• D H Lawrence & Italy Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy
    D H Lawrence & Italy Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy
    ISBN: 9780141441559
    Title: D H Lawrence & Italy Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy
    Author: LAWRENCE D H

    In these impressions of the Italian countryside, Lawrence transforms ordinary incidents into passages of intense beauty. Twilight in Italy is a vibrant account of Lawrence's stay among the people of Lake Garda, whose decaying lemon gardens bear witness to the twilight of a way of life centuries old. In Sea and Sardina, Lawrence brings to life the vigorous spontaneity of a society as yet untouched by the deadening effect of industrialization. And Etruscan Places is a beautiful and delicate work of literary art, the record of "a dying man drinking from the founts of a civilization dedicated to life."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
    Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
    ISBN: 9780712358644
    Title: Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure

    In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer.

    A ghost story based on the experience, 'The Captain of the Pole-Star,' got him noticed in publishing circles as a promising young writer, and a magazine article called 'The Glamour of the Arctic' won him the respect of intrepid Arctic explorers. During the voyage, Conan Doyle kept a detailed diary. This incredible document, hidden from public view for more than a century, is written in his clear handwriting and is illustrated with many charming pen-and-ink sketches of scenes of life on board and of the sea-creatures and other sights he saw.

    It provides a vivid account of the coming of age of the young man who would go on to create Sherlock Holmes, and of a life at sea that no longer exists. This book will feature a facsimile of this remarkable diary, with a transcript, as well as several non-fiction and fiction pieces based on the experience, including the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Adventure of the Black Peter.' It will also include photographs of the ship, its captain, and young Conan Doyle on deck. The publication of this unknown diary will be welcomed by all fans of Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
  • Danube
    ISBN: 9781784871314
    Title: Danube

    "WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD FLANAGAN In this fascinating journey Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is encyclopaedic and whose curiosity limitless, guides his reader from the source of the Danube in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. Along the way he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments - from Ovid to Kafka and Canetti - and in so doing sets his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the vital crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Danube: a Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
    Danube: a Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
    ISBN: 9780300181654
    Title: Danube: a Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
    Author: THORPE NICK

    The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to west, against the rivers flow, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long journey that leads to a new perspective on Europe today. Thorpes account is personal, conversational, funny, immediate, and uniquely observant--everything a reader expects in the best travel writing. Immersing himself in the Danubes waters during daily morning swims, Thorpe likewise becomes immersed in the histories of the lands linked by the river. He observes the rivers ecological conditions, some discouraging and others hopeful, and encounters archaeological remains that whisper of human communities sustained by the river over eight millennia. Most fascinating of all are the ordinary and extraordinary people along the way--the ferrymen and fishermen, workers in the fields, shopkeepers, beekeepers, waitresses, smugglers and border policemen, legal and illegal immigrants, and many more. For readers who anticipate their own journeys on the Danube, as well as those who only dream of seeing the great river, this book will be a unique and treasured guide.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Dark Heart of Italy 3ed
    Dark Heart of Italy 3ed
    ISBN: 9780571302932
    Title: Dark Heart of Italy 3ed
    Author: JONES TOBIAS

    An essential guide to the strange, sometimes sinister culture of contemporary Italy.When Tobias Jones first travelled to Italy, he expected to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors and famous writers. Instead, he discovered a very different country, besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia, where crime is scarcely ever met with punishment.Now, in this fascinating travelogue, Jones explores not just Italy's familiar delights (art, climate, cuisine), but the livelier and stranger sides of the bel paese: language, football, Catholicism, cinema, television and terrorism. Why, he wonders, do bombs still explode every time politics start getting serious? Why does everyone urge him to go home as soon as possible, saying that Italy is a 'brothel'? And why do people warn him that 'Clean Hands' only disguise 'Dirty Feet'?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Dark Lands
    Dark Lands
    ISBN: 9781743218464
    Title: Dark Lands
    Author: WHEELER TONY

    Following on from his successful foray into headline-making trouble spots with Bad Lands, Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler encounters the challenges of travel in the world's Dark Lands. He gets stoned (of the thrown variety) in Palestine, scores a speeding ticket in Zimbabwe, and visits Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad in Pakistan, shining a light into places where most people fear to tread.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World
    Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World
    ISBN: 9780091928483
    Title: Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World
    Author: GORMAN DAVE

    Remember when you were a kid, and you used to go round to a friend's house to see if they were playing? Well, as adults we're not supposed to do that. Which is a shame ...because Dave Gorman likes playing. He Really likes games.

