Read the opening extract of the brand new C. J. Skuse book before its publication on 24/09/2015
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
Left for Dead My Journey Home from Everest
The extraordinary story of one of the survivors of the infamous 1996 Everest disaster - now made into a film, Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin. Heartstoppingly exciting and ultimately very moving, Left for Dead is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt Everest. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2011
Deep South Four Seasons on Back Roads
For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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
The Silk Roads A New History of the World
A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is an important account of the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re-emerging east. The Silk Roads were no exotic series of connections, but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East
Agatha Christie's personal memoirs about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan, where she worked on the digs and wrote some of her most evocative novels. Acclaimed as 'a pure pleasure to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
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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|