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  • The Lost Art of Walking
    The Lost Art of Walking (Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    A new book which brings pedestrianism back to the centre of life, in which Nicholson muses on his own walks and looks at the thoughts and actions of walkers through history, including the competitive, the great and the merely eccentric. First published in the US in 2008, this revised and expanded edition includes 2 new chapters.

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  • Walking in Ruins
    Walking in Ruins (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson $19.67
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  • Bleeding London
    Bleeding London (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson $13.85
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  • The Miranda
    The Miranda (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson $16.41
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  • The City Under the Skin
    The City Under the Skin (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    "A cartographic thriller with so many twists and turns it requires its own map A cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store in a district that's not quite trendy yet. A bold young woman chasing the answer to a question she can't quite formulate. A petty criminal hoping the parking lot he's just purchased is the ticket to a new life of respectability with his school-age daughter....

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  • The Lost Art of Walking
    The Lost Art of Walking (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it's once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author ofSex Collectors Geoff Nicholson offers his fascinating,...

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  • The Food Chain
    The Food Chain (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    A brilliant, biting novel of food and desire.

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  • The Hollywood Dodo
    The Hollywood Dodo (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Food Chain and Footsucker comes a sophisticated comedy about three people caught in the Hollywood machine.Following the death of his wife, Henry Cadwallader, an English doctor, insists on accompanying his aspiring actress daughter, Dorothy, on a trip to Hollywood. He fears she will fall prey to corruption and sleaze, but finds that it is actually he who...

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  • Bedlam Burning
    Bedlam Burning (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    In Bedlam Burning, Geoff Nicholson takes deadly satiric aim at the ivy-covered walls of academia and the rubber rooms of insane asylums.

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  • Female Ruins
    Female Ruins (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    Female Ruins is a dazzling hybrid of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Evelyn Waugh’s The Decline and Fall.

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  • Everything and More
    Everything and More (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    Explosively funny novel about life, love, and shopping.

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  • A Knot Garden (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson $9.80
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  • Hunters & Gatherers
    Hunters & Gatherers (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    A novel about fame, collectors, and postmodern chaos.

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  • Still Life with Volkswagens
    Still Life with Volkswagens (English, Hardback) Geoff Nicholson

    A comic novel celebrating road culture.

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  • Still Life with Volkswagens (Hardback) Geoff Nicholson

    A satirical take on modern Britain.

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  • Female Ruins
    Female Ruins (Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    First published in 1999, this is Kelly Howell's story, product of a fleeting Sixties marriage, who now lives a solitary if occasionally wild life in darkest Suffolk, nursing a sense of failure and driving a taxi to keep herself alive. Into this existence comes a young Californian tourist, demanding to be driven around local beauty spots.

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  • The City Under the Skin
    The City Under the Skin (English, Hardback) Geoff Nicholson

    Paints a deft portrait of a city in transition. In this novel, the author's sharply drawn characters are people desperate to know where they are but scared of being truly seen. It is about the indelible scars we both live with and inflict on others.

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  • Flesh Guitar (Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    Into the Havoc Bar and Grill walks Jenny Slade, guitar heroine. Her misogynistic, drunk audience will take a lot of impressing. But the object she brings from her case is like no guitar they have ever seen - it is part deadly weapon, part creature from some alien lagoon.

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  • The Lost Art of Walking
    The Lost Art of Walking (English, Paperback) Geoff Nicholson

    Subtitled "The History, Science, Philosophy, Literature, Theory and Practice of Pedestrianism". Walking was once our principle method of transport but now, for the able bodied, it's either something we barely notice or it has become a brief lifestyle choice. Nicholson brings pedestrianism back to the centre of life by musing on his own walks (both challenging and unchallenging) and by looking at...

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