• A A Gill Is Further Away: Helping With Enquiries
    A A Gill Is Further Away: Helping With Enquiries
    ISBN: 9780753829295
    Title: A A Gill Is Further Away: Helping With Enquiries
    Author: GILL A A

    From the moment he joined THE SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A selection of the very best pieces that Gill has written over the past five years, A.A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY is a wonderfully insightful and funny compendium of travel writing taken mostly from THE SUNDAY TIMES, but also from GQ, TATLER and CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. Gill writes with a clarity and acerbity that conveys the intensity of his experiences in his travels around the world. His book includes essays on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California. In each piece, there is a central image A.A. Gill uses as the key to unlocking the personality of a place.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    ISBN: 9781786498106
    Title: Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Angry Island: Hunting the English
    Angry Island: Hunting the English
    ISBN: 9780753820964
    Title: Angry Island: Hunting the English
    Author: GILL A A

    Foreigner Adrian Gill (a Scot) goes in search of the essence of England and the English The English are naturally, congenitally, collectively and singularly, livid much of the time. In between the incoherent bellowing of the terraces and the pursed, rigid eye-rolling of the commuter carriage, they reach the end of their tethers and the thin end of their wedges. They're incensed, incandescent, splenetic, prickly, touchy and fractious. They sit apart on their half of a damply disappointing little island, nursing and picking at their irritations. Perhaps aware that they're living on top of a keg of fulminating fury, the English have, throughout their history, come up with hundreds of ingenious and bizarre ways to diffuse anger or transform it into something benign. Good manners and queues, roundabouts and garden sheds, and almost every game ever invented from tennis to bridge. They've built things, discovered stuff, made puddings, written hymns and novels, and for people who don't like to talk much, they have come up with the most minutely nuanced and replete language ever spoken - just so there'll be no misunderstandings. In this hugely witty, personal and readable book, A.A. Gill looks anger and the English straight in the eye.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    ISBN: 9781787290297
    Title: Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    Author: MOORE TIM


    Tim Moore - indefatigable travelling everyman - switches two wheels for four as he journeys across Trumpland in an original Model T Ford.

    'Alarmingly full of incident, very funny - even mildly transformative' Daily Mail


    Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of 'wise-ass Limey liberal gumption', his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.


    He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road. And yet, this is clearly a nation in conflict with itself: citizens 'tooling up' in reaction to ever-increasing security fears; a healthcare system creaking to support sugar-loaded soda lovers; a disintegrating rust belt all but forgotten by the warring media and political classes.


    With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through America. Buckle up!



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto
    ISBN: 9780141988337
    Title: Another Kyoto
    Author: KERR ALEX ; SOKOL KATHY ARLYN

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    ISBN: 9781473676329
    Title: Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Author: WOOD LEVISON

    Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    Around India in 80 Trains
    ISBN: 9781857886443
    Title: Around India in 80 Trains
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    ISBN: 9781408869772
    Title: Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK
    'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin
    From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world.
    Packing up her rucksack o and her fianc , Jem o Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • At Home in Japan
    At Home in Japan
    ISBN: 9780804848718
    Title: At Home in Japan
    Author: OTOWA REBECCA

    This portrait of Japanese country life reminds us that at its core, a happy and healthy life is based on the bonds of food, family, tradition, community, and the richness of nature. --John Einarsen, Founding Editor and Art Director of Kyoto Journal

    What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells an extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through a fantastic transformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30 years of her life to being a housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan.

    This astonishing book traces a circular path from were Rebecca began, to living under Japanese customs--from the essential day to day details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural entities with which the family shares the home. Rebecca Otowa then focuses on her inner life, touching on some of the pivotal memories of her time in Japan, the lessons in perception that Japan has taught her and how she has been changed by living in Japan.

    An insightful and compelling read, At Home in Japan is a beautifully written and illustrated reminiscence of a once pure life made extraordinary.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00

    $22.00
  • Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    ISBN: 9781787702615
    Title: Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Author: PIANO CARLO & PIANO RENZO


    Renowned architect Renzo Piano (the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center, Potsdamer Platz, Cite Internationale, New York Times Building, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, etc.) and his son Carlo, a well-regarded journalist, set sail from Genoa one late Summer day to search for Atlantis, the perfect city, built to harbor a perfect society.


    Embarking not only on a life-changing journey but also on series of conversations that are humorous, irreverent, erudite, and always entertaining, Renzo and Carlo travel from Genoa in search of the perfect city, along the way reflecting on their own relationship, on fathers and sons, on the idea of travel itself, and perhaps most notably on architecture, space, and the secret life of forms.


