• Accidental Tour Guide
    Accidental Tour Guide
    ISBN: 9781925791358
    Title: Accidental Tour Guide
    Author: MOODY MARY

    Eat, Pray, Love meets The Year of Magical Thinking in this powerful memoir of love, loss and taking risks from a true adventurer

    The irrepressible Mary Moody knows better than anyone the joy of breaking new ground and discovering new frontiers. She is the bestselling author of Au Revoir and Last Tango In Toulouse, and her life as a journalist, TV and radio presenter, popular gardening guru and inveterate traveller has been an inspiration to thousands of women for decades.

    But when Moody loses two of the people she loves most - her beloved husband and the half sister she had only just been reunited with - her world is turned upside down. Part of her journey to recovery is her decision to boldly go where she has never been before - both in her travels as a tour guide and in her everyday life. This leads to exploring uncharted territories in Morocco and a wrenching move from her beloved mountain home and garden to make a fresh start while rediscovering her passions - travel, gardening, food, family and the joy of new adventures. A warm, heartbreakingly moving and thoroughly entertaining story of how to rebuild your life without the people who matter most.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    ISBN: 9781786498106
    Title: Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR

    A fascinating exploration of new and disappearing islands around the world, by the author of Off the Map.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    ISBN: 9781788701563
    Title: Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    Author: CROUCH DAVID

    Sweden: A country that defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions and generous welfare. A dream location for business and a bastion of social responsibility, coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life. Perfect. Or is it? Having lived in Sweden for six years, journalist David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in Swedish industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. How does Sweden manage unemployment? What makes it so good for business? And how is it dealing with immigration? With political and economic upheaval threatening to pull Europe apart, discover the reality of how Sweden works and what we can learn from it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto
    ISBN: 9780141988337
    Title: Another Kyoto
    Author: KERR ALEX ; SOKOL KATHY ARLYN

    Another Kyotois a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way- artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as legendary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors.

    After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    Around India in 80 Trains
    ISBN: 9781857886443
    Title: Around India in 80 Trains
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA


    Taking a page from Jules Verne's classic tale, Monisha Rajesh embarked on an adventure around India in eighty trains. Indian trains carry over twenty million passengers daily, plowing through cities, crawling past villages, climbing up mountains, and skimming along coasts. Monisha hopes that her journeys across India will lift the veil on a country that had become a stranger to her.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    ISBN: 9781781317167
    Title: Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS


    & In 45 beautiful, unique& maps and with evocative photography,& Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to& far-off lands, obscure discoveries& and unimaginable locations.& & &

    From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world's most wondrous, improbable and - most of all - unexpected of places.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    ISBN: 9781526611468
    Title: Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Author: IYER PICO

    We cherish things, Japan has always known, precisely because they cannot last; it's their frailty that adds sweetness to their beauty.

    Returning to his home in Japan after his father-in-law's sudden death, Pico Iyer soon picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites- going to the post office in the day and engaging in spirited games of ping-pong in the evenings. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, he soon finds himself grappling with the question we all have to live with- how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that they o and we o are dying.
    As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat starts to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before through the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    ISBN: 9781526611512
    Title: Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    Author: IYER PICO

    Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020
    How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poem?
    Why do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoon?
    Why are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expect?
    After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer knows the country as few others can. In A Beginner's Guide to Japan, he dashes from baseball games to love-hotels and from shopping malls to zen temple gardens to find fresh ways of illuminating his adopted home. Playful and surreptitiously profound, this is a guidebook to a Japan few have ever seen before.
    'Rarely in any writing on Japan is provocation so elegantly and surgically performed' Financial Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    ISBN: 9781529000467
    Title: Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    Author: SHERMAN ANNA

    In The Bells of Old Tokyo, Anna Sherman explores Japan and revels in all its wonderful particularity. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, Sherman's account takes pleasure and fascination in the history and culture of a country that can seem startlingly strange to an outsider. Following her search for the lost bells of the city - the bells by which its inhabitants kept time before the Jesuits introduced them to clocks - to her personal friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, here is Tokyo in its bewildering variety. From the love hotels of Shinjuku to the appalling fire-storms of 1945 (in which many more thousands of people died than in Hiroshima or Nagasaki), from the death of Mishima to the impact of the Tohoku earthquake of 2011. For fans of The Lonely City, and Lost in Translation, The Bells of Old Tokyo is a beautiful and original portrait of Tokyo told through time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Best of Switzerland 1ed
    ISBN: 9781786575494
    Title: Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION


    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


    Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike through flower-strewn meadows, ski through fresh powder in the Alps, or relax by the shores of Lake Geneva; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Switzerland and begin your journey now!


