• Five Nights in Paris After Dark in the City of Light
    Five Nights in Paris After Dark in the City of Light
    ISBN: 9780062296252
    Title: Five Nights in Paris After Dark in the City of Light
    Author: BAXTER JOHN


    An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World


    Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors are often cast adrift once the sun sets and the Louvre, Notre Dame, and other tourist attractions shut their doors. Sadly for those who have retreated into their hotel rooms, it's only when darkness falls that the City of Light shines brightest. Full of as many unexpected detours and delightful digressions as the city itself, award-winning author John Baxter's Five Nights in Paris is the ultimate off-the-beaten-path guide to exploring the French capital after hours.


    Baxter leads readers on five evening tours across Paris's great neighborhoods. Each night's itinerary is selected for its connection to one of the five senses: the first, "Sound," explores the great jazz clubs of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; "Taste" samples the eclectic restaurants and bakeries of the Marais; "Touch" brings alive the city's legendary cabaret scene, including Montmartre's nearby Moulin Rouge; "Smell" describes Parisians' love of perfume and takes us to the infamous former opium fumeries along the Bois de Boulogne; and "Sight" traces the favorite haunts of the Surrealist artists, beginning in Montparnasse.



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  • Flaneur
    Flaneur
    ISBN: 9780747596875
    Title: Flaneur
    Author: WHITE EDMUND


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    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Flaneur: a Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris
    Flaneur: a Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris
    ISBN: 9781632863775
    Title: Flaneur: a Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris
    Author: WHITE EDMUND

    A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In the hands of the learned White, a walk through Paris is both a tour of its lush, sometimes prurient history, and an evocation of the city's spirit...The Flaneur leads us to bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, giving us a glimpse the inner human drama. Along the way we learn everything from the latest debates among French lawmakers to the juicy details of Colette's life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice & London
    Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice & London
    ISBN: 9780701189020
    Title: Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice & London
    Author: ELKIN LAUREN


    'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities.


    That is an imaginary definition.'


    If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia âe" then what exactly is a flâneuse?


    In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as âe~a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walkâe(tm). Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.


    From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Flâneuse considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.



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  • Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice & London
    Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice & London
    ISBN: 9780099593379
    Title: Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice & London
    Author: ELKIN LAUREN

    'Flaneuse flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flaneur flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities.
    That is an imaginary definition.'


    If the word flaneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia - then what exactly is a flaneuse?


    In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as 'a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk'. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Fla neuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flaneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.


    From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Flaneuse considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.



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  • Floating
    Floating
    ISBN: 9780715652701
    Title: Floating
    Author: MINIHANE JOE

    This is one man's journey, swimming across Britain's countryside and immersing in the sometimes icy waters while coming to terms with something more challenging than the choppy waters of the English Channel. As Joe Minihane comes up for air, he discovers that swimming is both a joyous activity and a voyage into oneself. Minihane became obsessed with wild swimming and its restorative qualities, developing a new-found passion by following the example of naturalist Roger Deakin in his classic Waterlog. While fighting the currents, sometimes treading water, Minihane begins to confront the buried issues in his life. Along the way, he rekindles old friendships and forges new ones, and after an unexpected setback discovers that he has already gained enough strength to continue his recovery on dry land. Both strange and beautiful, the wild water puts him in touch with nature and himself. Floating is a remarkable memoir about a passion for swimming and nature. Moving from darkness into light, it is as intense and moving as it is lyrical and generous. It captures in memorable detail Minihane's struggle to understand his life, to move forward and, steeped in the anti-authoritarian and naturalistic spirit of Deakin, celebrates the joy of taking time to enjoy life. From Hampstead to Yorkshire, and Dorset to Jura, from the Isles of Scilly to Wales, Minihane has written a love letter to wild stretches of water. We swim with him through ponds and lakes, rivers and canals, lodes and marshes, even the ice-cold sea and come out of the water healthier.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Florence a Delicate Case     Writer in the City Series #7
    Florence a Delicate Case Writer in the City Series #7
    ISBN: 9780747558149
    Title: Florence a Delicate Case Writer in the City Series #7
    Author: LEAVITT DAVID


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    Price: $37.00
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  • Florence: a Delicate Case
    Florence: a Delicate Case
    ISBN: 9781632863751
    Title: Florence: a Delicate Case
    Author: LEAVITT DAVID

    David Leavitt brings the wonders and mysteries of Florence alive, illuminating why it is, and always has been, one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world.
    Why has Florence always drawn so many English and American visitors? (At the turn of the century, the Anglo-American population numbered more than thirty thousand.) Why have men and women fleeing sex scandals traditionally settled here? What is it about Florence that has made it so fascinating--and so repellent--to artists and writers over the years?

