Ideal reads for armchair travellers

Craftland Japan

Craftland Japan

Uwe Roettgen, Katharina Zettl, Kengo Kuma

A photographic voyage to the remote studios of Japan's most fascinating and ingenious contemporary craftspeople.

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The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel

Antonio Paolucci

The images in this volume are the result of the photo shoot carried out in the Sistine Chapel between December 2015 and January 2016.  

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Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743

Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743

Ross King, Anja Grebe

The most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence - with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches - is now available in a practical and elegant paperback format.

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The Cabin in the Mountains

The Cabin in the Mountains

Robert Ferguson

The wooden holiday cabin, or hytte, is a staple of Norwegian life. Robert Ferguson, author of Scandinavians, explores the history and meaning of a national icon.

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The Paintings of the Vatican Museums

The Paintings of the Vatican Museums

Antonio Paolucci

The Vatican Museums hold a treasure trove of art and history, as well as an inestimable patrimony of our culture and our civilisation. This volume focuses on the paintings to be found in the collection - including The Sistine...

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Slow Travel: Reconnecting with the World at Your Own Pace

Slow Travel: Reconnecting with the World at Your Own Pace

Penny Watson

A motivational and inspirational book for those seeking to reconnect with the world through leisurely travel.

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New Map France

New Map France

Herbert Ypma

Following New Map Italy, the second book in Herbert Ypma's series is the ultimate visual guide to to the finest hotels and experiences France has to offer.

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Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit

Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit

Caitlin Flemming, Julie Goebel, Peggy Wong

A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, this edition shows how to curate interiors that reflect favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic.

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The Monocle Book of Japan

The Monocle Book of Japan

Tyler Brule, Andrew Tuck, Fiona Wilson, Joe Pickard

The Monocle team celebrates the endlessly fascinating and culturally rich country of Japan.

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A Greek Folk Journey

A Greek Folk Journey

Terina Armenakis

A Greek Folk Journey acquaints you with the abundance of customs, festivals and events found in all corners of Greece, presented by the month. Ancient and more recent traditions live on in many places, thanks to the dedication of...

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Arne & Carlos Knitting Scandinavian Style

Arne & Carlos Knitting Scandinavian Style

Arne & Carlos, Carlos Zachrison

Arne & Carlos go out of their way to share their imagination and inspiration, once again providing unique and diverse ideas for handmade designs in their characteristic style that honours traditional Scandinavian knitwear.

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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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Around the World in 80 Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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