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Travel writing books

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Recently Published

The Endeavourist How one man tried to beat extreme poverty in Kenya by Ken King The Endeavourist How one man tried to beat extreme poverty in Kenya


Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Moscow Calling Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent by Angus Roxburgh Moscow Calling Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent

A personal and revealing perspective of Russia by the acclaimed former BBC and Sunday Times Moscow correspondent.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Where the Wild Winds Are Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence by Nick Hunt Where the Wild Winds Are Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

The story of following the wind from the fells of Cumbria to the Alps, the Rhone to the Adriatic coast, to explore how these unseen powers affect the countries and cultures of Europe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic

From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading-and relivin -Homer's epic masterpiece. My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching human emotion - books like...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Walking With Cattle In Search of the Last Drovers of Uist by Terry J. Williams Walking With Cattle In Search of the Last Drovers of Uist

A skilful weave of travel writing, first-hand interviews and archival research which presents a fascinating picture of a heritage now on the verge of living memory
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Knitlandia A Knitter Sees the World by Clara Parkes Knitlandia A Knitter Sees the World

Clara Parkes-renowned knitter, author, and founder of knittersreview.com-is back with more captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays on her knitting and yarn-related travel adventures
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country by Craig Pittman Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

To some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these and, more important, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Stories from the Dirt Indiscretions of an Adventure Junkie by John Long Stories from the Dirt Indiscretions of an Adventure Junkie

Riding tubes in Venezuela. BASE jumping in Europe. Climbing big walls in Yosemite. Riding bulls in Texas. These first-person stories from John Long, while vastly different in content, share an identifiable emotional texture, tone and delivery, and fundamentally are of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Mumbai to Mecca A Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Islam by Ilija Trojanow Mumbai to Mecca A Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Islam

In three short weeks the author experienced a tradition dating back over one thousand years This is his account, personal yet enlightening, for the interested non-Muslims who remain barred from the holy sites of Islam
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Land Beyond A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East by Leon McCarron The Land Beyond A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East

There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part is, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Riddle of the Waves by Steven Price Brown Riddle of the Waves

Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Ireland - every crewmember aboard the Spirit of Falmouth had served in one of these trouble spots, had had almost unimaginably traumatic experiences there, and then had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Some were hospitalised, others ended...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Coming Soon

Cenotaph South Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery by Chris McCabe Cenotaph South Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery

Step through the iron gates of one of London's most spectacular Victorian cemeteries on the hunt for the lost poets of Nunhead.Literary investigator Chris McCabe pushes back the tangled ivy and hacks his way through the poetic history of south-east...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Ramsey Island by Ramsey Island


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Travels in a Dervish Cloak by Isambard Wilkinson Travels in a Dervish Cloak

What has been lacking is Travels in a Dervish Cloak, an affectionate, hashish-scented travel book, full of humour and delight, written by a young Irish foreign correspondent living on his wits, on the contacts from his grandmother s address book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best ChurchesIt is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Journey An Illustrated History of Travel by DK Journey An Illustrated History of Travel

A lavishly illustrated account of human journeys with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from Ancient Persian couriers to the ascent of Everest, the invention of Concorde, and the voyage into space itself. Human journeys have arisen from all manner of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Wonders of the World The Greatest Man-made Constructions from the Pyramids of Giza to the Golden Gate Bridge by Hugh Thomson Wonders of the World The Greatest Man-made Constructions from the Pyramids of Giza to the Golden Gate Bridge

From Stonehenge to the Empire State Building, and from Angkor Wat to the Pyramids, this book surveys every continent to discover the most impressive, exotic and intriguing man-made wonders of the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Islander A Journey Around Our Archipelago by Patrick (Y) Barkham Islander A Journey Around Our Archipelago

An enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Butterfly Isles
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Van Life by Foster Huntington Van Life

Showcasing hundreds of gorgeous and inspirational photographs of vans in idyllic settings from around the world, VAN LIFE is perfect for anyone who daydreams about life off-the-grid and on the open road.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Marches by Rory Stewart The Marches

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017`This is travel writing at its best.' Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the YearHis father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Meaning of Rice And Other Tales from the Belly of Japan by Michael Booth The Meaning of Rice And Other Tales from the Belly of Japan

'The next Bill Bryson.' New York TimesIn this often hilarious yet deeply researched book, food and travel writer Michael Booth and his family embark on an epic journey the length of Japan to explore its dazzling food culture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

Warrior Herdsmen Life with the Dodoth of Northern Uganda by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Warrior Herdsmen Life with the Dodoth of Northern Uganda

