on the Ocean Guy Grieve
Three years after his return from the Alaskan wilderness, Guy Grieve was living on the Isle of Mull in Scotland with his wife Juliet and their two young sons. Sick of the weather, perennial colds and their increasingly routine lifestyle,... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Whether you're wanting to gain inspiration for your next holiday or longer trip away, learn more about a potential destination, want to follow in the footsteps of a much loved ficitonal character or just want to read a book that is set or gains its inspiration from a city or country somewhere in the world, then you must take a look at Reading on Location. It's a country by country guide to books set in or about some of the most popular places. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion, to the colourful South India of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and the Afghanistan of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, the authors of Reading on Location recommend some of the most evocative titles to read in key destinations across the world.
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The Green Road into the Trees Hugh Thomson
Winner of the THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain.
From the very centre of England - literally, as his village is...
Holloway Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards
Holloway - a hollow way, a sunken path. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed deep down into bedrock. In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and...
The Old Ways A Journey on Foot Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain.
The Old Ways is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer...