Read the opening extract of the brand new Andy Jones book before its publication on 07/05/2015
Food for thought for travellers, tourists or people who want to take a page out of a book of someone a bit more adventurous.
This Month's Featured Books
Wild A Journey from Lost to Found
With life feeling empty and without direction after her mother’s death and family breakup, Cheryl Strayed set off on an epic 1,100 mile journey down the West coast of America hoping to heal the hurt and find a new direction...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
With the world warming the High Arctic is undergoing fundamental change and in Boundless Kathleen Winter exposes the new reality of a warming Arctic. Travelling from the Pacific to the Atlantic along the Northwest Passage she meets the people who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
The Almost Nearly Perfect People Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Having lived among the Danes for 10 years (the happiest people in the world...official) Michael Booth thought to challenge this and other Scandinavian stereotypes, this book is the result of his study. The result is an often very funny look...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story
How to test your endurance: find an uninhabited tropical island, live there for 60 days, taking nothing – no food, no water, no clothes and no equipment except for a video camera to record your daily experiences. It’s a battle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
Midnight in Siberia A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
A journey to what David Greene calls “The Real Russia”, across Siberia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, from Moscow to Vladivostok, a 6,000 journey. This absorbing account examines the new Russia, giving readers a view of what the Russian people feel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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We all love to travel. We all love escape. Granted, some are more adventurous than others, hankering to cross vast plains of unchartered territory, while the rest of us just want to find a nice hotel somewhere by a crystal blue sea. Whatever your level of wanderlust, there’s something here to inspire, inform and invade your senses. Follow in the footsteps of pioneers, heroes or trusted raconteurs; visit the real settings of favourite works of fiction (See our Reading on Location guide and read great novels set in the place you’re sitting in!); discover off the beaten track getaways; ponder the history of travel itself, laugh at anecdotes of the hapless. In short, by using our Book of the Month recommendations and taking a little stroll around the section, you can discover the world without leaving your fireside chair. Free your mind, they say, and the rest will follow.
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Elliot
|Patrick Leigh Fermor|