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Food for thought for travellers, tourists or people who want to take a page out of a book of someone a bit more adventurous.

Featured Books
On a Hoof and a Prayer by Polly Evans
On a Hoof and a Prayer
Polly Evans
Humorous travel writing is usually a male domain but in this hilarious, madcap adventure, Polly travels to Argentina to be transformed from timorous equestrian novice to whooping cowgirl whilst at the same time delving into the country’s deep and rich...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2011
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Guevara
The Motorcycle Diaries
Ernesto Guevara
Che Guevara. Most of us know him as a face on a T-shirt. These frank, irreverent diaries reveal the complex and appealing human being behind the iconic revolutionary image.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/02/2007
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert
When Elizabeth Gilbert comes to a realisation that her mariage is over and her life has strayed from the one she wants, she sets off across the world to get back the happiness she lost. Managing to be both touching...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2006
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J Maarten Troost
The Sex Lives of Cannibals
J Maarten Troost
Two years living on the island of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati in the Equatorial Pacific described with great humour and affection … a crazy thing to do, maybe a ‘hardâ paradise but a joy to read about.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/10/2005
Four Quarters of Light by Brian Keenan
Four Quarters of Light
Brian Keenan
The Beirut hostage and author of An Evil Cradling, who writes like a dream, has always had a fascination with Alaska. This is his journey in that awe-inspiring land.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/10/2005
Himalaya by Michael Palin
Himalaya
Michael Palin
Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005 The beautiful, glossy, illustrated hardback that accompanied the television series brought down to a text-led portable-sized paperback with 64 of the colour photographs grouped together. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2005
Changing Planes by Ursula Le Guin
Changing Planes
Ursula Le Guin
A satirical spoof on air travel from this fantastic writer. Just think Gulliverâs travels meets Hitchhikerâs Guide to the Galaxy
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/01/2005
Peninsula Of Lies by Edward Ball
Peninsula Of Lies
Edward Ball
A tale of sexual duplicity and scandal. In a nutshell, Gordon Langley Hall, illegitimate Brit and biographer, who inherited a fortune, upped sticks, went to Carolina and changed sex. As Dawn he/she married a young black mechanic. We are now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2005
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks
Getting Mother's Body
Suzan-Lori Parks
A quirky, American, multi-voiced road novel about a 1950s black family whose estranged mother (dead for 10 years) is rumoured to have been buried wearing her pearl necklace and diamond ring. And her relatives want them…
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/10/2004
Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home by Malachy Tallack
Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home
Malachy Tallack
August 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Follow the latitude line from Malachy Tallack's home on Shetland and you voyage to Greenland, Canada, Siberia and Scandinavia before coming home, a wiser and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2015
The Lure of the Honey Bird The Storytellers of Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird
The Lure of the Honey Bird The Storytellers of Ethiopia
Elizabeth Laird
August 2013 Book of the Month. Elizabeth Laird first visited Ethiopia in 1967 as a young woman taking up her first teaching post but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that she was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2013
A.A. Gill is Further Away: Helping with Enquiries by A. A. Gill
A.A. Gill is Further Away: Helping with Enquiries
A. A. Gill
April 2012 Travel Book of the Month. As an eclectic a collection of travel pieces as you could wish – and the impressionistic style suits the subject material like hand to glove. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2012
Paris Revealed : The Secret Life of a City by Stephen Clarke
Paris Revealed : The Secret Life of a City
Stephen Clarke
March 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. We can imagine Parisians are up in arms about the book being published as Stephen Clarke goes behind the scenes to reveal everything they know...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2012
Dickens's England : An A-Z Tour of the Real and Imagined Locations by Tony Lynch
Dickens's England : An A-Z Tour of the Real and Imagined Locations
Tony Lynch
March 2012 Travel Book of the Month. This is a travel guide with a twist. An illustrated and informative guide to the places in England (real and imagined) associated with Charles Dickens...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2012
In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
In An Antique Land
Amitav Ghosh
January 2012 Travel Book of the Month. From the best-selling author of The Glass Palace and Sea of Poppies, an extraordinary work of non-fiction that combines ancient history with a modern-day travelogue.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
To a Mountain in Tibet
Colin Thubron
January 2012 Travel Book of the Month. Spare like the landscape he depicts, Colin Thubron writes of the landscape of Tibet and the pilgrimage route to Mount Kailas, sacred to Hindus and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
City-Pick: Amsterdam by
City-Pick: Amsterdam

June 2010 Book of the Month. Not a travel guide but a literary flavour of a city. The series has done Paris, London, Berlin and Dublin. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2010
Postcards from the Middle East How Our Family Fell in Love with the Arab World by Chris Naylor
Postcards from the Middle East How Our Family Fell in Love with the Arab World
Chris Naylor
April 2015 Debut of the Month. Chris Naylor is a Director of A Rocha International, that takes its name from the Portuguese for Rock...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2015
Off the Map Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World by Alastair Bonnett
Off the Map Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World
Alastair Bonnett
April 2014 Travel Book of the Month. It’s very comforting to know that in our Google World there are places out there, unknowable and unexplored, places that can disappear or be refound...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2014
Caliente by Chris Hilton
Caliente
Chris Hilton
September 2012 Debut of the Month. Adventure, escape, raunchy romance and second chances in a steamy, vividly described, Caribbean setting.A holiday to Cuba leaves middle-aged Chris Hilton in love with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2012
Return to the Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
Return to the Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater
I found this the most absorbing of Carol Drinkwater’s reports from her Provence Olive Farm, a sink or swim account of attempting to free the farm and its inhabitants from the dangerous chemicals needed to bring an Olive crop to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2011
Berlitz Pocket Guide Menorca by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Menorca
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Menorca. Despite being small in size, this series is big on inspiration with so much information - and so many stunning photos - packed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Bangkok by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Bangkok
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Bangkok. This is surely the most useful pocket guide to cosmopolitan Bangkok on the market. Essential practical information about what to see, where to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Bruges & Ghent by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Bruges & Ghent
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Bruges and Ghent A twin break to Bruges and Ghent makes the perfect trip – they’re two of Belgium's most attractive cities, and both...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Oman by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Oman
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Oman. Offering a fascinating overview of Oman’s rich history and heritage, plus plenty of practical information, this compact guidebook is a veritable goldmine of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Helsinki by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Helsinki
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Helsinki. Whether you’re about to take a city break to super-cool Helsinki, or stopping off there during a cruise trip, this refreshed pocket guidebook...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Crete by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Crete
