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Psychogeography

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman

Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time the very...


The Canals of Britain

by Stuart Fisher

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the...


The Train in Spain

by Christopher Howse

This is not a book about trains but about the variety of Spain. The bestselling author Christopher Howse makes ten great railway journeys that explore the interior of the peninsula, its astonishing landscapes...


Just Sea and Sky

by Ben Pester

This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way

round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when

sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio...


A Thousand Miles from Anywhere

by Sandra Clayton

Following Dolphins Under My Bed and Turtles in Our Wake comes the third leg of the Claytons' voyage, two early retirees who decided to live life sailing from place to place to fulfil their dream.

Told uniquely...


National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, and Quirkiest

by Larry Porges & Tim Jepson

For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. Organized with a minimum of organization, the...


The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher

by Colin Fletcher

In books such as The Complete Walker and The Man Who Walked Through Time, Colin Fletcher has established a reputation as a literate and witty apostle of roughing it. His newest book is a highly personal celebration...


Irish Journal

by Heinrich Boll, Leila Vennewitz & Hugo Hamilton

A unique entry in the Böll library, Irish Journal records an eccentric tour of Ireland in the 1950's. An epilogue written fourteen years later reflects on the enormous changes to the country and the people...


Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

by J. W. Ocker

Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical!

Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction.

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd...


Other Voices, Other Towns: The Traveler's Story

by Caleb Pirtle III

"Other Voices, Other Towns" has, in reality, taken Caleb Pirtle III a lifetime to write. During the thirty years he has been writing about travel across this great land, he spent much of his time listening to...


Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir

by Samantha Vérant

Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime

At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters...


Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

by Thor Heyerdahl & Steven Callahan

“One of the great adventures of our time.” —Life

“Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.”...


1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age

by Robert Wintner

The year when everything needed to be experienced and tried, when innocence was tempted, played, and lost.

1969 was that pivotal year for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms...


Paris Was Ours: Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light

by Penelope Rowlands

Paris is "the world capital of memory and desire," concludes one of the writers in this intimate and insightful collection of memoirs of the city. Living in Paris changed these writers forever.

In thirty-two...


Slow Road to Brownsville: A Journey Through the Heart of the Old West

by David Reynolds

"Immensely illuminating and enjoyable account of a road trip along Highway 83 ... Books like [Reynold's] prove that good travel writing remains not only very much alive, but essential."—The Bookseller

In Slow...


An Iceberg As Big As Manhattan

by David Shukman

An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan is a gripping report on the new frontlines of science and the environment from the BBC's Science Editor, David Shukman. His skill is to get the big picture and to present it amid...


Blue Eyed Salaryman: From world traveller to lifer at Mitsubishi

by Niall Murtagh

Why on earth would anyone give up a life on the open road for the regimen of a vast Japanese conglomerate? And is it really so different in Japan from everywhere else? Niall Murtagh spent years as a world traveller...


Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica

by Sara Wheeler

It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers,...


England's 100 Best Views

by Simon Jenkins

England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. With his usual insight and authority, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks 100 of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall...


North East England's Best Views

by Simon Jenkins

England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from North East England, including Bempton...