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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Extra Virginityby Tom Mueller

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 8.74

    The best oils are made by authentic artist-craftsmen, who marry centuries-old agricultural wisdom with cutting-edge extraction technology, and now produce the finest oils in history. However, these producers are being steadily driven from the market: extra-virgin olive oil is difficult and expensive to make, yet alarmingly easy to adulterate. Skilled... more...

  • The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10by James O'Reilly; Larry Habegger; Sean O'Reilly

    Travelers' Tales 2014;

    The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10 is the latest 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 to... 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...