• 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

    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
  • Gentle Art of Tramping
    Gentle Art of Tramping
    ISBN: 9781448217243
    Title: Gentle Art of Tramping

    '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
  • Great Expeditions: 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
    Great Expeditions: 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
    ISBN: 9780008347826
    Title: Great Expeditions: 50 Journeys That Changed Our World

    Throughout history there have been brave men and women who dared to go where few had gone before. They broke new ground by drawing on incredible reserves of courage, fortitude and intelligence in the face of terrible adversity. Their endeavors changed the world and inspired generations. Spanning several centuries and united by the common theme of the resilience of the human spirit, this is the ultimate collection of the stories of the intrepid explorers who forged new frontiers across land, sea, skies and space. The 50 incredible journeys include Tenzing and Hillary's conquest of Everest; Neil Armstrong's giant leap; Christopher Columbus' new world; Amelia Earhart flying the Atlantic; gold fever in the Yukon; and the hunt for a man-eating leopard in India. Great Expeditions includes not only some of the most famous journeys in history but also introduces many more that ought to be more widely recognized and celebrated.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • 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: $42.00
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal
    House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal
    ISBN: 9781788541534
    Title: House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal

    In 2015, Sagarmatha frowned. Tectonic plates moved. A deadly earthquake devastated Nepal.

    In the wake of disaster, House of Snow brings together over 50 excerpts of fiction and non-fiction celebrating the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this fascinating country. Here are explorers and mountaineers, poets and political journalists, national treasures and international celebrities. Featuring a diverse cast of writers such as Michael Palin and Jon Krakauer, Lakshmīprāsad Devkoṭā and Lil Bahadur Chettri - all hand-picked by well-known authors and scholars of Nepali literature including Samrat Upadhyay, Michael Hutt, Isabella Tree and Thomas Bell. House of Snow is the biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print.

    All profits from the sales of this book will be donated to the Pahar Trust Nepal to fund earthquake relief projects.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World
    Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World
    ISBN: 9780374175337
    Title: Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World


    One of Amazon, Buzzfeed, ELLE, Electric Literature and Pop Sugar's Best Books of 2018. Named one of the Best Books of October and Fall by Amazon, Buzzfeed, TIME, Vulture, The Millions and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

    "Hilarious, nimble, and thoroughly illuminating." --Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

    A globe-spanning, ambitious book of essays from one of the most enthralling storytellers in narrative nonfiction

    In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, Impossible Owls, Brian Phillips demonstrates why he's one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays that read like novels.

    The eight essays assembled here--five from Phillips's Grantland and MTV days, and three new pieces--go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world's most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities (though they do that, too). Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. He searches for tigers in India, and uncovers a multigenerational mystery involving an oil tycoon and his niece turned stepdaughter turned wife in the Oklahoma town where he grew up. Through each adventure, Phillips's remarkable voice becomes a character itself--full of verve, rich with offhanded humor, and revealing unexpected vulnerability.

    Dogged, self-aware, and radiating a contagious enthusiasm for his subjects, Phillips is an exhilarating guide to the confusion and wonder of the world today. If John Jeremiah Sullivan's Pulphead was the last great collection of New Journalism from the print era, Impossible Owls is the first of the digital age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • In Europe
    In Europe
    ISBN: 9781784874995
    Title: In Europe
    Author: MAK GEERT

    The Vintage Classics Europeans series - with covers provided by textile design firm Wallace Sewell, these are must-have editions of European masterpieces, celebrating the warp and weft of a shared literary treasury. In 1999, journalist and historian Geert Mak criss-crossed the continent in the simple yet monumental quest to trace European twentieth-century history as the world slipped into the twenty-first. In Europeis a dazzling account of that journey, and combines the larger story of Europe with intimate, vivid detail. It is also now a poignant reminder that the European project was then and is now a unprecedented experiment; that we still have 'a great deal to tell each other and a great deal to explain.? TRANSLATED FROM THE DUTCH BY SAM GARRETT 'A wonderfully rich journey through time and space? Independent on Sunday

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • In Patagonia
    In Patagonia
    ISBN: 9781784875367
    Title: In Patagonia

