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  • The Mango Orchardby Robin Bayley

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    As a child, Robin Bayley was enchanted by his grandmother's stories of Mexican adventures: of bandits, wild jungle journeys, hidden bags of silver and a narrow escape from the bloody Mexican Revolution. But Robin sensed there was more to these stories than anyone knew, and so he set out to follow in the footsteps of his great-grandfather. The Mango... more...

  • As Verdes Colinas de Africa [Green Hills of Africa]by Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2011; US$ 16.00

    As Verdes Colinas de África divide-se em quatro partes: ?caça e conversa?, ?caça recordada?, ?caça e derrota?, e ?caça e felicidade?. A história que se conta nestes quatro segmentos é a de três caçadas com êxito ao leão, ao búfalo e ao rinoceronte, e a de uma longa caçada, apenas em parte bem sucedida, ao antílope. Para quem pensa que Hemingway era... more...

  • Coast to Coastby Jan Morris

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane. In herwords a "period piece", Coast to Coast describes an American identity markedly different from today. In her brilliant prose, Morris records with exuberence and curiosity... more...

  • Treading Grapesby Rosemary George

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    Tuscany offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. The unique combination of cypress trees and olive groves mingling with vineyards and woods on undulating hillsides is enchanting. With villages and villas at every turn, what better way to explore the countryside than on foot? Over fifteen months of changing seasons Rosemary George did... more...

  • Previous Convictionsby Adrian Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 7.99

    The second collection of travel writing (and other essays) by Britain's funniest and most feared critic. A.A. Gill is probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the Sunday Times with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews. Even those who want to... more...

  • A Passage To Africaby George Alagiah

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; US$ 10.99

    As a five-year-old, George Alagiah emigrated with his family to Ghana - the first African country to attain independence from the British Empire. A PASSAGE TO AFRICA is Alagiah's shattering catalogue of atrocities crafted into a portrait of Africa that is infused with hope, insight and outrage. In vivid and evocative prose and with a fine eye for... more...

  • A Corkscrew Is Most Usefulby Nicholas Murray

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    In the early 19th century there was a huge surge forward in travel of all kinds. Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 came barely a year after John Murray's first guidebook was published. Then in 1838 Bradshaw's famous portable railway timetable appeared. In 1841 Thomas Cook, the world's first travel agent, organised its first tour (from London to Leicester... more...

  • Pole To Poleby Michael Palin

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    No.1 bestseller Michael Palin's epic journey from the North Pole to the South Pole. 'The cracked and fissured ice-pack offers no comfortable reassurance - no glimmer of any reward to the traveller who has made his way to the top of the world. The Arctic Ocean, known to the Victorians as the Sea of Ancient Ice, stares balefully back as we descend... more...

  • Landfallsby Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn't mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fourteenth-century traveller takes him to landfalls in remote tropical islands, torrid ... more...

  • Blightyby Steve Lowe; Alan McArthur

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 9.99

    Britishness: what does it really mean? Is it all a big con? Having skewered modern British life in the bestselling Is It Just Me or is Everything Shit?, Steve Lowe and Alan MacArthur set out to uncover the deep dark truth about Britain - its history, its myths and its people. Over the course of a year they watch Dorset Morris men dancing on a chalk-giant's... more...