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How to be a Better Tourist: Tips for a Truly Rewarding Vacation

Vacations are made of freedom. Pure freedom. Our busy lives, full of obligations, mean that vacations may be the only times we can do whatever we want, wherever we want. So just how weird is it th..

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How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

A dizzying, fast-paced tour of Latin America provides one of the Spanish-speaking world's most outstanding writers with the occasion for an experimental travelogue somewhere between personal diary and..

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I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches

This charming book takes you through the counties of England, exploring Saxon churches, reflective of simple faith; Norman churches with rugged arches and powerful pillars, stamping their authority, G..

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Iceland

Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catc..

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Iceland's Ring Road

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Iceland's Ring Road Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering Iceland by ..

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Icons of England

This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors br..

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Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

'In sublime prose that veers from startling human and natural history to dreamlike personal experience,�The Immeasurable World�brings apparently barren places to life in a brilliant, revelatory na..

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Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places, The

For all the desert's dreamlike beauty, to travel here was not just to pitch yourself into oblivion: it was to grind away at yourself until nothing was left. It was to aspire to the condition of sand. ..

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In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond
In Morocco

Edith Wharton journeyed to Morocco in the final days of the First World War, at a time when there was no guidebook to the country. In Morocco is the classic account of her expedition. A seemingly unli..

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In Patagonia: 40th Anniversary Edition

When Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. Critics were surprised and spellbound by a story of an adventure which ..

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Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris

Edmund White was forty-three years old when he moved to Paris in 1983. He spoke no French and knew just two people in the entire city, but soon discovered the anxieties and pleasures of mastering a ne..

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Italian Hours

Henry James was a renowned observer of European culture, both in his fiction and in his life. In particular, he loved Italy, visiting it 14 times and setting several of his novels in the country. Betw..

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Italians, The

Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal comp..

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Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (2 in 1)

Book by Samuel Johnson, published in 1775. The Journey was the result of a three-month trip to Scotland that Johnson took with James Boswell in 1773. It contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs,..

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Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

A lavishly illustrated account of human journeys with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from Ancient Persian couriers to the ascent of Everest, the invention of Concorde, and the voyage into space itself. Hu..

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Journeys

When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free - There is something in it marvellously, uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly ..

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Joys of Travel, The

"A perceptive, old-school travel writer whose prose brings celebrated and obscure destinations to life." -The New York Times "The Joys of Travel is itself a joy." -Paul Theroux, New York Times b..

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Just Enough French

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Kimchi Kiwis: Motorcycling North Korea

Kiwi motorcycle adventurers Gareth and Jo Morgan had been frequent visitors to South Korea before they were invited to travel to North Korea. They had told the North Korean authorities of their wish t..

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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsis..

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Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains: A Journey Across Arunachal Pradesh - India's Forgotten Frontier

A thrilling and dangerous adventure through Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world's least explored places. 'A fabulously thrilling journey through a beguiling land' Joanna Lumley 'With tremendous verve ..

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Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

This is a delightful book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits. The story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing ..

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Landmarks

This title was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015. Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our la..

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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

"Maybe all meaningful journeys begin with a mistake. Some kind of transgression or false turn or flawed idea that sets a certain irresistible odyssey in motion. Growing up in small-town Ontario, where..

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Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places

Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. In spirit as Romantic as rational, Anna Pavord explores the different ways ..

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Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence, The

Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous ..

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Lights In The Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe

A mother who puts her children into a refrigerated lorry and asks 'what else could I do?' A runaway teenager who comes of age on the streets and in abandoned buildings. A student who leaves his war-ra..

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Literary Places

Bringing together engaging text and stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Literary Places (Inspired Traveller's Guide) takes readers on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature's b..

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Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated Guide to the City's Hidden Gems, The

A visit to Paris can often seen like a highlight reel -- the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris isn't only about the big attractions; in fact, some might say it's the off-beat dest..

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Living Mountain, The

'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain.' - Guardian In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. ..

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Livingstone's London

As a passionate Londoner, Ken Livingstone has seen London change dramatically over the last 60 years. From playing on bomb sites in an era where St Pauls was the tallest building in the city, to 2019 ..

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London in Fragments: A Mudlark's Treasures

Mudlarking, the act of searching the Thames foreshore for items of value, has a long tradition in England's capital. In the late 18th and 19th centuries, mudlarks were small boys grubbing a living fro..

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London Lover: My Weekend that Lasted Thirty Years, The

`An exuberant, breathless sprint through London in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies... It's bright, boisterous and extremely funny' Tatler If Fielding's Tom Jones were alive in postwar England ..

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London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

'London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen London change beyond all imagining: the house he grew..

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London Overground: A Day's Walk Around the Ginger Line

Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day's hike around the London Overground route. The completion of the full circle of London Overground provides Iain Sinclair with a new path to walk the ..

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London Peculiars

A peculiar can be defined as something that 'has eccentric or individual variations to the general or predicted pattern'. And, as it turns out, London is overflowing with them. This pocket-sized book ..

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London's Hidden Rivers: A Walker's Guide to the Subterranean Waterways of London

London has many rivers, but they are often hidden under centuries of development. Rivers like the Walbrook, the Fleet or the Westbourne have left their mark on the city, and still form an important pa..

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Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour

Explore the exciting world of spirits with Lonely Planet. Featuring the best distilleries and bars in over 30 countries, we'll tell you where to go and what to taste - from gin, bourbon and whisky to ..

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Long Way Round

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Longway to Vladivostok: A Journey Through Scandinavia and the Silk Road to Siberia

Riding a motorbike in howling high winds and freezing temperatures to reach Nordkapp, the northern most point of Europe could have been disastrous. But for Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix it was one o..

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Lost Railway Journeys: Passenger Journeys That time Has Erased

From the great cathedral-like railways stations of the steam age to obscure lines built through spectacular landscapes to open up countries before the advent of motorised road transport, this book is ..

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Madrid Tales

The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, icy winters and hot, empty summers, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the ..

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Magic

`I couldn't put it down' -Sofie Laguna This is a true story... A young man heads off on a journey to find out if magic still exists in the world, to know its wonder, and to see if it might s..

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Malay Archipelago

Alfred Russel Wallaces The Malay Archipelago is a work of astounding breadth and originality that chronicles the British naturalists scientific exploration of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and New Gu..

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Marching Powder:  True Story of Friendship, Cocaine & South America's Strangest Jail

Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the twenty-s..

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Married To a Bedouin

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Meaning of Rice: And Other Tales from the Belly of Japan, The

**Shortlisted for the 2017 Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards****Shortlisted for the 2018 Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award**'The next Bill Bryson.? New York TimesFood and travel writer Michael Boot..

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Men on the Menu: 75 Delicious Affairs Around the World

Bambi Smyth didn't want to face the rest of her life being stuck in suburbia as a single, childless, and bored has-been. So she sets off on a journey across the globe to combine her three greatest pas..

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Midnight in Sicily

Peter Robb's journey into the dark heart of Sicily uses history, painting, literature and food to shed light on southern Italy's legacy of political corruption and violent crime. Taking the trial of s..

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Monk of Mokha, The

Mokhtar grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings in a tiny apartment, raised by Yemeni immigrant parents. As a young man he learned of the true origins of coffee making - an ancient art born in..

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