Read the opening extract of the brand new Dr. A. Warren Dockter book before its publication on 28/05/2015
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
The Channel Shore From the White Cliffs to Land's End
A humorous, discursive, utterly absorbing journey from Dover to Land's End, along the English Channel shore, the busiest waterway in the world
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Land Where Lemons Grow The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
The delight of being surprised by a book and this is one such delight - an unassuming story – a somewhat odd one perhaps – the history of citrus fruit in Italy. In Helena Atlee’s hands it’s transformed into a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
Last Man off A True Story of Disaster, Survival and One Man's Ultimate Test
The cover portrays what looks like a tiny boat alone in an immense sea. The boat was not that tiny, it had a crew of 39, but the seas were truly immense as were the distances travelled. This was the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2015
Notes from a Small Island
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the USA. Before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, he took one last trip around the UK, and in this book, he turns an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/1996
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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|