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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Moorby William Atkins

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In this deeply personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is both travelogue and natural history, and an exploration of moorland's uniquely captivating position in our literature, history and psyche.... more...

  • Boswell's Bus Passby Stuart Campbell

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 13.11

    Stuart Campbell has worked as an English teacher, Advisor, communications Lecturer, Education Manager, and Consultant in the Lothians for longer than he cares to remember. He is now gainfully employed as a mental health trainer for Health in Mind, an Edinburgh based charity. He has previously co-written A Dead Man's Chest, an educational resource... more...

  • The Princess Matilda Comes Homeby Shane Spall

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 21.21

    Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain. From Matilda 's winter berth in Cardiff, Shane and Tim follow the Welsh coast, before ambitiously deciding to visit the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. Along the way they cross Cardigan Bay... more...

  • Goodbye to All Thatby Sari Botton

    Seal Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay called Goodbye to All That , a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didion?s tale of loving and leaving New York captured the mesmerizing allure Manhattan has always... 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...

  • 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.... more...