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

    Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • India
    ISBN: 9781509832125
    Title: India
    Author: NAIPAUL V S

    With an introduction from Paul TherouxV.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. His most recent visit was in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness, A Wounded Civilization and A Million Mutinies Now. India is the collection of all three, introduced by fellow traveller and writer Paul Theroux. An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered - of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. India was land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled. What emerged was a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone.India: A Wounded Civilization casts a more analytical eye than before over Indian attitudes, while recapitulating and further probing the feelings aroused in him by this vast, mysterious, and agonized country. A work of fierce candour and precision, it is also a generous description of one man's complicated relationship with the country of his ancestors.India: A Million Mutinies Now is the fascinating account of Naipaul's return journey to India and offers a kaleidoscopic, layered travelogue, encompassing a wide collage of religions, castes, and classes at a time when the percolating ideas of freedom threatened to shake loose the old ways. The brilliance of the book lies in Naipaul's approach to a shifting, changing land from a variety of perspectives. India: A Million Mutinies Now is a truly perceptive work whose insights continue to inform travellers of all generations to India.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbably Nation
    Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbably Nation
    ISBN: 9781847086556
    Title: Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbably Nation

    One in 30 of the people on this planet is Indonesian. The 13,000 islands of their homeland, scattered along the equator, stretch the distance from London to Tehran, and the residents of the capital, Jakarta, tweet more than those of any other city on the planet. By any standard, Indonesia is a global hub, one of the most dynamic and diverse countries of the 21st century. But you don't have to look far from metropolitan Jakarta to find poverty, superstition, ancient rituals and black magic. Travelling from volcanoes and jungles to reefs and snowy peaks, investigative reporter Elizabeth Pisani sets out to capture the real Indonesia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Island Dreams Mapping an Obsession
    Island Dreams Mapping an Obsession
    ISBN: 9781786898180
    Title: Island Dreams Mapping an Obsession

    An exploration of isolation and connectedness based on thirty years of travel, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Adventures in Human Being and Empire Antarctica.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Journey Matters: Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style
    Journey Matters: Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style
    ISBN: 9781786494160
    Title: Journey Matters: Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style

    What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin? In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life. Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea
    Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea
    ISBN: 9781743050194
    Title: Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea
    Author: LADD MIKE

    The sun warms the right side of my face. Monarch butterflies, with their stained-glass wings of black and white and brown, mate in the air above me. Soursobs and Salvation Jane are flowering on the shale outcrops. The stream is an always-superb composition of chance; smooth water and riffles, crimson heath by pale green rock, the beauty of the un-modelled. In 2007, Mike Ladd walked the River Torrens from its source to the sea, taking notes as he travelled. First appearing as a popular series of articles in the Adelaide Review accompanied by photographs by Cathy Brooks, Karrawirra Parri is a beguiling social and natural history of the river, and a delightful meditation on literature and walking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • L' Appart: The Delights & Disasters of Making My Paris Home
    L' Appart: The Delights & Disasters of Making My Paris Home
    ISBN: 9780804188401
    Title: L' Appart: The Delights & Disasters of Making My Paris Home

    When David Lebovitz decided to buy and update an apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner, Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his award-winning Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country-under absurd conditions-while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago and to truly make his home there

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Landmarks
    ISBN: 9780241967874
    Title: Landmarks

    For years now, Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather, drawn from dozens of languages and dialects of the British Isles. Here he brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of the British archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall and from Cumbria to Suffolk, offering themed glossaries of hundreds of these rare, deeply local, poetical terms, organized by such geographical terrains as flatlands, uplands, waterlands, coastlands, woodlands, and underlands. Interspersed with this archive of place words are biographical essays in which Macfarlane writes of his favorite authors who have paid close attention to the natural world and who embody in their own work the huge richness of place language from Barry Lopez and John Muir to Nan Shepard, J. A. Baker, and Roger Deakin. "Landmarks" is a book about the power of language and how it can become a way to know and love landscape, from a writer acclaimed for his own precision of utterance and distinctive, lyrical voice."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Lark Ascending
    Lark Ascending
    ISBN: 9780571338795
    Title: Lark Ascending
    Author: KING RICHARD

