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Barging Round Britain: Exploring the History of Our Nation's Canals and Waterways

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by John Sergeant
Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. This book explores the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on our waterways today.
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Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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by Beard, Elspeth
In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.
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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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by Mark Vanhoenacker
Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice.
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History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

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by Baxter, Sarah
History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects us to land and history that was shaped by the machine itself. Although a basic form of railway, or rutway, did exist in Ancient Greek and Roman times – notably the ship trackway between Diolkos and the Isthmus ...
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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

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by Anthony Lambert
Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other.
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Lenin on the Train

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by Merridale, Catherine
A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break a stalemate that was itself destroying Europe. In the German government a small group of men had a brillia...
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Land Rover: The Story of the Car That Conquered the World

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by Ben Fogle
As quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips or a British Bulldog, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover Defender has become an iconic part of what it is to be British. It is said that for more than half the world's population, the first car they ever saw was a Land Rover Defender. It mirrors many of our national traits, stiff upper-lipped and slightly eccentric. The car has remained relatively uncha...
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London Underground (Amazing and Extraordinary Facts)

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by Stephen Halliday
Which was the first underground line built? Where are the abandoned ‘ghost’ stations on the network? Which underground station has the longest escalator?
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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

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by Chris Stewart
"'A charming and lyrical read, awash with the joy of discovery...' Rory Maclean, Guardian 'It is easy to enthuse about the simple pleasures of life, but hard to write about them well. Stewart's gift is to do so with the carefree manner of someone you've just met in a bar, and who is buying the drinks' Hugh Thomson, Independent 'Witty, self-deprecating and charming, Stewart makes wonderful company even if yo...
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London's Overthrow

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by China Miéville
London’s Overthrow by China Miéville is an essay on the social, economic and political conditions of contemporary London. Gritty colour photographs accompany the text, creating a realistic journey through the streets of the capital. Miéville’s passionate reflections and quotations from the Londoners he speaks to connect the landscape to the people who inhabit it. He reveals the mood in the city and explo...
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On the Shores of the Mediterranean

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by Eric Newby
With his trademark charm and sharp wit, Newby leaves no stone unturned in his quest for wonderfully detailed and quirky knowledge to share with his reader. Insightful, hilarious and sheer fun, this is an adventure not to be missed, by Britain's best-loved travel guide, and father of the genre.
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Coast To Coast - A Journey Across 1950's America

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by Jan Morris
Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane. In her words a 'period piece', "Coast to Coast" describes an American identity markedly different from today. In her brilliant prose, Morris records with exuberence and curiosity a time of innocence in the US - when television was in i...
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Long Way Round

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by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
Long Way Round was just that for these two intrepid bikers: From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America.
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Round Ireland in Low Gear

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by Eric Newby
'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice. To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had decided that the depths of winter would be the very best time to explore Ireland by mountain bike. More astonishing still, he managed to persuade Wanda, his long-suffering ...
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Great British Railway Journeys

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by Charlie Bunce
With a foreword by Michael Portillo, “Great British Railways” sees Charlie Bunce discover the incredible impact the railways had on Victorian Britain and are struck by their lasting legacy.
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On The Slow Train Again

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by Michael Williams
Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slo...
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Pedalare! Pedalare!

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by John Foot
The relationship between sport, history, politics and wider culture is always a fascinating one. In Pedalare! Pedalare! John Foot explores the centrality of cycling in the Italian consciousness with reference to Fascism, the Cold War and the two World Wars. The sport’s development is investigated alongside changes in wider Italian society, from the poor peasants who took up cycling in the early, pioneering ...
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John Betjeman - On Trains

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by John Betjeman
“John Betjeman - On Trains” is a wonderful selection of evocative letters on Britain's railways by the former Poet Laureate. The best-loved of English poets, John Betjeman (1906-1984) was also a great champion of British heritage whose legacy lives on, not just in his poetry, but in his diaries, broadcasts and letters. A devotee of the railways, this small, beautiful volume brings together some of his co...
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Mapping the Roads: Building Modern Britain

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by Mike Parker
The story of Britain's road development - graphically and beautifully illustrated on our maps - is also the story of its political, economic and social history. And the car, more than any other single factor, has shaped our landscape andchanged our maps. Busy, bustling, often creaking at the seams, most of us have a love-hate relationship with our roads.
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India's Disappearing Railways

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by Angus McDonald
India's Disappearing Railways is a vibrant photo-essay by Australian photographer Angus McDonald, capturing for the first time in print the sub-continent's unique narrow-gauge hill railways in all their vivid colour, character and chaos.
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