    So he knocked on the biggest door you could ever imagine - the internet - and asked 76,000 people if they fancied a game. This is the story of what happened next. Dave was up for anything and gamely played them at whatever they chose.

    He played some classics - Monopoly, Scrabble, dominoes and cribbage. He played many games he'd never heard of before - Khet, Kubb, Tikal or Smite anyone? He played board games and physical games. He's thrown sticks, balls, frisbees and darts.

    He's rolled dice and he's drawn cards. From Liverpool to Hampstead and from Croydon to Nottingham, Dave travelled the length and breadth of Britain meeting strangers in strange places - their homes, at work, in the back rooms of pubs - and getting some hardcore game action. From casual players to serious game geeks, from the rank amateur to the world champion, he discovered a nation of gamers more than happy to welcome him into their midst.

    He's travelled all around the country and met all sorts of people - and it turns out us Brits are a competitive bunch. And it seems that playing games can teach you a lot about what makes the British tick. Of course, Dave hasn't been keeping score.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Day to Die for 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster - One Survivor's Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth
    Day to Die for 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster - One Survivor's Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth
    ISBN: 9781780576411
    Title: Day to Die for 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster - One Survivor's Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth

    On the night of 10-11 May 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest's history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air becoming an international bestseller. But has the whole story been told? A Day to Die For reveals the full, startling facts that led to the tragedy. Graham Ratcliffe, the first British climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice, was a first-hand witness, having spent the night on Everest's South Col at 26,000 ft, sheltering from the deadly storm. For years, he has shouldered a burden of guilt, feeling that he and his teammates could have saved lives that fateful night. His quest for answers has led to discoveries so important to an understanding of the disaster that he now questions why these facts were not made public sooner. History is dotted with high-profile disasters that both horrify and capture the attention of the public, but very rarely is our view of them revised to such devastating effect.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Dead Mountain: the Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
    Dead Mountain: the Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
    ISBN: 9781452112749
    Title: Dead Mountain: the Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

    In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident-- unsettling and unexplained causes of death, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and signs of radioactivity--have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, government case files, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers and a skillful interweaving of their story and the author's investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Dead Yard a Story of Modern Jamaica
    Dead Yard a Story of Modern Jamaica
    ISBN: 9780571227624
    Title: Dead Yard a Story of Modern Jamaica
    Author: THOMSON IAN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland & England
    Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland & England
    ISBN: 9781509804719
    Title: Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland & England
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM

    When& Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, he discovered that the river winding around his new home once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, it has vanished from the map and its boundaries are matters of myth and generational memories.Under the spell of a powerful curiosity, Robb began a journey--on foot, by bicycle, and into the past--that would uncover lost towns and roads, and unlock more than one discovery of major historical significance. These personal and scholarly adventures reveal a tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain.Rich in detail and epic in scope,& The Debatable Land& takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. With his customary charm, wit, and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    ISBN: 9780241969359
    Title: Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

    "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
  • Delicious Days in Paris: Walking Tours to Explore the City's Food & Culture
    Delicious Days in Paris: Walking Tours to Explore the City's Food & Culture
    ISBN: 9781921383045
    Title: Delicious Days in Paris: Walking Tours to Explore the City's Food & Culture
    Author: PAECH JANE

    Romantic, mouth-watering Paris – where do you start?

    Let food-lover and Paris expert Jane Paech show you around the city's mille-feuille of history and culture, with its tempting pastry and chocolate shops on every corner.

    You'll visit both legendary and little-known cafés, restaurants and pâtisseries of Paris, and see museums, art galleries, gardens, markets and other interesting places – all at a civilised pace, with time to daydream.

