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  • The Pub Lover's Guide to London

    Pen & Sword Books Ltd The Pub Lover's Guide to London

    From the Roman conquest to the passing of legislation protecting the rights of LGBTQ+, the history of London is one of diversity, integration and progress - never standing still and always setting the agenda. Metropolitan London has around 7,000 public houses – an average of 25 pubs per square mile. No other capital city in the world matches this density. It’s not surprising that the London pub is such an institution at home and abroad! Pubs were part and parcel of the expansion of London – that grew to be the world’s largest city by the 1830s. Because pubs are so widespread in the capital, a pub can always be found near a place of historical significance. This book selects some key moments in the history of London, from Roman times to the modern day, and suggests a popular pub nearby to savour the moment - re-living the history with a drink in hand! The Pub Lover’s Guide to London explains the driving forces behind the most significant moments in the history of London - and the best pubs near to where history was made. In all, 52 great pubs to visit - one for each week of the year!

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  • Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path, South-West-Coast Path Part 1: Minehead to Bude (Trailblazer British Walking Guides): Practical walking guide with 55 large-scale walking maps (1:20,000) and guides to 30 towns and villages - planning, places

    Trailblazer Publications Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path, South-West-Coast Path Part 1: Minehead to Bude (Trailblazer British Walking Guides): Practical walking guide with 55 large-scale walking maps (1:20,000) and guides to 30 towns and villages - planning, places

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    Practical, complete guide to walking Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path, the first section of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead to Bude (124.5 miles). This spectacular route passes through the Exmoor National Park following the highest coastline in England (over 800ft), through numerous idyllic villages such as Lynton and Clovelly, around Barnstaple Bay and Hartland Point to the seaside resort of Bude just over the border with Cornwall. Includes: * 55 large-scale walking maps, 13 town plans, 8 stage maps and 2 overview maps * Places to stay with reviews - bunkhouses, campsites, B&Bs, hostels, pubs, hotels * Places to eat with reviews - cafes, teashops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways * GPS Waypoints - downloadable from Trailblazer website * New edition includes extra colour mapping for each stage of the walk. * Also includes 60 colour photos. * Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over a week to 10 days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks; * What to see - attractions, history, culture * Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the coast * Flora and fauna - four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife * Full information on the Exmoor National Park * Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimising our impact on it.

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  • Harry Potter – A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Harry Potter – A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition

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    Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the record-breaking British Library exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and a team of brilliant curators. As the spectacular show takes up residence at the New York Historical Society from October 2018, this gorgeous book – available in paperback for the first time – takes readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from Astronomy and Potions through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There’s also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition – absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon’s blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch’s broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

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  • 36 Islands: In Search of the Hidden Wonders of the Lake District and a Few Other Things Too

    Orion Publishing Co 36 Islands: In Search of the Hidden Wonders of the Lake District and a Few Other Things Too

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    'A Swallows and Amazons adventure for the modern day by one of the most interesting travel writers working today' Bijan Omrani, author of Caesar's Footprints'A headlong plunge into the deep, dark waters of the Lake District and its islands. Packed with curious historical facts, philosophical and literary footnotes' Shaun Bythell, author of Diary of a BooksellerRobert Twigger, poet, artist and travel author, is a lover of uninhabited islands. A lifelong passion for the Lake District led him to embark on a mission to visit all 36 islands of the region - some little more than rocks, some home only to wildlife, some the perfect spot for a night of wild-camping. Armed only with an inflatable canoe, and inspired by Arthur Ransome, Wainwright, Wordsworth and other writers of the region, he journeys beyond the tourists and the busy roads, beneath the surface, to islands both real and remembered. Here the low tide of the unconscious reveals itself through the strange flotsam that it leaves on the shore - a new sense of discovery, about himself and the world we live in.

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  • Walking the Great North Line: From Stonehenge to Lindisfarne to Discover the Mysteries of Our Ancient Past

    Orion Publishing Co Walking the Great North Line: From Stonehenge to Lindisfarne to Discover the Mysteries of Our Ancient Past

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    Robert Twigger, poet and travel author, was in search of a new way up England when he stumbled across the Great North Line. From Christchurch on the South Coast to Old Sarum to Stonehenge, to Avebury, to Notgrove barrow, to Meon Hill in the midlands, to Thor's Cave, to Arbor Low stone circle, to Mam Tor, to Ilkley in Yorkshire and its three stone circles and the Swastika Stone, to several forts and camps in Northumberland to Lindisfarne (plus about thirty more sites en route). A single dead straight line following 1 degree 50 West up Britain. No other north-south straight line goes through so many ancient sites of such significance. Was it just a suggestive coincidence or were they built intentionally? Twigger walks the line, which takes him through Birmingham, Halifax and Consett as well as Salisbury Plain, the Peak district, and the Yorkshire moors. With a planning schedule that focused more on reading about shamanism and beat poetry than hardening his feet up, he sets off ever hopeful. He wild-camps along the way, living like a homeless bum, with a heart that starts stifled but ends up soaring with the beauty of life. He sleeps in a prehistoric cave, falls into a river, crosses a 'suicide viaduct' and gets told off by a farmer's wife for trespassing; but in this simple life he finds woven gold. He walks with others and he walks alone, ever alert to the incongruities of the edgelands he is journeying through.

