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  • Looking for the Afghanby Richard Loseby

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.99

    A return to war-torn Afghanistan in search of a friend who saved the author's life. Against all the best advice from family and friends, writer Richard Loseby decides to return to Afghanistan at a time of turmoil in the Middle East to discover the fate of his friend Nebi, the young Hezbollah mujahed who had saved his life long ago. This is a story... more...

  • Blue is the Colour of Heavenby Richard Loseby

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.99

    An extraordinary journey through pre-9/11 Afghanistan. This is the story of an adventure that began as an eight-year-old boy growing up in Australia, obsessed with a stranger he knew only as "the Afghan", and ended with a dash to safety across more than 700 kilometres of mountain and desert. Avoiding landmines and bullets, Richard spent months travelling... more...

  • Tales of the Alhambraby Washington Irving

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    The Alhambra, a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards, was published in May 1832. Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In 1851 Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition," also titled Tales of the Alhambra. more...

  • Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidentsby William Beckford

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    William Thomas Beckford (1 October 1760 - 2 May 1844), usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England. His parents were... more...

  • Twilight in Italyby D. H. Lawrence

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    Twilight In Italy is one of Lawrence's most lyrical and upbeat books, an enchanting account of travelling around Europe more...

  • The Paris Sketch Bookby William Makepeace Thackeray

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    "The Paris Sketch Book" is a look at France shortly after the time of Napoleon. The author William Makepeace Thackeray is famous for his dry wit and for his other classic books "Vanity Fair" and "Barry Lyndon". He is also credited with inventing a new word 'snob' in his novel "The Book of Snobs, by One of Themselves" more...

  • The Uncommercial Travellerby Charles Dickens

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    A collection of literary sketches and reminiscences. more...

  • And the Monkey Learned Nothingby Tom Lutz

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 16.00

    Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing  contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese... more...

  • The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11by Lavinia Spalding

    Travelers' Tales 2017; US$ 19.99

    Since publishing the original edition of A Woman?s World in 1995, Travelers? Tales has been the recognized national leader in women?s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women?s travel writing of the year. This title is the tenth... more...

  • Squirting Milk at Chameleonsby Simon Fenton; Martha Ellen Zenfell

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 8.02

    On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search of adventure and finds Senegal, love, fatherhood, witch doctors ?? and a piece of land that could make a perfect guest house, if only he knew how to build one. The Casamance is an undiscovered paradise where mystic Africa governs life, people walk to the beat of the djembe, when it rains... more...