    A gorgeous history of Britain's landscapes and the music that it inspires.
    Written by one of our most celebrated music writers, The Lark Ascending is a lyrical exploration of how Britain's history and identity has been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature.
    Through a series of "headphone walks" and reflective interviews with musicians and filmmakers, Richard King listens closely to Britain's rural landscapes and the compositions of musicians inspired by its beauty and drama. His journey takes him from the west coast of Wales to the Lothian Hills, from the Thames Estuary to the Suffolk shoreline - and from Vaughan Williams to Brian Eno, Kate Bush to Boards of Canada, "The Sinking of the Titanic" to Greenham Common ...
    King's astonishing survey dissects the mythical concept of Englishness underlying the bucolic fantasy of an "English Holy Land" by exploring the cultural creations that shaped this myth. His unique and intimate history of a nation celebrates the British countryside as a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment - rather than an unaffected idyll - that forged a nation's musical personality.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Last Whalers: The Life of a Vanishing Tribe in the Land Left Behind
    Last Whalers: The Life of a Vanishing Tribe in the Land Left Behind
    ISBN: 9781529374131
    Title: Last Whalers: The Life of a Vanishing Tribe in the Land Left Behind

    'I absolutely loved this magnificent book' Sebastian Junger 'A monumental achievement' Mitchell Zuckoff At a time when global change has eradicated thousands of unique cultures, THE LAST WHALERS tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a volcanic island so remote it is known by other Indonesians as "The Land Left Behind." They have survived for centuries by taking whales with bamboo harpoons, but now are being pushed toward collapse by the encroachment of the modern world. Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark, who lived with the Lamalerans across three years, weaves together their stories with novelistic flair to usher us inside this hidden drama. Jon, an orphaned apprentice whaler, strives to earn his harpoon and feed his ailing grandparents. Ika, Jon's indomitable younger sister, struggles to forge a modern life in a tradition-bound culture and realize a star-crossed love. Ignatius, a legendary harpooner entering retirement, labors to hand down the Ways of the Ancestors to his son, Ben, who would rather become a DJ in the distant tourist mecca of Bali. With brilliant, breathtaking prose and empathetic, fast-paced storytelling, Clark details how the fragile dreams of one of the world's dwindling indigenous peoples are colliding with the irresistible upheavals of our rapidly transforming world, and delivers to us a group of families we will never forget.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence
    Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence
    ISBN: 9781472247124
    Title: Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence
    Author: ANSELL NEIL

    Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous book, DEEP COUNTRY, Robert Macfarlane's THE OLD WAYS or William Atkins THE MOOR.

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize

    'Ansell has the rare skill of combining vividly the intimacy of detail and the astonishing grandeur of this North West coastline of Scotland. Through his keen eyes we look again at the familiar with a sense of wondrous revelation' Madeleine Bunting

    'Beautiful...a testimony to reticent courage' Daily Mail

    The experience of being in nature alone is here set within the context of a series of walks that Neil Ansell takes into the most remote parts of Britain, the rough bounds in the Scottish Highlands. He illustrates the impact of being alone as part of nature, rather than outside it.

    As a counterpoint, Neil Ansell also writes of the changes in the landscape, and how his hearing loss affects his relationship with nature as the calls of the birds he knows so well become silent to him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Library of Ice Readings from a Cold Climate
    Library of Ice Readings from a Cold Climate
    ISBN: 9781471169342
    Title: Library of Ice Readings from a Cold Climate

    '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
    A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.&

    Long captivated by the solid yet impermanent nature of ice, by its stark, rugged beauty,& acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campbell sets out from the world's northernmost museum - at Upernavik in Greenland - to explore it in all its facets. From the Bodleian Library archives to the traces left by the great polar expeditions, from remote Arctic settlements to the ice houses of Calcutta, she examines the impact of ice on our lives at a time when it is itself under threat from climate change.

    The Library of Ice is a fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer's quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape.