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  • Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past

    Orion Publishing Co Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past

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    A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.'A bravura piece of writing - Bill Bryson on acid' Tom HollandWinding its way from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Druid groves of Anglesey, the ancient road of Watling Street has gone by many different names. It is a road of witches and ghosts, of queens and highwaymen, of history and myth, of Bletchley Park codebreakers, Chaucer, Boudicca, Dickens and James Bond. But Watling Street is not just the story of a route across our island. It is an acutely observed exploration of Britain and who we are today, told with wit and an unerring eye for the curious and surprising.

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  • Cry of the Kalahari

    Little, Brown Book Group Cry of the Kalahari

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    The incredible memoir by international bestselling author of Where The Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens and her then partner Mark Owens', charting their time researching wildlife in the Kalahari Desert. Reissued and in full colour, for the first time since its original publication. In the early 1970s, carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, Mark and Delia Owens caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. There they lived for seven years, in an unexplored area with no roads, no people, and no source of water for thousands of square miles. In this vast wilderness the Owenses began their zoology research, working alongside lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, and the many other creatures they came to know.Cry of the Kalahari is a gripping account of how two young Americans survived the dangers of living in one of the last pristine areas on Earth. Reissued for the first time since its original publication in 1984, this beautiful new edition contains never-seen-before, colour photographs of Mark and Delia on their adventure of a lifetime.'A remarkable story beautifully told . . . Among such classics as Goodall's In the Shadow of Man and Fossey's Gorillas in the Mist' Chicago Tribune'For anyone interested in animals or in real life adventure, this book is a must' Jane Goodall'Extraordinary . . . How the couple overcome the hazards of the desert and came to appreciate its living richness makes fascinating reading . . . Read their remarkable book to be delighted, moved, and awed'People Magazine

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  • Scary Monsters and Super Creeps: In Search of the World's Most Hideous Beasts

    Little, Brown Book Group Scary Monsters and Super Creeps: In Search of the World's Most Hideous Beasts

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    Dom Joly sets off round the world, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. Ever since he was given a copy of Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World for his ninth birthday Dom has been obsessed with the world of cryptozoology - monster hunting - and in Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings. He explores the Redwood Curtain in northern California in search of Sasquatch; in Canada he visits Lake Okanagan hoping to catch a glimpse of a thirty-foot snake-like creature called Ogopogo; and near Lake Tele in Congo he risks his life tracking the vegetarian sauropod Mokele-mbembe. Naturally he heads to Loch Ness - but for this hunt he has his family in tow; he treks across the Khumbu Valley in Nepal looking for Yeti; and in the hills above Hiroshima in Japan he enlists the help of a local man to find the Hibagon, a terribly smelly 'caveman ape'. Are the monsters all the product of fevered minds, or is there a sliver of truth somewhere in the madness? Either way, the search gives Dom an excuse to dive into six fascinating destinations on a gloriously nutty adventure. In typically hilarious and irreverent fashion, Dom explores the cultures that gave rise to these monster myths and ends up in some pretty hairy situations with people even stranger than the monsters they are hunting.

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  • Delhi and Agra: A Traveller's Reader

    Little, Brown Book Group Delhi and Agra: A Traveller's Reader

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    Delhi claims a noble history as the site of at least seven capitals dating from before the time of Alexander the Great. The glorious Mogul Empire brought great riches to the city and to Agra, where the world-famous Taj Mahal has excited awe in visitors for over 380 years. This Traveller's Reader is an indispensable and fascinating companion for the traveller who wants to understand the history of both cities, and who seeks the true spirit of the places. Delhi & Agra is a topographical anthology that explores the cities' sites of interest and recreates the key events, customs and lives of the past, drawing on diaries, letters, memoirs and commentaries written by residents and visitors over the course of 600 years. Extracts include Tamerlane's account of the sack of Delhi in 1398; descriptions of Shah Jahan building the Taj Mahal; recollections of Jesuits and mullahs debating the relative merits of their religions before the great Mogul emperor, Akbar; reports of cruelty and creativity, of addiction to drink and drugs; descriptions of elephant fights, suttee, the life of the bazaar and vice-regal banquets; and eyewitness accounts of the Indian Mutiny from both sides, and of the bloody aftermath of Partition. A great variety of topics are covered, vividly conveying an impression of how it would have been to live in, or visit, both cities from the recent past to hundreds of years ago.

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  • Istanbul: A Traveller's Reader

    Little, Brown Book Group Istanbul: A Traveller's Reader

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    Istanbul, A Traveller's Reader is an wide-ranging and carefully chosen selection of writings, offering a richly layered view of Byzantine Constantinople and Turkish Istanbul. During the thousand-year Byzantine empire that followed its founding by Constantine the Great, Istanbul became a city of fabled riches; after falling to the Turks in 1453, its glories continued, maintained by the strength and wealth of the Ottomans. Drawing on diaries, letters, biographies, travelogues and poems from the sixth century AD onwards, this evocative anthology recreates for contemporary visitors the vanished glories of Constantinople. It provides vivid eyewitness accounts of the coronation of a Byzantine emperor; the funeral of a sultan; the triumphal entry of Mehmet the Conqueror; the building of the Suleymaniye, the most magnificent of the city's moques; and the death of Ataturk in 1938. It also describes the rampant sexual exploits of the Byzantine empress-to-be Theodora; the public execution of a Turkish wife and her young, Christian lover; the near execution of an envoy given the unenviable task of transporting a large organ from England to Constantinople in 1599, a gift from Queen Elizabeth to Sultan Mehmet III, who was caught admiring the sultan's personal harem; and the unfortunate Frenchman caught drinking wine and eating a pork sausage while sketching in Hagia Sophia in the 1680s.

