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The Songlines

The Songlines

Bruce Chatwin

The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancient tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. This is an account which recalls the authors' travels across the length and breadth of...

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The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World

The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World

Steve Hely

Steve Hely, writer for 30 Rock, The Office and American Dad!, and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America.Part travel book, part pop...

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes

With descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, this book intends to inspire readers to embark on their own journeys - whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, or...

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Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to Do it

Yoga for People Who Can’t be Bothered to Do it

Geoff Dyer

From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm.

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Tracks

Tracks

Robyn Davidson

Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love...

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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her...

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Notes from A Small Island: Journey Through Britain

Notes from A Small Island: Journey Through Britain

Bill Bryson

In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, the author insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. This book tells about his experiences.

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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country

Helen Russell

Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth, so when journalist Helen Russell finds herself spending a year in rural Jutland, she decides she'll do all she can to uncover the secrets of the Danes' happiness. But will the...

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In Patagonia

In Patagonia

Bruce Chatwin

Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose...

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A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence

Peter Mayle

In this work for armchair and actual travellers alike, the author records the events of a year in Provence, from foie gras and burst pipes in January, through the Tour de France preparations, the grape vendange and the mushroom...

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Journey without Maps

Journey without Maps

Graham Greene, Paul Theroux

In 1935, Graham Greene set off to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast at Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he...

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The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar

Paul Theroux

Covering the Orient Express, the Golden Arrow of Kuala and the Trans-Siberian Express, this title takes us on a rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a journey of discovery made in the...

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, and they're trying for a baby - she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it...

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Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure

Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure

Sara MacDonald

A rollercoaster ride through a land of chaos and contradiction with a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life - and her sanity. ABC journalist spent two years on the sub-continent. This book presents some of her...

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Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa

Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa

Heather Ellis

Ubuntu is the extraordinary story of a young woman who, alone and against all odds, rode a motorcycle to some of the world's most remote, beautiful and dangerous places.

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My Paris Dream: Life, Love and Fashion in the Great City by the Seine

My Paris Dream: Life, Love and Fashion in the Great City by the Seine

Kate Betts

When Kate Betts graduated from Princeton, she was desperate to stand on her own two feet and discover who she really was. Kate decided to take a leap of faith and move to Paris where she would throw herself into Parisian culture,...

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