    Taste camembert, champagne, strawberry tarts, meringues and macarons on Jane's fourteen themed walks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
    Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
    ISBN: 9780751577051
    Title: Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
    Author: HART ANNA

    I love Anna's writing, and I adore stories of adventuring women' Dolly Alderton

    'Humorous, emotional and useful' Grazia

    'A beautiful memoir' Dawn O'Porter

    'Warm, witty and gorgeously written' The Pool

    'Even armchair travellers will get a vicarious thrill from Departures' Red


    A call-to-action for adventurers everywhere, Departures is about the power of travel to transform us, heal us, challenge us and turn us into everyday adventure-seekers even after we return to the grind back home.

    Have you ever turned up on a post-heartbreak holiday hopelessly unprepared and been forced to sleep on the floor wrapped up in a curtain?

    How about that eagerly-awaited solo adventure when you had to be airlifted home?

    Or what about the time you went to a fascinating European cultural capital and neglected to visit any of the world-renowned sights because you were in the bar?

    Well, Anna Hart has been on all those holidays, and more. As an avid traveller and then travel journalist, she's spent most of her working life on a plane somewhere, and over 10 years writing about the places she's ended up. In Departures she brings all of that knowledge together with the signature warmth and wit of her journalism. Anna is here to show that even the experts get it wrong, and how to get it right . . .


    What readers are saying about Departures:

    'I couldn't put this book down. It was frank, funny and thought-provoking'

    'A glorious big sister of a book'

    'Anna makes you remember your own past adventures at the same time as inspiring new ones'

    'This book was an amazing companion on my first solo trip abroad'

    'A fascinating and illuminating read, especially for someone who hasn't travelled as much as they would have liked, but is full of wonder for all the places the world has to offer'

    'I bought the audio version and ended up listening to Departures . . . 3 TIMES!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Desert Solitaire
    Desert Solitaire
    ISBN: 9780671695880
    Title: Desert Solitaire
    Author: ABBEY EDWARD

    At last,one of the most popular books on the American West is available once again in hardcover. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the publication ofDesert Solitaire,the University of Arizona Press is pleased to publish a new edition featuring a new introduction by the author, his definitive corrections to the text, and new illustrations commissioned exclusively for this volume. Edward Abbey's account of two summers spent in southeastern Utah's canyonlands is surely one of the most enduring works of contemporary American nature writing. In it he tells of his stint as a park ranger at Arches National Monument, of his love for the natural beauty that surrounded him, and of his distaste for the modernizing improvements designed to increase visitation to the park. "I confess to being a nature lover," admits Abbey more than thirty years after his sojourn in the wilderness. "But I did not mean to be mistaken for a nature writer. I never wanted to be anything but a writer, period." First published in 1968 to "a few brief but not hostile notices,"Desert Solitairequietly sold out of its first printing but eventually developed a loyal enough following in paperback to earn Abbey the "nature writer" label he claims never to have wanted.Desert Solitairelives on because it is a work that reflects profound love of nature and a bitter abhorrence of all that would desecrate it. "Abbey is one of our very best writers about wilderness country," observed Wallace Stegner in theLos Angeles Times Book Review; "he is also a gadfly with a stinger like a scorpion." "This book may well seem like a ride on a bucking bronco," added Edwin Way Teale in theNew York Times. "It is rough, tough, combative...passionately felt, deeply poetic." But perhaps the spirit of the man, the work, and the circumstances of its writing were best summarized by Larry McMurtry in his review for theWashington Post: "Edward Abbey is the Thoreau of the American West."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness 50th Anniversary ed
    Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness 50th Anniversary ed
    ISBN: 9780008283315
    Title: Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness 50th Anniversary ed
    Author: ABBEY EDWARD

