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Keeping Up With the Germans: A History of Anglo-German Encounters

by Philip Oltermann

In 1996, in the middle of watching an ill-tempered football match between England and Germany, Philip Oltermann's parents tell him that they are going to leave their home city Hamburg behind and move to London....


Sailing Alone around the World

by Joshua Slocum & Thomas Philbrick

The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas - the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocum's autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the...


The Fearful Void

by Geoffrey Moorhouse

'It was because I was afraid that I had decided to attempt a crossing of the great Sahara desert, from west to east, by myself and by camel. No one had ever made such a journey before . . .' In October 1972...


Cowbells Down the Zambezi

by David Lemon

Mistaken for Jesus, shunned as a Satanist, identified as the spirit of a long dead explorer and repeatedly asked to run for the presidency of Zambia, David Lemon walked eighteen hundred kilometres along the...


The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga

by Sylvain Tesson & Linda Coverdale

A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace,...


East Anglian Shores: History, Harbours, Rivers, Fisheries, Pubs and Architecture

by David Fairhall

From Leigh to Lynn - the Thames to the Wash - the coastlines of East Anglia are the most diverse in Great Britain. Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are communities shaped by their close relationship with the sea and...


Stranger on a Train

by Jenny Diski

The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation’s smoking sections

Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski...


The Incredible Spice Men

by Cyrus Todiwala & Tony Singh

Acclaimed chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala are on a mission to wake Britain up to the versatility of spices.

For too long, our spices have sat unused and dusty in cupboard shelves, when just a mere sprinking...


Off the Rails: 10,000 Km by Bicycle Across Russia, Siberia and Mongolia to China

by Chris Hatherly & Tim Cope

This is the true story of two twenty-year old Australians who travelled for fourteen months on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia and Mongolia, to Beijing. It is as much a story of perseverance,...


The Best Women¿s Travel Writing, Volume 9: True Stories from Around the World

by Lavinia Spalding

Since publishing the original edition of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized national leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best...


Alaska Days with John Muir

by Samuel Hall Young & Richard F. Fleck

An engaging record of Samuel Hall Young's friendship with naturalist John Muir that was grounded in the shared wonders of Alaska's wild landscapes.


Rooster in the Rice: An Ecological View of Life, Study, and Citizenship along Culture's Edges

by George Holmes Honadle

Rooster in the Rice captures the excitement of living, studying, and working abroad. Between two cultures lies a nether world of edges, where the rules of neither culture dominate. This book presents sixty incidents...


The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous

by Julie Perry

Welcome to the World of the Rich and Famous. . .Travel, Adventure, and Multi-Million-Dollar Yachts: Part how-to guide, part travelogue, The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My...


Old Men Can't Wait: A Septuagenarian Odyssey through the Americas

by Simon Gandolfi

Run down by three trucks, leg in plaster, not a good first day... So begins septuagenarian Simon Gandolfi's ten-month ride on a pizza delivery bike, from the tip of South America to New York. This epic exploration...


Snake Lake

by Jeff Greenwald

In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulence—and a world that...


Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation

by Eleftheria Arapoglou, Mónika Fodor & Jopi Nyman

Emphasizing the role of travel and migration in the performance and transformation of identity, this volume addresses representations of travel, mobility, and migration in 19th-21st-century travel writing, literature,...


Delirious Delhi: Inside India's Incredible Capital

by David Prager

When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife, Jenny, moved to a city of sixteen million people—with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Living and working in Delhi, the couple...


The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia

by Elizabeth Laird

In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city...


A Tramp Abroad

by Mark Twain

Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases...


A Guide to Hemingway's Paris

by John Leland

Retracing for modern-day visitors the Paris of "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Moveable Feast," of James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound, thsi guidebook uncovers the cafes, hotels, restaurants,...