    Inside Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland Travel Guide:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, the Swiss way of life
    • Covers Geneva, Lake Geneva, Zermatt, St Moritz, Zürich, Ticino and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.


    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Switzerland guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Between the Woods & the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
    Between the Woods & the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
    ISBN: 9780719566967
    Title: Between the Woods & the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
    Author: FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH

    The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania. The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains, 20 years after first publication, in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges. Although Between the Woods and the Water was published nine years after A Time of Gifts, Fermor is famously still at work on the concluding part of his trilogy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Blood River
    Blood River
    ISBN: 9781784875381
    Title: Blood River
    Author: BUTCHER TIM


    VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind


    When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    ISBN: 9781509893287
    Title: Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    Author: THEROUX LOUIS

    After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. It would be a reunion tour, but this time without the cameras and the sense of performance being filmed inevitably brings. It would allow him to get closer to people, to discover what really motivated them and what had happened to the assorted dreamers, outlaws and eccentrics since he last saw them.On a journey that took him from the porn sets of Los Angeles to the gangsta rappers of Memphis, from a convention of UFO contactees in Arizona to Northern Idaho for a festive get-together of neo-Nazis, he asked what 'weird people' have to tell us about our own secret natures. Had he learned anything about himself by being among them? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?Louis Theroux's first book is a hilarious, thought-provoking and at times surreal voyage into the heart of weirdness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    ISBN: 9781984897695
    Title: Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Author: KRAKAUER JON

    Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop--Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Couchsurfing in China: Encounters & Escapades Beyond the Great Wall
    Couchsurfing in China: Encounters & Escapades Beyond the Great Wall
    ISBN: 9781760642358
    Title: Couchsurfing in China: Encounters & Escapades Beyond the Great Wall
    Author: ORTH STEPHAN

    China can be a challenging travel destination, with its strict visa conditions, the language barrier and internet censorship. Couchsurfer Stephan Orth chooses a different path than most and gains an insider view of the nation, directly from the living rooms of locals. He talks to them about their dreams and fears, and about where this huge country is heading. Concrete facades sometimes conceal great surprises, and Orth is on a mission to discover the real China.

    In Couchsurfing in China, the award-winning travel journalist spends three months exploring the Middle Kingdom- from the gamblers' paradise of Macau, to the mountainous region of Yunnan Province, to the city of Dandong on the North Korean border. Orth visits high-tech megacities and remote villages, meeting artists critical of the regime and ethnic minorities forced into re-education camps. Utterly out of place, he finds himself censored as a guest on live TV and almost joins an outlawed sect.

    On his travels, Orth uncovers the complicated realities of life in a country that encompasses a bewildering mixture of old and new, natural and artificial, beautiful and chaotic - a place poised to become the future number-one world power. The result is an intriguing travelogue full of insight, humour and revelation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Crossway
    Crossway
    ISBN: 9781509844593
    Title: Crossway
    Author: STAGG GUY

    A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'.'A sublime, intense, and intimate account of a journey.' Philip Hoare, author of LeviathanIn 2013 Guy Stagg made a pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Though a non-believer, he began the journey after suffering several years of mental illness, hoping the ritual would heal him. For ten months he hiked alone on ancient paths, crossing ten countries and more than 5,500 kilometres. The Crossway is an account of this extraordinary adventure.Having left home on New Year's Day, Stagg climbed over the Alps in midwinter, spent Easter in Rome with a new pope, joined mass protests in Istanbul and survived a terrorist attack in Lebanon. Travelling without support, he had to rely each night on the generosity of strangers, staying with monks and nuns, priests and families. As a result, he gained a unique insight into the lives of contemporary believers and learnt the fascinating stories of the soldiers and saints, missionaries and martyrs who had followed these paths before him.The Crossway is a book full of wonders, mixing travel and memoir, history and current affairs. At once intimate and epic, it charts the author's struggle to walk towards recovery, and asks whether religion can still have meaning for those without faith.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cuba LP 9ed
    Cuba LP 9ed
    ISBN: 9781786571496
    Title: Cuba LP 9ed
    Author: 9TH EDITION


    #1 best-selling guide to Cuba*


    Lonely Planet Cuba is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now


    Inside Lonely Planet's Cuba Travel Guide:

    • Full-color maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture
    • Free, convenient pull-out Havana city map (included in print version), plus over 50 color maps
    • Covers Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cuba, our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled


    Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole Caribbean has to offer.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet).


