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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

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by Nadeau, Jean-Benoit
The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventiv...
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Sailing's Strangest Moments

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by John Harding
This fascinating collection of entertaining stories from the seven seas reveals unusual and bizarre sailing trips, vessels and characters, and recounts perilous journeys in freak weather, meetings with pirates and sea monsters, and other legendary tales.
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Allotments

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by Jane Eastoe
An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow you own. Plus it offers one of the most relaxing atmospheres with the chance to mix with fellow gardeners. Your allotment can provide enough fruit, veg and herbs to feed most small families (and cut flowers to adorn the kitchen table) - produce that will taste and look much better than anything shop bou...
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The Water Road

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by PAUL GOGARTY
The Water Road is the story of a four month circumnavigation by narrowboat of 'The Grand Cross', the name given to the inland waterway linking the Thames to the Humber, Severn and Mersey. Starting in London, Paul Gogarty follows a figure of eight through Britain's major cities and across the Pennines. Entering the world's most concentrated canal network Gogarty sails into England's past and future. 'The Cu...
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Rowing it Alone

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by Debra Veal
On 7 October 2001, Debra and Andrew Veal set off from Tenerife in a rowing boat. They were the only mixed pair in the Ward Evans Transatlantic Rowing Challenge. After two weeks, Andrew - despite being the more experienced rower - abandoned ship, having realised he was terrified of the open seas. Seizing the opportunity to pit herself single-handedly against the ocean, Debra spent over three months tackling ...
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Cheap Sleeps Europe

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by Katie Wood
Finding cheap accomodation is always a headache when you're travelling around Europe on a budget. But there are in fact plenty of clean, safe and comfortable options - it's just a matter of knowing where to find them. In her best-selling, definitive guide to budget travel in Europe, Katie Wood provides the insider information necessary to locate a near inexhaustible supply of accommodation ideas in 31 Europ...
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The Boys Of Everest

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by Clint Willis
The Boys of Everest', which received enormous praise when published in hardback, tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing acheivement and heartbreaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His inner circle -- they came to be known as Bonington's...
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The Backpacker's Bible

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by Elaine Robertson
* 'Indispensable.' Wanderlust Magazine *'Essential pre-departure reading.' Jennifer Cox, Author of Around the World in 80 Dates *Newly revised and updated in 2010 The Backpacker's Bible, the result of extensive research and first-hand experience, is crammed full of advice for the first time traveler - from planning the journey to packing your bags, from organising money to keeping in touch with home. There ...
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Strange But True New York

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by S B Howard
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One Hundred and One Places Not to Visit

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by Adam Russ
There are hundreds of travel guides that tell you all the good things about a place and gloss over the not so good. This guide acts as an antidote to that and tells you what you really want to know. What are the chances of leaving the place alive? Will the food kill you, or will it be the water? How friendly or violent are the locals? Most of the time you don't get to know this until you're actually there -...
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History of Britain Companion

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by Jo Swinnerton
From King Harold to Elizabeth II, this fascinating and unique book offers a view of the oddities, quirks, origins and stories behind the history of Britain that has made the country what it is today. Starting, quite literally at the beginning, the reader is taken on an unorthodox tour through the lesser known nuggets of British history. 'The History of Britain Companion' provides the reader with a fascinati...
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Plus Ca Change

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by Julie Barlow
"The Story of French", like any good story, tells of spectacular failures and unexpected success. This is the story of the French language - second only to English for the number of countries where it is officially spoken. A language that is the official tongue of two G-7 countries and three European nations. A language with rules so complex that only a few people ever completely master it. Nadeau and Barlo...
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London Pocket Companion

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by Jo Swinnerton
This attractive, handy pocket book answers all those burning questions about London. Whose head fell off London Bridge into his daughter's lap? How do you make Big Ben gain two-fifths of a second? Who sold Buckingham Palace to an American tourist? Which London citizens are allowed to herd a flock of sheep over London Bridge? Why did John Etherington's top hat get him arrested in Mayfair in 1797? Which Londo...
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Sailor's Pocket Companion

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by Miles Kendall
This attractive, handy pocket book is perfect for both landlubbers and salty sea dogs. This is for everyone who knows their starboard from their stinkpot, and their Raggie from their stern - or who wants to find out. Anyone who has ever set foot in a sailing vessel and come back for more will enjoy this humorous and original book. From the serious (how waggling wings can save lives) to the informative (how ...
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Birdwatcher's Pocket Companion

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by Malcolm Tait
This attractive, handy pocket book will appeal to all twitchers, birders, ornithologists and garden-tickers. There are many species of birdwatcher, and they're all catered for by this unique book. From the serious (why vultures are dying out in Asia) to the bizarre (the parrot that can read minds); the informative (why waxwings have waxy wings) to the completely ridiculous (the avian footballing XI, starrin...
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