    'The writer and poet offers reflections on ice and snow that draw on art, science and history... a dreamlike book.' - The Guardian

    'It is a sparkling and wonderful meditation on a substance we must cherish' - The Independent

    'It is a pleasant brew infused with elements not only of travel and history, but also of memoir and personal reflection'- Literary Review

    'Ms Campbell, a penniless but intrepid traveller, braves miserable bus journeys, freezing rain, dark and intense cold, but still manages to write rapturously of the beauties of the Arctic'- The Economist

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Limits of the Known
    Limits of the Known
    ISBN: 9780393356595
    Title: Limits of the Known

    David Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity's--and his own--relationship to exploration and extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure. What compelled Eric Shipton to return, five times, to the ridges of Mt. Everest, plotting the mountain's most treacherous territory years before Hillary and Tenzing's famous ascent? What drove Bill Stone to dive 3,000 feet underground into North America's deepest cave? And what is the future of adventure in a world we have mapped and trodden from end to end? In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks answers with new urgency and "penetrating self-analysis" (Booklist).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Little Book of Japanese Living
    Little Book of Japanese Living
    ISBN: 9780711249929
    Title: Little Book of Japanese Living

    This pocket edition of How to Live Japanese is the ultimate insider's introduction to the country of Japan. Discover the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy and culture with The Little Book of Living Japanese. Get outdoors, be gracious to your neighbour and start harmonizing your all too busy life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Little Book of Scandinavian Living
    Little Book of Scandinavian Living
    ISBN: 9781781319604
    Title: Little Book of Scandinavian Living

    Learn from the world's happiest people, find balance (lagom) and explore Scandi-style in this pocket edition of North. The Little Book of Living Scandinavian is the perfect insider's introduction to all things Scandinavian.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
    Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
    ISBN: 9780857861832
    Title: Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
    Author: SHEPHERD NAN

    A classic eulogy to the beauty and magnificence of the mountains A lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms, this prose meditation testifies to the author's love of the hills and her knowledge of them in all their moods. First published in 1977, 30 years after it was written, it is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd's knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. Drawing on different perspectives of the mountain environment, Shepherd makes the familiar strange and the strange awe-inspiring. Her sensitivity and powers of observation put her into the front rank of nature writing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Lonely Planet's Global Chocolate Tour
    Lonely Planet's Global Chocolate Tour
    ISBN: 9781788689458
    Title: Lonely Planet's Global Chocolate Tour

    Chock-full of the world's tastiest chocolate experiences, the latest book in our Global Tour series is sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of cocoa lovers near and far. From South America to Europe to Australia, Lonely Planet's Global Chocolate Tour includes master chocolatiers and artisan producers, exotic cocoa plantations, and must-visit shops, plus illustrated spreads on the history, production, and science of chocolate making.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00

  • Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America
    Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America
    ISBN: 9781784161804
    Title: Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    âe~I come from Des Moines. Somebody had toâe(tm)

    And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldnâe(tm)t hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere, USA; a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost; lost to itself because blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land.

    Brysonâe(tm)s acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature âe" hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache âe" and the book that first staked Bill Brysonâe(tm)s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Lost Japan: Last Glimpse of Beautiful Japan
    Lost Japan: Last Glimpse of Beautiful Japan
    ISBN: 9780141979748
    Title: Lost Japan: Last Glimpse of Beautiful Japan
    Author: KERR ALEX

    An enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future. Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr brings to life the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, and tells the story of the hidden valley that became his home. But the book is not just a love letter. Haunted throughout by nostalgia for the Japan of old, Kerr's book is part paean to that great country and culture, part epitaph in the face of contemporary Japan's environmental and cultural destruction. Winner of Japan's Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize, and now fully revised in a new edition. Alex Kerr is an American writer, antiques collector and Japanologist. Lost Japan is his most famous work. He was the first foreigner to be awarded the Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize for the best work of non-fiction published in Japan.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Love of Country a Hebridean Journey
    Love of Country a Hebridean Journey
    ISBN: 9781847085184
    Title: Love of Country a Hebridean Journey

