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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

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by Pryce, Lois
In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ...I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and...
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Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years - and a World of Change Apart

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by Bewes, Diccon
In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he...
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Around India in 80 Trains

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by Rajesh, Monisha
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths. Two decades on, she turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventu...
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Dare to Do: Taking on the Planet by Bike and Boat

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by Sarah Outen MBE FRGS
Shortlisted for a 2016 Edward Standford Travel Writing Award. On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, the Atlantic and eventually home. A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean ami...
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Why the Dutch are Different: Into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

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by Ben Coates
Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good.
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Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

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by Hunt, Nick
In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably alt...
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Swiss Watching

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by Bewes Diccon
In Swiss Watching, Deacon Bewes looks inside Europe's landlocked "island" of Switzerland. Travelling around one of the most individual and misunderstood country in Europe, Bewes asks what lies beyond the emblematic stereotypes of the Swiss and what does life really look like from the inside?
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Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy

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by Harrison, Chris
When Chris travelled from Sydney to Dublin, he never dreamed his life was about to change forever. There he meets Daniela - one L, smile as you say it to pronounce it correctly - and it's amore at first sight. Before he can say si, he's uprooted to follow her to her sun-kissed hometown of Andrano, Puglia, tucked in the heel of southern Italy. The whitewashed houses, olive groves and cobblestone lanes are be...
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Don't Run What Ever You Do: My Adventures as a Safari Guide

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by Allison, Peter
The Okavango Delta, Botswana: a lush wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Aged 19, Peter Allison thought he would visit for a short holiday before going home to get a 'proper job'. But Peter fell in love with southern Africa and its wildlife and before long had risen to become a top safari guide. In Don't Run, Whatever You Do, you'll hear outrageous-but-true tales from the most exciting safaris. Yo...
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Almost French

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by Sarah Turnbull
A delightful twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes readers on a tour fraught with culture clashes but rife with insight and deadpan humour - a charming true story of what happens when Sarah meets a very French Frenchman.
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The Timbuktu School for Nomads

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by Nicholas Jubber
The Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, The English Patient and Star Wars, and home to nomadic communities whose ways of life stretch back millennia. Today it's a teeth-janglingly dangerous destination, where the threat of jihadists lurks just over the horizon. Following in the footsteps of 16th century traveller Leo Africanus, Nicholas Jubber went on a turbu...
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Never Mind the Bullocks

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by Vanessa Able
One Girl's 10,000km Adventure Around India in the World's Cheapest Car. What does it take for one woman to drive 10,000 km around India - a land where bullock carts vie for space with SUVs on eight-lane super-highways, where GPS systems fail to give directions, and where a blessing from the gods is considered better road insurance than safer driving? As Vanessa Able learnt, all it takes is a little bit...
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It's All Greek to Me: Ruins, Retsina, a Mad Dog... and an Englishman

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by Mole, John
'A little whitewashed house with a blue door and blue shutters on an unspoilt island in a picturesque village next to the beach with a tavern round the corner...' This was the dream of the Mole family in search of a piece of Greek paradise. But a beautiful view and a persuasive local prompted the impulsive purchase of 'a tumbledown ruin on a hillside with no water, no electricity, no roof, no floor, no door...
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Granada: The Light of Andalucia

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by Nightingale, Steven
Yearning for a change, Steven Nightingale took his family to live in the ancient Andalucian city of Granada. But as he journeyed through its hidden courtyards, scented gardens and sun-warmed plazas, Steven discovered that Granada's present cannot be separated from its past, and began an eight-year quest to discover more. Where once Christians, Muslims and Jews lived peacefully together and the arts and scie...
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American Ways

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by Gary Althen
Whether you're a business person visiting for a week or a foreign student visiting for a semester, American Ways, A Cultural Guide to the United States covers all your basic needs-from the trends and customs of day-to-day activities to the more esoteric customs regarding cultural values, politics, education, religion and relationships. In this revised edition, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have added mater...
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With Respect to the Japanese - Going to Work in Japan

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by Condon/2
??????????? ! OR, WELCOME TO WORKING IN JAPAN! Why, in Japan, can't you blow your nose in public? Why can't you drink from a bottle of water? Why, when referring to yourself in conversation, should you point to your nose, not your heart? The second edition of With Respect to the Japanese answers all these questions and many more. C...
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Don't Tell Mum I work on the rigs

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by Paul Carter
A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asi...
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Around India in 80 Trains

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by Rajesh Monisha
To understand India you have to see it, hear it, breathe it and feel it. Living through the good, the bad and the ugly is the only way to know where you fit in and where India fits into you. In 1991 Monisha and her family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home again. But fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads, paying bribes, and the creepy colonel across the roa...
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The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU isn't Working, How it Can be Reformed, What Could Take its Place

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by Bootle, Roger
'This is a credible plan for life outside Europe and deserves to be widely read' The Week - Business Books of the Year FULLY REVISED EDITION FOR THE 2016 UK EU REFERENDUM The EU hasn't delivered the prosperity and growth it promised; the euro has turned out to be a disaster; and the EU's share of world GDP is set to fall sharply. Moreover, no one is clear what the EU is for, or how 'ever closer union' can...
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The Gilded Chalet: Off-Piste in Literary Switzerland

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by Rooney, Padraig
'With a sharp eye for detail and a historian's capacious knowledge, Padraig Rooney has written a superbly amusing guide to all the writers who've been drawn to or emerged from Switzerland. This is a book that should be stuffed into every stocking - the perfect Christmas gift!' --Edmund White, author of THE FLANEUR In the summer of 1816 paparazzi trained their telescopes on the goings on of poets Byron and ...
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