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  • The Old Man and the Sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

    Little, Brown Book Group The Old Man and the Sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

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    Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an adventure, and he placed a typically straightforward advertisement in the Telegraph that read "Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only." In his inimitable style, Smith details their voyage and the hardships they endured with a matter-of-fact air that makes his story seem all the more impressive. His advanced age allows him a wider perspective not only on the journey but on life itself, and his never-say-die attitude to the difficulty of the journey is inspirational. 'Old men ought to be explorers' said T.S. Eliot, and this book certainly gives a compelling argument in his favour. It is both a great story (a huge storm on the final night of the voyage almost wrecked them on a reef) and a call to action for the older generation - do not go quietly, says Anthony Smith, but seek out adventure as long as you are able.

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  • Journeys to Impossible Places: In Life and Every Adventure

    Hodder & Stoughton Journeys to Impossible Places: In Life and Every Adventure

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    In Journeys to Impossible Places, best-selling author and presenter Simon Reeve reveals the inside story of his most astonishing adventures and experiences, around the planet and close to home.Journeys to Impossible Places continues the story Simon started in his phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Step by Step, which traced the first decades of his life from depressed and unemployed teenager through to his early TV programmes.Now Simon takes us on the epic and thrilling adventures that followed, in beautiful, tricky and downright dangerous corners of the world, as he travelled through the Tropics, to remote paradise islands, jungles dripping with heat and life, and on nerve-wracking secret missions. Simon shares what his unique experiences and encounters have taught him, and the deeper lessons he draws from joy and raw grief in his personal life, from desperate struggles with his own fertility and head health, from wise friends, fatherhood, inspiring villagers, brave fighters, his beloved dogs, and a thoughtful Indian sadhu.Journeys to Impossible Places inspires and encourages all of us to battle fear and negativity, and embrace life, risk, opportunities and the glory of our world.

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  • A Vagabond for Beauty: A John Murray Journey

    John Murray Press A Vagabond for Beauty: A John Murray Journey

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    INTRODUCED BY PAUL KINGSNORTH, Booker-shortlisted author of The Wake'I thought that there were two rules in life - never count the cost, and never do anything unless you can do it wholeheartedly. Now is the time to live.' Artist and wanderer Everett Ruess left home at the age of sixteen to immerse himself in the harsh desert landscapes of the American Southwest. With only his donkeys for company, driven by an insatiable longing for beauty and experience, he ventured ever further from civilisation and into the wilderness of Navajo country. In 1934, at the age of twenty, he vanished without trace in Utah, a disappearance that remains unsolved to this day. Through letters, diary excerpts and poems - charting not only his rugged adventures and his exquisite nature writing but his progression as a writer, and into adulthood - and with commentary by W. L. Rusho, A Vagabond for Beauty tells his remarkable story.

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  • The Valleys of the Assassins: A John Murray Journey

    John Murray Press The Valleys of the Assassins: A John Murray Journey

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    INTRODUCED BY MONISHA RAJESH, award-winning author of Around the World in 80 Trains'If I were asked to enumerate the pleasures of travel, this would be one of the greatest among them - that so often and so unexpectedly you meet the best in human nature.' Growing up in near-poverty and denied a formal education, Freya Stark had nurtured a fascination for the Middle East since reading Arabian Nights as a child. But it wasn't until she was in her thirties that she was able to leave Europe. Boarding a cargo ship to Beirut in 1927, she went on to became one of her generation's most intrepid explorers - her adventures would take her to remote areas in Turkey, the Middle East and Asia. The Valleys of the Assassins chronicles Stark's treks into the wilderness of western Iran on the hunt for treasure and in an attempt to locate the long-fabled Assassins in Alumut, an ancient Persian sect. Entering Luristan on a mule, draped in native clothing, Freya bluffs her way past border guards and sets off into uncharted territory; places where few Europeans, and no European women, had ventured. Stark was a woman of indefatigable energy, who often travelled with only a single guide and on a shoestring budget, and who was undeterred by discomfort and danger. Hailed as a classic upon its first publication in 1934, The Valleys of the Assassins is an absorbing account of people and place. Full of wit and rich in detail - and also in humanity - her writing brings to vivid life the stories of the ancient kingdoms of the Middle East.

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  • The Cruel Way: A John Murray Journey

    John Murray Press The Cruel Way: A John Murray Journey

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    INTRODUCED BY FIONA MOZLEY, Booker-shortlisted author of ElmetWITH EXCERPTS FROM ALL THE ROADS ARE OPEN BY ANNEMARIE SCHWARZENBACH'We were both travellers - she always running away from an emotional crisis (not seeing that she was already wishing for the next), I always seeking far afield the secret of harmonious living, or filling up time by courting risk, caught by the clean sharp "taste" it gives to life.'In 1939, adventurer and writer Ella Maillart set off on an epic drive from Geneva to Kabul, accompanied by journalist and photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who later became an antifascist and lesbian icon. The two women travelled partly to escape the coming war in Europe, embarking on a daring, and often dangerous, journey through regions where European women were a rarity. But Schwarzenbach was also fighting a losing battle with morphine addiction, and the women's close but often troubled relationship takes centre stage in the narrative as the journey progresses through Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. Encountering breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins and nomadic peoples, The Cruel Way is a gripping, lyrical and deeply empathetic portrait of places, people and friendship. Brought together for the first time with excerpts from All the Roads are Open, Annemarie Schwarzenbach's parallel account of the journey.

