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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Truth Pixie Goes to School

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by Haig, Matt
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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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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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Hokkaido Highway Blues - Hitchhiking Japan

by Will Ferguson
It had never been done before. Not in 2,000 years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan.
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The Audacity of Hope

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by Barack Obama
This title presents Barack Obama's political vision for the future of America. In this bestselling book, Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed.With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public v...
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The House of the Mosque

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by Kader Abdolah
Welcome to the house of the mosque...Iran, 1950. Spring has arrived, and as the women prepare the festivities, Sadiq waits for a suitor to knock on the door. Her uncle Nosrat returns from Tehran with a glamorous woman, while on the rooftop, Shahbal longs only for a television to watch the first moon landing. But not even the beloved grandmothers can foresee what will happen in the days and months to come. I...
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Sunset Song

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by Gibbon, Lewis Grassic
"Sunset Song" is the first and most celebrated of Grassic Gibbon's great trilogy, "A Scot's Quair". It provides a powerful description of the first two decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. It is hard to find any other Scottish novel of the last century, which has received wider acclaim and better epitomises the feelings of a nation.
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Trout Fishing in America

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by Brautigan, Richard
Richard Brautigan's wonderfully zany, hilarious episodic novel set amongst the rural waterways of America. Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways and ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. With pure inventiveness and free-wheeling energy, the counterpoint to all those angry Beatniks, ...
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