Ideal reads for armchair travellers

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit

Taking in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, this title explores the challenges of living with uncertainty.

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter

Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white,...

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The Near and the Far: New Stories from the Asia-Pacific Region

The Near and the Far: New Stories from the Asia-Pacific Region

David Carlin, Francesca Rendle-Short

From 22 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least expect them.

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Ghost Empire

Ghost Empire

Richard Fidler

Ghost Empire is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller.

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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

Helena Attlee

A book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits. Combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, it takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy's cultural, moral,...

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Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

Andrew Solomon

In 1991 the author rode a tank into Red Square in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the coup after Gorbachev's resignation. In 2002 he was in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban; in 2014 he travelled to...

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Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories

Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories

Catriona Mitchell

Walking Towards Ourselves gets behind the headlines and finds out what it means to be an Indian woman today. Walk in the shoes of some of India's foremost women writers and thinkers, and go on a journey into their...

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 Special priceHouse of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal

House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE, Ed Douglas

An anthology of the greatest literature about Nepal. All profits from the sales of the book will be donated to charities providing relief from the recent earthquakes.

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 Special priceWindows on the World: Fifty Writers, Fifty Views

Windows on the World: Fifty Writers, Fifty Views

Matteo Pericoli, Lorin Stein

Fifty of the world's greatest writers share their views in collaboration with the artist Matteo Pericoli, expanding our own views on place, creativity, and the meaning of home. All of us, at some point in our daily...

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The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton

Provides an insight into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. This book suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.

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The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District

James Rebanks

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for...

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Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras

A one of a kind gift book that celebrates the world's most wondrous and unusual places, people, and things - from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena - in all corners of the globe.

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