• 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go
    100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go
    ISBN: 9781609520823
    Title: 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go
    Author: DESANCTIS MARCIA

    Told in a series of stylish, original essays, "100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go" is for the serious Francophile, for the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and for those who love crisp stories well-told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris.
    Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country s destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris s hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice s Cour Saleya market. From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, "100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go" is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.
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    Price: $42.00
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  • 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear
    100 Places to Go Before They Disappear
    ISBN: 9781419700033
    Title: 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear
    Author: DREW RANJEDRA TUTU

    What would our world look like if the planet's average temperature were to rise by only a few degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and New York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef's coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean. As plants and animals vital to local ecosystems continue to perish due to climate change, the face of our planet is already being transformed. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappearfeatures the locations on all seven continents in the greatest danger of disappearing within our lifetime. With an essay by Desmond Tutu, this stunning book will inspire travelers and environmentalists to save gorgeous places that might soon be only a memory.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
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  • 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760292904
    Title: 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die
    Author: CAVENDISH RICHARD (EDITOR)

    From heritage sites that preserve wonders of the ancient world, such as the Great Wall of China, to memorials that commemorate significant moments in the twentieth century, and from the Sterkfontein Caves, near Johannesburg in South Africa - the 'cradle of the human race' - to Checkpoint Charlie, the variety of historic sites featured in 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Dieis immense...Many of the great engineering works of the past and present - viaducts, bridges, ships - are represented, together with the homes of the people who have changed the course of history, from Stalin's birthplace to Elvis's Graceland. There are reviews and images of the seats of power, from Versailles to the White House; the world's major battlefields, from Gettysburg to the Somme; and significant monuments and places of worship, such as the Wailing Wall, the Chatmohar Mosque in Pakistan, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome...It is unlikely that one reader will get around to visiting all 1001 sites in person. However, after reading this book, they will know which are their personal must-see sites, which they absolutely must visit in their lifetime.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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  • 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760292881
    Title: 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die
    Author: BRIGHT MICHAEL

    Updated and enhanced with new descriptions of natural wonders selected by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as World Heritage sites, this beautiful volume takes readers to the most spectacular places on Earth--sights and locations so breathtaking that once seen, they are never forgotten. Among them are:
  • The iconic rocks and pinnacles of the Arizona desert
  • The frozen, majestic Scandinavian archipelagos
  • The secluded Spanish wetlands, home to the world's few remaining Iberian lynx
  • The fragile reefs of Australia's coastline, now threatened by global warming
    Written and compiled by a team of the world's most well-traveled writers, ecologists, photographers, and conservationists, "1001 Natural Wonders " circumnavigates the globe, traveling to the most outstanding locations our planet has to offer. Readers will take an armchair tour augmented by the explosive rumbling of Caribbean volcanoes, and visit places like Bryce Canyon, Utah, a rugged, dramatic national park located just a few hours' drive from Salt Lake City. Packed with information on the creation, development, and location of each natural wonder, and describing protected areas and endangered species in detail, this comprehensive guide offers compelling insight into our planet's priceless resources. It celebrates hundreds of millions of years of the Earth's turbulent natural history and displays our planet's beauty, which is our unique heritage. Hundreds of magnificent color photos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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  • 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die
    1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781844037919
    Title: 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die
    Author: STONE BARRY ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
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  • 20th Century Travel
    20th Century Travel
    ISBN: 9783836553964
    Title: 20th Century Travel
    Author: HEIMANN JIM & SILVER ALLISON

    Ticket to ride, fly, or sail: The golden age of global adventure Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets, travel transformed from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient pastime for the general public.With the mass production of automobiles, invention of airplanes, freeways and motels, America led the wanderlust phenomenon. With nearly400 vintage print advertisementsfrom the Jim Heimann Collection, this book documents the exponential expansion of American tourism, through the domestic and global, exclusive and popular, exotic and standardized adventure.With anintroduction, decade-by-decade analysis, and anillustrated timeline, rediscover the thrilling energy of this new age of mobility in which Americans climbed aboard locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses to explore distant lands, or to see whole new sides to their own country. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite Text in English, French, and German "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • 30 Days in Sydney: a Wildly Distorted Account
    30 Days in Sydney: a Wildly Distorted Account
    ISBN: 9781632863768
    Title: 30 Days in Sydney: a Wildly Distorted Account
    Author: CAREY PETER

