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Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers

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by Bradt, Hilary
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month April 2017 From cycling in Shetland to power cuts in Laos, Roam Alone is a celebration of inspiring writers who went it alone and lived to tell the tale. Featuring a foreword by TV presenter and newsreader Jan Leeming, Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers is a unique title from Bradt, showcasing a brand new collection of remarkabl...
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Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys

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by Tom Chesshyre
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month April 2016 Why do people love trains so much? Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel - on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable characters who share a passion for train travel. Join him on the rails an...
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Sticker Picture Atlas of Europe

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by Jonothan Melmot, Brian Fitzgerald
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month March 2017 There's no need to board a flight to visit Europe, with this fantastic sticker atlas, children will feel as though they've hopped around the whole of Europe simply by turning the pages of thi engaging activity book. Have fun exploring Europe and, with over 350 stickers, sticker all sorts of landmarks and wildlife you might encounter along...
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Sixty Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home

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by Malachy Tallack
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month June 2016 'Sixty Degrees North is a story that we tell, both to ourselves and to others. It is a story about where - and perhaps also who - we are.'The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South-central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces ...
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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags (signed and numbered Collector's Edition)

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by Tim Marshall
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month September 2016 When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel?; For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front porches in Texas. They represent the po...
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Explorers Sticker Book

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by Watt, Fiona
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month January 2017 Join Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Captain James Cook and other intrepid explorers on their epic journeys of discovery in this entertaining sticker book. Each scene includes fascinating facts about the explorers and the places they discovered. With over 400 stickers, this activity book will keep children busy for hours.
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The Big Book of Beasts

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by Zommer, Yuval
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month April 2017 Following on from the hugely successful The Big Book Of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts is a fact–filled book about wild animals for young children. This book explains that beasts are wild animals that can’t be tamed and gives tips on how to spot them in their natural habitats. We are introduced to lots of different animals as well a...
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The Great Cities in History

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by John Julius Norwich
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month July 2016 From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. The Great Cities in History tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo. A galaxy of distinguished contributors evoke the character of each place - its people, its art and...
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Walking Away

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by Simon Armitage
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month May 2016 Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his best-seller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite terrain and direction far from home. In Walking Away, Simon Armitage swaps the moorland up...
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Virginia Wolf

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by Maclear, Kyo
Stanfords Bristol Book of the Month March 2017 Meet Virginia, who is feeling particularly wolfish today. Somehow, her sister Vanessa must help her feel better. But how can one girl save another from turning into a grumpy, gobbling wolf? The only way to find out is to pick up a paintbrush and see where your imagination takes you. A feel-good celebration of the power of imagination and sis...
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The Railways: Nation, Network and People

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by Simon Bradley
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month October 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Ne...
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The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea

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by Blass, Tom
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month January 2017 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 crossing-point, it has shaped the world in myriad ways, forged villains and heroes, and determined the fates of nations. It's not all grim, though: t...
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London: A Life in Maps

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by Whitfield, Peter
Stanfords London Book of the Month February 2017 London: one of the great historic cities of Europe, cultural capital, centre of music and fashion, hub of politics and business, Olympic city, home and workplace of millions. The city's long history is palpable - we can still see the London of Dickens, Dr Johnson, Defoe, Wren and even Shakespeare. The very names St Paul's, Smithfield, Char...
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Elephant Complex

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by John Gimlette
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month August 2016 Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, violent and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty has endured, indifferent to human tragedy. Journeying through its regions - some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette interviews ex-presiden...
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The Jungle Book

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by Rudyard Kipling
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month April 2016 Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of fables gets reimagined in this deluxe unabridged edition. Since its publication in 1894, Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece The Jungle Book has been celebrated by generations of readers. Composed of seven tales, each one accompanied by a poem, The Jungle Book introduces a lush, colorful world...
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Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean

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by Kate Baker
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month October 2016 Do you know how tall the tallest mountain on Earth is? Or how deep the deepest ocean goes? Do you know which creature was the largest to ever live? Or how old the oldest tree is? Learn all this and more in this exquisite book of comparisons. Page Tsou's extraordinarily detailed illustrations have a lithograph aesthetic that is at on...
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Madonna in a Fur Coat

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by Ali, Sabahattin
Stanfords Bristol Book of the Month February 2017 The best-selling Turkish classic of love and longing in a changing world, available in English for the first time. 'It is, perhaps, easier to dismiss a man whose face gives no indication of an inner life. And what a pity that is: a dash of curiosity is all it takes to stumble upon treasures we never expected.' A shy young man leaves hi...
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A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting

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by Robinson, Michelle
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month February 2017 Bearspotting is a dangerous business - you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here's what you need to know for starters - black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? You really need to focu...
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The Wolf Wilder

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by Katherine Rundell
Stanfords Children's Book of the Month September 2016 Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to f...
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Hello World: A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities

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by Jonathan Litton
Shortlisted for a 2016 Edward Standford Travel Writing Award. Stanfords Children's Book of the Month May 2016 Learn to greet people around the globe in this interactive atlas of hellos. With over 150 languages, flaps to reveal pronunciation and fact-files explaining how to write 'hi' in hieroglyphs and how to sign 'hao' in Native American hand talk. Hello Worl...
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