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  • Access All Areasby Sara Wheeler

    Random House 2011; US$ 26.78

    In a series of remarkable books - Travels in a Thin Country, Terra Incognita, Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry Garrard, Too Close to the Sun and The Magnetic North - Sara Wheeler has shown that she is not only one of the finest travel writers of her generation but a very fine biographer too. Published to coincide with her fiftieth birthday, ... more...

  • Russiaby Jonathan Dimbleby

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 15.50

    Winston Churchill famously described Russia as 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma' and even today it remains a country little understood by the West. In this revealing portrait, Jonathan Dimbleby crosses eight time zones and covers 10,000 miles in an attempt to get to the beating heart of the new Russia. His epic journey takes him from... more...

  • The Hills Of Adonisby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    For four months and five hundred miles Colin Thubron walked the mountains of Lebanon, following tracks and rivers. His journey was not only a survey of a remarkable country, but a quest for the gods and divinities who held the secrets of death and rebirth in the land's ancient cults. He visited almost every place of cultural importance, and lived... more...

  • The Journals Of A White Sea Wolfby Mariusz Wilk

    Random House 2011; US$ 22.55

    In 1991 Mariusz Wilk, a Polish journalist long fascinated by the mysteries of the Russian soul, decided to take up residence in the Solovki islands, a lonely archipelago lost amid the far northern reaches of Russia's White Sea. For Wilk these islands represented the quintessence of Russia: a place of exile and a microcosm of the crumbling Soviet... more...

  • Thailand Confidentialby Jerry Hopkins

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    "Wanna stand in the face of a charging elephant, get hit by a motorcycle, eat giant water bugs, blowtorch your mouth on some of the hottest chili peppers on earth, then go watch a sex change operation? Of course you don't, but, happily, Jerry Hopkins has done all that and more?lots more?in this darkly humorous, deeply affectionate, clear-eyed but... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...