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    Price: $45.00
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  • Cycling Home from Siberia
    Cycling Home from Siberia
    ISBN: 9780340979860
    Title: Cycling Home from Siberia
    Author: LILWALL ROB

    'It is late October, and the temperature is already ' 40C...My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.'In 2004 Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home From Siberia recounts his epic three and a half year, 30,000 mile journey back to England via the forboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone and Afghanistan's war-torn Hindu Kush. A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey giving a poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world's toughest corners.www.cyclinghomefromsiberia.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    ISBN: 9780241969359
    Title: Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Author: THEROUX PAUL; MCCURRY STEVE (PHOTOGRAPHER)

    "New York Times "bestseller
    Theroux s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It s Theroux s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile. "New York Times Book Review"
    There isn't a dull page in the book. " "Wall Street Journal""
    One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked.
    Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America theDeep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux s keen traveler s eye.On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road the plantation. He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.From the writer whose great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself and thus, to challenge us ("Boston Globe"), "Deep South "is an ode toa region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Author: CARTER PAUL

    A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9781473676244
    Title: Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Author: WOOD LEVISON


    BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD


    'Download Levison Wood's Silk Road odyssey, Eastern Horizons, onto your splash-proof kindle. Then read on a sun-lounger, between dozes, wishing you were doing those terribly adventurous things - which being secretly glad you're not.' Duncan Craig, Sunday Times


    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 £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.


    EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him...


    This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin)



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    ISBN: 9781408891391
    Title: Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

    A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics listTo travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves.Newly divorced journalist Elizabeth Gilbert is struggling to carve out an authentic identity in New York. Desperate to reinvigorate her life and connect with the world around her, she embarks on a modern-day pilgrimage.With warmth and humour, Gilbert chronicles a journey from Italy to India and, finally, to Bali. Each country serves as a vivid backdrop for self-exploration as she comes to terms with the choices that have hitherto defined her life, and begins to rediscover herself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    ISBN: 9781408873007
    Title: Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.So begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again.A worldwide phenomenon on first publication, Eat Pray Love now celebrates ten years of capturing the hearts and minds of women across the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Endurance: SAS Soldier, Polar Adventurer, Decorated Leader
    Endurance: SAS Soldier, Polar Adventurer, Decorated Leader
    ISBN: 9781529031744
    Title: Endurance: SAS Soldier, Polar Adventurer, Decorated Leader
    Author: RUDD LOUIS

    In 2018 Captain Louis Rudd MBE walked into the history books when he finished a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, pulling a 130 kg sledge laden with his supplies for more than 900 miles. Louis' skills had been honed in the SAS, on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but now - in the most hostile environment on earth - they would be tested like never before. Alone on the ice, Louis battled through whiteouts, 50 mph gales and temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius. It would take all his mental strength to survive.In this gripping book Louis reveals how a thirst for adventure saw him join the Royal Marines at sixteen and then pass the SAS selection course at only twenty-two. He describes his first gruelling polar expedition with legendary explorer Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley in 2011 and the leadership challenges he faced a few years later when he led a team of Army Reservists across Antarctica. And he takes us with him step by painful step as he pushes himself to the limit, travelling alone in 2018 on his epic and lonely trek across the continent's treacherous ice fields and mountains. With edge-of-the-seat storytelling, Endurance is an awe-inspiring account of courage and resilience by a remarkable man.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    ISBN: 9781473665804
    Title: Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    Author: JUBBER NICHOLAS



    Selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2019

    Selected by National Geographic as one of 12 "great books for travelers this holiday season"

    'The prose is colourful and vigorous ... Jubber's journeying has indeed been epic, in scale and in ambition. In this thoughtful travelogue he has woven together colourful ancient and modern threads into a European tapestry that combines the sombre and the sparkling' Spectator
    'A genuine epic' Wanderlust

    Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to theNibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.

    These are the stories that made Europe.

    Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent's most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us.

    The great European epics were all inspired by moments of seismic change: The Odyssey tells of the aftermath of the Trojan War, the primal conflict from which much of European civilisation was spawned. The Song of the Nibelungen tracks the collapse of a Germanic kingdom on the edge of the Roman Empire. Both the French Song of Roland and the Serbian Kosovo Cycleemerged from devastating conflicts between Christian and Muslim powers. Beowulf, the only surviving Old English epic, and the great Icelandic Saga of Burnt Njal, respond to times of great religious struggle - the shift from paganism to Christianity. These stories have stirred passions ever since they were composed, motivating armies and revolutionaries, and they continue to do so today.

