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  • Honoured Societyby Norman Lewis; Marcello Cimino

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Honoured Society describes how the US army returned the Mafia to power in 1944, after Mussolini came close to destroying them. It looks at the Mafia in their homeland - how in attempting to preserve Sicily for the Sicilians in the face of countless invasions it infiltrated every aspect of the island's life, corrupting landowners, the police, the... more...

  • Island that Daredby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Take a three-generation family holiday in Cuba in the company of Dervla Murphy, her daughter and three young granddaughters and you have a Swallows-and-Amazons-like adventure in the Caribbean as they trek into the hills and along the coast as a family, camping out on empty beaches beneath the stars and relishing the ubiquitous Cuban hospitality. But... more...

  • An Ottoman Travellerby Robert Dankoff; Sooyong Kim; Evliya Celebi

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 20.40

    Evliya Çelebi is the greatest travel writer of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he started travelling in 1640 and continued for over forty years, stopping eventually in Cairo where he died in about 1685. He collected his lively and eclectic observations into a ten-volume manuscript the Seyahatname, or Book of Travels. For the first time... more...

  • Wheels Within Wheelsby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    What is it that makes us who we are? In this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveller Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years. She describes her determined childhood self ? strong-willed and beguiled by books from the first ? her intermittent formal education and the intense... more...

  • Tibetan Footholdby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    After her epic journey from Ireland to India by bicycle in 1963, Dervla Murphy immersed herself in the life of the sub-continent, working for six months in an orphanage for Tibetan children in Northern India. She fell in love with the 'Tiblets' - the cheerful, uncomplaining, independent and affectionate children of the new Tibet-in-exile - but she... more...

  • View of the Worldby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Collected between these covers are twenty of Norman Lewis's finest pieces of travel writing, spanning a period of 30 years. He brings us face to face with Castro's executioner, with a tragic Ernest Hemingway and with the unchanged lifestyle of fishermen in an unspoilt Ibiza. He describes the gentle pleasures of Belize, the ferocious blood feuds of... more...

  • Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusiaby Penelope Chetwode

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Penelope Chetwode?s middle-aged companion on her ride over the mule tracks and goat paths of Andalusia in 1961 was a twelve-year-old mare, La Marquesa. This treasured animal, borrowed from the Duke of Wellington?s Spanish stables, brought her experience of native travel conditions to the expedition, which was otherwise inspired by the author?s reading... more...

  • A Year in Marrakeshby Peter Mayne

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Having learned to appreciate Muslim life while living in Pakistan, Peter Mayne settled down to live in the back streets of Marrakesh in the 1950s. Rather than watch from the shelter of a hotel terrace, he rented rooms, learned the language, made friends, and became embroiled in conspiratorial picnics, hashish-laced dinners and in the enchantments... more...

  • Scum of the Earthby Arthur Koestler; Roland Laqueur

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    At the beginning of the Second World War, Koestler was living in the south of France working on Darkness at Noon. After retreating to Paris he was imprisoned by the French as an undesirable alien even though he had been a respected crusader against fascism. Only luck and his passionate energy allowed him to escape the fate of many of the innocent... more...

  • The Way of the Worldby Nicolas Bouvier; Thierry Vernet; Robyn Marsack

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Way of the World, a cult classic, is the beguiling tale of an impecunious and life-enhancing journey from Geneva to the Khyber Pass in the '50s. When Nicolas Bouvier and the artist Thierry Vernet set out, they had money for four months and a sturdy Fiat Topolino. They broke their journey when money ran low, to teach and sell paintings and articles... more...