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  • The Pilgrimageby Paulo Coelho

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important... more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.31

    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal... more...

  • Sailing by Starlightby Alex Capus; John Brownjohn

    Haus Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Alex Capus, in a riveting adventure story, sets out to prove that Robert Louis Stevenson?s "treasure island" really existed. more...

  • Shackleton's Boat Journeyby Frank Arthur Worsley

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 13.36

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the... more...

  • Extra Virginityby Tom Mueller

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 8.74

    The best oils are made by authentic artist-craftsmen, who marry centuries-old agricultural wisdom with cutting-edge extraction technology, and now produce the finest oils in history. However, these producers are being steadily driven from the market: extra-virgin olive oil is difficult and expensive to make, yet alarmingly easy to adulterate. Skilled... more...

  • Essays of Travelby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99

    Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health.... more...

  • My Kind of Placeby Susan Orlean

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Susan Orlean has been called ?a national treasure? by The Washington Post and ?a kind of latter-day Tocqueville? by The New York Times Book Review . In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker , she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Award?winning performance in the film Adaptation... more...

  • Lost in Mongoliaby Tad Friend

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00

    Find yourself in the midst of a heated battle over a sitcom laugh track. Learn to get away with spectacular crimes. Get lost with the reindeer people in the mountains of Mongolia. In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original, witty, and wide-ranging articles and essays from The New Yorker, Esquire, and Outside we are taken... more...

  • Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goalsby Wendy Dale

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    From salsa dancing in a rum-induced haze and struggling to exercise in Colombia (?the guerillas were using the track again today?), to crossing international borders unconventionally and dodging bombs in Lebanon (?the good news was that they were ?small bombs??), Wendy somehow manages to find herself in the midst of hysterical, adventurous, and often... more...