    Reaching back into the ancient and medieval eras in which these defining works were produced, and investigating their continuing influence today, Epic Continent explores how matters of honour, fundamentalism, fate, nationhood, sex, class and politics have preoccupied the people of Europe across the millennia. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber discovers how the world of gods and emperors, dragons and water-maidens, knights and princesses made our own: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Epic Hikes of the World
    Epic Hikes of the World
    ISBN: 9781787014176
    Title: Epic Hikes of the World


    With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet's Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.


    In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world's best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world.


    Hikes featured include:


    Africa & the Middle East:

    • Cape Town's Three Peaks (South Africa)
    • Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
    • Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)

    Americas:

    • Angel's Landing, Zion National Park (USA)
    • Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada)
    • Concepci n volcano hike (Nicaragua)

    Asia:

    • 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan)
    • Markha Valley (India)
    • Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China)

    Europe:

    • Wordsworth's Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK)
    • Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland)
    • Camino de Santiago (Spain)

    Oceania:

    • Sydney's Seven Bridges Walk (Australia)
    • The Routeburn Track (New Zealand)
    • Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea)

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Faraway Nearby
    Faraway Nearby
    ISBN: 9781847085122
    Title: Faraway Nearby
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA

    This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved "A Field Guide for Getting Lost"
    In this exquisitely written new book by the author of "A Paradise Built in Hell," Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories--of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness--Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
    Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
    ISBN: 9781473618008
    Title: Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.
    In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try and explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions.
    With an enthralling combination of story-telling, research and personal accounts of his own struggles to overcome fear, Sir Ranulph Fiennes sheds new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Fens Discovering England's Ancient Depths
    Fens Discovering England's Ancient Depths
    ISBN: 9781788547093
    Title: Fens Discovering England's Ancient Depths
    Author: PRYOR FRANCIS

    Inland from the Wash, on England's eastern cost, crisscrossed by substantial rivers and punctuated by soaring church spires, are the low-lying, marshy, and mysterious Fens. Formed by marine and freshwater flooding, and historically wealthy owing to the fertility of their soils, the Fens of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire are one of the most distinctive, neglected, and extraordinary regions of England. Francis Pryor has the most intimate of connections with this landscape. For some 40 years he has dug its soils as a working archaeologist--making ground-breaking discoveries about the nature of prehistoric settlement in the area--and raising sheep in the flower-growing country between Spalding and Wisbech. In The Fens, he counterpoints the history of the Fenland landscape and its transformation--from Bronze age field systems to Iron Age hillforts; from the rise of prosperous towns such as King's Lynn, Ely, and Cambridge to the ambitious drainage projects that created the Old and New Bedford Rivers--with the story of his own discovery of it as an archaeologist. Affectionate, richly informative, and deftly executed, The Fens weaves together strands of archaeology, history, and personal experience into a satisfying narrative portrait of a complex and threatened landscape.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Field Guide to Getting Lost
    Field Guide to Getting Lost
    ISBN: 9781786890511
    Title: Field Guide to Getting Lost
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA

    A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me

    Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Figures in a Landscape: People & Places
    Figures in a Landscape: People & Places
    ISBN: 9780241977507
    Title: Figures in a Landscape: People & Places
    Author: THEROUX PAUL

    "A& portrait of an optimist with curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms."--The New York Times Book Review
    &
    "Theroux is at the top of his game with his third collection of essays, a magisterial grouping of intimate remembrances, globe-trotting adventures, and incisive literary critiques."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
    &
    "Theroux's observations are so keen and writerly skills so sharp that he butter-slices& narratives with a& razor-thin surgeon's scalpel, masterfully serving up both the world's dark underbelly and its gloriously uplifting& sustenance of love, longing and& wonder-lust."--Forbes

    Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Muriel Spark, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take ahelicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go diagnosing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams.

    An extended meditation on the craft of writing binds together this wide-ranging collection, along with Theroux's constant quest for the authentic in a person or in a place.
    &


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia & the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia & the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    ISBN: 9780007265299
    Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia & the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    Author: DOERR ANTHONY


    On the same day that his wife gave birth to twins, Anthony Doerr received the Rome Prize, an award that gave him a year-long stipend and studio in Rome...