    An extraordinary journey deep into the history and landscape of the Hebrides, exploring the islands' turbulent history, the spread of their influence, and how they shaped the nations of BritainThe Hebrides hold a remarkable place in the imaginations of Scotland and England. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, these iconic islands form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position, they have been at the centre of a network of ancient shipping routes which has led to a history of cultures colliding and merging. Home to a long and rich Gaelic tradition, they have attracted saints and sinners, and artists and writers, inspiring awe and dread as well as deep attachment.Over six years, Madeleine Bunting travelled to the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories and magnetic pull. With great sensitivity and perceptiveness, she delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. She finds that their history of dispossession and migration played a part in the British imperial past. And perhaps more significant still is the extent of the islands' influence on ideas of Britishness. Love of Country shows how the islands' history is a backdrop for contemporary debates about the relationship between our nations, how Britain was created, and what Britain has meant - for good and for ill.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
    Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
    ISBN: 9781785943744
    Title: Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

    All roads lead home.

    'After my knighthood was announced,
    a woman from the BBC came to
    Glasgow to interview me. We sat
    down in a lovely hotel in a nice part
    of town, and she hit me with her first
    question: "This must mean a lot to
    you, with you coming from nothing?"
    I looked at her, and I laughed.

    "I did'nae come from nothing,"
    I told her. "I come from something."

    I grew up in the tenements of
    post-war Glasgow. I am very proud
    to be working class, and especially
    a working-class Glaswegian who
    has worked in the shipyards. I come
    from the working class. And, most
    of all, I come from Scotland.

    Scotland is a unique and wonderful
    place. Its national motto says
    a lot about it: Nemo me impune
    lacessit. A decent translation might
    be: 'By all means punch me
    in the nose but prepare yourself
    for a kick in the arse.'

    I did'nae come from nothing:
    I come from Scotland. And this
    book is about why I will always be
    happy and proud that I do.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Magdalena: A Story of Colombia
    Magdalena: A Story of Colombia
    ISBN: 9781847926111
    Title: Magdalena: A Story of Colombia
    Author: DAVIS WADE

    A captivating new book - from the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence - that illuminates Colombia's complex past, present, and future through the story of the great Rio Magdalena.

    Travellers often become enchanted with the first country that captures their hearts and gives them license to be free. For Wade Davis, it was Colombia. In this masterful new book, he revisits the mighty Magdalena, the river that made possible the nation. Along the way, he finds a people who have overcome years of conflict precisely because of their character, informed by an enduring spirit of place, and a deep love of a land that is home to the greatest ecological and geographical diversity on the planet.

    Only in Colombia can a traveller wash ashore in a coastal desert, follow waterways through wetlands as wide as the sky, ascend narrow tracks through dense tropical forests, and reach verdant Andean valleys rising to soaring ice-clad summits.

    Both a corridor of commerce and a fountain of culture, the wellspring of Colombian music, literature, poetry and prayer, the Magdalena has served in dark times as the graveyard of the nation. And yet, always, it returns as a river of life. At once an absorbing adventure and an inspiring tale of hope and redemption, Magdalena gives us a rare, kaleidoscopic picture of a nation on the verge of a new period of peace.

    Braiding together memoir, history, and journalism, Wade Davis tells the story of the country's most magnificent river, and in doing so, tells the epic story of Colombia.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Midlife Cyclist My Two-Wheel Journey to Heal a Broken Mind & Find Joy
    Midlife Cyclist My Two-Wheel Journey to Heal a Broken Mind & Find Joy
    ISBN: 9781788701846
    Title: Midlife Cyclist My Two-Wheel Journey to Heal a Broken Mind & Find Joy

    The second heartfelt and inspirational story of Rachel Cullen's marathon journey with mental health. Perfect for readers who enjoyed Bryony Gordon's Mad Girl and Mike Carter's One Man And His Bike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Moor A Journey into the English Wilderness
    Moor A Journey into the English Wilderness
    ISBN: 9780571290055
    Title: Moor A Journey into the English Wilderness

    Shortlisted for the 2015 Wainwright Prize

    In this journey across England's most forbidding and mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, exploring moorland's uniquely captivating position in our history, literature and psyche. Atkins' journey is full of encounters, busy with the voices of the moors, past and present. He shows us that, while the fierce terrains we associate with Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles are very human landscapes, the moors remain daunting and defiant, standing steadfast against the passage of time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
    Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
    ISBN: 9781876175702
    Title: Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