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  • Venice: The Lion, the City and the Water

    Quercus Publishing Venice: The Lion, the City and the Water

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    "Witty and meditative by turns, the overall effect is like being shown around by a wonderfully self-effacing, but impressively erudite guide" The Sunday Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR"Nooteboom has achieved the impossible: to say something new about the ageless city about which everything has been said" ALBERTO MANGUEL"The whole book is the illuminating testimony of a man who cannot look away and so sees things that others, even those with more specialist knowledge, have missed" GREGORY DOWLING, Wall Street JournalVENICE: "A dream of palaces and churches, of power and money, dominion and decline, a paradise of beauty." By the author of Roads to Santiago and Roads to BerlinWith this treasury of his time spent in Venice over a period of fifty-five years, Nooteboom makes himself the indispensable companion for all lovers of "the sailing, amphibious city", and for every new visitor.Because he is a master storyteller with an inexhaustible curiosity, and always with a suitcase of books (to which new discoveries are added), he brings vividly and poetically to life not only the tumultuous history of the Republic but along the way its doges, its villains, its heroes, its magnificent painters, its architects, its scholars, its skies, its canals and piazzas and alleyways, and on his expeditions its "bronze voices of time".Those who know and love this city and its literature will recognise Nooteboom - in Laura Watkinson's fine translation - as the dazzling heir and companion to Montaigne, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Ruskin, Proust, Brodsky, and Donna Leon. His homage to Venice is a generous introduction, learned and enchanting, and worthy of its magnificent subject."His writing is lyrical and densely textured. He is a poet of time and memory" - COLIN THUBRONTranslated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson

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  • Moon Cleveland (Third Edition)

    Avalon Travel Publishing Moon Cleveland (Third Edition)

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    Experience an American city with Rust Belt roots and a vibrant, creative spirit with Moon Cleveland. Inside you'll find: *Explore the City: Navigate by neighbourhood or by activity, with colour-coded maps of Cleveland's most interesting neighbourhoods*See the Sights: Root for the Cleveland Indians at "The Jake," check out the legendary costumes, instruments, and handwritten lyrics at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire industrial-era mansions, or check out the Museum of Contemporary Art*Get a Taste of the City: Dine at a trattoria in Little Italy, savour fresh fare at farm-to-table restaurants, sample falafel, pierogis, local cheeses and more at the Westside Market, and relax with a pint at a craft brewery*Bars and Nightlife: Catch a performance at the House of Blues, play bocce ball in an Irish pub, polka-dance at a popular local happy hour, or sip craft cocktails in a historic lounge*Local Advice: Douglas Trattner shares insider know-how on the city he calls home*Itineraries and Day Trips: Explore nearby Lake Erie, Akron, and Amish Country, or follow city itineraries designed for long weekends, rainy days, and more*Handy tools like full-colour photos, detailed maps, and background information on the history and culture of ClevelandWith Moon Cleveland's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the city your way. Exploring more cities in the American Midwest? Check out Moon Chicago or Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul.

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  • In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

    Oneworld Publications In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

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    The age of exploration was drawing to a close, yet the mystery of the North Pole remained. Contemporaries described the pole as the ‘unattainable object of our dreams’, and the urge to fill in this last great blank space on the map grew irresistible.In 1879 the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and amid a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were destined for the uncharted waters of the Arctic. But it wasn’t long before the Jeannette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies, facing a seemingly impossible trek across endless ice. Battling everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition fought madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival.

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  • The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination

    Granta Books The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination

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    In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance. On the way, he must navigate the west coast of Ireland and the Inner Hebrides. Through the people he meets and the tales he uncovers, Marsden builds up a haunting picture of these shores - of imaginary islands and the Celtic otherworld, of the ageless draw of the west, of the life of the sea and perennial loss - and the redemptive power of the imagination. The Summer Isles is an unforgettable account of the search for actual places, invented places, and those places in between that shape the lives of individuals and entire nations.

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  • Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

    Vintage Publishing Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

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    *A Newstatesman Book of the Year*‘Nimble, vital, unexpectedly affecting’ ObserverBestselling travel writer Horatio Clare joins an icebreaker for a voyage through the ice-packs of the far north.'We are celebrating a hundred years since independence this year: how would you like to travel on a government icebreaker?' A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic circle. Travelling with the crew of Icebreaker Otso, Horatio, whose last adventure saw him embedded on Maersk container vessels for the bestseller Down to the Sea in Ships, discovers stories of Finland, of her mariners and of ice.Aboard Otso Horatio gets to know the men who make up her crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. Surrounded by the extraordinary colours and conditions of a frozen sea, he also comes to understand something of the complexity and fragile beauty of ice, a near-miraculous substance which cools the planet, gives the stars their twinkle and which may hold all our futures in its crystals.

