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Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls (Signed and numbered Collector's Edition)

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by Marshall, Tim
We feel more divided than ever. This riveting analysis tells you why. Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape. There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Eur...
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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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Ultimate Signspotting - Absurd and Amusing Signs from Around the World

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by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet's original Signspotting books garnered phenomenal worldwide sales of over 300,000 copies. And now the world of gaffes and miscommunications is back with Ultimate Signspotting, a round-up of the world's most perplexing signs and garbled messages.
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Sailing Alone Around the World

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by Joshua Slocum
"Sailing Alone around the World" is the extraordinary story of one man’s courage and resourcefulness, and has an enduring and universal appeal as a landmark of world adventure.
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Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road

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by Wood, Levison
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 GBP7...
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Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain

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by Campbell, Stuart
Daniel Defoe's Railway Journeys describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart Campbell describes the people they meet and the unwanted adventures that befall them. He is aided and abetted by the ghost of Daniel Defoe, writer, soldier, businessman and spy who completed his own journey in the 1720s..
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Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey

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by Weymouth, Adam
A captivating, lyrical account of an epic voyage by canoe down the Yukon River. The Yukon River is almost 2,000 miles long, flowing through Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Setting out to explore one of the most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions of North America, Adam Weymouth journeyed by canoe on a four-month odyssey through this untrammelled wilderness, encountering the people who have lived t...
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Halfway House To Heaven - Unravelling The Mystery Of The Majestic River Oxus

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by Bill Colegrave
The Oxus in Afghanistan's High Pamir is one of the greatest rivers of the world, and also one of the least known. Running through the core of Central Asia, it is unusual in a myriad of ways - the most surprising of which is that it never reaches the sea. Through the centuries, the `majestic' Oxus has been the source of legends - the tale of Sohrab and Rustum is the most epic, so memorably captured in verse ...
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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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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

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by Pankhurst, Kate
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world.
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All at Sea

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by Julian Sayarer
Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year for his previous book 'Interstate'. On the small island of Surin, near the naval border of Thailand and Myanmar, an indigenous people known as Moken 'sea gypsies' struggle to maintain the same timeless existence as their ancestors. As real estate developers, oil exploration and industrial tourism reshape the waters they call home, Sayarer receives ...
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Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago

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by Barkham, Patrick (Y)
Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2018 Shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year 2018 'For all the islomaniacs out there, Patrick Barkham's Islander looks unmissable' Robert Macfarlane 'Brimming with nature, this is a fitting tribute to the strangeness and beauty of our British isles' Financial Times The British Isles are an archipelago made up...
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To Oldly Go: Tales of Intrepid Travel by the Over-60s

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by Jennifer Barclay
A brand new collection of remarkable travel tales from 'Silver Travellers'. Dervla Murphy travelling in Havana at the age of 74, Matthew Parris swimming the Thames at 60, and Colin Thubron climbing the last stronghold of the Assassins in his 60s are among the writers recounting their adventures, often defying expectations - and the odds - and going outside their comfort zone to take a less-travelled path in...
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The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

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by Michael Booth
The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54% of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 % of Danish men have had sex with an animal.
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The Art of Travel

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by Alain de Botton
The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference. Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so.
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Tiny Britain: 60 of the Nation's Overlooked Little Treasures

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by Wills, Dixe
Praised by BBC Countryfile Magazine for writing `intelligently and amusingly, with evident excitement and imagination', Dixe Wills unleashes his trademark style on the tiniest attractions in Britain. Beautifully presented in full colour throughout, the book uncovers 60 of the country's loveliest and most diminutive places to visit. Be it a castle, cathedral, cinema or pub, a museum, theatre, ferry or footba...
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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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William Shakespeare - The Complete Plays in One Sitting

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by Joelle Herr
Get to know Shakespeare’s plays like never before. With comprehensive summaries and character profiles from each of the 38 comedies, tragedies and histories, this accessible mini guide to the Bard is perfect for either digesting in small doses or devouring in one sitting. Complemented by illustrations throughout, it is sure to entertain novices and Shakespeare lovers alike.
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Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers

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by Bradt, Hilary
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month April 2017 From cycling in Shetland to power cuts in Laos, Roam Alone is a celebration of inspiring writers who went it alone and lived to tell the tale. Featuring a foreword by TV presenter and newsreader Jan Leeming, Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers is a unique title from Bradt, showcasing a brand new collection of remarkabl...
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Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

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by Hunt, Nick
Nick Hunt sets off on an unlikely quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent. His wind-walks begin on Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm - the only named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora - a bitter northerly that blows from Trieste through Slovenia and down the Croatian coast. His hunt for the 'snow-eating' Foehn becomes a me...
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