    A decorated writer's witty, energetic exploration of his home city, told through a month-long visit-- now in a brand new hardcover package.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 50 Greatest Walks of the World
    50 Greatest Walks of the World
    ISBN: 9781785780639
    Title: 50 Greatest Walks of the World
    Author: STONE BARRY

    Barry Stone, author of "1,001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, " delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous and not-quite-famous-yet trails.
    The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grass-roots communities.
    With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, "The 50 Greatest Walks of the World" includes American classics such as the Appalachian Trail, Buckskin Gulch, and the Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch, as well as personal favorites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 500 Places To See Before They Disappear Frommers
    500 Places To See Before They Disappear Frommers
    ISBN: 9781118046005
    Title: 500 Places To See Before They Disappear Frommers
    Author: HUGHES HOLLY &DUCHAINE JULIE


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    Price: $28.00
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  • 501 Must-visit Wild Places
    501 Must-visit Wild Places
    ISBN: 9780753732557
    Title: 501 Must-visit Wild Places
    Author: FINDLAY ARTHUR; BROWN JACKUM; BACKHOUSE FID


    Whether you are an adventurer, intrepid backpacker, holiday-maker or simply interested in the wider world, this book will surely stir your imagination.


    Pick up this jam-packed guide to find a perfect adventure or rewarding getaway that offers the opportunity to escape to and experience some of Mother Nature's greatest and unrestrained creations. With spectacular photographs that transport you to the likes of the Atacama Desert and the Retezat Mountains, this book will leave you in awe of some of the lesser-known marvels found on our incredible planet.


    From Lake Karakul in China to the Western Highlands in Papua New Guinea, 501 Must-Visit Wild Places provides detailed descriptions and handy tips for each location, introducing you to new travelling possibilitites.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • 60 Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home
    60 Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home
    ISBN: 9781846973369
    Title: 60 Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home
    Author: TALLACK MALACHY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • 8.55 to Baghdad
    8.55 to Baghdad
    ISBN: 9780552150774
    Title: 8.55 to Baghdad
    Author: EAMES ANDREW

    Travel journalist Andrew Eames was in the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo when he met an elderly lady who had known Agatha Christie. Fascinated by the exotic history of this quintessentially English crime writer, he decided to retrace the trip from London to Baghdad which she made in 1928 - a journey which was to change Agatha Christie completely and led to her other life as the wife of an archaeologist in the deserts of Syria and Iraq. Travelling from London to Baghdad by train on the eve of the Iraq war, through the troubled areas of the Balkans and the Middle East, Eames found stark contrasts to the old Orient Express route as well as some unexpected connections with the past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • A A Gill Is Away
    A A Gill Is Away
    ISBN: 9780743276672
    Title: A A Gill Is Away
    Author: GILL A A


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Access All Areas Selected Writings 1990-2010
    Access All Areas Selected Writings 1990-2010
    ISBN: 9780224090711
    Title: Access All Areas Selected Writings 1990-2010
    Author: WHEELER SARA

    In a series of remarkable books - Travels in a Thin Country, Terra Incognita, Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry Garrard, Too Close to the Sun and The Magnetic North - Sara Wheeler has shown that she is not only one of the finest travel writers of her generation but a very fine biographer too. Published to coincide with her fiftieth birthday, Access All Areas gathers together a selection of her shorter pieces, both journalism and introductions to other books. As one would expect, the frozen poles of the earth feature often, whether she is spending the night in Captain Scott's hut or reliving the adventures of Shackleton and Nansen. But its hot places feature too - Malawi, Kerala, Cuba and Bangladesh. She writes brilliantly of her heroes - Mary Kingsley, Fanny Trollope, Norman Lewis, Jan Morris and Sybille Bedford - and about the pains and pleasures of writing biography. Worried that having her children would end her roaming, she took her children with her, to the Arctic, and on a brilliantly depicted cruise on the QE2. She learns to bellydance, to strip, and to walk on the wing of a biplane at 3000 feet. This is an immensely varied and satisfying collection.

    Format: Hardback
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  • Access All Areas: Selected Writings, 1990-2010
    Access All Areas: Selected Writings, 1990-2010
    ISBN: 9780865478770
    Title: Access All Areas: Selected Writings, 1990-2010
    Author: WHEELER SARA

    Adventures in going forth and staying put from one of our greatest travel writers

    In vivid, urgent books such as Terra Incognitaand The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler reckoned with the allure and brutality of life on the fringes, exploring distant lands with an extraordinary sensitivity to history, to place, and to the people who inhabit them.