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Crete. If you’re heading to Crete, and don’t want to waste valuable sunbathing time trawling through a huge, wordy guidebook, this treasure trove of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Budapest by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Budapest
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Budapest. This really handy guide serves up loads of top tips about city centre sights (the best spas, the best museums, the best shops),...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Munich & Bavaria by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Munich & Bavaria
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Munich and Bavaria. This compact full-colour guide comes highly recommended to anyone planning to spend a few days exploring magnificent Munich and the wider...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Berlitz Pocket Guide Stockholm by Berlitz
Berlitz Pocket Guide Stockholm
Berlitz
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Stockholm. This full-colour pocket guide to Stockholm is perfect for a weekend away in this fascinating Scandinavian city. The maps are clear and easy-to-follow...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Four Mums in a Boat: Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Four Mums in a Boat: Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way
Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Ordinary women doing the extraordinary. This book is testament to following your dreams and that you can do anything you put your mind too if you work hard enough. Four middle aged friends who met at a local Saturday morning...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2018
Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord by Bessora
Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord
Bessora
Alpha hopes that his wife and little son are in Paris and he’s desperate to see them. Denied a visa to travel he must make the long, long journey from his home in the Cote D’Ivoire to Europe as an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2016
Left for Dead My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers
Left for Dead My Journey Home from Everest
Beck Weathers
The extraordinary story of one of the survivors of the infamous 1996 Everest disaster - now made into a film, Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin. Heartstoppingly exciting and ultimately very moving, Left for Dead is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
Tales from the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell
Tales from the Queen of the Desert
Gertrude Bell
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
Wild A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed
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: 03/07/2014
Wild Voices Journeys Through Time in the Scottish Highlands by Mike Cawthorne
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 and Rowena Farre, Mike Cawthorne recalls the landscape as his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2014
The Green Road into the Trees by Hugh Thomson
The Green Road into the Trees
Hugh Thomson
Winner of the THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. From the very centre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2013
The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw
The Bookshop That Floated Away
Sarah Henshaw
Undeterred by a rejection by a local bank to provide a loan for her admittedly unusual but brilliant idea to have a bookshop inside a barge, Sarah Henshaw went ahead anyway. This book / sort of diary loosely charts the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
Wild A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed
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
Growing Old Outrageously A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship by Hilary Linstead, Elisabeth Davies
Growing Old Outrageously A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship
Hilary Linstead, Elisabeth Davies
July 2013 Travel Book of the Month. First published in Australia and one of those surprise bestsellers, this unique memoir cum travel book cum recipe book is an absolute gem! After 40...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
Britain's Last Frontier A Journey Along the Highland Line by Alistair Moffat, James Naughtie
Britain's Last Frontier A Journey Along the Highland Line
Alistair Moffat, James Naughtie
December 2012 Travel Book of the Month. In Britain's Last Frontier best-selling author Alistair Moffat makes a journey of the imagination, tracing the route of the Line from the River Clyde through...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2012
Aleph by Paulo Coelho
Aleph
Paulo Coelho
From the renowned author of The Alchemist, Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self- discovery....
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2012
1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
1000 Places to See Before You Die
Patricia Schultz
February 2012 Travel Book of the Month. Presents the 1,000 most astonishing destinations in the world and brings them to life in lively, evocative prose that reveals why the place is so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2012
Himalaya by Michael Palin
Himalaya
Michael Palin
A Special Edition of Himalaya by Michael Palin to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005. The beautiful, glossy, illustrated hardback that accompanied the television series brought down...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2012
The Man Who Cycled the Americas by Mark Beaumont
The Man Who Cycled the Americas
Mark Beaumont
Full of his trademark charm, warmth and fascination with seeing the world at the pace of a bicycle, Mark Beaumont's second book (his first was bicycling around the world faster than anyone had ever done it before) is a testament...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Parisians : An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb
Parisians : An Adventure History of Paris
Graham Robb
No-one knows a city like the people who live there - so who better to relate the history of Paris than its inhabitants through the ages? Taking us from 1750 to the new millennium, Graham Robb's Parisians is at once...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2011
Germania : A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern by Simon Winder
Germania : A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern
Simon Winder
When I was searching for good books to recommend for further reading it’s quite clear how little has been published on Germany – if Simon Winder was writing about France or Italy I would have been spoilt for choice. So,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2011
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
In a Strange Room
Damon Galgut
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. This is a beautifully written detailed story of an ongoing journey in foreign parts, written in the present tense, and sometimes in the first person. From the first page, a sense of aloneness...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat - An Optimist Afloat by Chris Stewart
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat - An Optimist Afloat
Chris Stewart
How this man has had the time to fit in all the things he has done in his life is quite amazing and here we have another of his adventures. Along with being the original drummer in Genesis, getting a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2010
Upside Down by Georgina Carr
Upside Down
Georgina Carr
October 2009 Book of the Month. There can be few braver people than the author of this book, who decided one day to quit her job, sell her house and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2009
Three Ways To Capsize a Boat by Chris Stewart
Three Ways To Capsize a Boat
Chris Stewart
How this man has had the time to fit in all the things he has done in his life is quite amazing and here we have another of his adventures. Along with being the original drummer in Genesis, getting a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/05/2009
A Single Swallow by Horatio Clare
A Single Swallow
Horatio Clare
Part natural history book, part travel book this is informative, fascinating , funny and atmospheric. Horatio Clare takes the reader on his journey following migrating swallows, who travel from Wales to South Africa twice a year, although his journey is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2009
Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Palin
Around the World in Eighty Days
Michael Palin
This is Michael Palin’s first major expedition where he decided to circumnavigate the world following, as closely as possible, the route taken by Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg. 28,000 miles covered and 14 countries we join Michael in his eye-opening trip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2009
The Tent, The Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy
The Tent, The Bucket and Me
Emma Kennedy
If you went holidaying in the 70’s you will remember a time when holidays meant packing all the family in a car, including grandparents, and travelling down motorways and A-roads to get to a campsite or self catering holiday home....