    'My favourite book about the wilderness' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild. In this shimmering masterpiece of American nature writing, Edward Abbey ventures alone into the canyonlands of Moab, Utah, to work as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service. Living out of a trailer, Abbey captures in rapt, poetic prose the landscape of the desert; a world of terracotta earth, empty skies, arching rock formations, cliffrose, juniper, pinyon pine and sand sage. His summers become spirit quests, taking him in search of wild horses and Ancient Puebloan petroglyphs, up mountains and across tribal lands, and down the Glen Canyon by river. He experiences both sides of his new home; its incredible beauty and its promise of liberation, but also its isolating, cruel side, at one point discovering a dead tourist at an isolated area of the Grand Canyon. In his own irascible style, Abbey uses his time in the desert to meditate on the tension between nature and civilisation, and outlines a personal philosophy that would come to heavily influence the environmentalist movement. Now published in a special edition to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this classic seems remarkably prescient, and has lost none of its power.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Destination Cambodia: Adventures in the Kingdom
    Destination Cambodia: Adventures in the Kingdom
    ISBN: 9781742376622
    Title: Destination Cambodia: Adventures in the Kingdom
    Author: MASON WALTER

    From the rich tropical city of Phnom Penh, the wonders of Angkor Wat, and the oddly loveable country town of Kampot, to Sihanoukville, named after the movie-directing and womanising former king, Walter Mason takes the reader on another colourful adventure in one of the world's hottest new destinations. With his friends Simon, a taxi-driver and unlikely middle-aged gigolo, and Lan, a leggy Vietnamese transsexual, he explores Phnom Penh's underworld. Resting in the bars and cafes that line the banks of the river, he notes the strong French influence from a colonial past. Walter attempts to gain an introduction to the bachelor king, once a ballet dancer and Cambodia's cultural ambassador to Europe, whose mother, Queen Monique, is a former film star and Eurasian beauty. He also befriends Mak Suong, a gifted young writer who has scandalised Cambodian society with a racy and wildly popular new novel about the lives of gay men in Phnom Penh. After exploring the extraordinarily vibrant Khmer hip-hop scene, founded by expatriate Cambodian gangsters deported from American prisons, Walter retreats to the cool courtyard of Wat Koh, an enormous Buddhist monastery in the centre of Phnom Penh, with his friends, both monks. Sim is a big and buffoonish country bumpkin who flirts with girls who come to visit and dreams of leaving the monastery to marry. While morose and constantly brooding, Sakol unloads his troubles to Walter, revealing how he is haunted by the demons of war, cruelty and murder from Cambodia's dark past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
    Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
    ISBN: 9781426215643
    Title: Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

    National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales both natural and man-made are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, "Destinations of a Lifetime" has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Discovery of France
    Discovery of France
    ISBN: 9780330427616
    Title: Discovery of France
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM

    The notion of 'the French' as one nation is relatively recent and - historically speaking - quite misleading. In order to discover the 'real' past of France, it's not only necessary to go back in time, but also to go at a slower pace than modern life generally allows. This book is the result of 14,000 miles covered by bicycle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Discovery of France
    Discovery of France
    ISBN: 9781509803484
    Title: Discovery of France
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM

    With an introduction by Colm TóibínTen years ago, I began to explore the country on which I was supposed to be an authority . . .France is a country famous for its intellectuals, its philosophers and writers, its fashion, food and wine. And yet the notion of 'the French' as one nation is relatively recent and - historically speaking - quite misleading. In order to discover the 'real' past of France, Graham Robb realised it was not only necessary to go back in time, but also to go at a slower pace than modern life generally allows. The Discovery of France, illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, is the result of Robb's 14,000 mile journey across France on a bicycle. Winner of both the Duff Cooper and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prizes, The Discovery of France is a modern non-fiction classic, a literary exploration of a remarkable nation. From maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it reveals a France few will recognize. 'An extraordinary journey of discovery' Daily Telegraph'Robb's concise and fast-paced writing pedals along with never a dull paragraph . . . dazzling' Sunday Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Discovery of Slowness
    Discovery of Slowness
    ISBN: 9781841954943
    Title: Discovery of Slowness
    Author: NADOLNY STEN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Dispatches from Pluto: Lost & Found in the Mississippi Delta
    Dispatches from Pluto: Lost & Found in the Mississippi Delta
    ISBN: 9781476709642
    Title: Dispatches from Pluto: Lost & Found in the Mississippi Delta

