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
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Rt Hon Michael Portillo
A lavishly illustrated TV tie-in covering every single journey Michael Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
No Such Thing as Failure The Extraordinary Life of a Great British Adventurer
Known as the only man who has achieved what is known as the Adventurer’s Grand Slam by reaching both the North and South Poles and having climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents David Hempleman-Adams doesn’t come across as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
White Road A Pilgrimage of Sorts
Edmund de Waal
In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the 'white gold' he has worked with for decades.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. Infused with the poetry of the land, Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks explores and celebrates the close relationship between the landscape and the words we use to describe it, an outpouring of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Here. There. Everywhere
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|