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2009
Coconut Chaos by Diana Souhami
Coconut Chaos
Diana Souhami
Escape to the remote island of Pitcairn and let the author weave a story of life there now and life when the first settlers from The Bounty landed there over 200 years ago. Rich in description, you can imagine yourself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2008
The Story of India by Michael Wood
The Story of India
Michael Wood
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 29 May. Yes its a book supporting a TV series - but the main emotion that comes from reading it is Michael Woods absolute love of the country. It is a fascinating account of a country that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2008
A Little History Of The English Country Church by Roy Strong
A Little History Of The English Country Church
Roy Strong
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 28 May. In this eloquent, passionate and easy to read book Sir Roy Strong tells the dramatic story of the English parish church, from Anglo-Saxon times to its uncertain future in the twenty-first century. Anyone with the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2007
New Europe by Michael Palin
New Europe
Michael Palin
In this new journey Michael Palin fills a void in his travels by visiting 22 Eastern European countries, places which had had limited access until the fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980’s. Many of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2007
Tuk-Tuk to the Road by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Joanna Huxster
Tuk-Tuk to the Road
Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Joanna Huxster
A great adventure story of two girls who decided to travel from Bangkok to Brighton in a Tuk-Tuk. We follow the story from first ideas through to all their perilous, humorous and fun-packed travels. The girls did it to raise...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/07/2007
Slogging the Slavs by Angus Bell
Slogging the Slavs
Angus Bell
You do not have to be a cricket fan to thoroughly enjoy this book. Angus Bell makes his way across Central and Eastern Europe, playing cricket with teams from across the continent. He has a real knack for story telling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2006
Mustn't Grumble by Joe Bennett
Mustn't Grumble
Joe Bennett
Originally British, the author, who has been in New Zealand for 15 years, returns to tour England following in the footsteps of H V Morton. With gentle humour and in very pleasing language, he relates the sights, his reactions to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2007
McCarthy's Bar by Pete Mccarthy
McCarthy's Bar
Pete Mccarthy
A journey round Ireland to visit every bar that bears the author’s name. What a wonderful idea and what a journey, made unique by its guide. This is not a travelogue but a delightful, highly humorous, warm look at different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2001
Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle
Provence A-Z
Peter Mayle
If you are a fan of his wonderful A Year in Provence then this is a perfect extension to your pleasure. In his witty and infectious style he takes us into everything that fascinates, intrigues or amuses him about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2006
Surprised by Joy by Michael Meegan
Surprised by Joy
Michael Meegan
This is an amazing memoir about one man's dedication to helping other people. Michael Meegan has spent his life in the third world fighting poverty and disease and in 1978 he founded the International Community for the relief of Starvation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/08/2006
Monsoon Rains and Icicle Drops by Libby Southwell with Josephine Brouard
Monsoon Rains and Icicle Drops
Libby Southwell with Josephine Brouard
Most biographies and memoirs are described as 'inspiring' and 'uplifting'. This one really is! Free from the self-pity that pervades many true-life stories, this is a fascinating read. Libby Southwell finds her perfect partner and they decide to make a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2006
Come Back to Afghanistan by Said Hyder Akbar, Susan Burton
Come Back to Afghanistan
Said Hyder Akbar, Susan Burton
When he was 17, post 9/11, Said's father returned to Afgahistan as the new president's chief spokesman. The boy had never visited his homeland. Here he gives a fresh, candid appraidal of all aspects of the country. Much praised.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2006
The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater
A beautiful tale of a new life in France; an account of the highs and lows of restoring an olive farm, and the colourful characters met with in a typical Provencal village. It'll make you want to sell up and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The King's Last Song by Geoff Ryman
The King's Last Song
Geoff Ryman
Geoff Rymanâs writing is at all times highly crafted and deeply evocative, as he skilfully explores the ancient story of Cambodiaâs greatest king, and the heart-rending legacy of Cambodiaâs recent history. As brilliant, innovative and captivating as youâd expect.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2006
A.D. 500 by Simon Young
A.D. 500
Simon Young
A travel guide to the Dark Ages written rather like a Rough Guide, advising you on what to look out for, what to avoid, what you should know about customs and dress, food and shelter, a wonderful and unusual way...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2006
Road Fever by Tim Cahill
Road Fever
Tim Cahill
A truly wacky road trip from the southern-most point of the Western Hemisphere, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, to the far north, the oil fields of Alaska, what one might call extreme travel writing written with the same energy and pull...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2005
In Tasmania by Nicholas Shakespeare
In Tasmania
Nicholas Shakespeare
Nicholas Shakespeare, a very fine writer indeed, who partly lives in Tasmania, has produced an extraordinary work on the history, culture, folklore and personal appreciation of the country. Full of anecdotes, marvellous set pieces and highly absorbing prose, it’s a...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 03/11/2005
Pole Dance by Tom Avery
Pole Dance
Tom Avery
The story of the record-breaking British expedition to the South Pole. This is written in diary form and builds tension while also reflecting on other madmen … sorry, adventurers. It’s gripping stuff.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2005
Merde Actually by Stephen Clarke
Merde Actually
Stephen Clarke
Paul West, an Englishman abroad in the classic sense, observant, astute and very British even though he attempts to infiltrate the French way of life. This comic semi-autobiographical yarn (it must be) follows on from his wonderful A Year in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2006
Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
Maximum City
Suketu Mehta
Now shorlisted for the Guardian First Book prize. The pure density of the work in many ways characterises the city it portrays in a very human story of the vast metropolis. The author grew up in Bombay, left, then...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2005
Treading Grapes by Rosemary George
Treading Grapes
Rosemary George
The wonderful Tuscan countryside revealed in a series of walks as the author visited its many vineyards (nice job!). It was shortlisted for the André Simon Award.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2005
Travelling Light by Sarah Webb
Travelling Light
Sarah Webb
A collection of true travel pieces from some of Ireland’s top-selling women writers who take us round the world to share some extraordinary incidents. All royalties go to Kisiizi Children’s Hospital in Uganda.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2005
Findings by Kathleen Jamie
Findings
Kathleen Jamie
Quite the most enchanting travel writing I have read for a long time. Her eye for detail and passages about the ordinary and the unexpected are so alive, clear, haunting and lyrically beautiful, I felt I should pack my bags...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2005
Spanish Steps by Tim Moore
Spanish Steps
Tim Moore
Shout-line “One man and his ass on the pilgrim way to Santiago”, it’s a well-trodden path of over 500 miles across glorious Spanish countryside and with Tim Moore as our guide, it is utterly irresistible. Daunted by the thought of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2005
An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof
An Embarrassment of Mangoes
Ann Vanderhoof
A two-year mid-life interlude of riches, sailing round the Caribbean
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2005
Spoken Here by Mark Abley
Spoken Here
Mark Abley
Journalist’s quirky story about his travels to visit the world’s dying and threatened languages and the people who speak them – but for how long?
