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  • 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...

  • Boots on the Groundby Karl Zinsmeister

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    Includes 32 color photos taken by the author during the month he was embedded with the 82nd in Kuwait and Iraq. This is a riveting account of the war in Iraq moving north with the 82nd Airborne. Units of the 82nd depart Kuwait and convoy to Iraq's Tallil Air Base en route to night-and-day battles within the major city of Samawah and its intact... more...

  • Smile When You're Lyingby Chuck Thompson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99

    From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures tour of picture-perfect locales, dangerous destinations, and overrated hellholes from a guy who knows the truth about travel Travel writer, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent more than a decade traipsing through thirty-five (and counting) countries across the globe, and he's... more...

  • Absolutely Faking Itby Tiana Templeman

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.81

    Thirteen luxury hotels, five months... no money.For Tiana Templeman, travel has always meant hiking boots and hostels, so when she wins a trip for two to stay at thirteen of the world's most exclusive five-star hotels, it sounds like the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to see how the other half lives. But with a travel budget stretched tighter... more...

  • The Great Railway Bazaarby Paul Theroux; Theroux Paul

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and... more...

  • Edge of the Orisonby Iain Sinclair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    In Edge of the Orison the visionary Iain Sinclair walks in the steps of poet John Clare In 1841 the poet John Clare fled an asylum in Epping Forest and walked eighty miles to his home in Northborough. He was searching for his lost love, Mary Joyce - a woman three years dead ... In 2000 Iain Sinclair set out to recreate Clare's walk away from... more...

  • Connemaraby Tim Robinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    The second volume in Tim Robinson's phenomenal Connemara Trilogy - which Robert Macfarlane has called 'One of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English' . The first volume of Tim Robinson's Connemara trilogy, Listening to the Wind , covered Robinson's home territory of Roundstone and environs. The Last Pool of Darkness... more...

  • Clear Waters Risingby Nicholas Crane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 20.78

    Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world. more...

  • Talking to Zeusby Jane Shaw

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    Jane Shaw was working as a volunteer in Chelsea's famous Physic Garden when she earned a placement to work for a year on a very special organic garden in Greece. But this was to be no easy-going break in the Mediterranean. Nicknamed 'Alcatraz' by the outgoing assistant, the five-acre plot was devoid of creature comforts, perched on a steep, remote... more...

  • The Best Travel Writing 2011by James O'Reilly; Larry Habegger; Sean O'Reilly

    Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 18.99

    The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service... more...