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  • South Devon & Dartmoor (Slow Travel): Local, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places

    Bradt Travel Guides South Devon & Dartmoor (Slow Travel): Local, characterful guides to Britain's Special Places

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    This new second edition of South Devon and Dartmoor is part of Bradt's distinctive 'Slow travel' series of guides to UK regions, offering in-depth exploration of one of England's most popular areas. Written by resident experts Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth, it is the essential companion guide to discovering not just the obvious and most popular sites, but also for getting off the beaten track and understanding what makes this gorgeous part of the country tick. Much of the information in Bradt's South Devon and Dartmoor has appeared in no other guidebook (apart from the first edition of this book) as the authors uncover the lesser-known charms of the region as well as different aspects of the more popular places, together with colourful characters from the past, folk history, and literary links from Agatha Christie to Conan Doyle. The guide has a special emphasis on car-free travel: walking, cycling and river boats, as well as local buses and trains. Local food is covered, while accommodation and places to eat and drink have been hand-selected by the authors, from idyllically located campsites to stylish boutique B&Bs, with additional advice from a Devon-based tour operator who has personally tested many restaurants and hotels. Colourful and witty writing, along with the authors' enthusiasm for their subject, makes the guide a pleasure to read. With Bradt's South Devon and Dartmoor discover the region's award-winning gin distillery and new whisky distillery; learn what really goes on at a wassail gathering; find out what you should do if you're harassed by pixies on Dartmoor; and discover unique local events like the annual Orange Race held in Totnes. Also included are selected walking routes with maps, and entertaining and informative stories about historical characters and folklore, while small and historic little village churches, with their idiosyncratic saints and intriguing carvings, are described in loving detail. Wet weather activities are also suggested for each area.

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  • The 50 Greatest Road Trips

    Icon Books The 50 Greatest Road Trips

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    If you've ever dreamed of completing an epic car journey, The 50 Greatest Road Trips is for you. Packed full of the most exotic, exciting and iconic road trips across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa, it showcases the ultimate in car adventures. Sarah Woods is a veteran of road-tripping, having driven the iconic 19,000-mile route from North America to South America's tip, completed several dusty voyages in the Australian outback and scaled towering Saharan sand dunes in a 4x4. Readers are sure to feel the urge to climb into an old Chevrolet, crank up the tunes on the stereo, flick the sunroof open and settle back for one heck of a ride on the open road .

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  • Adrift: A Secret Life of London’s Waterways

    Icon Books Adrift: A Secret Life of London’s Waterways

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    Journeying along London's waterways on a canal boat called Pike, Helen Babbs puts down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, she explores the landscape in all its guises: marshland, wasteland, city centre and suburb.From deep winter to late autumn, Babbs explores the people, politics, history and wildlife of the canals and rivers, to reveal an intimate and unusual portrait of London - and of life.

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  • The 50 Greatest Musical Places

    Icon Books The 50 Greatest Musical Places

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    A trip around theworld, played out to the most eclectic soundtrack, discovering hidden musical gemsalong the way.From mosh pits tocabarets, Berlin's beatnik band haunts to Korea's peppy k-pop clubs, fromvisiting the infamous Dollywood, to tracing Freddie Mercury's childhood inZanzibar, The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World hassomething for music fans of all genres.Discover the placeswhere iconic songs were written, groups were formed, music legendswere born and extraordinary talent is celebrated.

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  • The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World

    Icon Books The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World

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    Humanity's written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need to go back. Way, way back. Prehistoric humans couldn't write, but they were adept at telling their own stories. On every continent and outpost where they gained a foothold, they left signs for modern man to decipher. From the Middle Bronze Age settlement of Arkaim on the Kazakh Steppes to the temples of the Olmec in Mexico; from one of the first European proto-cities at Nebelivka in Ukraine to the neolithic henges of Avebury and Stonehenge; from the dolmens of Antequera in the heart of Andalucía to the megalithic culture that thrived in isolation on Indonesia's tiny Nias Island.

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  • The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

    Icon Books The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

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    Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world's towns and cities.Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul's, Chartres and St Stephen's in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain's tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King's College Chapel in Cambridge boasts the largest fan vaulting in existence. Not all are ancient: Dresden's reconstructed Frauenkirche opened in 2005 and Gaudi's masterpiece in Barcelona is still under construction.Award-winning travel writer Sue Dobson gives us a highly personal tour of their highlights.

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    £8.09

  • Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

    Icon Books Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

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    Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jane Austen and Thomas Mann, wrote novels set where they were staying (Lyme Regis and Venice respectively), Victor Hugo penned Les Misérables in an attic in Guernsey and Noël Coward wrote that most English of plays, Blithe Spirit, in the Welsh holiday village of Portmeirion.Award-winning BBC drama producer Adrian Mourby follows his literary heroes around the world, exploring 50 places where great works of literature first saw the light of day. At each destination - from the Brontës' Yorkshire Moors to the New York of Truman Capote, Christopher Isherwood's Berlin to the now-legendary Edinburgh café where J.K. Rowling plotted Harry Potter's first adventures - Mourby explains what the writer was doing there and describes what the visitor can find today of that great moment in literature.Rooms of One's Own takes you on a literary journey from the British Isles to Paris, Berlin, New Orleans, New York and Bangkok and unearths the real-life places behind our best-loved works of literature.

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    £8.09

  • The Gold Machine: Tracking the Ancestors from Highlands to Coffee Colony

    Oneworld Publications The Gold Machine: Tracking the Ancestors from Highlands to Coffee Colony

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    A New Statesman Book of the Year, 2021 ‘Follow Iain Sinclair into the cloud jungles of Peru and emerge questioning all that seemed so solid and immutable.’ Barry Miles From the award-winning author of The Last London and Lights Out for the Territory, a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors. Iain Sinclair and his daughter travel through Peru, guided by – and in reaction to – an ill-fated colonial expedition led by his great-grandfather. The family history of a displaced Scottish highlander fades into the brutal reality of a major land grab. The historic thirst for gold and the establishment of sprawling coffee plantations leave terrible wounds on virgin territory. In Sinclair’s haunting prose, no place escapes its past, and nor can we. ‘The Gold Machine is a trip, a psychoactive expedition in compelling company.’ TLS

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    £18.00

  • Go Lightly: How to travel without hurting the planet

    Orion Publishing Co Go Lightly: How to travel without hurting the planet

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    This sustainable travel handbook inspires readers to explore our fascinating planet without causing it further harm. Ten chapters help you go lightly, including how to choose the least impactful methods of travel, how best to protect wildlife, how to pack with more consideration and how to implement mindful practices into each travel day, Go Lightly gives the reader a tool kit of fresh ideas for travelling more consciously. The book also covers eco-friendly activities including biking, boating and camping, and introduces us to some of the world's most inspiring eco-adventure pioneers.