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2005
The Ripening Sun by Patricia Atkinson
The Ripening Sun
Patricia Atkinson
A triumph over adversity tale of an idyllic life growing grapes in France going terribly, terribly wrong. The author is left to cope with total disaster and my goodness she does … What a woman.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2004
Kiwis Might Fly by Polly Evans
Kiwis Might Fly
Polly Evans
Polly Evans is a humorous astute female travel writer to challenge the likes of Tony Hawkes, Peter McCarthy and Tim Moore. For her latest adventure she motorbikes around NZ ‘the last bastion of masculinity’ looking for some examples for posterity.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2004
Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little
Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
Winner of the Selo Catedra Award, Brazil in partnership with UNESCO Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016
Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt Everest. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2011
Walking Home by Simon Armitage
Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. A uniquely charming, droll,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
The Merde Factor (Paul West 5) by Stephen Clarke
The Merde Factor (Paul West 5)
Stephen Clarke
Funny, outrageous, irreverent, politically incorrect and not to be missed! The fifth adventure for our Englishman in France. Paul West is living the Parisian dream (but with no money, no job, nowhere to live), and doing his best not to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
I Left My Tent in San Francisco by Emma Kennedy
I Left My Tent in San Francisco
Emma Kennedy
Startlingly honest and ridiculously funny, I Left My Tent in San Francisco is the miraculous story of how the hapless pair made it back alive to tell the disastrous tale. Emma Kennedy has the wonderful gift of being able to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
The Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux
The Tao of Travel
Paul Theroux
April 2012 Travel Book of the Month. A travel miscellany with Paul Theroux’s best pieces interspersed with his choice of the best travel writing. Travellers' tales new and old – from novice...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2012
The Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux
The Tao of Travel
Paul Theroux
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 28 May 2011. Enumerates 'The Contents of Some Travellers' Bags' and exposes 'Writers Who Wrote About Places They Never Visited'; tracks extreme journeys in 'Travel As An...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/05/2011
A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols
A Voyage for Madmen
Peter Nichols
May 2011 Travel Book of the Month. Already a classic among sailors, Nichols tell the true story of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe sailing race: the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2011
Return to the Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
Return to the Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater
July 2010 Editor's Choice. Continuing the story of Carol Drinkwater’s beloved Olive Farm. After returning from 18 months travelling around the Mediterranean Carol discovers that her dream of running an organic farm is threatened by nature and by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2010
The Blue Cabin: Living by the Tides on Islandmore by Michael Faulkner
The Blue Cabin: Living by the Tides on Islandmore
Michael Faulkner
Mike Faulkner and his wife, Lynn, decided to make the move from Scotland to an isolated island in Strangford Louth and this is the account of their first year there. Struggling with no mains electricity, an erratic water supply and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2006
Still on the Sound: A Seasonal Look at Island Life by Michael Faulkner
Still on the Sound: A Seasonal Look at Island Life
Michael Faulkner
A lovely follow up to The Blue Cabin this is described as a ‘love letter to the island’ that Mike and his wife moved to seven years ago off the coast of Ireland. Filled with over 200 photographs this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2009
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Touching the Void
Joe Simpson
A 2012 World Book Night selection. A true testament to the human will and spirit. Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates both showed great courage and strength after Simpson fell and broke his leg descending Siula Grande but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1998
Pole to Pole by Michael Palin
Pole to Pole
Michael Palin
Palin’s second journey finds him spending five months travelling from Pole to Pole. He also chose great year to travel as 1991 saw the breaking of the USSR and apartheid ending in South Africa and Michael finding himself in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
The Big Short Break by Ronald Asprey
The Big Short Break
Ronald Asprey
A sumptuous book highlighting various holiday destinations around the world. The ethos of this book is that we should take more short breaks, to escape the daily routine and relax, and not have to return home to a huge backlog...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2007
An Ocean Away by Dave Clarke
An Ocean Away
Dave Clarke
An inspiring book in many ways, Dave Clarke’s story of sailing across the Atlantic in a renovated 18 foot yacht is a joy to read. This book is about a chap with a lot of determination and enthusiasm who wanted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2007
Blood River by Tim Butcher
Blood River
Tim Butcher
Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 5 March 2008.Tim Butcher’s plan for travelling across Africa is so ludicrous you have to read this book to believe he actually did what he did. This is a great travel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2008
Magic and Mystery in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel
Magic and Mystery in Tibet
Alexandra David-Neel
This is a story of a remarkable woman who travelled to places women had never been at the time, meeting extraordinary people and influencing writers who are well respected today. She lived through periods of tremendous change and embraced the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2007
The Olive Season by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Season
Carol Drinkwater
Moving on from The Olive Farm, The Olive Season sees Carol and Michel taking on an entirely new challenge: pregnancy. As ever, nothing goes entirely to plan and Carol writes wonderfully of her struggles and triumphs on her cherished...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2006
With Their Backs to the World by Asne Seierstad
With Their Backs to the World
Asne Seierstad
Before this Norwegian journalist wrote her bestselling The Bookseller of Kabul she studied the lives of thirteen Serbs for nearly a year and a half as Milosevic and civil war devastated their country. This is that extraordinary book translated into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2005
Journey to the South by Annie Hawes
Journey to the South
Annie Hawes
Some years ago this spunky author took over an olive farm in Italy and wrote about it beautifully in Extra Virgin and Ripe for the Picking; you must read them. Well now she has fallen in love with a Southern...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 07/07/2005
Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach
Educating Alice
Alice Steinbach
This is travel-writing for the modern woman who can afford to do it in style. What an inspired idea for instead of just inquisitive visits, the author hops around the world doing courses! I love it; music in Cuba, cooking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2005
On the Road to Mr. Right by Belinda Jones
On the Road to Mr. Right
Belinda Jones
Lovely author of romantic romps gives us a slice of her own romantic escapades. It started as a bit of a laugh and then became a challenge to visit all the sexy sounding towns in America looking for love …...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2004
Letters to Strabo by David Smith
Letters to Strabo
David Smith
A fictional travelogue of Finn, a free-spirited American and budding travel writer, journeying around Europe and the Middle East in the 1970’s. Letters to Strabo is an evocative, candid and life-affirming coming of age story with a strong sense of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
