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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

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by Theroux, Paul
The Sunday Times bestseller Paul Theroux collects a rich feast of his writing and essays - from travel to personal memoir - published all together here for the first time
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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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We Should All be Feminists

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by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. What does "feminism" mean today?
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Homage to Catalonia

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by George Orwell
Republished in the Contemporary Penguin Classics series, this book remains one of the best accounts of the Spanish Civil War.
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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

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by Andersson, Per J.
Winner of the Marco Polo Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait - it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK w...
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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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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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Notes from A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream

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by Bryson, Bill
Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth. Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any...
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

by Arikawa, Hiro
It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side. Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say. Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons and narrated wit...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

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by Kassabova, Kapka
Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers pl...
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