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Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

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by Richards, Dan
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Steppes Travel Adventure Travel Book of the Year 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 and deserts. These are landscapes that speak of deep time, whose scale can knock us ...
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Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea

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by Runcie, Charlotte
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Lonely Planet Debut Travel Writer of the Year "An ode to the ocean, and the generations of women drawn to the waves or left waiting on the shore" Guardian In 'Salt On Your Tongue', Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages. In mesmerising prose, she explor...
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The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

by Shepherd, Nan
'The Living Mountain' is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd's knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places.
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The Scottish Islands: The Bestselling Guide to Every Scottish Island

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by Haswell-Smith, Hamish
Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information and maps on every Scottish island. With the author's own paintings liberally illustrating it, this beautiful guide will take you everywhere, whether by armchair or yacht. From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillins of Skye, this is the first com...
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Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea

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by Runcie, Charlotte
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Lonely Planet Debut Travel Writer of the Year Charlotte Runcie has always felt pulled to the sea, lured by its soothing, calming qualities but also enlivened and inspired by its salty wildness. When she loses her beloved grandmother, and becomes pregnant with her first child, she feels its pull even more intensely. In 'Salt O...
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The Outrun

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by Liptrot, Amy
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ONDAATJE PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZE At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends...
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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing...: Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice

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by Reed, Richard
NOW WITH EVEN MORE REMARKABLE PEOPLE In If I Could Tell You Just One Thing . . . some of the world's most remarkable people share their most valuable pieces of wisdom. Including: President Bill Clinton, Clare Balding, Bill Gates, Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Caitlyn Jenner, James Corden, Margaret Atwood, Sir David Attenborough, Annie Lennox, Andy Murray, Joanna Lumley, S...
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The Hidden Ways: Scotland's Forgotten Roads

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by Moffat, Alistair
Shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year In 'The Hidden Ways', Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland - its Roman roads tramped by armies, its byways and pilgrim routes, drove roads and railways, turnpikes and sea roads - in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. As ...
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How to Stop Time

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by Haig, Matt
MANY LIFETIMES DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE? Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is...
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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by Solnit, Rebecca
In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.
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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

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by Laing, Olivia
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZECHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BYObserverGuardianTelegraphIrish TimesNew StatesmanTimes Literary SupplementHeraldWhen Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between ...
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Night Boat to Tangier - Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker Prize

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by Barry, Kevin
Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker Prize It's late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gone missing, their world has come asunder - can it be put together again? 'Night Boat to Tangier' is a novel drenched in sex and death and narcotics, in sudden violence and old magic, b...
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Things in Jars

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by Kidd, Jess
"Thrilling, mysterious, twisted" Graham Norton "Delivers chills galore" Guardian The case of the extraordinary child... London, 1863. A strange puzzle has reached Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age. To recover a stolen child, Bridie must enter the dark world of medical curiosities. The public love a spectacle and this child may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ...
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The Truth Pixie Goes to School

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by Haig, Matt
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The Shadow King

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by Mengiste, Maaza
"Devastating" Marlon James "A modern classic" Andrew Sean Greer "Magnificent" Aminatta Forna Ethiopia. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilise his strongest men before the Italians invade. Hirut and the other women long to ...
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To Calais, In Ordinary Time

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by Meek, James
Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman flees an odious arranged marriage, a Scots proctor sets out for Avignon and a young ploughman in search of freedom is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Euro...
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Murmur

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by Eaves, Will
Winner of the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 James Tait Black Prize Longlisted for the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, 'Murmur' is the account of a man who responds to int...
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Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

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by Solnit, Rebecca
At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable book offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope.
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The Secret River

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by Grenville, Kate
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2006 COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC DUBLIN PRIZE London, 1806. William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly. His sentence: to be transported to New South ...
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The Truth Pixie

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by Haig, Matt
From number one bestselling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is a...
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