Full Circle by Michael Palin
Full Circle
Michael Palin
Michael describes this journey as the most ambitious and most exhausting of all his trips and travelling around the Pacific Rim certainly means you take in a variety of terrains and temperatures. The author always seems to weed out the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
Long Way Down by Ewan Mcgregor, Charley Boorman
Long Way Down
Ewan Mcgregor, Charley Boorman
Winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.The boys are off again this time travelling down from John O’Groats to South Africa. Having learned a few things from their previous journey, Long...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2008
The Crossing by James Cracknell, Ben Fogle
The Crossing
James Cracknell, Ben Fogle
What an extraordinary account of 2 men’s journey across the Atlantic. Pretty much unprepared for this life changing challenge of the Atlantic Rowing Race, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell did not even know each other that well when they embarked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2007
Travels with Macy by Bruce Fogle
Travels with Macy
Bruce Fogle
A funny, charming account of well-known vet Bruce Fogle's journey through his homeland with his dog Macy. Encountering rattlenakes, tarantulas and coyote along their way, the pair explore the landscape of America. Their 12,000 mile adventure through America and Canada...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/01/2006
Hotel Tiberias by Sebastian Hope
Hotel Tiberias
Sebastian Hope
Informative and moving Hotel Tiberias is a journey of many layers and resonances, as the author follows the tumultuous story of his family and the family’s hotel (the building of it was financed by the Thomas Cook) in the town...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2005
The Vine Garden by Alex Dingwall-main
The Vine Garden
Alex Dingwall-main
The sequel to his The Luberon Garden sees Alex a little jaded and disenchanted with his paradise in Provence so he takes a summer travelling in his chosen country and falls in love with it all over again.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 04/08/2005
Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly
Attention All Shipping
Charlie Connelly
The Shipping Forecasts! How could anyone write a whole book about that? I picked this up with a sinking heart. Well, I have to eat my words, this is a remarkable achievement. Charlie travels to most of the sites mentioned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2005
The Olive Harvest by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Harvest
Carol Drinkwater
This is the third of Carol’s books documenting her idyllic life in the South of France but despite the title speaking of plenty and abundance, there was no harvest, no husband and no easy life. I admire this woman; with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3 by E. James Chapman
The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3
E. James Chapman
There is a saying that goes 'When life gives you lemons make lemonade' but in E. James Chapman's hilarious book, The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3, this keep positive in all situations attitude is stretched to beyond breaking point...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2016
The Olive Route : A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Route : A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean
Carol Drinkwater
Fourth volume in the bestselling olive series by writer and actress Carol Drinkwater. Transporting readers across the olive's ancient paths, celebrating its venerable past, tracking trade routes, unearthing unlikely stories, encountering peoples of today and bygone times, Carol comes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2007
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure by Michael Palin
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
Michael Palin
After writing his novel, about Hemingway, Palin decided he wanted to know more about this fascinating man and so set off to visit the places where Hemingway had lived and what had influenced him over the years. His travels take...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2001
Escape to Ikaria by Nick Perry
Escape to Ikaria
Nick Perry
A chance read magazine article found in a Dentist’s waiting room sets Nick Perry, his wife and 3 children off on a quest to find a home in Greece. They’d sold their Welsh farm and looked for a better way...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
Great Continental Railway Journeys by Rt Hon Michael Portillo
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Rt Hon Michael Portillo
A lavishly illustrated TV tie-in covering every single journey Michael Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Heat by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE
Heat
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE
Fresh from finishing the Marathon des Sables, Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete this ultimate endurance test.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Sikkim Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom by Andrew Duff
Sikkim Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom
Andrew Duff
Andrew Duff's discovery of family connections with Sikkim leads him into uncovering the history of one of the small states caught up in the politics of Empire, eventually subsumed into the Indian nation. The idea of Shangri-La colours our view...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2015
A Book of Voyages by Patrick O'Brian
A Book of Voyages
Patrick O'Brian
An early book by Patrick O’Brian, reissued to mark the anniversary of his birth. It’s a collection of travel writing from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, writing Patrick O’Brian loved and went on to use as background material for his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2014
Walking Home My Family, and Other Rambles by Clare Balding
Walking Home My Family, and Other Rambles
Clare Balding
September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A wonderful ramble sharing Clare Balding’s new found love of walking since her debut in BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings. Having caught the bug, she’s walked...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
England's 100 Best Views by Simon Jenkins
England's 100 Best Views
Simon Jenkins
Our crowded little country still has the power to amaze as the 100 views chosen by Simon Jenkins shows so well. There is the grand landscape, the coastal scene but also the village and city, a diversity of scene made...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Old Ways A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
The Old Ways A Journey on Foot
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Following the tracks, holloways,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2013
Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain by Charlotte Higgins
Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain
Charlotte Higgins
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. An unassuming book to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
A Sense of Direction Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Jon Gray
A Sense of Direction Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful
Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Jon Gray
You could describe A Sense of Direction as the male Eat, Pray, Love, a restless American in search of something life-defining, the meaningful – the truth. He undertakes different forms of pilgrimage - the Camino de Santiago, Japanese Buddhist temples...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
Egyptomania Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs by Bob Brier
Egyptomania Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs
Bob Brier
Bob Brier, an American Egyptologist is an avid collector of artefacts that have reflected the West’s fascination with Egypt. The items range from perfume bottles to sheet music, books and film, numerous household articles and even such objects as cigarette...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2013
The Adventurer's Handbook From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert by Mick Conefrey
The Adventurer's Handbook From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert
Mick Conefrey
November 2013 Travel Book of the Month. Fully illustrated and replete with fascinating text boxes of trivia (how should you address a husky in Alaska?), The Adventurer's Handbook is the perfect gift...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