    Mississippi's #1 Bestseller of 2015 ("The Clarion-Ledger") and a Southern Indie Bestseller. Adventure writer Richard Grant takes on "the most American place on Earth"--the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.
    Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. "Dispatches from Pluto" is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine "A Year In Provence" with alligators and assassins, or "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining.
    On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark on a new life. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters--blues legend T-Model Ford, cookbook maven Martha Foose, catfish farmers, eccentric millionaires, and the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant brings an adept, empathetic eye to the fascinating people he meets, capturing the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, while tracking its utterly bizarre and criminal extremes. Reporting from all angles as only an outsider can, Grant also delves deeply into the Delta's lingering racial tensions. He finds that de facto segregation continues. Yet even as he observes major structural problems, he encounters many close, loving, and interdependent relationships between black and white families--and good reasons for hope.
    "Dispatches from Pluto" is a book as unique as the Delta itself. It's lively, entertaining, and funny, containing a travel writer's flair for in-depth reporting alongside insightful reflections on poverty, community, and race. It's also a love story, as the nomadic Grant learns to settle down. He falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home. Mississippi, Grant concludes, is the best-kept secret in America.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Dogs & Demons the Fall of Modern Japan
    Dogs & Demons the Fall of Modern Japan
    ISBN: 9780141010007
    Title: Dogs & Demons the Fall of Modern Japan
    Author: KERR ALEX

    The decades of Western adulation for the Japanese economic miracle failed to notice a key point - that in pursuit of this miracle, the Japanese had turned their country into a concrete shambles. This book describes the dazzling nature of Japanese culture and its ruination.

    Price: $48.00
  • 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
  • Dreaming in Hindi Life in Translation
    Dreaming in Hindi Life in Translation
    ISBN: 9781846272622
    Title: Dreaming in Hindi Life in Translation

    'I took up with Hindi at a time when it seemed my life had buckled out from under me - I no longer had the language to describe my own life. So I decided I'd borrow someone else's.' Having survived a serious illness and now at an impasse in her career, Rich spontaneously accepts a freelance assignment to go to India, where she finds herself utterly overwhelmed by the place and the language. Before she knows it she is on her way to Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan, to live with a local family and join a special language school offering 'total immersion'.

    What follows is a year of linguistic adventure and cultural surprises in which Rich gradually sheds her foreignness, to discover a new country and a new way of communicating.Fascinated by the process, she seeks out linguistic experts around world to understand what goes in the brain as we pick up a new vocabulary. Both a clever, lucid and funny memoir, and a unique investigation into the science of language acquisition, Dreaming in Hindi offers an engrossing account of what learning a new language can teach us about distant worlds and, ultimately, ourselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Drive Nacho Drive: A Journey from the American Dream to the End of the World
    Drive Nacho Drive: A Journey from the American Dream to the End of the World
    ISBN: 9780989766500
    Title: Drive Nacho Drive: A Journey from the American Dream to the End of the World
    Author: VAN ORDEN BRAD

    On an afternoon just like many before it, Brad Van Orden sat at his desk. When a coworker meandered past his window, Brad succumbed to an impulse and blurted out the most outlandish thing he could think of-"Hey Steve, let's drive your hippie bus to Tierra del Fuego." This prompted Steve's halfhearted response: "I don't think so." But this got Brad thinking. What if we just dropped everything and left? Isn't there more to life than this? He messaged his wife with a question: "Want to do this?," to which she immediately responded: "Yes " They clearly had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Drive Nacho Drive tells the hilarious and sometimes harrowing story of what happens when Brad and Sheena Van Orden trade in the American Dream for a year on the roads of Central and South America aboard "Nacho," their quirky and somewhat temperamental Volkswagen van. As a result of questionable decision-making skills and intermittent bad luck, Brad and Sheena repeatedly find themselves in over their heads. Whether negotiating cliff-hanging roads in rebel territory, getting caught illegally smuggling a transmission in a suitcase over international lines, mounting a stealth mission to steal Nacho back from a deranged Colombian auto dismantler, or clinging to the side of a vegetable truck while descending a 16,000 foot Andean pass, there seems to be no limit to the predicaments that these two can get themselves into. With Drive Nacho Drive, the Van Ordens deliver a thoughtful, hilarious, and mouthwatering depiction of adventure and misadventure on the Pan-American highway-one that will leave you simultaneously shaking your head and holding your sides, while asking yourself, isn't there more to life than this?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Driving Home
    Driving Home
    ISBN: 9780330480826
    Title: Driving Home

