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Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little
Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
April 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five and a half, Toby decided to write a letter to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016

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The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Marking the twentieth anniversary of Notes from a Small Island, the author makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. He gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East by Agatha Christie
Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East
Agatha Christie
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
A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller
A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes
Sam Miller
Sam Miller, having lived in India for Many years is ideally placed to give readers this view of India through foreign eyes. He starts with the records of the earliest travellers and commentators, bringing us up to date with his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

No Such Thing as Failure The Extraordinary Life of a Great British Adventurer by David Hempleman-Adams

No Such Thing as Failure The Extraordinary Life of a Great British Adventurer
David Hempleman-Adams
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...

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft by Anthony Smith

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft
Anthony Smith
“Fancy rafting across the Atlantic: Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP” - to quote from Anthony Smith’s Daily Telegraph advertisement – and 80-year-old Smith got his crew allowing...

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream
Katharine Norbury
As Katharine Norbury tracks rivers and mountains, her own personal story plays out against this watery landscape. As an adopted child, serious illness leads her to search for her real...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

Landmarks
Robert Macfarlane
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...

White Road A Pilgrimage of Sorts by Edmund de Waal

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...

Great Continental Railway Journeys by Rt Hon Michael Portillo

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...

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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

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