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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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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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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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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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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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DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do : My Adventures as a Safari Guide

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by Allison, Peter
The Okavango Delta, Botswana: a lush wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Aged 19, Peter Allison thought he would visit for a short holiday before going home to get a 'proper job'. But Peter fell in love with southern Africa and its wildlife and before long had risen to become a top safari guide. In Don't Run, Whatever You Do, you'll hear outrageous-but-true tales from the most exciting safaris. Yo...
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The Colossus of Maroussi

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by Miller, Henry
"Out of the sea, as if Homer himself had arranged it for me, the islands bobbed up, lonely, deserted, mysterious in the fading light" Enraptured by a young woman's account of the landscapes of Greece, Henry Miller set off to explore the Grecian countryside with his friend Lawrence Durrell in 1939. In 'The Colossus of Maroussi' he describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being trampled to death by s...
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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

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by Bryson, Bill
It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in lo...
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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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