    Moving fleetly between present and past and exploring characters both real and fictional, Leavitt's narrative limns the history of the foreign colony from its origins in the middle of the nineteenth century until its demise under Mussolini, and considers the appeal of Florence to figures as diverse as Tchaikovsky, E.M. Forster, Ronald Firbank, and Mary McCarthy. Lesser-known episodes in Florentine history--the moving of Michelangelo's David, and the construction of temporary bridges by black American soldiers in the wake of the Second World War--are contrasted with images of Florence today (its vast pizza parlors and tourist culture). Leavitt also examines the city's portrayal in such novels and films as A Room with a View, The Portrait of a Lady and Tea with Mussolini.

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  • Fly Trap
    Fly Trap
    ISBN: 9781846147760
    Title: Fly Trap
    Author: SJOBERG FREDRIK

    Every summer there are a number of nights, not many, but a number, when everything is perfect. the light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong - the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to? Most people do, it seems. As for me, I'm on the verge of tears from happiness, and I wander around on the island till dawn and dream and think that summer nights are our most underutilized natural resource.'A mesmerising web of associations, the Fly Trap begins with Fredrik Sjöberg's own experiences collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. His curiosity about the inventor of his fly trap leads him to rediscover the extraordinary life of a near-forgotten Naturalist, René Malaise. the tale that Sjöberg unravels - of heroic expeditions to Burma and the wilderness of Kamchatka, of lost loves and unexpected treasures - leads him to reflect on life itself, on the natural world and how we learn to interpret it, on slowness, freedom and the bliss of limitation.

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  • Fly Trap
    Fly Trap
    ISBN: 9781846147784
    Title: Fly Trap
    Author: SJOBERG FREDRIK

    A Nature Book of the Year "(""The Times (UK))"
    " The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.
    "
    A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, "The Fly Trap "chronicles Fredrik Sjoberg s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, and a major best seller in its native country, "The Fly Trap "is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an exploration of the history of entomology itself.
    What drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors to catalog their finds? What is the importance of the hoverfly? As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, Sjoberg reflects on a range of ideas the passage of time, art, lost loves drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and nearly forgotten naturalist Rene Edmond Malaise. From the wilderness of Kamchatka to the loneliness of the Swedish isle he calls home, Sjoberg revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves behind a trail of memorable images and stories."

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  • Fly! Life Lessons from the Cockpit of QF32
    Fly! Life Lessons from the Cockpit of QF32
    ISBN: 9780670078738
    Title: Fly! Life Lessons from the Cockpit of QF32
    Author: DE CRESPIGNY RICHARD & ABERNETHY MARK

    In 2010, thousands of feet in the air above Singapore, the 469 passengers aboard QF32 found themselves in a crisis that no one could have anticipated when the A380 in which they were flying suffered a catastrophic explosion.Captain Richard de Crespigny and his crew confronted extraordinary challenges over the next four hours, with only three partially working engines, and a potentially explosive plane facing an imminent emergency landing. Even experienced crash-investigators later revealed they thought recovery in such circumstances was impossible. Yet in the end all aboard walked away safely.Why was there a seemingly miraculous outcome to what could so easily have become one of the world?s worst aviation disasters? And how did the captain and his crew remain so calm in such a stressful situation? The answer is leadership, teamwork and skill. In Fly!, Richard de Crespigny shares the insights and techniques he built up over decades in the high-pressure world of military and civilian aviation. Covering leadership, teamwork, risk-assessment, decision-making, crisis management, lifelong resilience and more, it?s a book whose wisdom can be applied to challenges and opportunities in the workplace as well as to life. Including exclusive insights from fellow hero pilot Sully Sullenberger, astronaut Neil Armstrong, NASA?s Gene Kranz and others who have, like Richard de Crespigny, succeeded under intense pressure, Fly! will enable everybody to perform at their best and to succeed in any situation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Follow the Money
    Follow the Money
    ISBN: 9781908526090
    Title: Follow the Money
    Author: BOGGAN STEVE

    Starting out in Lebanon, Kansas the geographical centre of America journalist Steve Boggan set free a ten-dollar-bill and accompanied it on an epic journey for thirty days and thirty nights through six states across 3,000 miles armed only with a sense of humour and a small, and increasingly grubby, set of clothes. As he cuts crops with farmers in Kansas, pursues a repo-woman from Colorado, gets wasted with a blues band in Arkansas and hangs out at a quarterbacks mansion in St Louis, Bogganenters the lives of ordinary people as they receive and pass on the bill. Add to that the missionaries from Missouri, the Amish in Michigan, the banker from Chicago and the deer hunters from Detroit, and what emerges is a chaotic, affectionate and funny portraitof a modern-day America that tourists rarely see.




