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  • The Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...

  • Wildby Cheryl Strayed

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 7.28

    Selected to be read on Radio Four's Book of the Week. <br><br>'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' --Nick... more...

  • What I Was Doing While You Were Breedingby Kristin Newman

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 14.99

    A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship."  Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often... more...

  • On the Trail of Genghis Khanby Tim Cope

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century ? a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead... more...

  • Lonesome Travelerby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records life on the road in prose of pure poetry. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico while high on opium; meditating on a sunlit roof in Tangiers or falling in love with Montmartre - Kerouac reveals both... more...

  • A Beard In Nepalby Fiona Roberts

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    the story of five months spent in a small, remote village high in the Himalayas of Nepal, attempting to teach English to the village children. more...

  • Lois on the Looseby Lois Pryce

    Random House 2009; US$ 15.98

    Young and beautiful, Lois Pryce was a rising star at the BBC. Unbeknownst to her co-workers, Lois lived a parallel life as a biker babe with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust. So she packed in her career to ride her motorcycle on her own from the northernmost tip of Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America. Alone. Armed only with the Spanish... more...

  • Between East and Westby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    A vivid and human glimpse into Europe's borderlands as they emerged from Soviet rule - back in print after nearly 20 years 'In this superb book, in which one senses the spirit of Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, the dramatic world of the Eastern borderlands comes to life' Ryszard Kapuscinski As Europe's borderlands emerged from Soviet rule, Anne... more...

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenanceby Robert M. Pirsig

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that... more...

  • Along the Bosphorusby Orhan Pamuk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   The Nobel Prize?winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.   From the ghostly yalis , splendid waterside mansions built by the great Ottoman families during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to the crowds of vessels?Russian frigates, rickety... more...