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  • All At Sea by Tim FitzHigham
    All At Sea (Paperback) Tim FitzHigham

    The book follows the author's death-defying 200-mile journey in his antique Thomas Crapper bath - not just across the Channel, but around Kent - right up to the tremendous reception and huge media attention which awaited him under Tower Bridge.

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  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
    Born to Run (English, Paperback) Christopher McDougall

    Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.

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  • Venice by Jan Morris
    Venice (Paperback) Jan Morris

    Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past.

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  • The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe
    The Story of San Michele (Paperback) Axel Munthe

    The extraordinary and enduring memoir of Axel Munthe, a travel bestseller since first published in 1929, captures the spirit and feel of an era

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  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
    A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Paperback) Eric Newby

    A classic of travel writing, `A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

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  • To the River by Olivia Laing
    To the River (English, Paperback) Olivia Laing

    An odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse, from source to sea; a profound and haunting reflection on history and landscape by one of the most important writers of modern non-fiction

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  • Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist by Lonely Planet
    Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist (Hardback) Lonely Planet

    The world's top 500 food experiences, ranked! We asked the planet's top chefs and food writers to name their favourite gastronomic encounters - and this is the result: a must-own bucket list for foodies and those who love to travel. How many have you tried and what's your number one?

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  • The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris Stewart
    The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society (Paperback) Chris Stewart

    A sequel to "Lemons" and "Parrot", this title features Chris Stewart's whose optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.

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  • The Ogre by Doug Scott
    The Ogre (Hardback) Doug Scott

    The Ogre, by Doug Scott, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak: in the first part, Scott has researched the geography and history of the mountain; part two is the overdue and personal account of his and Chris Bonington's first ascent and their dramatic descent on which Scott suffered two broken legs and Bonington smashed ribs.

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  • Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
    Love and War in the Apennines (Paperback) Eric Newby

    Hailed as Newby's 'masterpiece', `Love and War in the Apennines' is the gripping real-life story of Newby's imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II.

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  • A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart
    A Parrot in the Pepper Tree (Paperback) Chris Stewart

    A sequel to "Lemons", that follows the lives of Chris, Ana and their daughter, Chloe, as they get to grips with a misanthropic parrot who joins their home, Spanish school life, neighbours in love, their amazement at Chris appearing on the bestseller lists and their shock at discovering that their beloved valley is once more under threat of a dam.

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  • A Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols
    A Voyage For Madmen (Paperback) Peter Nichols

    In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian - set out to try, a race born of coincidence of their timing. One didn't even know how to sail. This is a true story of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe sailing race: the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world.

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  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
    As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep's wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world' Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin.

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  • Colour by Victoria Finlay
    Colour (Paperback) Victoria Finlay

    On a journey that takes her from Afghanistan, to the Australian outback, to ancient caves in China, and the saffron harvest in Spain, Victoria Finlay gives an extraordinary, and compelling account of the history of colour.

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  • Another Kyoto by Alex Kerr
    Another Kyoto (Paperback) Alex Kerr, Kathy Arlyn Sokol

    Another Kyoto is an insider's meditation on the hidden wonders of Japan's most enigmatic city. Drawing on decades living in Kyoto, and on lore gleaned from artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Alex Kerr illuminates the simplest things - a temple gate, a wall, a sliding door - in a new way. ...

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  • Consolations of the Forest by Sylvain Tesson
    Consolations of the Forest (Paperback) Sylvain Tesson

    The author found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. This title shares his experience.

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  • Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer
    Atlas Obscura (English, Hardback) Joshua Foer, Ella Morton

    It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

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  • Oak and Ash and Thorn by Peter Fiennes
    Oak and Ash and Thorn (English, Paperback) Peter Fiennes

    Dazzling, passionate nature writing - a celebration of Britain's woods and forests and a rousing call to fight for them

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  • Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy by Ishbel Holmes
    Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy (Paperback) Ishbel Holmes

    Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy - Holiday reads and travel literature telling the story of Ishbel Holmes, World Bike Girl, and Lucy, a dog she rescued in Turkey. This book also features Syria and Frank Gilhooley.

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  • A Time In Rome by Elizabeth Bowen
    A Time In Rome (Paperback) Elizabeth Bowen

    Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city - its history, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere.

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