    Piano, subject of The Art of Making Buildings and a man who can not only measure land at a glance but also the sea's infinite geometry, returns to the places where he has created his iconic works, mosaic pieces in the infinite, necessary quest for perfection. With his son he sails across the Pacific, along the banks of the Thames and the Seine, reaching as far as Athens, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and Osaka Bay.


    In search of beauty, Piano finds only imperfection. And so, all that remains is to sail on, in the company of his son.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    ISBN: 9781526611468
    Title: Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Author: IYER PICO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


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


    Inside Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland Travel Guide:

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

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


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


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



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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Border: A Journey Around Russia
    Border: A Journey Around Russia
    ISBN: 9780857057808
    Title: Border: A Journey Around Russia
    Author: FATLAND ERIKA

    Erika Fatland travels along the seemingly endless Russian border - from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way.The Border is a book about Russian and Russian history without its author ever entering Russia itself; a book about being the neighbour of that mighty, expanding empire throughout history. It is a chronicle of the colourful, exciting, tragic and often unbelievable histories of these bordering nations, their cultures, their people, their landscapes.Through her last three documentary books - one about terrorism in Beslan, one about the 2011 terror attacks in Norway and one about post-Soviet Central Asia - social anthropologist Erika Fatland has established herself as a sharp observer and an outstanding interviewer at the forefront of Nordic non-fiction.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland
    Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland
    ISBN: 9781785786266
    Title: Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland
    Author: AITKEN BEN

    'One of the funniest books of the year' - Paul Ross, talkRADIO

    WARNING: CONTAINS AN UNLIKELY IMMIGRANT, AN UNSUNG COUNTRY, A BUMPY ROMANCE, SEVERAL SHATTERED PRECONCEPTIONS, TRACES OF INSIGHT, A DOZEN NUNS AND A REFERENDUM.

    Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop.

    Fewer still come back wanting to be a Member of the European Parliament.

    In 2016 Ben Aitken moved to Poland while he still could. It wasn't love that took him but curiosity: he wanted to know what the Poles in the UK had left behind. He flew to a place he'd never heard of and then accepted a job in a chip shop on the minimum wage.

    When he wasn't peeling potatoes he was on the road scratching the country's surface: he milked cows with a Eurosceptic farmer; missed the bus to Auschwitz; spent Christmas with complete strangers and went to Gdansk to learn how communism got the chop. By the year's end he had a better sense of what the Poles had turned their backs on - southern mountains, northern beaches, dumplings! - and an uncanny ability to bone cod.

    This is a candid, funny and offbeat tale of a year as an unlikely immigrant.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    ISBN: 9781529351309
    Title: Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Author: HEUGHAN SAM & MCTAVISH GRAHAM


    With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon.

    From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

    Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    ISBN: 9781529342000
    Title: Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Author: HEUGHAN SAM; GRAHAM MCTAVISH

    Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller

    A road trip book with a difference. Stars of Outlander- Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish - explore Scotland, a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.
    From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of OutlanderSam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

    Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    ISBN: 9781984897695
    Title: Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Author: KRAKAUER JON

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    ISBN: 9781492663966
    Title: Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    Author: SMITH PATRICK

    For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the Web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know . . .How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly themStraight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safetyThe real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airportThe myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automationTerrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at securityAirfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer serviceCockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but also the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Crofter & the Laird
    Crofter & the Laird
    ISBN: 9781907970917
    Title: Crofter & the Laird
    Author: MCPHEE JOHN

    'McPhee's genius is that he can write about anything.' - Robert Macfarlane
    In 1969, John McPhee moved his family from New Jersey across the Atlantic to live in the land of his forefathers, the island of Colonsay - seventeen square miles of dew and damp twenty-five miles off the coast of Scotland. They rented a crofthouse, his children enrolled at the local school, and they soon were accepted into this tightly circumscribed community of 138 people.
    With his uniquely observant eye and trademark perceptiveness, McPhee gives us a comprehensive portrait of this remote and misty land. He battles the fierce gales on the outer shoals of the Ardskenish Penininsula, listens to the crofters complain of the laird over drams in the island's sole pub, and meets perhaps the last of the Great Highland bagpipers.
    A blend of anthropology and travelogue, The Crofter and the Laird presents us with a perfect mirror of daily-life in the Highlands. Intertwining history and legend, McPhee writes with insight, sensitivity, and fondness for these hardy people, sympathetic to their situation and heritage - resulting in an account that's as honest, humorous, and frank as the locals themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Cuba
    Cuba
    ISBN: 9781788314992
    Title: Cuba
    Author: GONZALEZ MIKE