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  • Following Fish Travels Around the Indian Coast
    Following Fish Travels Around the Indian Coast
    ISBN: 9780857896032
    Title: Following Fish Travels Around the Indian Coast
    Author: SUBRAMANIAN SAMANTH

    In a coastline as long and diverse as India's, fish inhabit the heart of many worlds - food of course, but also culture, commerce, sport, history and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian delivers a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. Following Fish conducts rich journalistic investigations of, among others, the use of fish to treat asthmatics in Hyderabad; of the preparation and the process of eating West Bengal's prized hilsa; of the ancient art of building fishing boats in Gujarat; of the fiery cuisine and the singular spirit of Kerala's toddy shops; of the food and the lives of Mumbai's first peoples; of the history of an old Catholic fishing community in Tamil Nadu; and of the hunt for the world's fastest fish near Goa. Pulsating with pleasure, adventure and discovery, and tempered by nostalgia and loss, Following Fish reveals a series of unknown Indias in a book as revealing of the subcontinent as any three times its length.

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  • Following the Equator
    Following the Equator
    ISBN: 9780792238768
    Title: Following the Equator
    Author: TWAIN MARK

    'Following the Equator' is an account of Mark Twain's round-the-world lecture tour during 1895 and 1896. The book opens in Paris, from where Twain sets out on his journey, and ends in South Africa. It is an evocative and unique American portrait of nineteenth century travel and customs.

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  • Food Book
    Food Book
    ISBN: 9781743219492
    Title: Food Book
    Author: LONELY PLANET

    A journey through the great cuisines of the world. Markets, street food, fine dining or raucous family feasts--whether you travel to eat, or you're a foodie tied to your kitchen chair at home, you'll find plenty in these pages to satisfy your list for new flavors, textures and aromas. Journey through countries with the richest and proudest culinary traditions. Explore each country's essential produce, defining dishes, and culture of preparing, eating and celebrating with food. Discover the best fare to sample, and even the off recipe to try at home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Footloose American: Following the Hunter S Thompson Trail Across South America
    Footloose American: Following the Hunter S Thompson Trail Across South America
    ISBN: 9780770436377
    Title: Footloose American: Following the Hunter S Thompson Trail Across South America
    Author: KEVIN BRIAN

    An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten journey through South America

    In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, who would become America's bestselling "gonzo journalist," completed a year-long journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for a now-defunct paper called the National Observer. With the gritty humor and keen political observations for which he later became known, correspondent Thompson reflected on topics that continue to make headlines today: the rise of leftist populism, struggles over resource extraction, the marginalization of indigenous peoples.
    & & & & In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology. By contrasting the author's own thrilling, transformative experiences along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his letters and lost Observer stories, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place.

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  • Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    ISBN: 9781786076298
    Title: Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    Author: FIENNES PETER


    In each walk, a scene. In each journey, a story. To tread any well-travelled path is to step upon layers of history and to add to them. What was seen by yesterday's rambler? Who were they? What was their Britain?&


    Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of writers, spiritualists, economists, farmers, churchmen and artists, from the eleventh century to the twentieth. Traversing past and present, he searches for signs of what his absent guides once saw and, through their words, opens up a new way of seeing what is there today.Footnotes is full of wonders and wanders, old stories and fresh connections, worn roads and wild places. It is a mesmerising quest to picture these isles anew. &


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    Fiennes's fellow travellers include Enid Blyton (Isle of Purbeck, Swanage, Weymouth); Wilkie Collins (Cornwall, Plymouth, Land's End, Looe, St Ives); Ithell Colquhoun (Lamorna Cove); Celia Fiennes (Glastonbury, Wells, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Hereford); Gerald of Wales (Hereford, Hay on Wye, Newport, Cardiff, St Davids, Snowdonia); Somerville & Ross (north Wales); JB Priestley & Beryl Bainbridge (Stoke, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, Bradford, Newcastle, York, Hull); CharlesDickens (Lake District, Doncaster, London); Johnson & Boswell (Edinburgh, Skye, Aberdeen).



