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Books of the Month

Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
October 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Hearing of this title my heart sunk a little, a book filled with (mostly) Victorian moustache twiddling tales of derring do – or so I thought - how wrong...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

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 story-telling, research and personal accounts of his own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
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: 13/10/2016
The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack
The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes
Malachy Tallack
An investigation into an intriguing subject – Islands that feature in myth, even been found on historical maps, they all have one thing in common, they don’t exist - by Malachy Tallack whose 60 Degrees North was published to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

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
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 more grounded person. We learn...

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,...

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...

Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord by Bessora

Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord
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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little

Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five and a half, Toby decided to write a letter to someone...

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons
Tom Michell
Absolutely adorable, this is an autobiography full of eccentricity, charm and a penguin called Juan Salvador. As a young man in the 1970’s Tom Michell travelled to Argentina to teach...

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

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Elliot

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