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A Dragon Apparent - Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

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by Norman Lewis
Travelling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War.
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The Honoured Society - The Sicilian Mafia Observed

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by Norman Lewis
The Honoured Society describes how the US army returned the Mafia to power in 1944, after Mussolini came close to destroying them. It looks at the Mafia in their homeland - how in attempting to preserve Sicily for the Sicilians in the face of countless invasions it infiltrated every aspect of the island's life, corrupting landowners, the police, the judiciary and even the church. In one chilling chapter Nor...
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Lords of the Atlas: Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956.

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by Gavin Maxwell
the greatest Moroccan travel book of all time:vital reading for the new upmarket Marrakesh tourism - one of the bibles of British twentieth-century Orientalism - by the author of A Ring of Bright Water - describes the extraordinary medieval nature of Morocco in the twentieth century, focussing on a family who combined the lethal elegance of gangland mobsters with the opulent charm of hereditary Indian princ...
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Naples '44 - An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth

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by Norman Lewis
Norman Lewis arrived in Naples in 1944 as an Intelligence Officer attached to the American 5th Army. The local populace were starving and desperate. They had devoured all the tropical fish in the aquarium, respectable women had been driven to prostitution and the black market was king, but still they retained an unquenchable zest for life.
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On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal

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by Simeti, Mary Taylore
This is a year of Sicilian life, its seasons and its sacred festivals, its gorgeous fruits and demanding family life, its casual assassinations and village feasts, its weather and the neighbours. It chronicles a life divided between an apartment in the city of Palermo with the weekends and summer devoted to sustaining life in an old family farm. What makes this journal truly exceptional is that Mary Simeti ...
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Travels into Bokhara

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by Burnes Alexander
Alexander Burnes travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the 1830s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become known as the 'Great Game'. His account of these travels was a bestseller in its day and this brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages.
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A Ride to Khiva: An Adventure in Central Asia

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by Burnaby, Fred
In the winter of 1875, a young British officer set out across central Asia on an unofficial mission to investigate the latest Russian moves in the Great Game. His goal was the mysterious Central Asian city of Khiva, closed to all European travellers by the Russians following their seizure of it two years earlier. His aim was to discover whether this remote and dangerous oasis could be used as a springboard ...
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In Sicily

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by Lewis, Norman
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Travels on My Elephant

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by Shand Mark
With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand buys an elephant named Tara and rides her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world's oldest elephant market. From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, Shand learned to ride and care for her. From his friend Aditya Patankar he learned Indian ways. And with Tara, his new companion, he fell in love. "Travels on my Elephant" is the story of their...
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Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine

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by Murphy Devrla
Following A Month by the Sea, her acclaimed exploration of life in Gaza, Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of living with and among Jewish Israelis and Palestinians in both Israel and Palestine. In cramped Haifa high-rises, in homes in the settlements and in a refugee camp on the West Bank, she talks with whomever she meets, trying to understand them and their attitudes with her...
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The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool

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by Kociejowski, Marius
The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool presents the unexpected face of Syria. Based on five journeys, undertaken over as many years, Kociejowski's book is entirely concerned with the slow journey towards friendship. So we learn nothing about coups or conspiracies, iconic monuments or historic travellers. Instead we meet a chance handful of Syrians, such as Myrna, a Christian faith-healing stigmatic, Yasse...
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The Island That Dared - Journeys in Cuba

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by Dervla Murphy
Award-winning travel writer Dervla Murphy’s journey into the heart of Cuba in The Island that Dared is a three-generation adventure into one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating islands. Accompanied by her daughter and grand-daughters, their adventure leads them into the hills and along the coast as they camp out on empty beaches beneath the stars and relish the ubiquitous Cuban hospitality.
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Travels With Myself and Another

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by Martha Gellhorn
Out of a lifetime of travelling, Martha Gellhorn has selected her "best horror journeys". She bumps through rain-sodden, war-torn China to meet Chiang Kai-Shek, floats listlessly in search of u-boats in the wartime Caribbean and visits a dissident writer in the Soviet Union against her better judgement.
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Golden Earth - Travels in Burma

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by Norman Lewis
Despite communist incursions and tribal insurrection, Norman Lewis describes a land of breath-taking natural beauty peopled by the gentle Burmese. This is a country where Buddhist beliefs spare even the rats, where the Director of Prisons quotes Chaucer and where three-day theatrical shows are staged to celebrate a monk taking orders.
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Persia - Through Writers' Eyes

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by David Blow
The land of the Iranians, known to European travelers for centuries as Persia, is a land riven by mountain-ranges, made inhospitable by deserts, yet rich in plains, forests and jewel-like gardens. Home to the most sublime architecture in the world, and a breeding ground for poets, Empires, Mystics and saints, it has an enduring and invincible fascination. David Blow enriches our understanding with his knowl...
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The Japanese Chronicles

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by Bouvier, Nicolas
Nicolas Bouvier was an image merchant and photographer as well as a writer. The Eland edition of "Japanese Chronicles" will be accompanied by many of his startling images of Japan. "The Japanese Chronicles" is a distillation of Bouvier's lifelong quest for Japan and his many travels, so that the reader is able to discover the country through the eyes of both a passionate young man, the sensual appeciation o...
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Morocco That Was

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by Walter Harris
Apart from Walter Harris, until 1912 no foreigner had access to Morocco, which was closed to foreigners; its mountainous interior unexplored. Harris lived in Morocco for 35 years and as correspondent for The Times he observed every aspect of its life. He describes the unfettered Sultanate in all its dark, melodramatic splendour.
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The Village in the Jungle

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by Leonard Woolf
This classic novel of colonial Ceylon (Sri Lanka), was first published in 1913 and is written by a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group, husband of Virginia Woolf. It reads as if Thomas Hardy had been born among the heat, scent, sensuality and pungent mystery of the tropics.
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View of the World: Selected Journalism

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by Norman Lewis
A selection of the best travel writing by Norman Lewis which makes a wonderful introduction to his work. He is particularly powerful on the plight of the indigenous people of Brazil
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Highlands & Islands

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by Miers, Mary
There are few landscapes in the western world more bewitching than the mountain glens of the Scottish Highlands and the scattered islands of the Hebrides. From its bleak mountains to its flower-filled meadows, from savage sea-cliffs to pure white beaches, it has inspired an equally varied oral heritage. There are the works of gentle scholar saints, epic tales of murderous clan rivalry, Norse legends of mons...
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