On the Road Growing Up in Eight Journeys by Richard Hammond
On the Road Growing Up in Eight Journeys
Richard Hammond
From passenger in his Dad’s car, the first bike, the first motorbike and car and then the delivery van, a first job delivering furniture, each journey recalls a chapter in Richard Hammond’s life, a clever way of recalling his early...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
Fauna Scotica Animals and People in Scotland by Mary Low, Polly Pullar
Fauna Scotica Animals and People in Scotland
Mary Low, Polly Pullar
Written by an expert in Celtic studies and a naturalist and wildlife guide, this sumptuous coffee table book is a glorious celebration of Scottish People and wildlife - and a lovely Christmas gift. Informative and beautifully illustrated it is the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2012
Return to One Man's Island Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May by Keith Brockie
Return to One Man's Island Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May
Keith Brockie
This is the long-awaited sequel to One Man’s Island published in 1984 and features an entirely new set of drawings and paintings. The combination of breathtaking wildlife images with notes and background information, capture unforgettably the beauty of nature, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2012
Solo A Thousand Miles from Anywhere by Dave Clarke
Solo A Thousand Miles from Anywhere
Dave Clarke
An epic and inspiring story of an ordinary bloke with a passion for adventure who attempts to row 3,235 miles across the Atlantic. Achieving this would make him the only person to sail and row the Atlantic solo. With candid...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2012
On the Map by Simon Garfield
On the Map
Simon Garfield
Packed with interesting facts, written in an incredibly accessible style this book is simply amazing. From early attempts to map the world, where strangely East was at the top of some maps (hence the term Orient yourself), to a map...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2012
The Traveller's Daybook A Tour of the World in 366 Quotations by Fergus Fleming
The Traveller's Daybook A Tour of the World in 366 Quotations
Fergus Fleming
A masterly anthology of extracts from the journals and writings of travellers, explorers and adventurers throughout history, The Traveller's Daybook takes the reader on 366 unforgettable journeys - one for each day of the year. Whether undertaken on foot, on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2011
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart
Driving Over Lemons
Chris Stewart
The first in a trilogy of books about Chris Stewart and his wife starting a new life in the Andalucian mountains. No electricity, no water, no clue!! This is such a funny and heart-warming book that once you finish this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
America Unchained by Dave Gorman
America Unchained
Dave Gorman
Dave Gorman gives us another brilliant book in the challenge he gives himself of driving across America without using any of the mult-inational chains, which sounds wonderful and nightmarish at the same time. It is!! His natural charm and dry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2009
The Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Tree
Carol Drinkwater
If you have followed Carol through her trials and tribulations of running her olive farm then this is a must. Newcomers will find her enthusiasm for her subject irresistible. Now she knows that new approaches to farming are needed and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
Sahara by Michael Palin
Sahara
Michael Palin
The thought of travelling across the Sahara is not the most appealing; sand, sand and more sand comes to mind but as usual Michael Plain manages to find the weird and wonderful as he makes the journey in extremes of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2003
City-Pick: Dublin by
City-Pick: Dublin

March 2010 Book of the Month. Get a feel for Dublin with this wonderful book full of short pieces and extracts about one of the best cities in the world....
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2010
Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane
Great British Journeys
Nicholas Crane
This book chronicles some of the most interesting and intrepid explorer’s of recent history and their journeys around the British Isles. Crane tells their stories in an amusing and highly entertaining way bringing these long gone travellers very much alive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2008
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic
Daniel Mendelsohn
From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading - and reliving - Homer's epic masterpiece. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most revelatory entwining...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
One Man and a Mule Across England with a Pack Mule by Hugh Thomson
One Man and a Mule Across England with a Pack Mule
Hugh Thomson
In the Middle Ages, mules were used to transport goods across Britain. Strong, sturdy and able to carry a good 160 lbs of weight, they made ideal walking companions. Now, the author has revived that ancient tradition. Taking his cue...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Bleaker House Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens
Bleaker House Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
Nell Stevens
Hilariously funny, painfully honest, and beautifully observed, Bleaker House is part memoir, part travelogue, part story collection. It is an exploration of the narrow spaces between real life and fiction and, in the end, a book about failing to write...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017
The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost by Abdul Rahman Azzam
The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost
Abdul Rahman Azzam
A tale of a real-life Robinson Crusoe and his total retreat from human society. Based on brand new research by A R Azzam, author of the acclaimed Saladin (Longman, 2007), The Other Exile is at once a historical adventure...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Village News The Truth Behind England's Rural Idyll by Tom Fort
The Village News The Truth Behind England's Rural Idyll
Tom Fort
The Village News is a whimsical, funny and informative travelogue by pedal power of a variety of villages across our nation that encapsulate, or showcase, all the best elements of what could be seen as the English village. Littered between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2017
The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag
The Durrells of Corfu
Michael Haag
Michael Haag's book covers the background to the Durrell family's years in Corfu, including their time in India, where all the children were born, and where their father, a brilliant civil engineer, had died. It recalls the real life characters...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
The Road East to India Diary of a Journey of a Lifetime by Devika A. Rosamund
The Road East to India Diary of a Journey of a Lifetime
Devika A. Rosamund
In 1975, decades before ‘The Gap Year’ was commonplace, 22-year-old student Devika A. Rosamund fulfilled a life long dream to take time away from her studies in England to travel by herself to India. And not by hopping on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2017
Colder The Illustrated Story of Britain's Greatest Polar Explorer by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Colder The Illustrated Story of Britain's Greatest Polar Explorer
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The fully illustrated edition of Britain's greatest living polar explorer's memoirs, with personal photographs, maps and diaries of his adventures. Colder is the perfect coffee table guide to understanding how great his achievements are in the history of man's exploration...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Fear Our Ultimate Challenge by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Fear Our Ultimate Challenge
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences and those of others to try and explain what fear is, and how we feel it. With an enthralling combination of storytelling, research and personal accounts of his own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker
Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot
Mark Vanhoenacker
Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Marking the twentieth anniversary of Notes from a Small Island, the author makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. He gives us an acute...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury
The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream
Katharine Norbury
As Katharine Norbury tracks rivers and mountains, her own personal story plays out against this watery landscape. As an adopted child, serious illness leads her to search for her real mother and some of the most poignant parts of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft by Anthony Smith
The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft
Anthony Smith
“Fancy rafting across the Atlantic: Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP” - to quote from Anthony Smith’s Daily Telegraph advertisement – and 80-year-old Smith got his crew allowing him to set out on a voyage that was, in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2016
No Such Thing as Failure The Extraordinary Life of a Great British Adventurer by David Hempleman-Adams
No Such Thing as Failure The Extraordinary Life of a Great British Adventurer
David Hempleman-Adams
Known as the only man who has achieved what is known as the Adventurer’s Grand Slam by reaching both the North and South Poles and having climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents David Hempleman-Adams doesn’t come across as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
White Road A Pilgrimage of Sorts by Edmund de Waal
White Road A Pilgrimage of Sorts
Edmund de Waal
In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the 'white gold' he has worked with for decades.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Deep South Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
Deep South Four Seasons on Back Roads
Paul Theroux
For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson
In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East by Agatha Christie
Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's personal memoirs about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan, where she worked on the digs and wrote some of her most evocative novels. Acclaimed as 'a pure pleasure to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
Breaking Ground Classic Travel Writing from Pioneering Women by
Breaking Ground Classic Travel Writing from Pioneering Women

A unique collection of classic travel writing, showcasing and celebrating the pioneering spirit of women throughout the ages. Spanning three centuries, this assortment of writings reveals a rich treasure trove of anecdotes and adventures from incredible women worth celebrating and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Walking the Nile by Levison Wood
Walking the Nile
Levison Wood
In November 2013, former soldier Levison Wood embarked on one of the last great explorations; to walk the Nile from source delta. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting his walk along the length of the Nile, he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
Rising Ground A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden
Rising Ground A Search for the Spirit of Place
Philip Marsden
In this extract “ a feeling for the peculiar ambience of a place...’ and “the ability to convey...the sum and substance of a particular locale” sums up for me what Philip Marsden set out to convey in his Rising Ground....
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
The Edible Atlas Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines by Mina Holland
The Edible Atlas Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines
Mina Holland
A food journey around the world, author Mina Holland researches 39 cuisines and finds what these nations praise as their favourite dishes. Ideal for the bedside as well as the kitchen, a clever way of introducing the foods of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller
A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes
Sam Miller
Sam Miller, having lived in India for Many years is ideally placed to give readers this view of India through foreign eyes. He starts with the records of the earliest travellers and commentators, bringing us up to date with his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
On a Wing and a Prayer One Woman's Adventure into the Heart of the Rainforest by Sarah Woods
On a Wing and a Prayer One Woman's Adventure into the Heart of the Rainforest
Sarah Woods
When writer and intrepid traveller Sarah Woods set about discovering the jungles of Central and South America, her quest - to catch sight of one of the few last breeding pairs of Harpy Eagles - took her into some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
The Channel Shore From the White Cliffs to Land's End by Tom Fort
The Channel Shore From the White Cliffs to Land's End
Tom Fort
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: 01/05/2015
Turkish Awakening Behind the Scenes of Modern Turkey by Alev Scott
Turkish Awakening Behind the Scenes of Modern Turkey
Alev Scott
From the European buzz of modern-day Constantinople to the Arabic-speaking towns of the south-east, this book investigates mass migration, urbanisation and economics in a country moving swiftly towards a new position on the world stage. Threatened as it is by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
Pathlands Tranquil Walks Through Britain by Peter Owen Jones
Pathlands Tranquil Walks Through Britain
Peter Owen Jones
As one of the prime 'walks correspondents' of The Sunday Times, Peter Owen Jones already has a loyal following. This book will only increase his audience, and will be both for those who love walking in the countryside - he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Land Where Lemons Grow The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit by Helena Attlee
The Land Where Lemons Grow The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
Helena Attlee
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
Hidden City Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney
Hidden City Adventures and Explorations in Dublin
Karl Whitney
Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized. Hidden City shows us a Dublin - or a collection of Dublins - that we've never seen before, a city hiding in plain sight. Karl Whitney's Hidden City is a brilliant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
Last Man off A True Story of Disaster, Survival and One Man's Ultimate Test by Matt Lewis
Last Man off A True Story of Disaster, Survival and One Man's Ultimate Test
Matt Lewis
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
The Princess Matilda Comes Home by Shane Spall
The Princess Matilda Comes Home
Shane Spall
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
A Journey to Britannia A Journey from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, C. AD130 by Bronwen Riley
A Journey to Britannia A Journey from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, C. AD130
Bronwen Riley
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 by Tony Hawks
Once Upon a Time in the West...Country
Tony Hawks
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: 01/01/1970
Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter
Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter
With the world warming the High Arctic is undergoing fundamental change and in Boundless Kathleen Winter exposes the new reality of a warming Arctic. Travelling from the Pacific to the Atlantic along the Northwest Passage she meets the people who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Almost Nearly Perfect People Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
The Almost Nearly Perfect People Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Michael Booth
Having lived among the Danes for 10 years (the happiest people in the world...official) Michael Booth thought to challenge this and other Scandinavian stereotypes, this book is the result of his study. The result is an often very funny look...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story by Ed Stafford
Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story
Ed Stafford
How to test your endurance: find an uninhabited tropical island, live there for 60 days, taking nothing – no food, no water, no clothes and no equipment except for a video camera to record your daily experiences. It’s a battle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
Midnight in Siberia A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia by David Green
Midnight in Siberia A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
David Green
