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Dog Days in Andalucía

by Jackie Todd

It was love at first sight: the huge pale-green eyes, the ruffled tawny hair and the cute way he held his head to one side. What really swung it, though, was his feet being way too big for his body, his ears...


Hindoo Holiday

by J.R. Ackerley & Eliot Weinberger

In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah’s fantastically...


Broke Through Britain

by Peter Mortimer

During the summer of 1998, Peter Mortimer set off on the 500-mile journey from Plymouth to Edinburgh, accompanied only by his King Charles spaniel. He took no money and had no transport or pre-arranged accommodation....


The Truth About Anna: And Other Stories

by William Warren

William Warren's writings on Asia have entertained and informed readers all over the world for 40 years. As he says, 'Even as a child, I preferred the unusual to the ordinary, the little-known to the familiar;...


A View of Epping Forest

by Nicholas Hagger

Epping Forest was given to the public in 1878. It has many historical and literary associations involving, for example, Harold II, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Clare and Churchill. Nicholas...


Porcelain Moon and Pomegranates: A Woman's Trek Through Turkey

by Üstün Bilgen-Reinart

Üstün Bilgen-Reinart explores the people, politics, and passions of her native country in this unique blend of memoir and travel literature.


Where's Wallis?: Travels without a guidebook

by Brian Thacker

In the spirit of Stanley and Livingstone, Brian Thacker is striking out for destinations unknown. Under-equipped and totally unprepared, Brian leaves the guide books behind and gets off the beaten track, out...


The Bondage and Travels of Johann Schiltberger - A Native of Bavaria - In Europe, Asia, and Africa 1396-1427

by , J. Telfer

This early work on the life and travels of Johann Schiltberger is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the conquests of Tamerlane, the politics of the Turks, the Greek religion and...


Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism

by Alison Byerly

Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism connects the Victorian fascination with "virtual travel" with the rise of realism in 19th-century fiction and 21st-century experiments in virtual reality....


Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

by Simon Armitage

Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England. The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling...


The Moonlight Chronicles: A Wandering Artist's Journal

by Dan Price

Our favorite freewheelin' scribe Dan Price's inaugural collection of vagabond musings, HOW TO MAKE A JOURNAL OF YOUR LIFE, was such a hit that we could hardly wait to bring out THE MOONLIGHT CHRONICLES. Dan's...


Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks & Rainforests

by Wade Doak

Gaia Calls compiles memoirs and descriptions of Wade Doak's life as a young man in the Solomon Islands living among the islanders, to years of dolphin research, diving adventures, and more. Wade's adventures...


Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West

by Timothy Egan

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award

"Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present."...


Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

by Ekow Eshun

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city, to the storied slave forts...


The Diary of an American Expatriate: I Came, I Saw, I Panicked

by Ilene Springer

Have you ever thought of chucking everything and starting life over in a new country? This is the true story of Ilene Springer who tells you what it's like to leave the US at the age of 55 to start a new life...


Through the Caucasus to the Volga

by , Fridtjof Nansen

Originally published in 1931, this early work on exploration is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains Nansen's account of his expedition through the Caucasus and is a fascinating...


Early Voyages And Travels In The Levant

by , Thomas Dallam

This early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject containing I. - The Diary of Master Thomas Dallam, 1599 - 1600 and, II. - Extracts from the Diaries of Dr. John Covel, 1670 - 1679, with...


Access All Areas

by Sara Wheeler

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

In vivid, urgent books such as Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler reckoned with the allure and brutality of...


One's Company - A Journey to China

by , Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming was special correspondent for The Times in the 1930s, He was tasked with 'investigating the communist situation in south China', little did his bosses realise he would create a new type of travel...


Venice on Foot

by , Hugh A. Douglas

This early work on Venice is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a travel guide to the sights of interest and Grand Canal routes through the city of Venice. This is a fascinating...