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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - Special Anniversary Edition (with new chapter 25 years on)

Over two decades ago we set up Sort of Books to help our friend, the some-time Genesis drummer Chris Stewart, bring his sunlit stories of life on a Spanish mountain farm to print. Ever the optimist, C..

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Due North: An Expedition Through Australia from Tasmania to the Gulf

This is award-winning chef James Viles' photographic journal of his road trip from Tassie to the Top End, from Flinders Island in the Tasman Sea to the Gulf of Carpentaria. His focus is real food, whe..

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East of Croydon

A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet. Up until that point, the farth..

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East of Croydon

Join Sunday Times bestselling author of Spectacles, Sue Perkins as she travels around Southeast Asia and beyond. Share in her hilarious and heartfelt adventure as she journeys from India to Indo..

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Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love f..

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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and ..

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Eat, Gay, Love: A Memoir

In the spring of 2012, Calum finds himself single again after his relationship of six years comes to an end. Heartbroken, unhappy and unsure of what to do next, he leaves the hometown he h..

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

'A thought-provoking treatise interwoven with blistered-feet-on-the-ground accounts of spots both pretty and gritty' National Geographic 'Compelling, thought-provoking, and courageous..

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Epic Journeys: 100 Life-Changing Adventures

From navigating the class-five rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to sandboarding the slopes of a volcano in Nicaragua to dogsledding in the Arctic, this beautiful and comprehensive..

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Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces (First Edition): Art for the Traveler

Explore Europe's top 100 works of art with America's most trusted travel authority, Rick Steves. Travel through time and discover Europe's most iconic paintings, sculptures, and historic bu..

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Existential Englishman, The

The Existential Englishman is both a memoir and an intimate portrait of Paris - a city that can enchant, exhilarate and exasperate in equal measure. As Peppiatt remarks: 'You reflect and become the c..

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Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the beauty of the B..

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Following the Equator

Mark Twain enjoyed immense public popularity during his lifetime, and was already one the best-known authors in America when, in 1895, he set out on a worldwide lecture tour, undertaken to help him re..

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Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers

`The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.' Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by..

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Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers

'The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.' Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by..

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For Love and a Beetle

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Frances Mayes Always Italy: An Illustrated Grand Tour

This lush guide, featuring more than 350 glorious photographs from National Geographic, showcases the best Italy has to offer from the perspective of two women who have spent their lives reveling in i..

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French Way, The

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Frozen River: Seeking Silence in Ladakh, The

'Imagine if your family had lived in the mountains for a thousand years or more, what effect would that have upon your mind and your thinking?' In 1976 James Crowden left his career in the Brit..

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Gentle Art of Tramping, The

'An absolute gem of a book' Alastair Humphreys Know how to tramp and you know how to live... Know how to meet your fellow-wanderer, how to be passive to the beauty of nature and how to be active ..

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Globetrotting on a Shoestring: An Intrepid Traveller's Delightful Odyssey
Gods and Demons

Behind the tourist veneer of Bali and greater Indonesia: a foreign correspondent's memoir In 2006, journalist Deborah Cassrels embarked on a personal odyssey to the Indonesian island of Bali. She was..

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Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail, The

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Great Britain

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Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes

Throughout history, intrepid men and women have related their experiences and perceptions of the world's great cities to bring them alive to those at home. The thirty-eight cities covered in this ente..

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Great Pubs of London: Pocket Edition

A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London's most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has been an essential part of London's cultura..

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Great Railway Bazaar

The Orient Express, the Golden Arrow of Kuala and the Trans-Siberian Express are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and A..

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Greece: The Passenger Volume 2

Few countries have received more media attention in recent years and even fewer have been represented in such vastly divergent ways. There's a down- side to all this attention: everyone seems to have ..

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea. In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales..

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea. In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales..

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Guide to The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A Guide to The Commonwealth War Graves Commission looks at an extraordinary organisation carrying out an extraordinary task. Establishing the CWGC required people of huge vision to turn this terrible ..

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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

A city of tropical heat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky. Award-wi..

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Hellholes of the World: A Love Story

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Hemingway's Havana

Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba for more than two decades, longer than anywhere else. He bought a home-naming it the Finca Vigia-with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn and wrote his masterpiece The Old M..

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Hidden Places: An Inspired Traveller's Guide

Discover an ancient gateway to the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, hidden in the depths of the jungle in Belize, a mysterious underwater monument sunken off the Ryukyu Islands in Japan..

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High Adventure: The Adventure Doesn't End When You Become a Dad

Mike Allsop is a dynamo, an airline pilot and mountaineer who ran seven peaks in seven days on seven continents. He's also a motivational speaker, author of bestseller High Altitude (2013), a husband ..

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Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are

Hiking with Nietzsche is a tale of two philosophical journeys in the Swiss Alps: one made by John Kaag as an introspective teenager, the other seventeen years later in radically different circumstance..

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History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects ..

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History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys, A

History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects u..

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History of the World in 500 Walks

History is never more alive than when youre walking through it. The smell of earth long-trodden by pilgrims; mountain vistas unchanged for millennia; the feel of weathered wall, built centuries before..

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Horizon

'Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and th..

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House of Secrets: The Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo

A look into the tantalizing secrets of Florence's Palazzo Rucellai. House of Secrets tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated facade. The house, beginning with it..

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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 Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together

Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, ..

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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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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 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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India: An Area Of Darkness; India: A Wounded Civilization & India: A Million Mutinies Now

With an introduction from Paul Theroux, author of The Great Railway Bazaar. V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. He returned in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and v..

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Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession

In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light..

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