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Arabia: A Journey Through The Heart of the Middle East

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by Wood, Levison
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environment...
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Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road

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by Levison Wood
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of GBP750 - including f...
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Walking the Americas

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by Wood, Levison
LONGLISTED IN THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL CATEGORY OF THE 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERBY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael PalinWalking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight ...
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The Travel Writer's Way: Turning your travels into stories

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by Lorie, Jonathan
Join us at Stanfords on Tuesday 11th June to hear Jonathan Lorie share his 20 years of experience In this innovative new title, expert author Jonathan Lorie shares 20 years’ experience as a professional travel writer, editor and teacher of acclaimed travel writing courses around the world to create the ultimate guide for travellers who want to turn their journeys into stories, whether f...
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The Electricity of Every Living Thing: A Woman's Walk in the Wild to Find Her Way Home

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by May, Katherine
To coincide with the paperback launch, Katherine May joins us on Thursday 6th June to talk about her experiences walking the 630-mile South West Coast Path while coming to terms with her diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.
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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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A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle

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by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
'For the first time in my life I felt that death was a possibility; a stupid, pointless, lonely death on the aptly named Mondulkiri Death Highway.'
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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

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by Jubber, Nicholas
These are the stories that made Europe. Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent's most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us. The great European epics were all inspired by moments of seismic change: The Odyssey tells of the aftermath of the Tro...
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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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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

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by Pryce, Lois
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ... I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is v...
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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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You Can't Hide the Sun: A Journey Through Palestine

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by John McCarthy
Determined to understand the day-to-day complexities of being a Palestian-Arab in modern-day Israel, John McCarthy embarks on a deeply personal journey from the shores of the Mediterranean to the desert landscape of the Negev.
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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 Kindness of Strangers: Travel Stories That Make Your Heart Grow

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by O'Nuallain, Fearghal
Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer Travel opens our minds to the world; it helps us to embrace risk and uncertainty, overcome challenges and understand the people we meet and the places we visit. But what happens when we arrive home? How do our experiences shape us? The Kindness of Strangers explores what it means to be vulnerable and to be helped by someone we've never met bef...
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The Salt Path

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by Winn, Raynor
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Travel Memoir of the Year A Sunday Times Bestseller. Shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize. "'The Salt Path' is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told." Jackie Morris. Just days after Ra...
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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

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by Helena Attlee
Shortlisted for the 2015 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. This is a delightful book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits. The story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, Helena Attlee takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy's cultural, moral, cu...
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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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Beastly Journeys

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by Jonathan Scott
David Attenborough, Dion Leonard (Finding Gobi), Dervla Murphy and Brian Jackman are just four of the authors whose work features in this new anthology from Bradt focusing on true stories about travelling with animals.
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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

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by Bill Bryson
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern clas...
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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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