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    £13.49

  • Explorer: The Quest for Adventure and the Great Unknown

    Canongate Books Explorer: The Quest for Adventure and the Great Unknown

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    What does it mean to be an explorer in the twenty-first century? Explorer is the story of what first led Benedict Allen to head for the farthest reaches of our planet - at a time when there were still valleys and ranges known only to the remote communities who inhabited them. It is also the story of why, thirty years later, he is still exploring. It's the story of a journey back to a clouded mountain in New Guinea to find a man called Korsai who had once been a friend, and to fulfil a promise made as young men. It is also a story of what it is to be 'lost' and 'found'. Honest, sensitive and packed with insight, in Explorer Allen considers the lessons he has learnt from his numerous expeditions - most importantly, from the communities he has encountered and that he has spent so much of his life immersed in. 'To me personally, exploration isn't about planting flags, conquering Nature, or going somewhere in order to make a mark - it's about the opposite. It's about opening yourself up, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and letting the place and people make their mark on you.'

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    £17.09

  • The Lake District: Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore

    Quadrille Publishing Ltd The Lake District: Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore

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    Off the Beaten Track: The Lake District is a thoughtfully curated guide revealing the hidden joys of the Lakes, including where to eat well, explore and rest along the way.As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District certainly has a lot going for it – misty peaks and glassy waters, plunging valleys, ancient paths and wide-open skies; with bustling pubs, snoozy villages and market towns in the shadows of mountains. It is a place of light and drama, sound and serenity. This idyllic place leaves you feeling peaceful, invigorated and inspired.Each chapter lays out a hand-picked selection of places to sample local flavours and find a home away from home in this beautiful region, as well as inspiration for activities that embrace the seasons. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views from a day spent walking, quiet waters for wild swimming, the perfect pub for a post-hike pint or cosy cafés and independent bookshops, there’s something for everyone here.Off the Beaten Track is a series of handy books celebrating the UK’s most peaceful places to escape, explore and unplug. From rugged coastlines to high peaks and sleepy villages, we explore the most beautiful local spots to stay, eat and play. These books are here to help you reconnect with the land and discover parts of it you never knew existed. They are for nature lovers, city dwellers craving wide-open spaces, and world travellers in search of their next adventure.

    1 in stock

    £13.50

  • California: The Passenger

    Europa Editions (UK) Ltd California: The Passenger

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    “Fresh and diverting, informative and topical without being slight or ephemeral. This supremely well-edited combination of current affairs, journalism, commentary, and fun facts is perfect for our pause-button moment.” —Australian Financial Review, Best Books of the Year Fully illustrated, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world. IN THIS VOLUME: Growing Uncertainty in California’s Central Valley by Anna Wiener • What Does It Mean to Be a Solution? by Vanessa Hua • Shadows in the Valley by Francisco Cantú. Plus: direct democracy and unsustainable development, the rise of the Land Back movement, LA’s cultural renaissance in the face of rampant gentrification, visions of the future, the death of the Californian Dream, the burning of Paradise and much more . . . “Wildfire season had already begun, and, as the car pitched along the road through Kings Canyon, I tried to tamp down a feeling like dread. In California, where the effects of global warming are pervasive and unsubtle, spending time in the forest always makes me feel unspeakably lucky and dizzy with remorse. Families in masks stomped through the Giant Forest to pose for photographs in front of General Sherman, a 275-foot-tall tree. Children licked ice-cream bars by the visitor center. In the parking lot, some of the oldest living trees in the world shaded eight-seat SUVs: Kia Tellurides, Chevy Tahoes, Toyota Sequoias.” —From “Growing Uncertainty in California’s Central Valley” by Anna Wiener

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    £17.09

  • Lonely Planet Explore Every Day: 365 daily prompts to refresh your life

    Lonely Planet Global Limited Lonely Planet Explore Every Day: 365 daily prompts to refresh your life

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    You don't have to travel far to discover a world of new experiences. From new ways to connect with friends, family and the community, to appreciating art and unleashing your creative side, Lonely Planet shows you how to explore new cultures, meet new people and have amazing adventures - every day. When we travel, we see the world with new eyes, eat new foods, and meet people from different cultures. We learn, we explore, we challenge ourselves - and return all the better for having refreshed and renewed our outlook. But how often do we take that sense of adventure and apply it to our daily lives when we're back home? Explore Every Day encourages you to discover your creativity, your inner adventurer and your community. Some of these prompts take one minute, like learning to breathe deeply, while others a full day or more, such as camping in your living room. But most take anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour, so they're perfect to fit into your daily routine. Daily prompts include: Admiring the next piece of street art you see as if it were hanging in an art gallery Watching a film from the first country that comes to mind, and writing a short review Spending one full minute really, truly feeling the weather Drawing a map of your hometown Going on a holiday near your house by staying in a nearby youth hostel or hotel Getting off the bus or train at a station you've never been to before Borrowing a dog and taking it for a walk Waking up early to listen to the dawn chorus in a local park or woodland Learning one new constellation Calling an older relative and saying hi 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.