    'Four Seasons in Rome' charts the repercussions of that day, describing Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world, and the first year of parenthood. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats - the chroniclers of Rome who came before him - and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighbourhood, whose clamour of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself.


    This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood and a fascinating account of the alchemy of writers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • From Snow to Ash One Man's 500-Kilometre Trek Through an Iconic Australian Landscape
    From Snow to Ash One Man's 500-Kilometre Trek Through an Iconic Australian Landscape
    ISBN: 9780733645280
    Title: From Snow to Ash One Man's 500-Kilometre Trek Through an Iconic Australian Landscape
    Author: SHARWOOD ANTHONY

    In the hellish, fiery Australian summer of 2019/20, Walkley Award-winning journalist Anthony Sharwood abandoned his post on a busy news website to clear his mind, solo-trekking the Australian Alps Walking Track, Australia's most gruelling and breathtakingly beautiful mainland hiking trail, which traverses the entirety of the iconic High Country from the outskirts of Melbourne to Canberra.The journey started in a blizzard and ended in a blaze. Along the way, this lifelong lover of the mountains came to realise that nothing would ever be the same - either for him or for the imperilled Australian Alps, a landscape as fragile and sensitive to the changing climate as the Great Barrier Reef.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • From the Holy Mountain: a Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
    From the Holy Mountain: a Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
    ISBN: 9780006547747
    Title: From the Holy Mountain: a Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM

    In 587 a.d., two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes ""an evensong for a dying civilization"" --""Kirkus Reviews,"" starred review

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Gentle Art of Tramping
    Gentle Art of Tramping
    ISBN: 9781448217243
    Title: Gentle Art of Tramping
    Author: GRAHAM STEPHEN

    'Know how to tramp and you know how to live - Know how to meet your fellow-wanderer, how to be passive to the beauty of Nature and how to be active to its wildness and its rigour'
    The tramp is a friend of society; a seeker, they pay their way if they can. One includes in the category "tramp" all true Bohemians, pilgrims, explorers afoot, walking tourists, and the like. Tramping is a way of approach, to Nature, to your fellow-man, to a nation, to beauty, to life itself. It is a gentle art and there is much to learn; illusions to overcome, prejudices and habits to be shaken off.
    Originally published in 1926, The Gentle Art of Tramping is a guide for anyone who has dreamed of taking to the road with nothing more than a bag full of essentials and big ideas. It gives guidance on walking, being open to discovery and being kind - advice as relevant now as it was then.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Gods & Demons
    Gods & Demons
    ISBN: 9780733338908
    Title: Gods & Demons
    Author: CASSRELS DEBORAH


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Happy Isles of Oceania Paddling the Pacific
    Happy Isles of Oceania Paddling the Pacific
    ISBN: 9780618658985
    Title: Happy Isles of Oceania Paddling the Pacific
    Author: THEROUX PAUL

    'A wonderful book...He voyaged from the Solomons to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, the Marquesas and Easter Island, stepping stones in an odyssey of courage and toughness, finishing up in Hawaii...Not since Jack London has a writer described the Pacific Islands so eloquently and informatively' Observer
    'He has an unfailing eye for the quirky, the bizarre and the revealing...A sharp, fascinating and highly entertaining book...Theroux at his best' Daily Telegraph



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth
    Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth
    ISBN: 9781471137976
    Title: Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Fresh from finishing the Marathon des Sables, Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete this ultimate endurance test.

    The world's greatest living explorer, has travelled to some of the most remote, dangerous parts of the globe. Well-known for his experiences at the poles and climbing Everest, he has also endured some of the hottest conditions on the planet, where temperatures regularly exceed 40 degrees and, without water and shelter, death is inevitable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Horizon
    Horizon
    ISBN: 9781529111248
    Title: Horizon
    Author: LOPEZ BARRY


    'Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

    From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.


    Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions - Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging and personal work to date. Spanning decades of travel, Horizon describes journeys to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.


    Lopez also probes the history of humanity's quests and explorations, from prehistoric expeditions to today's ecotourism. He takes us to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, via friendships with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, in a book that makes us see the world differently. It is the crowning achievement of one of the world's best travel writers.


    'The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir' Sunday Times



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • In a Sunburned Country
    In a Sunburned Country
    ISBN: 9780767903868
    Title: In a Sunburned Country
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost -- yes, lost -- while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set off an atomic bomb on their 500,000 acre property in the great western desert.
    Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, have made it their home for millennia. And despite the fact that it is the most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the planet's ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary.
    Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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