    Cuba with its flamboyant style and rich culture, has provided the inspiration and setting for literature for decades. It has always been one of the most compelling places in the world, though perhaps never more so than now. Following Ra l Castro's resignation as President in 2018, the era of Castroism has come to an end, and the US-Cuba rapprochement has opened the country to a generation of Americans whose only previous exposure was through film and literature. The coming years will undoubtedly bring significant changes to a country that has in many ways been frozen in time.
    Cuba- A Literary Guide for Travellers takes the literary-minded traveller (either in person or in an armchair) on a vivid and illuminating journey, retracing the footsteps of writers and artists who have lived and worked in, or been inspired by, the history and landscape of Cuba. This literary guide challenges some firmly-held Western assumptions about the country, and shines a light on one of the richest and most deeply embedded literary cultures in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Cuba LP 9ed
    Cuba LP 9ed
    ISBN: 9781786571496
    Title: Cuba LP 9ed
    Author: 9TH EDITION


    #1 best-selling guide to Cuba*


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


    Inside Lonely Planet's Cuba Travel Guide:

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

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


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


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


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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    ISBN: 9780241969359
    Title: Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Author: THEROUX PAUL; MCCURRY STEVE (PHOTOGRAPHER)

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
    Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
    ISBN: 9780008283339
    Title: Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
    Author: ABBEY EDWARD; MACFARLANE ROBERT (INTRODUCTION BY)

    '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: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
    $29.00
  • Down Under Travels from a Sunburned Country
    Down Under Travels from a Sunburned Country
    ISBN: 9781784161835
    Title: Down Under Travels from a Sunburned Country
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Bill Bryson's travels in a sunburned country- Australia will never look the same again.

    It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else.

    Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging- their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (Special Anniversary Edition)
    Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (Special Anniversary Edition)
    ISBN: 9781908745859
    Title: Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (Special Anniversary Edition)
    Author: STEWART CHRIS

    Special Anniversary Edition (with new chapter 25 years on).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $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
    _________


    PRAISE FOR SUE PERKINS


    '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'
    Red


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


    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'
    Express


    'Honest, warm and downright hilarious'
    OK


    '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
    $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


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


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


    Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.


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


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



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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $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
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Encyclopedia of New York
    Encyclopedia of New York
    ISBN: 9781501166952
    Title: Encyclopedia of New York
    Author: EDITORS OF NEW YORK MAGAZINE

    The must-have guide to pop culture, history, and world-changing ideas that started in New York City, from the magazine at the center of it all.

    Since its founding in 1624, New York City has been a place that creates things. What began as a trading post for beaver pelts soon transformed into a hub of technological, social, and cultural innovation--but beyond fostering literal inventions like the elevator (inside Cooper Union in 1853), Q-tips (by Polish immigrant Leo Gerstenzang in 1923), General Tso's chicken (reimagined for American tastes in the 1970s by one of its Hunanese creators), the singles bar (1965 on the Upper East Side), and Scrabble (1931 in Jackson Heights), the city has given birth to or perfected idioms, forms, and ways of thinking that have changed the world, from Abstract Expressionism to Broadway, baseball to hip-hop, news blogs to neoconservatism to the concept of "downtown."

    Those creations and more are all collected in The Encyclopedia of New York, an A-to-Z compendium of unexpected origin stories, hidden histories, and useful guides to the greatest city in the world, compiled by the editors of New York Magazine (a city invention itself, since 1968) and featuring contributions from Rebecca Traister, Jerry Saltz, Frank Rich, Jonathan Chait, Rhonda Garelick, Kathryn VanArendonk, Christopher Bonanos, and more. Here you will find something fascinating and uniquely New York on every page: a history of the city's skyline, accompanied by a tour guide's list of the best things about every observation deck; the development of positive thinking and punk music; appreciations of seltzer and alternate-side-of-the-street parking; the oddest object to be found at Ripley's Believe It or Not ; musical theater next to muckracking and mugging; and the unbelievable revelation that English muffins were created on...West Twentieth Street. Whether you are a lifelong resident, a curious newcomer, or an armchair traveler, this is the guidebook you'll need, straight from the people who know New York best.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

    $65.00
  • Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    ISBN: 9781473665804
    Title: Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    Author: JUBBER NICHOLAS



    Selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2019

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

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

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

    These are the stories that made Europe.

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

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

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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Faraway Nearby
    Faraway Nearby
    ISBN: 9781847085122
    Title: Faraway Nearby
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    ISBN: 9781786077707
    Title: Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    Author: FIENNES PETER

    'The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.'
    Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past.
    The journey starts in Dorset, shaped by the childhood visions of Enid Blyton, and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to his final resting place in Westminster Abbey.
    From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon, to a big night out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge, Footnotes is a series of evocative biographies, a lyrical foray into the past, and a quest to understand Britain through the books, journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers.
    And as Fiennes travels the country, and roams across the centuries, he wonders-
    'Who are we? What do we want? They seemed like good questions to ask, in the company of some of our greatest writers, given these restless times.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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