Ideal reads for armchair travellers

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

Ian Wright

See the world anew with this unique and beautifully designed infographic atlas.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

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Around the World in 80 Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

Lucille Clerc, Jonathan Drori

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from...

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Literary Paris: A Photographic Tour

Literary Paris: A Photographic Tour

Nichole Robertson

Paris as seen through the eyes of a bibliophile: the ultimate eye candy for fans of Paris and all things bookish.

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Only In Tokyo

Only In Tokyo

Michael Ryan, Luke Burgess

A compelling and rare window on this exciting food city through the lens of chefs and Japanophiles Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess.

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Booked: A Traveler's Guide to Literary Locations Around the World

Booked: A Traveler’s Guide to Literary Locations Around the World

Richard Kreitner

This practical armchair travel guide explores eighty of the most iconic literary locations from all over the globe that you can actually visit.

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The Bells of Old Tokyo

The Bells of Old Tokyo

Anna Sherman

A hauntingly original book about Tokyo and the Japanese relationship to time, memory and history, seen through the eyes of an outsider, searching for the past that underlies the city's arrestingly visible present.

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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

Martin Gayford

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

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One More Croissant for the Road

One More Croissant for the Road

Felicity Cloake

`Joyful, life-affirming, greedy. I loved it' - DIANA HENRY `Whether you are an avid cyclist, a Francophile, a greedy gut, or simply an appreciator of impeccable writing - this book will get...

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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Jono Lineen

Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds.

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 Read reviewThe Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer, Emily Wilson

A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's nimble gallop and brings an ancient epic to new life.

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The Way Home

The Way Home

Mark Boyle

It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.

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 Special priceFigures in a Landscape: People and Places

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux

A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose.

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On a Wing and a Prayer

On a Wing and a Prayer

Di Websdale-Morrissey

The thrilling tale of an aviation escapade dreamed up by Melbourne's Lord Mayor in the 1930s: a London to Melbourne air race that captured the world's attention and told a remarkable Australian story.

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Ghost Empire

Ghost Empire

Richard Fidler

A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester In 2014, Richard Fidler and...

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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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Vogue on Location: People, Places, Portraits

Vogue on Location: People, Places, Portraits

Chloe Schama, Richard Alleman

Travel around the globe with Vogue's most exotic fashion, travel, and lifestyle stories

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Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

John Gimlette

A Spectator Book of the Year 2015. From Ceylon to the Tamil Tigers, the first in-depth account of Sri Lanka by an award-winning travel writer.

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The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art

The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art

Eileen Myles

A poet and post-punk heroine writes on subjects ranging from Bjoerk to Robert Smithson, from traveling in Iceland to walking in Thoreau's footsteps on Cape Cod

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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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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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