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Travel 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 hoping to heal the hurt and find a new direction...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013

A Book of Voyages
Patrick O'Brian
An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O'Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. Patrick O'Brian has unearthed from obscurity the most dynamic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014

Walls Travels Along the Barricades
Marcello Di Cintio
The world's walls are supposed to be coming down. We speak of globalization, international markets and global villages; barriers to trade keep falling, and it is now possible to communicate instantly from nearly anywhere in the world. But just as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016

In America Travels with John Steinbeck
Geert Mak
In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. As Steinbeck said to a friend: 'I must...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014

Britannia Obscura Mapping Hidden Britain
Joanne Parker
What is the shape of Britain? The country's outline, looking a little like a wingless dragon, is instantly recognisable on any map or globe. But jostling within that familiar profile are countless vying maps of the country. Some of these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014

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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The Emperor Far Away Travels at the Edge of China
David Eimer
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities,...

Travels with a Mexican Circus
Katie Hickman
Katie Hickman went to Mexico looking for magic. She found it in the circus - Big Top, clowns, elephants and all - where cheap, torn materials and tarnished sequins are...

Beyond the Horizon
Richard Parks, Michael Aylwin
Richard Parks has what must be one of contemporary sport's most extraordinary and inspirational stories. Soon after he turned thirty, the professional career in rugby that had been his life...

Engel's England Thirty-Nine Counties, One Capital and One Man
Matthew Engel
England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of...

Rising Ground A Search for the Spirit of Place
Philip Marsden
Why do we react so strongly to certain places? Why do layers of mythology build up around particular features in the landscape? When Philip Marsden moved to a remote creekside...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Year and a World of Change Apart
Diccon Bewes
A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionised tourism forever.

Wild Voices Journeys Through Time in the Scottish Highlands
Mike Cawthorne
A record of travels in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the UK – the Cairngorms. Following in the footsteps of Scottish writers such as Neil Gunn...

The World The Railways Made Wolmar's Railway Library
Nicholas Faith
Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was both...

The Marches
Rory Stewart
Ten years after walking across Central Asia and through Afghanistan, Rory Stewart returns to Britain. He walks a thousand miles, crossing and recrossing the English-Scottish Border. A referendum is coming...

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