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  • Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World
    Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World
    ISBN: 9780804189842
    Title: Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World
    Author: NEW YORK TIMES STAFF

    Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby?s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Timestravel column, Footstepsis an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footstepstakes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Fordlandia the Rise & Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
    Fordlandia the Rise & Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
    ISBN: 9780312429621
    Title: Fordlandia the Rise & Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
    Author: GRANDIN GREG

    The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon

    In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets.

    Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford’s early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia’s eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest.

    More than a parable of one man’s arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world,Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history, Ford’s great delusion was not that the Amazon could be tamed but that the forces of capitalism, once released, might yet be contained.
    Fordlandia is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfictio

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  • Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: the Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
    Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: the Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
    ISBN: 9780719564482
    Title: Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: the Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia
    Author: HOPKIRK PETER

    Hopkirk tackles the history of the Silk Road in his inimitable style, especially the exploits of Sven Hedin and five other archaeological raiders of the early years of the 20th century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure & Discovery on the Road
    Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure & Discovery on the Road
    ISBN: 9781743219775
    Title: Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure & Discovery on the Road
    Author: OSELAND JAMES (ED)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Forty Shades of White: My Amazing Antarctic Journey
    Forty Shades of White: My Amazing Antarctic Journey
    ISBN: 9781911184003
    Title: Forty Shades of White: My Amazing Antarctic Journey
    Author: BAZLINTON GINNI


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • France Inspiration du Jour
    France Inspiration du Jour
    ISBN: 9781452153650
    Title: France Inspiration du Jour
    Author: DUNN RAE

    Brimming with joie de vivre, France provides a glimpse into the gorgeous sketchbooks that artist Rae Dunn compiles during her annual sojourns in Paris, Provence, and the French Riviera. Colors, tastes, and smells come to life with each turn of the page, as Dunn's charming watercolor sketches and dreamy photographs beautifully depict the cityscapes, landscapes, foods, and pastimes that epitomize the romance of France. Additionally, hand-lettered notes reveal Dunn's inspirations as an artist. Francophiles, armchair travelers, and art lovers alike will rejoice in this thoughtful celebration of this beloved region's myriad everyday pleasures.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Freedom to Rome: a Long Walk
    Freedom to Rome: a Long Walk
    ISBN: 9780992694708
    Title: Freedom to Rome: a Long Walk
    Author: MICHEL ANGELA & WARLOW NICHOLAS


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    Price: $40.00
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  • French
    French
    ISBN: 9781860460753
    Title: French
    Author: ZELDIN THEODORE

    This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives. It looks at what makes up the national character of France.

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    Price: $35.00
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  • Fresh Air Fiend Travel Writings 1985 2000
    Fresh Air Fiend Travel Writings 1985 2000
    ISBN: 9780241950555
    Title: Fresh Air Fiend Travel Writings 1985 2000
    Author: THEROUX PAUL

    'Vintage stuff, funny, shrewd and deliciously perceptive. Theroux needs no more than three or four strokes of his pen to complete the most vivid of pictures' the TimesWhether visiting the King of the Lozis at a bend in the Zambezi river or crossing the United States in a railway car of unsurpassable luxury, relating his experiments with biblical dieting, or detailing the illneses and diseases suffered in half a lifetime of travel, Paul Theroux, The fresh-air fiend himself, Is always an entertaining and honest guide.Full of startling encounters and memorable scenes, fascinating and sometimes bizarre locations, and enlightening musings on themes as various as sexual attraction And The point of travel writing itself, this extensive collection of his shorter pieces is a rich and remarkable book from a superb writer.'An enthralling, stimulating, provocative collection' Daily Telegraph'Frank and funny. Theroux may be one of our most prolific travel writers, but he is also one of our best' New Statesman

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    Price: $32.00
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  • From Here to There: a Father & Son Roadtrip from Melbourne to London
    From Here to There: a Father & Son Roadtrip from Melbourne to London
    ISBN: 9780733323874
    Title: From Here to There: a Father & Son Roadtrip from Melbourne to London
    Author: FAINE JACK & FAINE JON

