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This Month's Featured Books

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
Journey An Illustrated History of Travel by DK
Journey An Illustrated History of Travel
DK
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. Discover biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travellers, stories...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017
Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins
Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations
Simon Jenkins
I could just write something like gorgeous or sumptuous and leave it at that but perhaps I should elaborate on this paen of praise showcasing the best Railway architecture in Britain. It’s not all high Victorian, the book also includes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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,...

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...

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,...

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We all love to travel. We all love escape. Granted, some are more adventurous than others, hankering to cross vast plains of unchartered territory, while the rest of us just want to find a nice hotel somewhere by a crystal blue sea. Whatever your level of wanderlust, there’s something here to inspire, inform and invade your senses. Follow in the footsteps of pioneers, heroes or trusted raconteurs; visit the real settings of favourite works of fiction (See our Reading on Location guide and read great novels set in the place you’re sitting in!); discover off the beaten track getaways; ponder the history of travel itself, laugh at anecdotes of the hapless. In short, by using our Book of the Month recommendations and taking a little stroll around the section, you can discover the world without leaving your fireside chair. Free your mind, they say, and the rest will follow.

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