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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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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
Perfect for fans of 'The Salt Path' and 'The Outrun', this book is a life-affirming exploration of wild landscapes, what it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unquiet minds.
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My Midsummer Morning

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by Humphreys, Alastair
Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play. In 1935 a young Englishman named Laurie Lee arrived in Spain. He had never been overseas; had hardly even left the quiet village he grew up in. His idea was to walk through the country, earning money for food by playing his violin in bars and plazas. Nearly a centur...
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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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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

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by Sherman, Anna
For over 300 years, Japan closed itself to outsiders, developing a remarkable and unique culture. During its period of isolation, the inhabitants of the city of Edo, later known as Tokyo, relied on its public bells to tell the time. In her remarkable book, Anna Sherman tells of her search for the bells of Edo, exploring the city of Tokyo and its inhabitants and the individual and particular relationship of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 environments...
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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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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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The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

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by Atkins, William
Winner of the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year For all the desert's dreamlike beauty, to travel here was not just to pitch yourself into oblivion: it was to grind away at yourself until nothing was left. It was to aspire to the condition of sand. One third of the earth's land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. Wh...
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Walks in the Wild: A guide through the forest with Peter Wohlleben

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by Wohlleben, Peter
Can you tell the difference between wolf and dog prints? Which trees are best to shelter under a storm? How do you tell a deciduous and coniferous tree apart? Bestselling author of 'The Hidden Life of Trees', Peter Wohlleben, lets you in on the quintessentials of his forestry knowledge. He invites you on an atmospheric journey of discovery. Learn to find your way around the woods without a compass ...
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Shadow of the Silk Road

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by Thubron, Colin
Winner of the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. A magnificent account of an ancient world ...
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The Durrells of Corfu

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by Haag, Michael
The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left?
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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 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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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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