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Classic travel writing books

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Recently Published

Inspired Journeys Travel Writers in Search of the Muse by Brian Bouldrey Inspired Journeys Travel Writers in Search of the Muse

Full of humor, profundity, and obsession, these are tales of writers on peregrine paths. Some set out in search of legends or artistic inspiration; others seek spiritual epiphany or fulfilment of a promise. All of these pilgrimages are worthy journeys...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2018

Madrid A Traveller's Reader by Hugh Thomas Madrid A Traveller's Reader

A rich and revealing anthology of eyewitness accounts taken from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels ranging across five centuries that will enrich any visit to Madrid.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Healing Miles Gifts from the Caminos Norte and Primitivo by Susan Alcorn Healing Miles Gifts from the Caminos Norte and Primitivo


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2017

The Warm Breath of an Electric Pixie A US road trip fuelled by tea by JJ Topping The Warm Breath of an Electric Pixie A US road trip fuelled by tea


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Travels in Alaska by John Muir Travels in Alaska


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Scraps of Wool A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing by Bill Colegrave Scraps of Wool A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing

For more than forty years I have collected and read travel books...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Sultan's Organ The Epic Voyage of Thomas Dallam to Constantinople in 1599 and His Extraordinary Time in the Palace and Harem of the Ottoman Sultan by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy The Sultan's Organ The Epic Voyage of Thomas Dallam to Constantinople in 1599 and His Extraordinary Time in the Palace and Harem of the Ottoman Sultan


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

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: 13/10/2017

Coming Soon

Adulphe Delegorgue's Travels in Southern Africa v. 2 by Adulphe Delegorgue Adulphe Delegorgue's Travels in Southern Africa v. 2

Gives a first-hand description of the conflict between the Boers and the British, at Port Natal, in 1842. After this, the author travels northwards to the Limpopo; and writes of birds and big game, and of peoples and customs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Journey To Mustang by Guiseppi Tucci Journey To Mustang

In the second edition of his travalogue of an exploratory journey through this high Himalayan region of western Nepal in 1952, the renowned linguist and Tibetologist, Giuseppe Tucci, describes his experiences and discoveries as the first 20th-century western scholar to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Three Years In Tibet by Ekai Kawaguchi Three Years In Tibet

Reprint of the 1909 original, with a new introduction by H. K. Kuloy. Account of Kawaguchi s now legendary solo trip, beginning 1899, through a Tibet long hostile to all outside visitors.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2018

A Rough Trip To Rangoon In 1846 by Colesworthy Grant A Rough Trip To Rangoon In 1846

This is an account, with accompanying sketches, of a trip to Rangoon, when it was still a small trading outpost. The author was a renowned Anglo-Indian artist and craftsman.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah by Richard F. Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

At the time of his journey this part of the world was virtually unknown
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2018

Neighbours and Rivals: Paris and London by Louis-Sebastien Mercier Neighbours and Rivals: Paris and London

Written in the eighteenth century by Louis-Sebastien Mercier, this seminal work of travel writing was too Anglophile for French readers of the time. It was to remain unpublished for over 200 years.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2018

The Essential Lewis & Clark by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark The Essential Lewis & Clark
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The celebrated journals of Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2018

The Dangerous River Adventure on the Nahanni by R. M. Patterson The Dangerous River Adventure on the Nahanni


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

My Journey to Egypt by Jean-Francois Champollion My Journey to Egypt

A unique travellogue by the man who decoded the hieroglyphs as he travels through Egypt for the first time in 1828-9 when Europe was at war with the Islamic world
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Piers of the Homeless Night by Jack Kerouac Piers of the Homeless Night

'See my hand up-tipped, learn the secret of my human heart...'Soaring, freewheeling snapshots of life on the road across America, from the Beat writer who inspired a generation.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Florence A Traveller's Reader by Edward Chaney Florence A Traveller's Reader

The rich and glorious past of one of the best loved cities in the world, Florence, is brought vividly to life for today's visitor in this collection which draws on letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to Florence and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2018

My Discovery of America by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Colum McCann My Discovery of America
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Europe in the Looking Glass by Robert Byron, Jan Morris Europe in the Looking Glass
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Letters from Iceland by W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice Letters from Iceland
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In the summer of 1936, W H Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. This is a collaboration in poetry and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah by Richard F. Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

This is explorer Richard F. Burton's description of his 1853 journey to the Muslim Holy Cities of Meccah and Medinah.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah by Richard F. Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

This is an essential account of the region by one of the greatest travellers of all time
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Alexander Hamilton A Scottish Sea Captain in Southeast Asia, 1689-1723 by Michael Smithies Alexander Hamilton A Scottish Sea Captain in Southeast Asia, 1689-1723


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Camping on the Wye by S. K. Baker, Michael Goffe Camping on the Wye
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During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Nepal Himalaya The most mountainous of a singularly mountainous country by H. W. Tilman, Ed Douglas Nepal Himalaya The most mountainous of a singularly mountainous country
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During 1949 and 1950 H.W. Tilman mounted pioneering expeditions to Nepal's Himalaya. He explored the Ganesh Himal, before moving on to the Jugal Himal and then an ambitious trip to Annapurna and Everest. Nepal Himalaya presents Tilman's sketches, encounters with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017

Mission to the Volga by Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, Tim Severin Mission to the Volga
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Earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic. A pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2017

Narrative Of Travels In Northe by G. F. Lyon Narrative Of Travels In Northe

First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2017

Visitors to Verona Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers by Caroline Webb Visitors to Verona Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers

Historical perspective on travel to Verona between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2016

Indian Travel Writing 1830-1947 by Pramod K. Nayar Indian Travel Writing 1830-1947

Indian Travel Writing is a new five-volume collection co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse. Hitherto, the paucity of readily available travel writing produced by imperial subjects themselves has long been apparent, and this anthology addresses that lack. A veritable treasure-trove,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2016

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