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  • Driving Miss Normaby Tim Bauerschmidt; Ramie Liddle

    Transworld 2017; US$ 18.32

    'Bravo, Norma! I love you' Paulo Coelho Two days after her husband of sixty-seven years died, nonagenarian Miss Norma was diagnosed with cancer. When told about her treatment options - surgery, chemo and radiotherapy - she rose to her full five feet and said in the strongest voice she could muster: 'I?m ninety years old. I?m hitting the road!'... more...

  • Gone Nativeby Donald MacIntosh

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 7.99

    Donald MacIntosh had never left his native Scotland until, at the age of 23, he embarked on a career as a tree surveyor and forest botanist which took him to some of the most remote parts of the rainforests of West Central Africa. From Nigeria and Liberia to Cameroon and Gabon he worked, from Newfoundland to the Hebrides.A self-effacing observer, Donald... more...

  • The Man and His Bikeby Wilfried de Jong

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.14

    ?The helicopter is hanging above our heads. A woman with a child waves up to the family watching at home. Motorcycles tear past, sirens wailing. And here they come, the riders. Like a vast chameleon the peloton continually changes shape and colour. Four hundred tyres sing to us. Music for a Sunday afternoon. Here they come. Here they are. There... more...

  • The Durrells of Corfuby Michael Haag

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 6.65

    The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells . But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and... more...

  • Swimming with Sealsby Victoria Whitworth

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 13.49

    A book about intense physical and personal experience, narrating how Victoria Whitworth began swimming in the cold waters of Orkney as a means of escaping a failing marriage. more...

  • Houses of Powerby Simon Thurley

    Transworld 2017; US$ 42.29

    What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions? The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses... more...

  • Enlightenment Travel and British Identitiesby Mary-Ann Constantine; Nigel Leask

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 30.36

    ‘Enlightenment Travel and British Identities’ is the first-ever collection of essays devoted to the influential eighteenth-century travel-writer, antiquarian and naturalist, Thomas Pennant (1726-1798). Offering a truly multidisciplinary range of perspectives, it explores the complex networks of informants who helped Pennant undertake and... more...

  • Amazing Family Adventuresby Jen & Sim Benson

    Pavilion Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    Whether orienteering, building dens or making a house for a hedgehog, this guide is the ideal way for all the family to interact with wildlife and nature and find adventures in wild places.The book begins with easy and approachable adventures perfect for families with younger kids, such as foraging and fossil hunting, and progresses into more challenging... more...

  • Snowball Orangesby Peter Kerr

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 5.99

    When the Kerr family leave Scotland to grow oranges on the island of Mallorca they are surprised to be greeted by the same freezing weather they have left behind. Then they realise that their new orange farm is a bit of a lemon? ?Snowball Oranges? is hilarious and revealing, set against the stunning beauty of the Mediterranean. more...

  • Giro d'Italiaby Colin O'Brien

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 13.31

    Born of tumult in 1909, the Giro d'Italia helped unite a nation. Since then it has reflected it too; the race's capricious and unpredictable nature matching the passions and extremes of Italy itself. A desperately hard race through a beautiful country, the Giro has bred characters and stories that dramatise the shifting culture and society of its... more...