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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 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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The Lost Book of Adventure: from the Notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer

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by Keen, Teddy
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Children's Travel Book of the Year A facsimile edition of the tattered notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer, this love letter to the wild details everything you need to know about how to live and thrive in nature, from the principles of treehouse building to wilderness first aid. "If you are reading this, it means my note...
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Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age

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by Wheeler, Sara
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's APA Publications Travel Memoir of the Year There is a literal Russian landscape, and there is its emotional, literary counterpart. In 'Mud and Stars', award-winning writer Sara Wheeler sets out to explore both. With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides – Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol and Turgenev, among others – Wheeler tra...
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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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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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The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

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by Campbell, Nancy
"A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers, Arctic floe, verglas, frost and snow - I can think of no better or warmer guide to the icy ends of the Earth" Dan Richards, author of 'Climbing Days'
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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip

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by Theroux, Paul
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year The master of contemporary travel writing, Paul Theroux, immerses himself in the beautiful and troubled heart of modern Mexico Nogales is a border town caught between Mexico and the United States of America. A forty-foot steel fence runs through its centre, separating the prosperous...
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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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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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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

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by Ella Frances Sanders
Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's particular sense of anticipation before a trip?
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Off the Map

by Alastair Bonnett
In a world of Google Earth where we think that the world is fully mapped out, every discovery and adventure made, Off the Map is a journey through the remaining hidden geographies - from disappearing island to gutterspaces, invisible cities and floating landmasses - and is a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today. In the great tradition of pyscho-geography - the history of places and w...
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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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Moods of Future Joys

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by Humphreys, Alastair
Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans, Alastair Humphreys’ 46,000 mile ride took four years to complete.
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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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Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes

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by Whitfield, Susan
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Dorling Kindersley Illustrated Travel Book of the Year As world powers realign their cultural, economic and political outlooks, there is no better time to consider how Afro-Eurasia's complex network of ancient trade routes - which spanned the vastness of the steppe, vertiginous mountain ranges, fertile river plains and forbiddin...
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Around the World in 80 Trains

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by Rajesh, Monisha
When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on th...
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The Travel Writer's Way: Turning your travels into stories

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by Lorie, Jonathan
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 for pleasure or for publication, for friends or for media. The result is a practical, entertaining and illuminating int...
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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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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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