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  • Blue Dahlia, Black Goldby Daniel Metcalfe

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    ?A rich and fascinating book about an overlooked African powerhouse by a travel writer of rare talent. ? TIM BUTCHER, author of Blood River and Chasing the Devil Since the end of its crippling 27-year civil war over a decade ago, Angola has changed almost beyond recognition. An oil-fuelled bonanza has brought about massive foreign investment... more...

  • Bonnes Vacancesby Rosie Millard

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    Rosie Millard?s tour of the French Overseas Departments and Territories (the ?Dom-Toms?) with her husband and four young children took her family across five continents. Candid, humorous and slightly mad, this memoir offers insights, amusement and hope for anyone who has ever travelled en famille. more...

  • Boots on the Groundby Karl Zinsmeister

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    Includes 32 color photos taken by the author during the month he was embedded with the 82nd in Kuwait and Iraq. This is a riveting account of the war in Iraq moving north with the 82nd Airborne. Units of the 82nd depart Kuwait and convoy to Iraq's Tallil Air Base en route to night-and-day battles within the major city of Samawah and its intact... more...

  • Bottoms Up in Belgiumby Alec Le Sueur

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99

    Alec had never been to Belgium, so it came as some surprise when he found himself at the altar of a small church in Flanders, reciting wedding vows in Flemish. It was the start of a long relationship with this unassuming and much maligned little country. He vowed to put worldwide opinion to the test: just how boring can Belgium be? more...

  • Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Centuryby Dr Kate Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Interrogating the multiple ways in which travel was narrated and mediated, by and in response to, nineteenth-century British travelers, this interdisciplinary collection examines to what extent these accounts drew on and developed existing tropes of travel. The three sections take up personal and intimate narratives that were not necessarily designed... more...

  • The Bronski House (Text Only)by Philip Marsden

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 15.71

    A remarkable, multifaceted story made up of journal accounts, memories, conversations and personal experience, The Bronski House is a paean to Poland, a landmark in travel writing, and a family history ? tied together by the unique experience of returning from exile. more...

  • The Cape Crusadersby Julian Walker

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 9.63

    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, 21 countries, and a journey through rainforest, bush veldt, deserts and urban developments, the author was one of five who completed their... more...

  • Cape to Cairoby Kingsley Holgate

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 13.00

    Along with his family, famed adventurer Kingsley Holgate dares to attempt to cross the length of the African continent along its watery veins, from Cape Town in the south to Cairo in the north. more...

  • The Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romanceby Philip Marsden

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 12.58

    Philip Marsden returns to the remote, fiercely beautiful landscape that has exercised a powerful mythic appeal over him since his first encounter with it over twenty years ago. more...

  • Channel Shoreby Tom Fort

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; US$ 22.99

    The English Channel is the busiest waterway in the world. Ferries steam back and forth, trains thunder through the tunnel. The narrow sea has been crucial to our development and prosperity. It helps define our notion of Englishness, as an island people, a nation of seafarers. It is also our nearest, dearest playground where people have sought sun,... more...