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  • Pole To Poleby Michael Palin

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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 towards it, reflecting nothing but the question: Why?' Michael Palin's adventure begins... more...

  • New Europeby Michael Palin

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Until the early 1990s, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travelling behind the iron curtain was never easy. In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, and exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of very many others. NEW... more...

  • Paprika Paradiseby James Jeffrey

    Hachette Australia 2013; US$ 10.99

    For James Jeffrey, his mother?s homeland of Hungary has always featured in family stories ? sometimes as a fairytale land, other times as an exotic parallel universe. It is a place where storks build nests as large as tables on chimney tops and grandparents live in suburbs called Uranium Town. People say `hello? when they mean `goodbye?, have no word... more...

  • Travels with Berthaby Paul Martin

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 11.65

    The Queensland drug dealer-turned-miner who had blown off all his fingers in repeated work accidents; the Adelaide Aborigine whose Irish uncle, in revenge for Captain Cook, claimed the territory of Britain for Australia from the top of Big Ben; the ex-alcoholic in Tasmania relieved that his bi-polar condition could be traced back to his direct ancestor,... 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...

  • A Voyage By Dhowby Norman Lewis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Consummate travel writer Norman Lewis?s most remarkable travel essays, collected in one volume ?You?d find it of immense interest, I assure you, and full of amazing adventures.? So says a British colonial official to Norman Lewis while imploring him to visit Yemen at a time when the country is rarely visited by Western travelers. And indeed, this... more...

  • To Run Across the Seaby Norman Lewis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    An engrossing collection of travel essays from esteemed writer Norman Lewis Auberon Waugh called Norman Lewis ?the best travel writer of our age, if not the best since Marco Polo,? and here, Lewis?s trademark elegant prose is on display, along with his uncanny ability to travel to a place at an important cultural moment. Whether hunting for treasure... more...

  • The Happy Ant-Heapby Norman Lewis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Experience the far reaches of the world in this eclectic collection of travel essays by acclaimed writer Norman Lewis The Happy Ant-Heap is Norman Lewis?s powerful and stylish collection of decades? worth of travel writing. Lewis?s deft social commentary captures life from all corners of the world?from the tales of a Cuban fighter pilot to the... more...

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014;

    Veteran Bene Factum author Christian Lamb returns with a charming account of a life of leisure spent at sea. The daughter of a Royal Navy officer she and her family followed the Fleet wherever her father was posted. Her first sea voyage was aged 10 in 1930 to Malta, and now, aged 93, hardly a year has passed when she hasn?t ventured on some cruise... more...

  • The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcherby Colin Fletcher

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    In books such as The Complete Walker and The Man Who Walked Through Time , Colin Fletcher has established a reputation as a literate and witty apostle of roughing it. His newest book is a highly personal celebration of solitary backpacking (and day walking, too), in the wild places of the world, and of all the attendant pleasures: of finding a foothold... more...