A journey to what David Greene calls “The Real Russia”, across Siberia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, from Moscow to Vladivostok, a 6,000 journey. This absorbing account examines the new Russia, giving readers a view of what the Russian people feel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
Walls Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio
Walls Travels Along the Barricades
Marcello Di Cintio
To quote Ursula LeGuin “Those Who Build Walls are Their Own Prisoners”, nowhere is this more obvious than in Marcello Di Cintio’s chapter on the multiple walls of Belfast. As we read we find walls severing nations and peoples and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
In America Travels with John Steinbeck by Geert Mak
In America Travels with John Steinbeck
Geert Mak
50 years after the publication of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Geert Mak recreates Steinbeck’s original journey. Travelling without a dog, called Charley or otherwise he searches for what remains of Steinbeck’s world, how it has changed over the last...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Britannia Obscura Mapping Hidden Britain by Joanne Parker
Britannia Obscura Mapping Hidden Britain
Joanne Parker
The outline map of our country, Great Britain is familiar to us all but within that outline there are many different maps familiar to groups of like-minded individuals but unknown to others. There are maps for cavers, canal enthusiasts have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Rising Ground A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden
Rising Ground A Search for the Spirit of Place
Philip Marsden
In this extract “ a feeling for the peculiar ambience of a place...’ and “the ability to convey...the sum and substance of a particular locale” sums up for me what Philip Marsden set out to convey in his Rising Ground....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Engel's England Thirty-Nine Counties, One Capital and One Man by Matthew Engel
Engel's England Thirty-Nine Counties, One Capital and One Man
Matthew Engel
Matthew Engel is constantly amazed at the diversity that the discerning traveller can still find in such a small country as England. Visiting each of the historic English counties in turn, he reveals traditions and customs, the essence of what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/06/2015
The Marches by Rory Stewart
The Marches
Rory Stewart
A very personal history of the boundary between Scotland and England, endlessly walking the border country Rory Stewart realises it is really another country, a middleland with its own lost history, our current borders just lines on a map arbitrarily...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The World The Railways Made Wolmar's Railway Library by Nicholas Faith
The World The Railways Made Wolmar's Railway Library
Nicholas Faith
A new edition of THE classic history of rail: how the 'Iron Road' turned the world upside down.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Travels with a Mexican Circus by Katie Hickman
Travels with a Mexican Circus
Katie Hickman
That dream of running away to join the circus became a reality for Katie Hickman when she did just that on a tour of Mexico. There’s magic in her account, from the nightly transformations from the tawdry to the glamorous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
The Emperor Far Away Travels at the Edge of China by David Eimer
The Emperor Far Away Travels at the Edge of China
David Eimer
A record of David Eimer’s travels in the Chinese regions distant from the influence of Beijing and the Han Chinese majority. Daivd Eimer reveals a very different China with ethnic groups such as the Turkic Uyghur people often at odds...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Princess Matilda Comes Home by Shane Spall
The Princess Matilda Comes Home
Shane Spall
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: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Sea Legs One Family's Adventure on the Ocean by Guy Grieve
Sea Legs One Family's Adventure on the Ocean
Guy Grieve
Guy Grieve and his wife Juliet grab at a chance of sun and adventure by buying – unseen – a yacht moored off the coast of Venezuela. The plan is to sail her home to Scotland for a thrilling family...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Casting off How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas by Emma Bamford
Casting off How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas
Emma Bamford
Few people have the courage to leave the rat race and cast off as Emma Bamford does by running away to sea. She leaves for adventure and for a life without the trammels of the 9-5. It gives her new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller
A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes
Sam Miller
Sam Miller, having lived in India for Many years is ideally placed to give readers this view of India through foreign eyes. He starts with the records of the earliest travellers and commentators, bringing us up to date with his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story by Ed Stafford
One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story
Ed Stafford
How to test your endurance: find an uninhabited tropical island, live there for 60 days, taking nothing – no food, no water, no clothes and no equipment except for a video camera to record your daily experiences. It’s a battle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Italian Ways On and off the Rails from Milan to Palermo by Tim Parks
Italian Ways On and off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
Tim Parks
In a series of journeys, commutes and reflections we see the Italian Railway system at all its Italian best – and worst, the bureaucracy, the over manning, the jobs for family and friends, a mirror image of Italian society. Tim...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2014
The Last Train to Zona Verde Overland from Cape Town to Angola by Paul Theroux
The Last Train to Zona Verde Overland from Cape Town to Angola
Paul Theroux
An introspective and dark look at Africa, a third African journey for Theroux and a sad one, at 70, Theroux sees this as his last view of the continent. There has been little progress, corruption; war and poverty still hold...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards
Holloway
Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards
A great pleasure to hold as well as read, a beautifully designed slim volume, illustrated with the startling black and white illustrations of Stanley Donwood in a style that reminded me of Charles Keeping. Dedicated to the great Roger Deakin...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
The Edible Atlas Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines by Mina Holland
The Edible Atlas Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines
Mina Holland
A food journey around the world, author Mina Holland researches 39 cuisines and finds what these nations praise as their favourite dishes. Ideal for the bedside as well as the kitchen, a clever way of introducing the foods of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Broken Road From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Broken Road From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Patrick Leigh Fermor
The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Brazil by Michael Palin
Brazil
Michael Palin
From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World, where he encounters the Yanomami tribe and their ongoing territorial war with the gold miners, Michael Palin explores this vast and disparate nation in his inimitable way. He journeys...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2013
Island Wife Living on the Edge of the Wild by Judy Fairbairns
Island Wife Living on the Edge of the Wild
Judy Fairbairns
A memoir of a woman's life on a remote Scottish island - from 19-year-old girl to wife of one to mother of five, hotelier, domestic miracle worker, to empty nester to writer. Funny and tender, this is a book of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2013
Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties by Clarissa Dickson Wright
Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties
Clarissa Dickson Wright
The bestselling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England. As much an entertaining narrative as it is a travel companion, Clarissa's England will amuse, enlighten, surprise and delight all those who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
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