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    £10.00

  • The Little Book of Big Explorations: Adventures into the Unknown That Changed Everything

    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd The Little Book of Big Explorations: Adventures into the Unknown That Changed Everything

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    This is a book about expedition, adventure, our thirst for knowledge and pushing the limits of human endurance.From the navigational instruments that have led us through unknown lands, to the advanced engineering that carried us into the depths of the ocean, to the rocket science that propelled us into space, science and adventure have always been inextricably linked. Both are at the heart of everything we now know about the complex universe we find ourselves in.From the groundbreaking sea voyage in 1735 that settled the debate raging between Descartes and Newton about the shape of the earth to the balloon ride that led to the discovery of cosmic rays, we have pushed the limits of what’s possible, both on our planet and beyond the clouds.The Little Book of Big Explorations is a collection of some of the most daring and eye-opening adventures in history that have changed the way we view the world, as well as a look at what’s still to be discovered. Our insatiable curiosity has driven our survival as a species and can be charted through the centuries by these incredible voyages of discovery.

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    £12.99

  • Lonely Planet The Joy of Wild Swimming

    Lonely Planet Global Limited Lonely Planet The Joy of Wild Swimming

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    Dive into 60 of the world's most joyous wild swimming spots and discover a further 120 ideas for uplifting bathing experiences. Packed with inspirational expert insights, immersive photography, and essential trip planning tips, this remarkable book explores the open-water swims guaranteed to exhilarate, rejuvenate, restore and above all, spark joy.Wade into Hawaii's crystal clear sea where tropical fish weave through the coral reefs of the Kona coast; or experience the magnificence of Slovenia's Lake Bled, where swimmers tread through the other-worldly Alpine blue waters to reach the iconic island at its heart. With 60 mesmerising wild-swimming wonders to tour, readers will soon be immersed in the culture, landscape and characteristics of each life-affirming swim.Inside The Joy of Wild Swimming:- 60 in-depth profiles of wild swimming spots, organised by region and accompanied by beautiful photography, plus first-hand accounts from writers who have experienced the joy of each swim- 120 extra must-visit natural water destinations- At-a-glance reasons to go that shed light on the type of experience you can expect to have from serenity to adventure; natural beauty to extreme wilderness- Challenge levels for each destination detail the the types of swimming conditions throughout the seasons as well as the accessibility of each open-water sanctuary- In the know tips and insights that show why each swimming spot is so joyful, plus what to expect from your visit, how to get there, the best months to go, what to take with you, must-do activities and experiences not to be missed- Covers global wild swimming destinations including Africa & the Middle East, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania- Foreword by Freya Bromley, author of The Tidal Year, which tells the story of her adventure swimming every tidal pool in Britain. Freya has written for publications including Lonely Planet, Financial Times, and National Geographic TravellerDo more of what you love with our uplifting Joy of series and nurture your biggest passions. The Joy of Wild Swimming is the ultimate gift book for the water lover in your life, or a wonderful treat to inspire your next reviving wild swim in a turquoise blue bay, dazzling fjord or relaxing hot spring.About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet, a Red Ventures Company, is the world's number one travel guidebook brand. Providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973, Lonely Planet reaches hundreds of millions of travellers each year online and in print and helps them unlock amazing experiences. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com and join our community of followers on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet), and TikTok (@lonelyplanet).'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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    £17.99

  • Lonely Planet The Islands Book

    Lonely Planet Global Limited Lonely Planet The Islands Book

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    Explore 150 of the world’s most enchanting islands in this inspirational coffee table book that features beautiful photography, illustrations and maps. Island hop across cosmopolitan archipelagos and secret tropical paradises, discover fascinating stories about each destination, meet locals, encounter wildlife and find amazing island experiences. Sink into the silken sands of Tobago or step foot in the abandoned prison cells of Alcatraz; unearth Burgh Island’s mysterious pirate tales or twirl forkfuls of sumptuous seafood pasta in Sicily; relax with a locally brewed craft beer on Waiheke Island or see the infamous red crabs of Christmas Island march into the ocean. Each island has its own distinctive story to tell and offers travellers a round-up of exciting activities to pursue to help make trip planning a total breeze. Inside The Islands Book: - An eclectic and diverse collection of islands from within the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania - More than 600 beautiful photographs that shine a light on each island’s way of life - An intriguing overview of the backstory, history and culture of each island destination accompanied by an introduction from a Lonely Planet expert- Top five recommended experiences for each island plotted on a bespoke illustrated map including trips to see natural wonders, wildlife encounters, food and drink hotspots - and more- Presented in a premium hardcover format with a stunning rainbow foil jacket and internal artwork by Taiwanese illustrator, Whooli Chen Embark on a journey of discovery with The Islands Book and find a treasure trove of alluring island destinations. Slip into Bora Bora’s crystal clear waters, step foot in Singapore’s urban jungle, take a cooking lesson on an idyllic organic farm in Zakynthos. Whether you’re a globetrotter in search of island solitude or a vibrant island metropolis, you’ll find the inspiration for your next travel adventure in the pages of this extraordinary book. Treat yourself to this mesmerising guide or gift The Islands Book to the traveller in your life. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet, a Red Ventures Company, is the world’s number one travel guidebook brand. Providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973, Lonely Planet reaches hundreds of millions of travellers each year online and in print and helps them unlock amazing experiences. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com and join our community of followers on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet), and TikTok (@lonelyplanet). 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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    £26.99

  • The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World

    Canongate Books The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World

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    SHORTLISTED FOR SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD 2023No matter where you turn, it seems that the taut lines of borders are vibrating to - or even calling - the tune of global eventsToday, there are more borders in the world than ever before in human history. Beginning with the earliest known example, Crawford travels to many borders old and new: from a melting glacial landscape to the conflict-torn West Bank and the fault-lines of the US/Mexico border. He follows the story of borders into our fragile and uncertain future - towards the virtual frontiers of the internet and the shifting geography of a world beset by climate change.As nationalism, climate change, globalisation, technology and mass migration all collide with ever-hardening borders, something has to give. And Crawford asks, is it time to let go of the lines that divide us?

