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Travel Books

Books of the Month

Off the Map Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World
Alastair Bonnett
April 2014 Travel Book of the Month. It’s very comforting to know that in our Google World there are places out there, unknowable and unexplored, places that can disappear or be refound –...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2014

Other Featured Books this Month

The Bookshop That Floated Away
Sarah Henshaw
Undeterred by a rejection by a local bank to provide a loan for her admittedly unusual but brilliant idea to have a bookshop inside a barge, Sarah Henshaw went ahead anyway. This book / sort of diary loosely charts the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014

Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. A uniquely charming, droll, moving,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013

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 Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2013

The Green Road into the Trees
Hugh Thomson
Shortlisted for 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 furthest from the sea - he travels to its outermost...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2013

Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain
Charlotte Higgins
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014

Waterlog A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
Roger Deakin
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on Waterlog. Roger Deakin set out to swim his way through the British Isles: an icy, salty, weedy, murky journey in seas, lakes, rivers, canals, moats, even ditches. The result is a frog’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2000

There’s a bit of the traveller in all of us, isn’t there? Even if our biggest adventure is the annual 2 week holiday to Europe! Well, we’ll make sure that all your reading journeys have happy endings with our regular emails. With on-line reviews and free book extracts our regular emails will keep you up to date with the latest and best travel writing.


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.



Classic works of travel literature from authors like Colin Thubron and Eric Newby... Amazing visions from Nick Danziger and Tim Page... Fascinating insights from Mark Tully and William Dalrymple... Waspish travelogues (P.J. O'Rourke) and hilarious odysseys (Iain Aitch)... Shockers (Hunter S. Thompson) and relocation success stories (Chris Stewart)... So, whether you want to stay close to home and discover Underground London with Stephen Smith, or face death-defying adventure on the frozen North Atlantic with Bear Grylls, our emails will provide your season ticket to the whole wide world. All our travel books are available to order online at discounted prices.

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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 

Michael Palin
Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions...

The Broken Road From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Patrick Leigh Fermor
A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook...

A Sense of Direction Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful
Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Jon Gray
Gideon Lewis-Kraus arrived in free-spirited Berlin from San Francisco as a young writer in search of a place to enjoy life to the fullest, and to forget the pain his...

The Month Before's Featured Books

On the Road Growing Up in Eight Journeys
Richard Hammond
From passenger in his Dad’s car, the first bike, the first motorbike and car and then the delivery van, a first job delivering furniture, each journey recalls a chapter in...

The Adventurer's Handbook From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert
Mick Conefrey
November 2013 Travel Book of the Month. Fully illustrated and replete with fascinating text boxes of trivia (how should you address a husky...

Egyptomania Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs
Bob Brier
Bob Brier, an American Egyptologist is an avid collector of artefacts that have reflected the West’s fascination with Egypt. The items range from perfume bottles to sheet music, books and...

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