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  • Botswana Timeby Will Randall

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    Will Randall travels with a purpose, as well as an outrageous sense of fortune. In INDIAN SUMMER he found himself, by chance, having the extraordinary experience of helping slum schoolchildren put on a play to help save their school. In Botswana he was taken up by a headmaster to teach a class of six year olds at The River of Life school. They are... more...

  • And Did Those Feetby Charlie Connelly

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    The landscape of the British Isles is filled with history, much of which we miss as it flashes past the car window. Do we even realise that we?re following the same path as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, or that we?re driving past the exact spot where King Harold was killed, shot through the eye with an arrow? As a lover of both history and the British countryside,... more...

  • Solomon Timeby Will Randall

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    Echoing the experiences of Robert Louis Stevenson - who spent several years in the South Pacific - here is the story of a contemporary writer who lived in and came to love the Solomon Islands. Most unexpectedly, Will Randall, once a happy schoolteacher, found himself dispatched to a small village on a not very large island, far out in the vastness... more...

  • A Passage to Africaby George Alagiah

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • Ciao Asmaraby Justin Hill

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; Not Available

    Asmara is the capital of Eritrea - a surreally Italian city at the centre of an ex-Italian colony that has been at war with its neighbour Ethiopia (who claim sovereignty over Eritrea) for over ten years. Amidst broken palaces (built by the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie), nomadic desert encampments and war-torn towns, Hill found a god-fearing... more...

  • Hearing Birds Flyby Louisa Waugh

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; Not Available

    HEARING BIRDS FLY is Louisa Waugh's passionately written account of her time in a remote Mongolian village. Frustrated by the increasingly bland character of the capital city of Ulan Bator, she yearned for the real Mongolia and got the chance when she was summoned by the village head to go to Tsengel far away in the west, near the Kazakh border. Her... more...

  • Around The World In Eighty Daysby Michael Palin

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not... more...

  • Full Circleby Michael Palin

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    For almost a year, Michael Palin travelled through 18 countries on the perimeter of the world's largest ocean, in a spectacular journey of contrasts, drama and beauty. From head-hunters in Borneo to a meal of maggots in Mexico, his route takes him to some of the most politically volatile and physically demanding places on Earth. Whether climbing... more...

  • 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...