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The Cape Crusaders: Driving a Dennis fire engine from the tip of Europe to the bottom of Africa

by Julian Walker

In 1987, seven people embarked on a three month charity expedition to drive an old red Dennis fire engine from the northern tip of Europe to the southernmost point of Africa. After almost five months, 37,000km,...


One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume One: Africa

by Aaron Barlow

Africa is a complicated place, and the Peace Corps Volunteers who have worked in 43 African nations have seen it all: from public executions to public celebrations to life in a time of AIDS. This heartfelt collection...


Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France

by Peter Mayle

In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Provençal life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that plagued...


I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago

by Hape Kerkeling & Shelley Frisch

I'm Off Then has sold more than three million copies in Germany and has been translated into eleven languages. The number of pilgrims along the Camino has increased by 20 percent since the book was published....


Travels In A Strange State: Cycling Across the USA

by Josie Dew

By most people's standards, Josie Dew is hugely adventurous. By American standards, she is completely insane. For Americans drive everywhere: through cinemas, restaurants, banks, even trees. But driving past...


The Sun In My Eyes: Two-Wheeling East

by Josie Dew

Following on from the hugely enjoyable A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN, Josie takes us on the second part of her journey through Japan; a country whose keyword is peace, yet spends millions each year on high-tech armament....


A Ride In The Neon Sun: A Gaijin in Japan

by Josie Dew

It's not easy landing unprepared in a country like Japan. The eccentricities of the calendar, the indecipherable postal system, not to mention the alien alphabet, language and culture, have all to be confronted...


The Wind In My Wheels: Travel Tales from the Saddle

by Josie Dew

As a young girl, Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel. She also fell out of a fast-moving vehicle and, rather inconveniently, developed a lifelong aversion to cars. Along came her first bicycle,...


Long Cloud Ride

by Josie Dew

After two months on board a Russian container ship sailing 15,000 miles across the world, Josie finally arrives in New Zealand with her bike. Over the next nine months she cycles 10,000 kilometres all over North...


Slow Coast Home

by Josie Dew

Josie Dew's love of cycling has taken her across the world, travelling everywhere from Japan and Mexico to Iceland, India and Algeria. In her latest book, she sets off on another quirky and riotous ride, choosing...


A Harvest of Sunflowers

by Ruth Silvestre

Twenty years after first setting eyes on Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, her dream house in south-west French, Ruth Silvestre brings us the sequel to her enchanting memoir A House in the Sunflowers. Local friendships...


Underground London

by Stephanie Smith

What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through...


Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country

by Stephanie Smith

UNDERGROUND ENGLAND takes an extraordinary and original look at our island nation - from below. Stephen Smith quite literally delves into the unknown country underneath ploughed fields, clifftops and market...


Mr Dan and the Dams of Kurdistan: A Cork Man in Saddam's Iraq

by Dan Coakley

For Dan Coakley, Iraq ticked all the boxes. It had a mad dictator, a secret police that left the Gestapo far behind in terms of brutality and sadism and a temperature range that varied from minus fifteen to...


Paprika Paradise: Travels in the Land of My Almost Birth

by James Jeffrey

For James Jeffrey, his mother?s homeland of Hungary has always featured in family stories ? sometimes as a fairytale land, other times as an exotic parallel universe. It is a place where storks build nests as...


Extreme Frontiers: Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies

by Charley Boorman

Back on his bike for a brand-new adventure, Charley Boorman explores the world's second largest country home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man. Canada is a country of extremes,...


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...


Pausanias: Travel Writing in Ancient Greece

by Maria Pretzler

Combines an introduction to Pausanias with fresh perspectives. This book considers the process and influences that shaped the "Periegesis", and maps out its literary and cultural context.


A Small Key Opens Big Doors: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume Three: The Heart of Eurasia

by Jay Chen

The Cold War officially ended in 1991 and opened a world of fresh opportunities for the Peace Corps. The fact that PCVs could move seamlessly into a constellation of states that once comprised the USSR is a...


Oil Safari: In Search of the Source of America's Fuel

by Paul F. Salopek

Would Americans pay more attention to their sources of petroleum—the lifeblood of their car-centric society—if gasoline came with a price tag tallying the explicit human costs of each fill-up? What untold...