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Enid Blyton at Old Thatch

by Tess Livingstone

Includes 23 colour and black and white photographs. For Enid Blyton, Old Thatch was "a wonderful place to write stories in." From her 400 year old home to the surrounding Thames Valley, where she set her most...


Shanti Bloody Shanti: An Indian Odyssey

by Aaron Smith

Journalist Aaron Smith never planned to go to India before he had a contract put on his life by a drug dealer, when suddenly India seemed like the perfect place to get lost. In the process, he ended up finding...


Exploring the Isles of the West: Skye and Tiree to the Outer Isles

by Marc Calhoun

A compilation of the author's years of exploring the islands, recounting not only the physical journeys but his own journey from tourist to serious explorer dedicated to seeing and learning as much as possible...


Exploring the Isles of the West: Firth of Clyde to the Small Isles

by Marc Calhoun

A compilation of the author's years of exploring the islands, recounting not only the physical journeys but his own journey from tourist to serious explorer dedicated to seeing and learning as much as possible...


After the Dance: Travels in a democratic South Africa

by Robbins David

In April 1994, amid international acclaim, South Africa stepped back from the slough of endemic political violence and danced its first bold dance with constitutional democracy. After the Dance sets out to capture...


We Called It Culture - The Story of Chautauqua

by Schuyler Cammann

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Daniel Boone - Master of the Wilderness

by James Baikie

John Bakeless's biography of Daniel Boone first published in 1939. Wildly renowned as the first historically significant, definitive biography of Boone. Daniel Boone, the icon of the American pioneer, born in...


Moron to Moron: Two Men, Two Bikes, One Mongolian Misadventure

by Tom Doig

Uncrossable rivers! Hospitable nomads! Rabid dogs! Marijuana fields! Hailstone flashfloods! Maidens on horseback! Underpants wrestling! Toxic mountain-top lakes! Stupid westerners! And the mountain-biking -...


The Southern Gates of Arabia - A Journey in the Hadbramaut

by , Freya Stark

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Munros and Tops, The

by Chris Townsend

When Chris Townsend reached the summit of Ben Hope in Sutherland, he walked his way into the record books. After 118 days in which he had covered more than 1,700 miles and climber over 575,000 feet, he had completed...


Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

by Tim Parks

“So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.”—Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review Tim Parks’s books on Italy...


Canada's Road: A Journey on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. John's to Victoria

by Mark Richardson

In 10 weeks during the summer of 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway, author Mark Richardson drove the nearly 8,000 kilometres of the iconic road, meeting a variety of people along the...


Odd Tom Coryate: The English Marco Polo

by R E Prtichard

Thomas Coryate (1576-1617) was one of the great early travellers, opening up Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, the Holy Land and Mogul India to his amazed - and sometimes disgusted - readers. In 1608 he set...


Isles at the Edge of the Sea

by Jonny Muir

Off the western seaboard of Scotland are hundreds of islands. Beginning on Arran, Jonny Muir sets out to explore these places with a single ambition: to reach the St Kilda archipelago, the islands at the edge...


A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza

by Dervla Murphy & Avi Shlaim

Over the summer of 2011, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Through reported conversations she creates a vivid picture of...


Libyan Sands: Travel in a Dead World

by R.A. Bagnold & Stephen Bagnold

In the 1920s and 30s, a band of British officers stationed in Egypt began to explore the Western Desert which straddles the borders with Libya and the Sudan. Adapting a series of Model T Fords, Bagnold and his...


A Pattern of Islands

by Arthur Grimble

Arthur Grimble was sent to the Gilbert and Ellice islands as a colonial administrator in the twilight of the Edwardian era. He lived there for the next twenty-five years and developed a rare passion for the...


Begums, Thugs and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes

by Fanny Parkes & William Dalrymple

Fanny Parkes lived in India between 1822 and 1846 and was the ideal travel writer – courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her journals trace her transformation from prim memsahib to...


92 Acharnon Street: A Year in Athens

Dolman Best Travel Book 2008

by John Lucas & Pamela Browne

Greece has always had its admirers, though none seems to have cherished the Athenian tavernas, the murderous traffic and the jaded prostitutes, the petty bureaucratic tyrannies, the street noise and the heroic...


Travels on my Elephant

by Mark Shand

With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand bought an elephant named Tara and rode her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world’s oldest elephant market. From Bhim, a drink-racked...