    Access All Areascollects the best essays and journalism by a writer who has used extreme travel as a means to explore an inner landscape. Ranging from Albania to the Arctic, Wheeler attends a religion seminar aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2and defrosts her underwear inside an igloo. She treks to distant Tierra del Fuego - "a place where nothing ever happened" - and to the swamps of Malawi, a place so hot that toads explode. She crosses dubious borders with nothing but a kidney donor card for ID and learns to wing walk and belly dance, though not at the same time.

    Charming, scathing, restless, and eternally amused, the writer we meet in Access All Areashas spent a lifetime investigating roots and rootlessness. Seeking only to satisfy her own curiosity, Wheeler shows us the world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
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  • Accidental Adventurer: My Wilderness Life
    Accidental Adventurer: My Wilderness Life
    ISBN: 9780593068496
    Title: Accidental Adventurer: My Wilderness Life
    Author: FOGLE BEN

    Ben Fogle has had a life for which the word extraordinary is barely adequate. He has rowed across the Atlantic, walked to the South Pole, run the Sahara and skated across Sweden. He has encountered WWII plane wrecks in deepest darkest Papua New Guinea, flesh-eating diseases in Peru and snakes in Venezuela. He has repatriated East Timorese refugees back from West Timor and filmed in refugee camps in Sudan. He got lost in a minefield in Argentina and caused a 747 to dump u200k of fuel before making an emergency landing in Rio de Janeiro. He has chased armed burglars from his house using a sledge, survived a tropical illness that required two months of chemotherapy and been bitten by a rabid dog. So how did a cripplingly shy, geeky, perenially homesick, spotty boy end up achieving all this? Ben's still not entirely sure himself, but this glorious book will undoubtedly strike a chord with anyone who puzzles about their life, and how to live it differently. This is not just another tale of derring-do and adventure. Rather it's a book about defying expectations, conquering shyness, battling laziness and, just occasionally, winning.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Across the Pond: an Englishman's View of America
    Across the Pond: an Englishman's View of America
    ISBN: 9780393349405
    Title: Across the Pond: an Englishman's View of America
    Author: EAGLETON TERRY

    American's have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British but we, says literary critic Terry Eagleton, find our transatlantic neighbours just as strange. On his quirky journey through the language, geography, and national character of the United States, Eagleton proves to be an informal and utterly idiosyncratic guide.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Adrift: a Secret Life of London's Waterways
    Adrift: a Secret Life of London's Waterways
    ISBN: 9781785781278
    Title: Adrift: a Secret Life of London's Waterways
    Author: BABBS HELEN

    From deep winter to late autumn, from east to west, Adrift takes the reader on a tour of the people, politics, history and wildlife of London's canals and rivers.

    Blending nature writing, social observation and memoir, Helen Babbs invites you on an eye-opening journey into a different side of the city.From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, Helen Babbs journeys along London's waterways on a canal boat called Pike, putting down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. Taking in the River Lea and the Lee Navigation, the Regent's Canal and the Grand Union, she explores the London landscape in all its guises: marshland, wasteland, city centre and suburb.

    Adrift charts a year of Helen's life on Pike, exploring the changes wreaked by the seasons as well as by developers, and recounting the practical trials of living aboard. It is a story of mapping and discovery, of escape and opting out, but also of making connections and finding home. Just as the coots and cormorants dodge the detritus of a large city, so too does Helen wend through the beauty and the dirt to reveal an intimate and unusual portrait of London and of life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Adrift: the Secret Life of London's Waterways
    Adrift: the Secret Life of London's Waterways
    ISBN: 9781848319202
    Title: Adrift: the Secret Life of London's Waterways
    Author: BABBS HELEN

    After ten years renting expensive rooms in small flats, Helen Babbs swapped bricks and mortar for a boat called 'Pike'. She now calls London's canals and rivers her home. Without a permanent mooring, she cruises ever-onwards, cast adrift in a sometimes hostile city.From deep winter to late autumn, we travel with Helen as she takes us on a tour of London's canal and river flora, fauna, people and history, revealing intricate details and taking us to places only accessible by boat. Adrift also explores issues relevant to city dwellers across the world: the pressures of urban life, alternative ways of living and the age-old experience of setting up a first home.Blending autobiography, nature writing and documentary, Adrift invites the reader on an eye-opening journey into a different side of the city.Praise for Helen's previous book, My Garden, the City and Me:'This charming book is a love letter to the capital's hidden green spaces and their wildlife' Daily Mail'An inspirational and beautiful hardback written with a serious sense of wide-eyed wonder' Londonist

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town
    Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town
    ISBN: 9780593076330
    Title: Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town
    Author: BEAUMONT MARK


    In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world, this would be his toughest trip yet. And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits of endurance.