    For over thirty years Jonathan Raban has written about people and places in transition or on the margins, of journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached; of isolation and alienation, but also of what it means to belong, to feel rooted.
    Driving Home, a collection of pieces spanning two decades, charts its course through American history and recent world events. Raban writes with an outsider's eye for the public and the personal, about political, social, and cultural affairs, and about literature, his tone intimate but never nostalgic, and always fresh. Variously frank, witty, and provocative, Driving Home is part essay collection, part diary and wholly engrossing.
    A passionate history buff and a skilled raconteur . . . it's a fine ride' Sunday Times
    A fabulous collection' Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Driving Home an American Journey
    Driving Home an American Journey
    ISBN: 9780307379917
    Title: Driving Home an American Journey

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • Driving Over Lemons
    Driving Over Lemons
    ISBN: 9780956003805
    Title: Driving Over Lemons

    Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. Their daughter Chloë is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity.Could life offer much better than that.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • East of Croydon: Blunderings Through India & South East Asia
    East of Croydon: Blunderings Through India & South East Asia
    ISBN: 9781405938143
    Title: East of Croydon: Blunderings Through India & South East Asia
    Author: PERKINS SUE

    A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet.

    Up until that point, the farthest East I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.

    Here's the thing:

    I am scared of flying.
    I have zero practical skills.
    I can't survive if I am more than a three minute walk from a supermarket.
    For the last seven years I have suffered with crippling anxiety
    I bolt when panicked.
    I cannot bear to witness humans or animals in distress
    I have no ability to learn languages.
    I am a terrible hypochondriac

    Oh, and I am no good with boats.

    So I said yes.

    'Vivid, laugh-out-loud, moving' Sunday Express


    'Drama, tears and laughs ... I ADORED it'
    Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist

    'Very funny ... reading her memoir is very like meeting her'
    Sunday Times

    'Charming and funny .... Like going for a long, slightly drunken lunch with your naughtiest friend'

    'Brilliantly written... fearlessly honest and full of heart, it will also make you laugh like a gibbon'

    I absolutely loved it . . . whip smart and very funny'
    Woman & Home

    'Warm, crisp and beautifully layered ... a complete delight'
    Independent on Sunday

    'Deftly written and belly-laugh funny'

    'Honest, warm and downright hilarious'

    'Utterly wonderful. It's very, very funny and poignant and it's very Sue Perkins and that's the bliss of it'
    Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9781473676244
    Title: Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Author: WOOD LEVISON


    '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)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Eat Pray Eat
    Eat Pray Eat
    ISBN: 9780224089630
    Title: Eat Pray Eat

    Approaching his fortieth birthday, Michael Booth found himself in a slump. Physically, and existentially. Increasingly glued to the computer screen, gaining weight and obsessed with attempting (and failing) to recreate his beloved Indian takeaways, his only relief came in the form of afternoon soaps and plenty of wine with dinner. His wife had noticed. 'Michael, this isn't working...' she said, ominously. What she suggested was not a divorce, but an escape: a three-month family tour of India. Visions of debilitating diseases, insects and lost children immediately sprang to mind. But so too did a quiet thought - just think of the seekh kebabs, Michael. And so, accompanied by a long (and secretive) itinerary, plenty of Imodium and two young boys, the family set off on a spiritual and culinary odyssey. What they hoped for was not so much a tourist trip, but a new perspective: for in India, 'you need only glance out of your window to feel grateful for your lot.' Criss-crossing the country, from mist-shrouded Delhi to the sweltering heat of Kerala, the opulent Taj Mahal ('it's dumb to build something that big and bury only one person in it') to the teeming slums of Mumbai, the family Booth enjoy dining in roadside shacks, temples and markets covering dozens of square kilometres, sampling simple delicacies and eight-course extravaganzas, including 'ectoplasmic' chat, tender tandoori, fiery samosas, butter-rich curries and the greatest lassis in the world, in an attempt to explore and unearth the secrets of a vast gastronomic tradition. It is a journey for the mind as much as the stomach, a voyage inwards, as the family tackle believers, visit shrines, temples and relics, and enthusiastically (but with some grumbling from Michael) take up yoga and meditation lessons, in an attempt to find the way to live a better life, and how to embark on the long path to enlightenment. Eat Pray Eat is an extraordinary travelogue, and a unique exploration of a country, its food and its people. Even more so, it is about what happens when a spiritually bankrupt, irascible and gluttonous thirty-nine year old father of two was confronted by the humanity, insanity and wisdom of one of the greatest civilisations on earth. With a fair amount of eating along the way too.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    ISBN: 9781408891391
    Title: Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Meaning
    Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Meaning
    ISBN: 9780747585664
    Title: Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Meaning