    â?²Somehow, I convinced myself it was a good idea. Somehow, I convinced myself that it was do-able. Now I shake my head... We drove through the Gobi desert in Mongolia in a snowstorm, avoided an Iranian sedan doing cartwheels on the freeway near Tehran, wove around the shores of the Caspian Sea and navigated the desert in Turkmenistan. We learned to say thank you in thirty languages and dispensed fluffy koalas to traumatised small children in obscure mountain pockets from Laos to Kurdistan. We kicked an Aussie Rules footy across borders and taught customs officers how to do a drop-punt from Timor Leste to Uzbekistan. We ate bark and ox blood and worms and pigs ears and eel and curries so hot we nearly fell off our chairs. We bribed police in five countries, ignored parking tickets in another six and got lost pretty much everywhere. We squabbled over food and farting, snoring and sneezing. It was total folly and it was the best thing you can ever do. I would do it again and I would not recommend it to anyone.â?² In April 2008, Jon Faine and his son Jack closed their door on their Melbourne home and leaving jobs, studies, family and friends, took six months and went overland to London in their trusty 4-wheel-drive. This intelligent and funny recount of the countries they visited, people they met and trouble they got into, is also the story of a tender father-son relationship.

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    Price: $52.00
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  • From Here, You Can't See Paris Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant
    From Here, You Can't See Paris Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant
    ISBN: 9780060959203
    Title: From Here, You Can't See Paris Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant
    Author: SANDERS MICHAEL S


    From Here, You Can't See Paris is a sweet, leisurely exploration of the life of Les Arques (population 159), a hilltop village in a remote corner of France, untouched by the modern era. It is a story of a dying village's struggle to survive, of a dead artist whose legacy began its rebirth, and of chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, No#65533;lle, whose bustling restaurant -- the village's sole business -- has helped ensure its future.


    The author set out to explore the inner workings of a French restaurant kitchen but ended up stumbling onto a wider, much richer world. Whether uncovering the darker secrets of making foie gras, hearing a chef confess his doubts about the Michelin star system, or absorbing the lore of the land around a farmhouse kitchen table after a boar hunt, Michael Sanders learned that life in Les Arques was anything but sleepy. Through the eyes of the author and his family, the reader enters this world, discovers its still-vibrant traditions of food, cooking, and rural living, and comes to know the village's history, sharing along the way an American family's adventures as they find their way in a place that is sometimes lonely, often wondrous, and always fascinating.



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  • From the Holy Mountain: a Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
    From the Holy Mountain: a Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
    ISBN: 9780006547747
    Title: From the Holy Mountain: a Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM

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

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    Price: $27.00
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  • Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad
    Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad
    ISBN: 9780857867506
    Title: Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad
    Author: PILKINGTON KARL

    Everyone's favorite idiot is back, in this hysterical follow-up toAn Idiot Abroad
    Safely home from his latest travels, Karl Pilkington has decided it is time to share his hard-earned wisdom of the world. Taking the Bucket List of "100 Things to Do Before You Die" as his starting point, Karl combines brilliant stories from his recent adventuresto Alaska, Siberia, and beyond with entertaining, highly-opinionated views on what other people aspire to do with their lives. He tackles such questions asWhy on earth would anybody want to run with the bulls in Pamplona, or go "storm chasing" through Tornado Alley?andWhy would anyone ever want to have lunch with the Queen, or touch hands with the Pope? A fitting finale to two years of eventful globe-trotting, this companion guide is frank, funny, and strangely inspiring.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad
    Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad
    ISBN: 9780857868862
    Title: Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad
    Author: PILKINGTON KARL

    The nation's favourite idiot is back. Safely home from his latest travels, Karl has decided it is time to share his hard-earned wisdom of the world. Taking the Bucket List of '"00 Things to Do Before You Die" as his starting point, Karl combines brilliant stories from his recent adventures to Alaska, Siberia and beyond with entertaining, highly-opinionated views on what other people aspire to do with their lives.
    Why on earth would anybody want to run with the bulls in Pamplona? Go 'storm chasing' through Tornado Alley? Have lunch with the Queen? Or touch hands with the Pope? The "Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad" is a fitting finale to two years of eventful globe-trotting. Frank, funny and strangely inspiring, this is Karl's final word on travel.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
    Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
    ISBN: 9781863955768
    Title: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
    Author: LAW BENJAMIN

    Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. But as the child of migrants, he's also curious about how different life might have been had he grown up in Asia. So he sets off to meet his fellow Gaysians.Law takes his investigative duties seriously, going nude where required in Balinese sex resorts, sitting backstage for hours with Thai ladyboy beauty contestants and trying Indian yoga classes designed to cure his homosexuality. The characters he meets - from Tokyo's celebrity drag queens to HIV-positive Burmese sex workers, from Malaysian ex-gay Christian fundamentalists to Chinese gays and lesbians who marry each other to please their parents - all teach him something new about being queer in Asia.At once entertaining and moving, Gaysia is a wild ride - a fascinating quest by a leading Australian writer.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
    Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
    ISBN: 9781863956130
    Title: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
    Author: LAW BENJAMIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai & Kickboxing
    Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai & Kickboxing
    ISBN: 9780804844482
    Title: Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai & Kickboxing
    Author: HOUTON JODY

    A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive look at one of the world's most visited countries from the viewpoint of a young foreign resident.