    Despite illness, mechanical faults, attempted robbery and stone-throwing children, as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion, Mark completed the journey in just 41 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes, after cycling 6,762 miles, spending 439 hours in the saddle (sometimes up to 16 hours a day) and climbing 190,355 feet through 8 countries. It was an astonishing journey, and one that will fascinate and grip the reader.


    From the obvious dangers of Egypt, Sudan and Kenya, over the unpaved, muddy, mountainous roads of Ethiopia, through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia, to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes, Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity, while inspiring us all to question the bounds of what is possible.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Afternoon in Summer
    Afternoon in Summer
    ISBN: 9780958291682
    Title: Afternoon in Summer
    Author: GIUFFRE KATHY

    In an attempt to escape from her stressful life as a single working mother of two young boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long trip for four in a tropical paradise. At the last minute, her boyfriend announces he isn't joining them, and Kathy finds herself in an unlivable house in Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Her unlikely savior is Emily, an 82-year-old Maori woman with a large white house on the edge of the ocean, which the two women share with two callous missionaries, the ghosts of Emily's ancestors, and, briefly, a bizarre couple from Eastern Europe. As time passes, Kathy is seduced by the island and its people and by feelings she has never before experienced. This is an inspirational story about having the courage to search for something better and finding it--serenity, sensuality, and, ultimately, love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Afternoons in Ithaka
    Afternoons in Ithaka
    ISBN: 9780733332081
    Title: Afternoons in Ithaka
    Author: TSINTZIRAS SPIRI

    I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmother's house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the south of Greece. We little Aussies devour 'tomato sandwiches' as the family chats and laughs and swats flies ...From the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother's village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri Tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey that propels her back and forth between Europe and Australia several times. These evocative, funny and poignant stories explore how food and culture, language and music, and people and their stories help to create a sense of meaning and identity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Against the Current: Au Revoir to Corporate Life & Bonjour to a Life Afloat in France!
    Against the Current: Au Revoir to Corporate Life & Bonjour to a Life Afloat in France!
    ISBN: 9781784625382
    Title: Against the Current: Au Revoir to Corporate Life & Bonjour to a Life Afloat in France!
    Author: BODNAR MIKE

    Join Mike and Liz as they set off to live on a boat in France and explore the nation's 5,000 miles of canals and rivers, journeying through history, disaster, terror and hilarity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Alive : the Story of the Andes Survivors
    Alive : the Story of the Andes Survivors
    ISBN: 9780380003211
    Title: Alive : the Story of the Andes Survivors
    Author: READ PIERS PAUL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • All Good Things
    All Good Things
    ISBN: 9780732288037
    Title: All Good Things
    Author: TURNBULL SARAH

    Sumptuous sunsets. Palm-fringed private beach. Lagoon on our doorstep. Sweet papaya by the bagful. Vanilla beans bundled up by lush and fragrant firesticks. I know, I know. Paradise... For many women, the prospect of living in Paris with the love of your life would come pretty close to having it all. Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, ALMOST FRENCH, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible - starting a family together. Then out of the blue an opportunity to make a dramatic sea change and embark on another adventure offers a new beginning - and new hope. Leaving behind life in the world's most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth, Tahiti.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • All Kinds of Magic One Mans Search for Meaning Across the Modern World
    All Kinds of Magic One Mans Search for Meaning Across the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781408809624
    Title: All Kinds of Magic One Mans Search for Meaning Across the Modern World
    Author: EDE PIERS MOORE

    This is the story of a man who embarked on a quest that many of us have dreamed about. Disillusioned by a world hooked on material wealth and scientific fact, he decided to travel across the globe in search of something more meaningful: the magical, the mystical.