    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 emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Eight Feet in the Andes
    Eight Feet in the Andes
    ISBN: 9780719565168
    Title: Eight Feet in the Andes

    The eight feet belong to Dervla Murphy, her nine-year-old daughter Rachel and Juana, an elegant mule, who together clambered the length of Peru, from Cajamarca near the border with Ecuador, to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, over 1300 miles to the south. With only the most basic necessities to sustain them and spending most of their time above 10,000 feet, their journey was marked by extreme discomfort, occasional danger and even the temporary loss of Juana over a precipice. Yet mother and daughter, a formidable duo, were unflagging in their sympathetic response to the perilous beauty and impoverished people of the Andes.

    In this extraordinary adventure, Dervla Murphy is at her intrepid best, facing up to the terrors, horrors and joys of her journey along the mountain paths.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Eight Men in a Crate the Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Based on the Diary Kept by Rainer Goldsmith, Medical
    Eight Men in a Crate the Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Based on the Diary Kept by Rainer Goldsmith, Medical
    ISBN: 9781852970956
    Title: Eight Men in a Crate the Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Based on the Diary Kept by Rainer Goldsmith, Medical

    Once the pole had been 'conquered' by Amundsen and Scott the next great journey was the crossing of the Antarctic continent, first attempted by Filchner in 1912 and then by Shackleton in 1914. As part of the International Geographical Year the Trans-Antarctic Expedition was set up with Vivian Fuchs in charge. He would start from a base on the Weddell Sea and after reaching the Pole, continue to the Ross Sea using supply depots laid by a New Zealand team working from McMurdo and led by the conqueror of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary. In January 1956 an advance party of eight men was left at Shackleton base to build accommodation, explore and lay depots to ease the passage of Fuchs's team the following year. This account, based on the diary of the young medical officer, shows how close to disaster they came and how lucky they were to survive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka
    Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka
    ISBN: 9781782067979
    Title: Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, savage and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty and majesty have endured, indifferent to the pain of its people.

    Journeying for a year through its many regions - some loved by tourists, some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette intersperses tales from its past with the encounters he has en-route: meeting the elephant herders of its many reserves, the Vedda tribespeople of the wild east, and the Sinhalese and Tamil enemies. He raises the ghosts of old Portuguese colonies, speaks to survivors of the tsunami and treads through the thorny battlegrounds of a civil war that has shaped Sri Lanka anew.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka
    Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka
    ISBN: 9781782067993
    Title: Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

    A gripping account of an under-reported island' Spectator, Book of the Year
    '[A] brilliant new book about an island that has a geography from heaven and a history from hell' Daily Telegraph
    'A brilliant work of travel, history and psychological insight . . . astute and sympathetic . . . very funny' Wall Street Journal
    Everyone has wanted a piece of paradise
    John Gimlette - winner of the Dolman Prize and the Shiva Naipaul Prize for Travel Writing - is the kind of traveller you'd want by your side. Whether hacking a centuries-old path through the jungle, interrogating the surviving members of the Tamil Tigers or observing the stranger social mores of Colombo's city life, he brings his own unique insight to the page: a treasure-chest of research and a gift for wry amusement. Through him, Sri Lanka - all at once dazzling, strange, conflicted and beautiful - comes to life as never before.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Emerald Mile
    Emerald Mile
    ISBN: 9781439159866
    Title: Emerald Mile

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
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