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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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The Marches

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by Rory Stewart
Ten years after walking across Central Asia and through Afghanistan, Rory Stewart returns to Britain. He walks a thousand miles, crossing and recrossing the English-Scottish Border.
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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

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by Pryce, Lois
In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ...I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and...
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The Making Of The British Landscape

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by Nicholas Crane
How much do we really know about the place we call 'home'? In this sweeping, timely book, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain. The British landscape has been continuously occupied by humans for 12,000 years, from the end of the Ice Age to the twenty-first century. It has been transformed from a European peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering cities and exquisite countryside. ...
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A Woman in Berlin

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by Anonymous
A Woman in Berlin is a harrowing and moving account of Berlin in the final days of war: it is the diary of an anonymous woman attempting to navigate the chaos and horrors of the 8-week period from April 1945 when Berlin fell to Russian troops.
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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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To a Mountain in Tibet

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by Colin Thubron
TOP TEN BESTSELLER Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Colin Thubron joins these pilgrims, after an arduous trek from Nepal, through the high passes of Tibet, to the magical lakes beneath the sl...
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Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys

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by Tom Chesshyre
Why do people love trains so much? Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel - on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable characters who share a passion for train travel.
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Chasing Hornbills

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by Fenton, Simon
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The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes

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by Malachy Tallack
Shortlisted for a 2016 Edward Standford Travel Writing Award. Critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack returns in the autumn of 2016 with The Un-Discovered Islands, an exploration of some of the world's strangest places. Gathered in the book are two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of imagination, deception and simple human error. They are phan...
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White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

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by Dyer, Geoff
Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanfords Travel Writing Awards 2016. From one of Britain's most original writers, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It - albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age. From a trip to ...
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Far Horizons

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by Frank Gardner
"Far Horizons" is Frank Gardner’s look back at all the travelling he has done in his varied life, much of which he undertook before becoming the BBC’s security correspondent.
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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

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by Bill Bryson
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern clas...
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Walking The Nile

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by Levison Wood
A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestseller His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thought...
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How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker

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by Lauren Juliff
I had no life experience, zero common sense and had never eaten rice. I suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder and had just had my heart broken. I hoped by leaving to travel the world I would be able to heal myself. Instead, Lauren's travels were full of bad luck and near-death experiences.
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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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Running With The Kenyans

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by Adharanand Finn
Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year. It is shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. Best New Writer category at the British Sports Book Awards.
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Books v. Cigarettes

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by Orwell, George
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.
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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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The Timbuktu School for Nomads

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by Nicholas Jubber
The Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, The English Patient and Star Wars, and home to nomadic communities whose ways of life stretch back millennia. Today it's a teeth-janglingly dangerous destination, where the threat of jihadists lurks just over the horizon. Following in the footsteps of 16th century traveller Leo Africanus, Nicholas Jubber went on a turbu...
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