    His journey takes him from snow-blanketed villages in the Himalayas to tiny, covert communities of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's largest religious festival on the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, ancient Sufi quarter in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, All Kinds of Magicis a fascinating exploration of the hidden world of miracles that is at once deeply personal and universal in its scope.


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  • All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, & Petty Theft
    All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, & Petty Theft
    ISBN: 9781610397636
    Title: All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, & Petty Theft
    Author: DERUITER GERALDINE

    Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos.

    Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her.

    Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • All the Roads are Open: the Afghan Journey
    All the Roads are Open: the Afghan Journey
    ISBN: 9780857420152
    Title: All the Roads are Open: the Afghan Journey
    Author: SCHWARZENBACH ANNEMARIE

    In June 1939 Annemarie Schwarzenbach and fellow writer Ella Maillart set out from Geneva in a Ford, heading for Afghanistan. The first women to travel Afghanistan s Northern Road, they fled the storm brewing in Europe to seek a place untouched by what they considered to be Western neuroses.The Afghan journey documented in "All the Roads Are Open" is one of the most important episodes of Schwarzenbach s turbulent life. Her incisive, lyrical essays offer a unique glimpse of an Afghanistan already touched by the fateful laws known as progress, a remote yet sensitive nerve centre of world politics caught amid great powers in upheaval. In her writings, Schwarzenbach conjures up the desolate beauty of landscapes both internal and external, reflecting on the longings and loneliness of travel as well as its grace.Maillart s account of their trip, "The Cruel Way," stands as a classic of travel literature, and, now available for the first time in English, Schwarzenbach s memoir rounds out the story of the adventure."Praise for the German Edition" Above all, Schwarzenbach s] discovery of the Orient was a personal one. But the author never loses sight of the historical and social context. . . . She shows no trace of colonialist arrogance. In fact, the pieces also reflect the experience of crisis, the loss of confidence which, in that decade, seized the long-arrogant culture of the West. "Suddeutsche Zeitung""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00

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  • All the Way Round
    All the Way Round
    ISBN: 9781742612225
    Title: All the Way Round
    Author: TRUEMAN STUART


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • All Things Wild & Wonderful
    All Things Wild & Wonderful
    ISBN: 9780140259292
    Title: All Things Wild & Wonderful
    Author: KRUGER KOBIE


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    Price: $26.00
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  • Aller Retour New York
    Aller Retour New York
    ISBN: 9780141398860
    Title: Aller Retour New York
    Author: MILLER HENRY


    'New York is an aquarium ... where there are nothing but hellbenders and lungfish and slimy, snag-toothed groupers and sharks'


    In 1935 Henry Miller set off from his adopted home, Paris, to revisit his native land, America. Aller Retour New York, his exuberant, humorous missive to his friend Alfred Perlès describing the trip and his return journey on a Dutch steamer, is filled with vivid reflections on his hellraising antics, showing Miller at the height of his powers. This edition also includes Via Dieppe-Newhaven, his entertaining account of a failed attempt to visit England.


    'The greatest American writer' Bob Dylan



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Almost French
    Almost French
    ISBN: 9781864712766
    Title: Almost French
    Author: TURNBULL SARAH

    'This isn't like me. I'm not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly knows. Paris hadn't even been part of my travel plan a' After backpacking her way around Europe journalist Sarah Turnbull is ready to embark on one last adventure before heading home to Sydney. A chance meeting with a charming Frenchman in Bucharest changes her travel plans forever. Acting on impulse, she agrees to visit Fr d ric in Paris for a week. Put a very French Frenchman together with a strong-willed Australian girl and the result is some spectacular - and often hilarious - cultural clashes. Language is a minefield of misunderstanding and the simple act of buying a baguette is fraught with social danger. But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from the sophisticated caf s and haute couture fashion houses to the picture postcard French countryside, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: passionate, mysterious, infuriating, and charged with that French specialty - s duction. And it becomes her home. ALMOST FRENCH is the story of an adventurous heart, a maddening city - and love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Almost Nearly Perfect People
    Almost Nearly Perfect People
    ISBN: 9780224089623
    Title: Almost Nearly Perfect People
    Author: BOOTH MICHAEL

    The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastical oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world, whether it be for their food, television, social systems or chunky knitwear. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Almost Nearly Perfect People - the Truth About the Nordic Miracle
    Almost Nearly Perfect People - the Truth About the Nordic Miracle
    ISBN: 9781250061966
    Title: Almost Nearly Perfect People - the Truth About the Nordic Miracle
    Author: BOOTH MICHAEL