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    £12.99

  • The Rome Plague Diaries: A Writer and His City in the Pandemic

    Atlantic Books The Rome Plague Diaries: A Writer and His City in the Pandemic

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    On the first morning of Rome's Covid-19 lockdown Matthew Kneale felt an urge to connect with friends and acquaintances and began writing an email, describing where he was, what was happening and what it felt like, and sent it to everyone he could think of. He was soon composing daily reports as he tried to comprehend a period of time, when everyone's lives suddenly changed and Italy struggled against an epidemic, that was so strange, so troubling and so fascinating that he found it impossible to think about anything else. Having lived in Rome for eighteen years, Matthew has grown to know the capital and its citizens well and this collection of brilliant diary pieces connects what he has learned about the city with this extraordinary, anxious moment, revealing the Romans through the intense prism of the coronavirus crisis.

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    £9.99

  • Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist Through Rainforests, Swamps and Mountains

    Royal Botanic Gardens Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist Through Rainforests, Swamps and Mountains

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    In his hair-raising adventures across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Chris Thorogood treads a death-defying path over cliffs, up erupting volcanoes, through typhoons, and out into the very heart of the world’s vast, green wilderness. Along the way, he encounters pitcher plants, irises and orchids more heart-piercingly beautiful than you could ever imagine. An internationally acclaimed botanical illustrator, Thorogood conjures his adventures back to life in his electric paintings, which feature throughout the book. Joining his wild adventures is to be under a green spell: you’ll never think of plants the same way again.

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    £22.50

  • On The Map: Why the world looks the way it does

    Profile Books Ltd On The Map: Why the world looks the way it does

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    Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century Dutch craze for Atlases, the Norse discovery of America, how a Venetian monk mapped the world from his cell and the Muppets' knack of instant map-travel. Along the way are pocket maps of dragons, Mars, murders and more, with plenty of illustrations and prints to signpost the route. From the bestselling and widely-adored author of Just My Type, On The Map is a witty and irrepressible examination of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.

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    £11.69

  • Philip's Navigator Britain Easy Use Format: (Spiral binding)

    Octopus Publishing Group Philip's Navigator Britain Easy Use Format: (Spiral binding)

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    With updated, super-clear, super-detailed mapping, and in a great lie-flat format, the Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format ensures the Navigator remains unrivalled amongst British road atlases. 'The reigning champion of Road Atlases' The Sunday Times 'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine 'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research survey- Easy-to-Use Spiral Edition of the UK's Best-selling Road Atlases - Philip's Navigator- Every street in Britain is marked on the maps and over 3000 roads named- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown- Widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to major urban areas- Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity- Scale: 1.8 miles to 1 inch = 1:113,000 (Northern Scotland: 3.6 miles to 1 inch = 1:226,000)Used by the emergency services and professional drivers, the Navigator range is market-leading best-in-class.

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    £17.99

  • 2023 Philip's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland: (A4 Paperback)

    Octopus Publishing Group 2023 Philip's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland: (A4 Paperback)

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    PHILIP'S - No. 1 in the UK for clear maps'Good balance between detail and clarity with excellent town maps' What Car? * Mapping at a scale of 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000* Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists* Completely updated and revised for 2023* Smart Motorway sections included - 160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps - 10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance - 88 indexed town-centre maps - 14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads - 2 page road map of Ireland- Map of scenic Britain and a map highlighting railways, airports and ferry ports Philip's 2023 Road Atlas Britain and Ireland is the top-of-the-range paperback road atlas featuring the latest maps from the Philip's digital database. Voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey, the mapping is super-clear. Philip's 2023 Road Atlas Britain and Ireland contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide. The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 88 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.

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    £12.99

  • Bob Graham Round: Lakeland Fells

    Harvey Map Services Ltd Bob Graham Round: Lakeland Fells

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    This historic 72 Mile route, completed by Bob Graham in 1932, is now a popular long distance endurance challenge. This map is your essential navigational guide, with recommended route and changeover points shown. Detailed clear and easy to read, printed on waterproof paper, lightweight to carry and can be used with GPS.

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    £13.50

  • Drive and Stroll in Devon

    Countryside Books Drive and Stroll in Devon

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    This is a collection of twenty circular routes for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. It includes routes near Hartland Point, South Molton, Honiton, Exeter and Plymouth, along with maps and photographs.

    1 in stock

    £8.51

  • The Lake District

    Goldeneye The Lake District

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    £15.29

  • Cornwall's Top 10: Only The Best Will Do...when time is short

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    £8.99

  • Devon Guide Book: A Visual Feast - the definitive guide book for Devon

    1 in stock

    £17.09

  • Cornwall Map and Guide of Places to Visit

    1 in stock

    £9.99

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