    The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The young Che Guevara's lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Timesbestseller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the man and the icon. ""A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, 'I' turned into 'we'."" -Eduardo Galeano ""When I read these notes for the first time, I was quite young myself and I immediately identified with this man who narrated his adventures in such a spontaneous manner… To tell you the truth, the more I read, the more I was in love with the boy my father had been…"" -Aleida Guevara ""Our film is about a young man, Che, falling in love with a continent and finding his place in it."" -Walter Salles, director of ""The Motorcycle Diaries."" ""As his journey progresses, Guevara's voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels. He is still poetic, but now he comments on what he sees, though still poetically, with a new awareness of the social and political ramifications of what's going on around him.""- January Magazine Also available in Spanish: DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA (978-1-920888-11-4) Features of this edition include: Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center, Havana

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Moveable Feast
    Moveable Feast
    ISBN: 9780099909408
    Title: Moveable Feast

    Ernest Hemingway s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.
    Published posthumously in 1964, "A Moveable Feast" remains one of Ernest Hemingway s most enduring works. Since Hemingway s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published.
    Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest s sole surviving son, and an Introduction by grandson of the author, Sean Hemingway, editor of this edition, the book also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, and his first wife Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway s own early experiments with his craft.
    Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere, the restored edition of "A Moveable Feast "brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after ?World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • My Scotland
    My Scotland
    ISBN: 9780751572568
    Title: My Scotland
    Author: MCDERMID VAL

    'I love stories. My life has been book-ended and bookmarked by hearing them, reading them and telling them. In my mind's eye, I can see where each of these stories unfolds . . .'


    In MY SCOTLAND, Sunday Times bestselling author Val McDermid takes readers to the landscapes she has known all her life, and the places where her stories and characters reside.

    Accompanied by over 100 stunning photographs, this remarkable book uncovers Val's own Scotland in all its glory - from the iconic Isle of Skye to the majestic streets of Edinburgh; from the undiscovered hideaways of the Highlands to the wild and untamed Jura.


    Featuring excerpts from Val McDermid's bestselling novels and charting Karen Pirie's Fife to Lindsay Gordon's Glasgow, MY SCOTLAND is an unforgettable and uniquely personal journey.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
    Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
    ISBN: 9781847084163
    Title: Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
    Author: MOSS SARAH

    Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in Kent. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland's economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary, by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943, a woman who speaks to elves and a chef who guided Sarah's family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine. Moss explored hillsides of boiling mud and volcanic craters and learned to drive like an Icelander on the unsurfaced roads that link remote farms and fishing villages in the far north. She watched the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds, and as the weeks and months went by, she and her family learned new ways to live.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
    Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
    ISBN: 9781784161828
    Title: Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Bill Brysonâe(tm)s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before.

    Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Notes from a Small Island
    Notes from a Small Island
    ISBN: 9781784161194
    Title: Notes from a Small Island
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and 'Ooh lovely' at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Notes from the Cevennes
    Notes from the Cevennes
    ISBN: 9781472966315
    Title: Notes from the Cevennes
    Author: THORPE ADAM

    A charming memoir exploring the history, landscape and people of rural France, told through the eyes of a Parisian-born Englishman, writer and poet.

    Adam Thorpe's home for the past 25 years has been an old house in the Cévennes, a wild range of mountains in southern France. Prior to this, in an ancient millhouse in the oxbow of a Cévenol river, he wrote the novel that would become the Booker Prize-nominatedUlverton, now a Vintage Classic.

    In more recent writing Thorpe has explored the Cévennes, drawing on the legends, history and above all the people of this part of France for his inspiration. In his charming journal, Notes from the Cévennes, Thorpe takes up these themes, writing about his surroundings, the village and his house at the heart of it, as well as the contrasts of city life in nearby Nîmes. In particular he is interested in how the past leaves impressions--marks--on our landscape and on us. What do we find in the grass, earth and stone beneath our feet and in the objects around us? How do they tie us to our forebears? What traces have been left behind and what marks do we leave now?

    Part celebration of both rustic and urban France, part memoir, Thorpe's humorous and precise prose shows a wonderful stylist at work, recalling classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson'sTravels with a Donkey in the Cévennes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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