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Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain

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by Campbell, Stuart
Daniel Defoe's Railway Journeys describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart Campbell describes the people they meet and the unwanted adventures that befall them. He is aided and abetted by the ghost of Daniel Defoe, writer, soldier, businessman and spy who completed his own journey in the 1720s..
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China in Drag: Travels with a Cross-dresser

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by Bristow, Michael
Approaching the end of his eight year stint in Beijing, BBC journalist Michael Bristow decided he wanted to write about the country's modern history. To assist him he asked for the help of his language teacher, who was born just two years after the communist party came to power in 1949. The changing fortunes of his life have mirrored the ups and downs of his country, which has moved from communist poverty t...
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Sweet Fruit, Sour Land

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by Ley, Rebecca
When a wealthy client visits Mathilde's dressmaking shop, she finds herself drawn into the only surviving circle of luxury left in a barren London. Attending parties offers a welcome escape from life governed by ration cards and a strictly enforced child policy. Here she meets enigmatic government minister, George, and piano-playing Jaminder, with whom an intense friendship blossoms. As their relationship g...
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The Great Horizon: 50 Tales of Exploration

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by Woolf, Jo
Fifty stories of adventure and exploration over more than two hundred years of human history. The Great Horizon features those who set out to conquer new territories and claim world records alongside those who contributed to our understanding of the world all but accidentally. Published in association with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and with full access to their extensive records, the book inc...
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Crocodile

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by Shand, Daniel
She's remembering curtains closed against whatever might harm them and all the knick- knacks: the porcelain fairy, the chain of rubber dolphins, CDs piled a metre high. This was what home meant.
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Fallow

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by Shand, Daniel
Fallow is a tense, thrilling literary novel combining elements of dark comedy and surrealism. At its heart is the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey's release from prison. His crime, child murder, committed when he was a boy. As they travel, moving from one disturbing scenario to the next, ...
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Celestial Bodies

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by Alharthi, Jokha
Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the c...
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Along the Divide: Walking the Wild Spine of Scotland

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by Townsend, Chris
Chris Townsend embarks on a 700-mile walk along the spine of Scotland, the line of high ground where fallen rain runs either west to the Atlantic or east to the North Sea. Walking before the Independence Referendum of 2014, and writing after the EU Referendum of 2016, he reflects on: nature and history, conservation and rewilding, land use and literature, and change in a time of limitless potential for both...
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East of West, West of East

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by Brown, Hamish
This extraordinary book tells the story of a remarkable family caught in Japan at the outbreak of the Second World War in the Pacific. With letters, journal extracts and notes from Hamish Brown's parents, as well as his own recollections, it brings the era to life: not only life in the dying days of the British Empire, but also the terrible reality of the invasion of Singapore into which they escaped.
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The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare

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by Howard, Andy
This beautifully crafted hardback takes readers through the four seasons and the life of the mountain hare. Featuring stunning photography by Andy Howard, a leading expert on the subject, field notes from his time on the hills tracking these majestic creatures and a charming narrative about the life of the mountain hare, this will be a comprehensive guide to the Secret Life of the Scottish Mountain Hare.
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Short Ride on a Fast Machine

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by McGrandle, Magnus
Short Ride on A Fast Machine is a quirky and engaging caper, the story of a young cycle courier from London who goes on an improbable journey to Norway, to pick up a stuffed owl for a mysterious client. For his oddest job to date, Sam enlists the help of his friend and fellow courier Poyntz. But as they make their haphazard journey to Mr Sorensen's mountain hut, its owner is attracting the attention of the ...
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Bump, Bike & Baby: Mummy's Gone Adventure Racing

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by O'Sullivan, Moire
In Bump, Bike & Baby, Moire O'Sullivan charts her journey from happy, carefree mountain runner to reluctant, stay-at-home mother of two. With her sights set on winning Ireland's National Adventure Racing Series, she manages to maintain her post-natal sanity, and slowly learns to become a loving and occasionally functioning mum.
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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

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by Bain, Clifton
Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of, north to south, Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland. Correctly described as a rainforest, these trees take a higher rainfall than some areas of the Brazilian rainforest, the unbroken lineage since the Ice Age...
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Greenpeace Captain: Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior

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by Willcox, Peter
In over 40 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement. He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing sites and deep sea drillers. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Guardian, Peter has confronted naval warships, including diving in front of a...
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Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

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by Townsend, Chris
As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favourites. The PCT runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada through desert, forest and mountain wildernesses. In Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles ...
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Hamish's Mountain Walk &Climbing The Corbetts

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by Hamish M Brown
"Hamish's Mountain Walk" describes the first complete traverse of the Munros (mountains in Scotland attaining a height of 3000 feet) in a single journey. The book is a classic of outdoor and mountaineering literature and describes not only the intricacies and challenges of the journey but also the history of the area and much else of interest.
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Cairgorm John

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by John Allen
For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In 'Cairngorm John' (his call sign when in contact with Search and Rescue helicopters he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has seen and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real life rescues, discussions of mountain re...
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The Munros in Winter - 277 Summits in 83 Days

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by MARTIN MORAN
In 1985 mountain guide Martin Moran achieved the first completion of all 277 Munros* in a single winter with the support and companionship of his wife Joy. Their success was a feat of dedicated mountaineering and effective teamwork through the storms, snows and avalanches of an epic winter season in the Scottish Highlands. Martin's account of the winter journey became a classic mountain narrative, combining...
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Walking the Song

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by Brown, Hamish
Hamish Brown has been an outdoorsman for more than sixty years. The first person to complete an uninterrupted round of Scotland's Munros, his account of the feat in Hamish's Mountain Walk is a classic of Scottish mountain literature. Throughout those years he has contributed articles and essays to many journals and, in this selection, he presents not an autobiography or some overview of life, but a very per...
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Downhill from Here

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by Boyter, Gavin
Approaching his middle forties, Gavin Boyter wondered what his life was all about. A Scot living in London, single and with no kids, he was living for the job and the dwindling hope of a career in film. He had been a club runner all his life, pretty good but not at the front all that often. He was what he called an ordinary runner and he came to wonder just what an ordinary runner might be capable of. How a...
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