Read the opening extract of the brand new Karen Maitland book before its publication on 12/03/2015
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
Tales from the Queen of the Desert
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 today. This is a blend of two of Bell’s books,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2015
The Princess Matilda Comes Home
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 Northern Ireland. Not such raw sailors as they once were,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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 language and love that attempts to understand the way we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
A Journey to Britannia A Journey from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, C. AD130
Imagine, courtesy of Bronwen Riley’s fantasy travelogue, Journey to Britannia, just how you’d travel from Rome to Britannia at the height of the Roman Empire. Stepping off the boat at Londinium what would you see and do and how on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2015
Once Upon a Time in the West...Country
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 life with gusto? No, not quite, there’s also the small...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
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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
|Patrick Leigh Fermor|