    A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME

    Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.
    Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? Are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? In The Almost Nearly Perfect People Michael Booth explains who the Scandinavians are, how they differ and why, and what their quirks and foibles are, and he explores why these societies have become so successful and models for the world. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterized by suffocating parochialism, and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Almost Nearly Perfect People: the Truth About the Nordic Miracle
    Almost Nearly Perfect People: the Truth About the Nordic Miracle
    ISBN: 9780099546078
    Title: Almost Nearly Perfect People: the Truth About the Nordic Miracle
    Author: BOOTH MICHAEL

    Who are the almost nearly perfect people? And why? In this thought-provoking, often humorous book, Michael Booth embarks on a journey through all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, to discover who these people are, the secrets of their success, and what they think of each other.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
    Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
    ISBN: 9781786071989
    Title: Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
    Author: ANDERSSON PER J

    Pradyumna Kumar, known as PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. All his life he has kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer’s prophecy: "You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not from the district, not even from our country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox.” But not until PK attends art school in New Delhi do his stars begin to align. One evening, while drawing portraits in a park, he meets a young Swedish woman, Lotta von Schendin -- and this brief meeting will change the courses of their lives forever.

    This is the remarkable true story of how a young Indian man armed with nothing more than a handful of paintbrushes and a secondhand Raleigh bicycle made his way across Asia and Europe in search of the woman he loves.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • American Smoke Journeys to the End of the Light
    American Smoke Journeys to the End of the Light
    ISBN: 9780241955819
    Title: American Smoke Journeys to the End of the Light
    Author: SINCLAIR IAIN


    The visionary writer& Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat generation& in America in his most epic journey yet

    "How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian.& "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercultures and occulted pasts? An intemperate WALL-E, compulsively collecting and compacting the city's textual waste? A psycho-geographer (from which term Sinclair has been rowing away ever since he helped launch it into the mainstream)? He's all of these, and more."
    & & & & Now, for the first time, the enigma that is Iain Sinclair lands on American shores for his long-awaited engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travelers.
    & & & & A& book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, American Smoke is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and others, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports, and strange adventures.
    & & & & With American Smoke, Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
    American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
    ISBN: 9780241145272
    Title: American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
    Author: SINCLAIR IAN

    In American Smoke, Iain Sinclair hits the road to America in the tracks of the Beats.On the trail of the American Beats, Iain Sinclair makes a delirious and perhaps ill-fated expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Charles Olson and Gary Snyder. It is a journey in search of literary ghosts behind mirages of volcanoes and the Old West. In which rumours vie with false memories and unreliable reports to steer our guide from one strange adventure into another. It is an odyssey in which the beginning offers no clues as to where it may end. 'A transatlantic odyssey . . . grippingly haunted' Observer'A challenging, maddening, fascinating journey . . . enjoy Sinclair's poetic language and subtly warped sense of humour. Rich and engrossing' Metro'Sit back and feel the invigorating pulse of beautifully crafted prose . . . wonderful' Daily Telegraph'Iain Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure' Robert MacfarlaneIain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan
    Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan
    ISBN: 9780953522774
    Title: Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan
    Author: JAMIE KATHLEEN

    When ten Pakistani men walk into Kathleen Jamie's small Scottish town on a peace march, in November 2001, she is thrown back to her own travels in Northern Pakistan and a book she wrote a decade earlier.Among Muslims is the account of Jamie's time travelling alone and living among the Shia and Ismaili Muslims in the Northern Areas - the mountainous regions wedged between Afghanistan, India and China and one of the most volatile borderlands in the world.A bold, sympathetic and superbly written book, Among Muslims delves into Jamie's own Scottish upbringing to find links with the purdah-observing lifestyle of her Shia Muslim hosts. It is a privileged account from an acclaimed poet, who during her travels was often literally the only woman on the bus.Among Muslims was originally published as The Golden Peak. For this edition, Kathleen Jamie returned to Pakistan to write an Afterword and Preface.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Among the Islands Adventures in the Pacific
    Among the Islands Adventures in the Pacific
    ISBN: 9781921758751
    Title: Among the Islands Adventures in the Pacific
    Author: FLANNERY TIM

    Twenty-five years ago, a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia - Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group - that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, Quadoi hunting and plunged waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on earth.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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