    More than just a Thai travel guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others--anyone, in fact, with an interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles.

    Packed with short articles accompanied by sidebar stories and interviews and evocative color photographs, the author paints a vivid and revealing picture of a country built on a deep reverence for nation, religion and monarchy, yet with its own distinct, individualistic perspective.

    Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles. There are also chapters on the globally popular Thai food and entertainment like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters on the Thai character and cultural do's and don'ts will allow the reader to go beyond the Thai smile.

    For visitors to the country, the author includes his top ten things to see and do in the main tourist destinations as well as an account of the main festivals and tips on getting around.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Gentle Art of Tramping
    Gentle Art of Tramping
    ISBN: 9781448217243
    Title: Gentle Art of Tramping
    Author: GRAHAM STEPHEN

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Gentleman in the Parlour a Record of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong
    Gentleman in the Parlour a Record of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong
    ISBN: 9780099286776
    Title: Gentleman in the Parlour a Record of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong
    Author: MAUGHAM W. SOMERSET

    Best known for his novels and plays, Somerset Maugham also produced delightfully engaging and absorbing non-fiction, of whichThe Gentleman in the Parlouris a prime example. First published in 1935 it describes a journey the author took from Rangoon to Haipong. Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's muse is in the spirit of Hazlitt, who wrote: "It is great to shake off the trammels of the world and public opinion...and to be known by no other title thanThe Gentleman in the Parlour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Ghost Tales from the Oldest City Also Lists as a Ghostly Experience in St. Augustine
    Ghost Tales from the Oldest City Also Lists as a Ghostly Experience in St. Augustine
    ISBN: 9781561646791
    Title: Ghost Tales from the Oldest City Also Lists as a Ghostly Experience in St. Augustine
    Author: CAIN SUZY JACOBY DIANNE

    St. Augustine is America's oldest city. It's no surprise then that there are more than a few restless souls that still roam this ancient city. Here are stories of haunted homes and inns, a ghost bride, victims of murder and disease, nuns and soldiers, demons, and even the ghost of a calico cat. There's also the story of the woman who was almost buried alive and the sad story of the ghostly baby.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Ghosts of Spain Travels Through a Countrys Hidden Past
    Ghosts of Spain Travels Through a Countrys Hidden Past
    ISBN: 9780571221684
    Title: Ghosts of Spain Travels Through a Countrys Hidden Past
    Author: TREMLETT GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
    Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
    ISBN: 9780571279395
    Title: Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
    Author: TREMLETT GILES


    Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe's most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent 'pact of forgetting' inspired writer Giles Tremlett to embark on a journey around Spain and its history. He found the ghosts of Spain everywhere, almost always arguing. Who caused the Civil War? Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid? Did the Islamist bombers who killed 190 people in 2004 dream of a return to Spain's Moorish past? Tremlett's curiosity led him down some strange and colourful byroads, and brought him unexpected insights into the Spanish character.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain & Its Silent Past
    Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain & Its Silent Past
    ISBN: 9780802716743
    Title: Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain & Its Silent Past
    Author: TREMLETT GILES

    "Part modern social history, part travelogue, "Ghosts of Spain "is held together by elegant first-person prose...an invaluable book...[that] has become something of a bible for those of us "extranjeros "who have chosen to live in Spain. A country finally facing its past could scarcely hope for a better, or more enamored, chronicler of its present."--Sarah Wildman, "New York Times Book Review "The appearance, more than sixty years after the Spanish Civil War ended, of mass graves containing victims of Francisco Franco's death squads finally broke what Spaniards call "the pact of forgetting"--the unwritten understanding that their recent, painful past was best left unexplored. At this charged moment, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around the country and through its history to discover why some of Europe's most voluble people have kept silent so long. In elegant and passionate prose, Tremlett unveils the tinderbox of disagreements that mark the country today. "Ghosts of Spain "is a revelatory book about one of Europe's most exciting countries.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
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