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  • The Lost Islandby Alfred van Cleef; S. J. Leinbach

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A striking narrative of a man's inadvertent discovery of the life force that persists in the most secluded of places--and isolated of beings After the death of his father, Alfred Van Cleef--the last of a family of Dutch Jews--learns that he is unable to have children. Seeking the remotest spot on the planet, far from the gleefully reproducing couples... more...

  • Narrative of a Journey Down the Ohio and Mississippi in 1789-90by Samuel S. Forman

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Major Samuel S. Forman hailed from a family that played a prominent role in the early years of the U.S. colonies and the transition to nationhood. In the late 1700s, Forman took an extended river journey down some of America's most storied waterways, a trip that is exhaustively recounted in this detailed travelogue. more...

  • Survivors in Mexicoby Rebecca West

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    A travelogue and historical exploration of Mexico from one of the twentieth century?s greatest travel writers Dame Rebecca West travels through Mexico and explores its people, history, religion, and culture in her unfinished work Survivors in Mexico , carefully stitched together by Bernard Schweizer in this posthumously published edition. West... 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...

  • Terra Incognitaby Sara Wheeler

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst... more...

  • Live and Work in Dubaiby Ashish Meera

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    Ostentatious, glam, materialistic, and tax free, Dubai is one of the most popular overseas locations for expatriate professionals. But although Dubai's population is made up of 75% expats compared to 25% locals, there is still an old town, away from the artificial world of glass skyscrapers shooting up towards the sky. The souks, the heart of urban... more...

  • How To Start And Run a B&B 3rd Editionby Stewart Whyte

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    REVISED AND UPDATED THIRD EDITION. "Owning a B&B is the dream of many...By giving you the tools to help make your operation a success my hope is that within a short time you will be able to live your dream." More and more people are considering downshifting. Buying a property that can pay for its upkeep and give you a comfortable lifestyle is a popular... more...

  • Buying and Running a Guesthouse or Small Hotelby Dan Marshall

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    This book will lead you through the entire process and help you with all the decisions you'll need to make along the way, such as researching your market; setting your objectives and making a plan; finding the right property; cooking and menu planning; dealing with reservations, reception and billing; purchasing and serving delicious food and wine;... more...