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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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Jane Was Here: An illustrated guide to Jane Austen's England

Jane Was Here is a whimsical, illustrated guide to Jane Austen's England - from the settings in her novels and the scenes in the wildly popular television and film adaptations, to her homes and other ..

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Japan: The Passenger

Visitors from the West look with amazement, and sometimes concern, at Japan's monolithic social structures and unique, complex culture industry; the gigantic scale of its tech corporations and the res..

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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 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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Joy Of Water, The

Idyllic wild swimming holes, alluring lakes and magical coves; discover more than 60 locations around the world to experience The Joy of Water with this inspirational new book from Lonely Planet. Tap ..

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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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Lakeland: A Personal Journey

One of Britain's best-loved writers celebrates one of England's best-loved and loveliest regions, in well-chosen words and images. 'I don't know any tract of land in which in so narrow a compa..

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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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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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Little America: Incredible True Stories of Immigrants in America

The True Stories That Inspired the Apple Original Series Nearly everyone in America came from somewhere else. This is a fundamental part of the American idea-it's an identity and a place open to ..

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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 Floral, A: Unmissable destinations for Flower Lovers

London is often touted as the greenest city in Europe, but what if you yearn for a little more colour in your life? What does Britain's capital have to offer those who want to quite literally stop and..

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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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Magdalena: River of Dreams

A captivating new book from Wade Davis - winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence - that brings vividly to life the story of the great Rio Magdalena, illuminating Colombia's complex pas..

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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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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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Mother Tongue: An American Life in Italy

In the 1980s, the American writer Wallis Wilde-Menozzi moved permanently with her Italian husband and her daughter to Parma, a sophisticated city in northern Italy, where he became a professor of biol..

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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 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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National Trails of America

Hike from sea to shining sea with this inspiring and engaging companion. Lonely Planet's National Trails of America features the US's 30 National Trails- from the scenic wonder of the Pacific Crest Tr..

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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 Voyage Round the World, A

The first great English-language travel book, A New Voyage Round the World (1697) is an incomparably vivid, chaotic and fascinating account by the pirate, explorer and naturalist William Dampier of hi..

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Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night

Night Haunts seeks to reclaim the mystery and romance of the city to revitalise the great myth of London for a new century. Sukhdev Sandhu journeys across the city to find out whether the London night..

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North Korea Journal

THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY A glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, as told by Britain's best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python sta..

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Notes from A Small Island

In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedi..

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Odyssey, An: A Father and Son Epic

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

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Old Ways: Journey on Foot

The "Old Ways" is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that for..

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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip

Nogales is a border town caught between Mexico and the United States of America. A forty-foot steel fence runs through its centre, separating the prosperous US side from the impoverished Mexican side...

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On The Trail of Genghis Khan : An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
Orchid Summer: In Search of the Wildest Flowers of the British Isles

`Remarkable ... Evoking the intensity with which orchid hunters pursue their quarry ... Vivid and expressive' Sunday Times Orchid Summer is a heady celebration of the beauty and history of the wi..

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Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire: Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR** Alev Scott's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800-y..

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Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro's Cuba

Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave. From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene's Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspo..

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Outpost

There are still wild places out there on our over-crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores their romantic and exploratory appeal. Wildernesses, seemingly untouched ..

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Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

There are still wild places out there on our crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans an..

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Oxford

Oxford is one of the jewels of European architecture, much loved and much visited. The city offers an unparallelled collection of the best of English building through the centuries. From the author of..

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Pagan Light: Dreams of Freedom and Beauty in Capri

Isolated and arrestingly beautiful, the island of Capri has been a refuge for renegade artists and writers fleeing the strictures of conventional society from the time of Augustus, who bought the isla..

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Pants of Perspective, The

"When I ran, I ran for pleasure. I didn't run for times, to win, to impress: I ran for me. When I ran my bum cheeks rubbed together, so much so that if I was going on a long run I'd have to 'lube up'...

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Paris for Food Lovers

Discover the coolest places to eat in the City of Light from the best market stalls, the tastiest and cheapest oysters, restaurants in alleys, bars in the cellar, and places serving 'nouvelle nouvelle..

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Paris Match: Falling in (Love) with the French

In Brooklyn, John von Sothen fell in love with Anais, a French waitress. And then, one night in Paris, on the Pont Neuf, she agreed to marry him ("Bah, we can always get divorced!"). A couple of decad..

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Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World

There are many guide books to Paris, but the gorgeously illustrated A PARIS YEAR is a guide book not just for those walking the streets of the City of Light but for the armchair traveller, the dreamer..

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Paris: An Inspired Wander Through the City of Lights
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