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The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book: Pit Your Wits Against the World's Greatest Explorers

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by The Royal Geographical Society
'The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book' brings the rich and colourful history and content of this great institution to the printed page in the form of a challenging, informative and entertaining quiz book. Explore hidden routes, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you work through over a century's worth of geographical wonder - from Shackleton to Livingstone, Darwin to MacArthur...
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The Lost Book of Adventure: from the notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer

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by Keen, Teddy
The Quarto Group have won an 8-way auction to a bundle of sketchbooks believed to have been written by an `unknown' adventurer. Discovered by nature enthusiast Teddy Keen on a recent trip to the Amazon, the tattered sketchbooks are filled with details of extraordinary adventures and escapes, expedition advice and survival methods, annotated with illustrations. It is thought that the sketchbooks were created...
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I Hate the Lake District

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by Gere, Charlie
An alternative view of the North West of England that delves into its stranger past. 'I Hate the Lake District' offers a different vision of the rural environment from those found in much contemporary nature writing. Based on the author's trips around North West England, the book engages with nuclear power and nuclear war, slavery, imperialism, ghosts, love, God, cockroaches, and the sheer violence and c...
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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

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by Gayford, Martin
Bestselling author of 'Modernists & Mavericks' Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art. In the course of a career thinking and writing about art, Martin Gayford has travelled all over the world both to see works of art and to meet artists. Gayford's journeys, often to fairly inaccessible places, involve frustrations and complications, but also serendipito...
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North Korea Journal

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by Palin, Michael
A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but wh...
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Londonist Drinks: A Spirited Guide to London Libation

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by The Londonist
The Londonist writers are excited to be sharing their expert knowledge of some of London's alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinking establishments.
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Step By Step: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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by Reeve, Simon
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Travel Memoir of the Year The Sunday Times Bestseller "My goodness, it is brilliant. Searingly honest, warm, bursting with humanity. Such brave and inspiring writing." Kate Humble In TV adventurer Simon Reeve's bestselling memoir he describes how he has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, w...
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A Stranger's Pose

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by Iduma, Emmanuel
Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2019 A unique blend of travelogue, musings and poetry, 'A Stranger's Pose' draws the reader into a world of encounters haunted by the absence of home, estrangement from a lover and family tragedies. The author's recollections and reflections of fragments of his journeys to African cities, from Dakar to Douala, Bamako to Benin, and Khartoum to Casablanca, offer a ...
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Kidding Around: Tales of Travel with Children

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by Murphy, Dervla
Becoming a parent need to not put an end to wanderlust. That's the message in this new anthology from Bradt, the latest in a series of collections of real-life tales focusing on different aspects of travel. With contributions from a range of both well-known, professional travel writers and newer writers from the UK and North America, this engaging and entertaining compilation of 37 stories lifts the lid on ...
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The Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains: A Journey Across Arunachal Pradesh - India's Forgotten Frontier

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by Bolingbroke-Kent, Antonia
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. A thrilling and dangerous adventure through Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world's least explored places. Remote, mountainous and forbidding, here shamans still fly through the night, hidden valleys conceal portals to other worlds, yetis leave footprints in the snow, spirits and demons abound, and the gods are appeased by th...
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London's Architectural Walks

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by Watson, Jim
London's Architectural Walks is a unique guide to the most celebrated landmark buildings in one of the world's major cities. In thirteen easy walks it takes you on a fascinating journey through London's diverse architectural heritage with historical background and clear maps. Some of the capital's most beautiful parks are visited, plus palaces, theatres, museums and some surprising oddities. With the author...
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Slow Trains to Venice: A Love Letter to Europe

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by Chesshyre, Tom
Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks.
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The How to be British Collection

by Martyn Alexander Ford
A perennially popular collection of colour cartoon illustrations, with accompanying texts, on the endearing oddities of our British life and character. Drawing on their many years' experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language the authors also offer the wider world a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to get around in English and at the same time make sense of our 'funny ways'.
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Why I Write

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by George Orwell
Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.
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Be More Japan: The Art of Japanese Living

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by DK Travel
An inspirational photographic gift book celebrating the individuality of Japan and its culture. 'Be More Japan' is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, 'Be More Japan' helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at ho...
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Travel Writer's Field Guide

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by Phoebe Smith
The world is full of stories. Write them. The Travel Writer's Field Guide is an inspirational reference book for anyone who loves to travel.
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The Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail

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by Voors, Tim
Get ready for the sublime beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the Mojave Desert, through the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, to Canada, traversing the American West is not for the faint-hearted. Pristine mountain lakes, nights under the stars, and spontaneous friendships forged over camp- fires reward hikers who stay the course. Tim Voors a passionate long-distance hiker who walked the trail alone o...
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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

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by Foer, Joshua
Praised as the "bestest travel guide ever" (Mary Roach) and "a joy to read and reread" (Neil Gaiman), 'Atlas Obscura' is a phenomenon of travel books: "Odds are you won't get past three pages without being amazed" (San Francisco Chronicle). It rocketed to the top of bestseller lists and has over 626,000 copies in print since its publication in late 2016.
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Scottish Island Bagging: The Walkhighlands Guide to the Islands of Scotland

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by Webster, Helen
'Scottish Island Bagging' by Helen and Paul Webster, founders of Walkhighlands, is a guide to the magical islands of Scotland. Focusing on the ninety-nine islands that have regular trips or means of access for visitors, plus fifty-five other islands which have no regular transport but are still of significant size or interest, the authors have described the best ways to experience each one. Of the island...
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Great Expeditions

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by Greenwood, Alan
Foreword by Levison Wood, presenter of 'Walking the Americas'. A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world.
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