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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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Journey Matters: Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style, The

What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to S..

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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 Without Maps : Vintage Classics

His originality lay in his gifts as a traveller. He had the foreign ear and eye for the strangeness of ordinary life and its ordinary crises' V. S. Pritchett In 1936 Graham Greene set off to discover ..

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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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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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Last Supper: A Summer in Italy, The

When Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children, she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lie in store. Their journey leads them to both the expe..

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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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Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate, The

`A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores...

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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'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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Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope

Great writers, artists, musicians and thinkers in British life say what Europe means to them: an outpouring of love and sadness. With pieces from Frank Cottrell Boyce, Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabb..

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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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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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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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Montmartre: Paris's Village of Art and Sin

In the second portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter leads us on a whirlwind tour of Montmartre, the hill-top village that fired the greatest achievem..

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Most Beautiful Villages of France: The Official Guide, The

From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete vi..

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Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris

Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years. In this enchanting memoir, a..

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Mountains Of The Mind: A History Of A Fascination

WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARDOnce we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name ..

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My Paris Dream: Life, Love and Fashion in the Great City by the Seine

When Kate Betts graduated from Princeton, she was desperate to stand on her own two feet and discover who she really was...Kate decided to take a leap of faith and move to Paris where she would throw ..

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My Scotland

'I love stories. My life has been book-ended and bookmarked by hearing them, reading them and telling them. In my mind's eye, I can see where each of these stories unfolds . . .' __________..

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My Town: An Artist's Life in London

David Gentleman, an iconic British illustrator and designer, has lived a lifetime in London. Drawing from over sixty years of engagement with this most well-known capital city, Then and Now presents L..

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Naked Shore: Of the North Sea

Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked - even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground, theatre of war and cultural crossi..

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Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

Delve into the home of the world's most beloved bear! Few people know that the Hundred Acre Wood-the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh's adventures-was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that span..

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Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe

Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe ..

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New Map Italy

Today's discerning traveller is looking not merely for luxury but for a unique experience. But in this age of low-cost flights and easy travel, how do you avoid the crowds and find the hidden gems? No..

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New York Times: Footsteps from Ferrante's Naples to Hammetti's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and..

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Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper

Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham G..

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No Shitting in the Toilet

Straight-talking, down-to-earth and totally irreverent, NO SHITTING IN THE TOILET examines cheap travel with clear eyes and hard realism. Based on the 1996 Travel Website of the Year (Net Magazine) NS..

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