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1001 Road Trips You Must Take Before You Die

There are more than 40 million miles of highway, dirt track, ice road,tunnels and bridges wrapped around the globe and waiting to be discovered. 1001 Road Trips You Must Take Before You Die strives to..

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50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. From the mo..

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50 Greatest Wonders of the World

Award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar reveals the greatest wonders of the world and the insider secrets on how to see them at their awe-inspiring best. Featuring selections from around the globe, ..

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A Traveller's Year: 365 Days Of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters
Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town

In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven ye..

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Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town

SHORTLISTED FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR. In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intend..

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Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

A revised and updated edition of the landmark book about the miraculous continent by the finest living Africa correspondent. Every time you try to say 'Africa is...' the words crumble and break. From..

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All This in 60 Minutes

For more than thirty years Nicholas Lee was a cameraman on 60 Minutes, Australia's most respected and watched current affairs program, alongside Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Richard Carleton,..

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Aller Retour New York

"New York is an aquarium...where there are nothing but hell benders and lungfish and slimy, snag-toothed groupers and sharks." In 1935, Henry Miller set off from his adopted home, Paris, to revisit hi..

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Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after..

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Alone Time: Four seasons, four cities and the pleasures of solitude

Travelling with friends and family is usually thought of as a privilege. In theory, anyway. In practice, it's more often about debating which sights to see, panicking over diminishing phone batteries ..

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Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint he..

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Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

Pradyumna Kumar, aka PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. Throughout his childhood he kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer's prophecy: 'You will marry a ..

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Amazing Train Journeys

Experience 60 of the world's greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide's The Ghan, to little-known..

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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic

From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading-and relivin -Homer's epic masterpiece. "My favourite classicist on..

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Another Great Day at Sea

As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea ch..

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Another Kyoto

Another Kyoto is a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way: artists, Zen monks and Shinto..

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Around India in 80 Trains

To understand India you have to see it, hear it, breathe it and feel it. Living through the good, the bad and the ugly is the only way to know where you fit in and where India fits into you. In 1991..

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Around India in 80 Trains

In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel acr..

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Around the World in 80 Days: My World Record Breaking Adventure

The inspiring story of one man's record-breaking cycle around the world. On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minut..

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Art of Travel

The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference. Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, ..

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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners

It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out..

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Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, to the savvy invention of Vaseline at an American oil rig, Atlas of the Unexpected uncovers the most astounding and bizarre discoveries which hav..

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Barging Round Britain: Exploring the History of Our Nation's Canals and Waterways

Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. This book explores the people and places that have forged ..

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport and, as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Musl..

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Best American Travel Writing 2016

The stories are all beautifully written. USA Today A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2015, collected by guest editorbest-selling author Bill Bryson.The Best Amer..

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Best American Travel Writing 2017

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Best Moment Of Your Life

Discover 100 life-changing travel experiences. Familiar faces from the world of travel, plus Lonely Planet writers, share their most remarkable, poignant and memorable experiences from the roa..

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Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World

Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Be..

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Better than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers

"...a brilliant collection of travel stories...threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations." BOOK..

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Between the Woods and the Water

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Bicycle Diaries

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Big Oyster : Molluscular History Of New York

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Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America

In 2011, we published Billy Connolly's Route 66 - the story of the legendary Scottish comedian's journey along the most famous road in America. The book (which tied-in to an ITV series), performed rea..

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Black Dragon River: A Journey Down the Amur River Between Russia and China

Black Dragon River recounts a personal journey down one of Asia's great rivers. The world's ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads..

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Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

'Perfect' Lena Dunham 'This year's literary sensation' Evening Standard 8000 miles from home 1085 calories a day 3 months to write the novel that would make her name At least that was ..

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Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

'My favourite debut of 2017 ...as funny as it is poignant' Lena Dunham When Nell Stevens was given the opportunity to spend three months in a location of her choice in order to write her novel, she w..

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Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed

Why do the French enjoy starting a conversation with an argument? Why do they love talking about the decline of their country? Why do they claim to hate their jobs even when they don't, and fall silen..

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Bookshops

Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature? In this inventive and highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes his reader on a journey around the world, via its bo..

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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies a..

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Boy of China: in Search of Mao's Lost Son

The incredible story of the search for one of Mao's lost children against the extraordinary backdrop of modern China. 'A son is very important in Chinese society,' he had said. 'To lose one is careles..

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best ChurchesIt is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meet..

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Broken Road : From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk..

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Bucket List Nature: 1000 Incredible Adventures in the Natural World

The Bucket List: Nature takes readers on a global journey of the world's most amazing wildlife, visiting forests, deserts, savannahs, mountains, and oceans. From action-packed adventures (camel ..

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Burmese Days

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Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia

"Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean..

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Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia

Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean b..

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By the Seat of My Pants 3

Humorous tales of travel and misadventure. A hilarious anthology of travel stories, penned by a mix of comedians, travel writers and previously unpublished authors. These stories from the road focus o..

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Cafe de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa

In White Boy Running, Christopher Hope explored what it looked and felt like to grow up in a country gripped by an 'absurd, racist insanity'. Now comes Cafe de Move-on Blues, Hope's contemplation of t..

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Call of the Weird: An American Road Trip with Neo-Nazis, Porn Stars and One (Alleged) Space Alien

After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. It would be a ..

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