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  • The Humorless Ladies of Border Controlby Franz Nicolay

    The New Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job in the Hold Steady, aka the world?s greatest bar band.? Over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. He meets Polish artists nostalgic for their revolutionary... more...

  • Airplane Readingby Christopher Schaberg; Mark Yakich

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 13.99

    Re-examining the strange and ordinary world of air travel, one flight at a time. more...

  • Outcasts of the Islands: The Sea Gypsies of South East Asia (Text Only)by Sebastian Hope

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 10.10

    An enchanting tale of travels among South East Asia?s Sea Gypsies, scattered groups of semi-nomadic fisher people who occupy the spaces between the islands. more...

  • The Book of Natureby Ruskin Bond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    For over six decades, Ruskin Bond has celebrated the wonder and beauty of nature as few other contemporary writers have, or indeed can. The Book of Nature brings together the best of his writing on the natural world, not just in the Himalayan foothills, but also in the cities and small towns that he has lived in or travelled through. In these pages,... more...

  • Untie the Linesby Emma Bamford

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    In Casting Off we met Emma Bamford. Stressed out and fed up with London life, working 80-hour weeks and with no hint of a love life, Emma suddenly decided to quit her job, pack up her life and go and live with a man she's never met, and his cat, on a yacht in Borneo. In Casting Off we followed Emma on her amazing adventures as she sailed the globe... more...

  • Gadfly in Russiaby Alan Sillitoe

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    This memoir and literary travelogue from one of the UK?s most esteemed novelists offers rare insight into Cold War?era Russia.   In 1967, seeking an escape from his writing life, bestselling British novelist Alan Sillitoe embarks on a road trip from England to Russia via Harwich and Finland in his sturdy Peugeot. During his teens, the author had... more...

  • The Duchess of Bloomsbury Streetby Helene Hanff

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 5.21

    Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street , Helene Hanff?s delightful travelogue about her ?bucket list? trip to London When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited to London for the English publication of 84, Charing Cross Road ?in which she shares two decades of correspondence with Frank Doel, a British... more...

  • Leading the Blindby Alan Sillitoe

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A journey into nineteenth-century travel guides to the UK, Europe, and Soviet Union as researched and written by one of England?s most distinguished authors.   In this quirky and illuminating social history, bestselling British author Alan Sillitoe culls fascinating details from Victorian-era guidebooks and travelogues in order to recount the... more...

  • Squirrel Pie (and other stories)by Elisabeth Luard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    'Sacrilegious to say it but Elizabeth Luard even beats Elizabeth David. Exquisite writing and wonderful food, and funny too' Prue Leith 'Elisabeth Luard proves that no matter where you are, there is food to be gathered, or hunted, or found. Squirrel Pie is a beautifully written tribute to food that has all but vanished from our everyday... more...

  • Planes, Trains, and Auto-Rickshawsby Laura Pedersen

    Fulcrum Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    A travel essay of a recent visit to India, which reveals, with humor and insight, the tensions and contradictions facing the emerging world power. In particular, the book explores the roles of women and children in India today and includes discussions with experts on this topic, providing insight into this important and often neglected issue. more...