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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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Off the Map

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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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The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East

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by McCarron, Leon
There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it.From Jerusalem, McCarron followed a series of wild hiking trails that trace ancient trading and pilgrimage routes and traverse some of the most contested landscapes in the world. In the West Bank, he met families struggling to lead normal lives amidst political ...
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Scraps of Wool: A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing

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by Colegrave, Bill
For more than forty years I have collected and read travel books... I marked passages that enthused me and so gathered a library that was annotated by triangular corner-folds and barely decipherable jottings. This was my own inadvertent wool-gathering...
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In Patagonia

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by Bruce Chatwin
The black and white photographs in this book sum up the vast emptiness full of an astonishing cross-section of the world's nationalities that is Patagonia. The journey invents itself as he pursues a mythical beast through Rio Negro, Chubut and Southern Patagonia. Along the way he is detained by the improbable stories of those he meets.
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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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Mission Possible

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by Ash Dykes
At the age of 23, Ash Dykes became the first person to walk, solo and unsupported, across Mongolia. Two years late he spent more than five months traversing the length of Madagascar, another world first. In Mission Possible, Ash reveals the spirit, planning, and sheer determination that went into these two record-breaking feats. Along the way we discover how a young man from Wales transformed himself into o...
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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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Question Time: A Journey Round Britain's Quizzes

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by Mason, Mark
Which major UK retailer has the same name as Odysseus's dog in Greek mythology? In the original version of the Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', who sang the opening line? Which is the only US state whose name can be typed on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard? Travel writer and quiz fan Mark Mason decided to combine two of his greatest loves by setting off on a tour of Britain's quizzes....
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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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Long Walk

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by Slavomir Rawicz
This is one of the world's greatest stories of adventure, survival and escape. SlavomirRawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 9th November 1939, he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation in Moscow's infamous Lubyanka prison and a farce of a trial, he was sentenced to 25 years' hard labour in the Gulags, for 'spying'. After a three-month journey to Siberia in the depths of winter,...
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

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by Benson, Timothy S.
Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017 offers a pictorial whistle-stop tour of a year in which, among many other things, Brexit became a way of life, the general election that wasn't supposed to happen happened and the world became obsessed with 140-character messages from the US president. Celebrating the best drawings by our very finest cartoonists, it's a superbly sharp and witty record of an extraordina...
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The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

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by Sinclair, Iain
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition. Here is a mesmerising record of secret scholars and whispering ghosts. Of disturbing encounters. Night hospitals. ...
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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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Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys

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by Tom Chesshyre
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month April 2016 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. Join him on the rails an...
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The Idle Traveller

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by Dan Kieran
As we jet off on holiday, passing from airport lounge to hotel in our desperation to escape our everyday lives and find some better weather, we'd do well to ask ourselves what on earth we're doing.
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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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