This is the personal journal of a young American woman, living for six months amongst the Dodoth cattle-herdsmen in Northern Uganda.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Forgotten Kingdom Nine Years in Yunnan by Peter Goullart Forgotten Kingdom Nine Years in Yunnan

Peter Goullart spent nine years in the all-but-forgotten Nakhi Kingdom of south west China. He had a job entirely suited to his inquiring, gossipy temperament: to get to know the local traders, merchants, inn-keepers and artisans to decide which to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Lakeside Ramblings A Year of Walks at Stanwick Lakes by Bob Gotch Lakeside Ramblings A Year of Walks at Stanwick Lakes

This book describes, month by month, the author's experience of walking throughout the year every morning at Stanwick Lakes. He describes the wildlife, and discusses the people he meets (as well as their dogs).
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Travels in the Upper Egyptian by A. E. P. Weigall Travels in the Upper Egyptian

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Eastern Horizons Hitchhiking the Silk Road by Levison Wood Eastern Horizons Hitchhiking the Silk Road

Award-winning TV adventurer and travel writer's enthralling account of his youthful expedition to Central Asia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Borges in Sicily by Alejandro Luque Borges in Sicily

When Alejandro Luque receives a book of photographs of the Argentinian writer, essayist and poet, Luis Borges, in Sicily he decides to trace the writer's journey, setting off with a group of friends on his own Sicilian odyssey.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Cultureshock! Korea by John Bocskay Cultureshock! Korea

A survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Land of the Morning Calm.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Epic City The World on the Streets of Calcutta by Kushanava Choudhury The Epic City The World on the Streets of Calcutta

A masterful and entirely fresh portrait of great hopes and dashed dreams in a mythical city from a major new literary voice Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Dare to Do Taking on the planet by bike and boat by Sarah Outen Dare to Do Taking on the planet by bike and boat

The inspirational adventure story of Sarah Outen's five-year 25,000 mile expedition looping the Northern Hemisphere by rowing boat, bicycle and kayak.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle A Celebration of the Islands Around Britain by Mathew Clayton, Anthony Atkinson Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle A Celebration of the Islands Around Britain
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Beyond the British shores lie the most exquisite islands, just waiting to be discovered. In this book, you can explore Lundy, the perfect refuge for pirates; St Kilda, the tiny island that was inhabited for over 2000 years but now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Palermo by Roberto Alajmo Palermo

In Palermo, Robert Alajmo lays out a compelling series of reflections on the city's apparently endless facets. Disguised as a tourist's handbook but written from the view of a lifelong resident - with all the experience, affection, inside knowledge and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Seven Days by Nathan Munday Seven Days

Shortlisted for the New Welsh Reader University of South Wales Travel Writing Award. A wonderfully engaging work of travel, discovery and contemplation by an exciting new voice.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Hebrides By the presenter of BBC TV's Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands by Paul Murton The Hebrides By the presenter of BBC TV's Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

A beautifully illustrated journey through the Hebridean islands.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane Great British Journeys

Intrepid presenter Nicholas Crane investigates eight epic journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

Watling Street Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past by John Higgs Watling Street Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past

A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Bodie on the Road Driving the Pacific Coast Highway with My Rescue Dog by Belinda Jones Bodie on the Road Driving the Pacific Coast Highway with My Rescue Dog

Recently dumped Belinda embarks on a 2,000-mile West Coast road trip with her rescue dog Bodie, taking in spectacular Big Sur, the wilds of Oregon, afternoon tea at Doris Day's dog-friendly hotel, and a town where a dog was elected...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

One Mallorcan Summer (previously published as Manana Manana) by Peter Kerr One Mallorcan Summer (previously published as Manana Manana)

Spring sees Peter Kerr and family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little valley farm in Mallorca. But there are surprises aplenty and to test their resolve, stamina and sense of humour. An engaging...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

The Timbuktu School for Nomads Lessons from the People of the Desert by Nicholas Jubber The Timbuktu School for Nomads Lessons from the People of the Desert

An epic modern-day quest across the Sahara and a unique insight into the nomadic communities that surround the legendary city, by award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Travelling Light Journeys Among Special People and Places by Alastair Sawday Travelling Light Journeys Among Special People and Places

A charming and beautifully written account of the pleasures of slow travel - for readers of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Colin Thubron and Eric Newby.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Venice A Traveller's Reader by John Julius Norwich Venice A Traveller's Reader

An indispensable literary companion, vividly evoking the life of Venice in the voices of both residents and visitors through the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

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