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Travel Travel Books

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

Postcards from the Middle East How Our Family Fell in Love with the Arab World
Chris Naylor
April 2015 Debut of the Month. Chris Naylor is a Director of A Rocha International, that takes its name from the Portuguese for Rock...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2015
     
Walking Home My Family and Other Rambles
Clare Balding
A wonderful ramble sharing Clare Balding’s new found love of walking since her debut in BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings. Having caught the bug, she’s walked hundreds of miles, got to know the countryside, induced family and friends to accompany her....
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
     
I Left My Tent in San Francisco
Emma Kennedy
Startlingly honest and ridiculously funny, I Left My Tent in San Francisco is the miraculous story of how the hapless pair made it back alive to tell the disastrous tale. Emma Kennedy has the wonderful gift of being able to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
     
Turkish Awakening Behind the Scenes of Modern Turkey
Alev Scott
From the European buzz of modern-day Constantinople to the Arabic-speaking towns of the south-east, this book investigates mass migration, urbanisation and economics in a country moving swiftly towards a new position on the world stage. Threatened as it is by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
     
Pathlands Tranquil Walks Through Britain
Peter Owen Jones
As one of the prime 'walks correspondents' of The Sunday Times, Peter Owen Jones already has a loyal following. This book will only increase his audience, and will be both for those who love walking in the countryside - he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
     
The Land Where Lemons Grow The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
Helena Attlee
The delight of being surprised by a book and this is one such delight -an unassuming story – a somewhat odd one perhaps – the history of citrus fruit in Italy. In Helena Atlee’s hands it’s transformed into a magical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
     
Hidden City Adventures and Explorations in Dublin
Karl Whitney
Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized. Hidden City shows us a Dublin - or a collection of Dublins - that we've never seen before, a city hiding in plain sight. Karl Whitney's Hidden City is a brilliant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Tales from the Queen of the Desert
Gertrude Bell
Take a gentle yet fascinating stroll back into another era, into the memories of Gertrude Bell, a woman so far ahead of her time she would still be considered remarkable...
 
 
Once Upon a Time in the West...Country
Tony Hawks
Not one for the rural life, Tony, partner Fran and their child on the way move to the deep countryside. Is this Tony’s challenge to himself, to take up rural...
 
 
Landmarks
Robert Macfarlane
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...
 
 
The Princess Matilda Comes Home
Shane Spall
From their winter berth at Cardiff, Tim and Shane Spall set out on a new journey to follow the Welsh Coast before striking out for the Isle of Man and...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Wild A Journey from Lost to Found
Cheryl Strayed
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...
 
 
Midnight in Siberia A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
David Green
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,...
 
 
Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story
Ed Stafford
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...
 
 
The Almost Nearly Perfect People Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Michael Booth
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...
 
 
Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter
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...
 
 
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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

John Simpson 
Bill Adams 
Robert Byron 
Bill Bryson 
Pete McCarthy 
Tony Hawks 
Bruce Chatwin 
Patrick Leigh Fermor 
Benedict Allen 
Michael Palin 
Paul Theroux