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- Random House 2014; US$ 11.88
A refreshing antidote to the saccharine charms of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence and Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun, this is the quirky and hilarious memoir of a criminal lawyer who gives up his New York practise to spend a year in the Etruscan town of Sutri, near Rome, where he moves - reluctantly - with his artist wife and baby. Himself... more...
- Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 15.95
Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters ? from a passionate palmist to a flying lama ?who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the former kingdom (including a wild ride on Kathmandu?s very first... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing (FF) 2014;
ATTEMPTING 300KPH on an untested experimental motorcycle could be considered a perfect way to kill yourself, but Paul Carter is still, well, PAUL CARTER and danger at high speed is his second name. Whether discovering that being dyslexic means delivering your lines to camera back to front in the midst of filming a TV series, or starting a new business... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00
Focusing on travel journals by writers, navigators, philosophers, scientists, and anthropologists--from the eighteenth-century grand tour to the modern period--Dennis Porter explores how male authors at different historical moments conceptualized and represented the lands they encountered. Efforts to portray unfamiliar peoples and cultures are shown... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.28
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...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99
As a journalist for the Independent , Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma... more...
- Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Travel with Kipling through India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canton (now Guangzhou), Japan, and Burma Rudyard Kipling spent many years abroad and his relationship with India is explored in several of his works, both fiction and non-fiction. After leaving school, Kipling was sent to Lahore to work at a local newspaper. He would go on, a few years later,... more...
- Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Meander through Provence in the company of Henry James with this vivid collection of travel writing taken from his little-known book A Little Tour in France In 1882, a year after the publication of his wildly successful The Portrait of a Lady , which dealt with the difficulties faced by American expatriate Daisy Miller in Europe, Henry James... more...