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 Special priceThe Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia
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The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia

Paul Theroux

Gives an account of the author's journey by rail through Asia. This work describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. It also shows how he is drawn into conversation with...

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The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia
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The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia

Paul Theroux

The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through author's epic rail journey from London across Europe...

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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

Paul Theroux

Beginning his journey in Boston, where he boarded the subway commuter train, and catching trains of all kinds on the way, the author tells of his voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts and Illinois to the arid plateau of Argentina's...

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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

Paul Theroux

Tells of the author's journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, this work depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip, via pretty...

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places
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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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Mother Land
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Mother Land

Paul Theroux

A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its magnificently narcissistic matriarch

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The Tao of Travel
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The Tao of Travel

Paul Theroux

A compendium of travel writing from a master traveller. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, it celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that...

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The Last Train to Zona Verde: Overland from Cape Town to Angola
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The Last Train to Zona Verde: Overland from Cape Town to Angola

Paul Theroux

Heading north from Cape Town, through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Angola, the author makes a final journey along Africa's western edge.

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The Great Railway Bazaar: Popular Penguins
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The Great Railway Bazaar: Popular Penguins

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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 Special priceThe Mosquito Coast
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The Mosquito Coast

Paul Theroux

Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius...

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To the Ends of the Earth
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To the Ends of the Earth

Paul Theroux

The author of the phenomenally selling Riding the Iron Rooster presents his own choice selection of his best travel writing. There are those who think Theroux is the finest travel writer working in English. This collection can...

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the tracks of 'The Great Railway Bazaar'
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the tracks of ‘The Great Railway Bazaar’

Paul Theroux

Thirty years ago the author left London and travelled across Asia and back again by train. His account of the journey - The Great Railway Bazaar - was a landmark book. Now he makes the trip all over again to discover the changes...

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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain
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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

Paul Theroux

It was 1982, the summer of the Falkland Islands War, and the birth of the royal heir, Prince William--and the ideal time, Theroux found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is a candid, funny,...

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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Paul Theroux

Deep South of America is a place of contradictions. There is the warm, open spirit of the soul food cafes, found in every town, no matter how small. There is the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly towns, long abandoned by the...

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Mother Land
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Mother Land

Paul Theroux

A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its magnificently narcissistic matriarch

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The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean
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The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

Paul Theroux

At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules: Gibraltar and Ceuta, in Morocco. Paul Theroux decided to travel from one to the other taking the long way round. He travels by a dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled...

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Tierra Madre / Mother Land
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Tierra Madre / Mother Land

Paul Theroux

La esperada gran novela de Paul Theroux, fruto de a os de reflexi n literaria y afectiva. El retrato de una madre nica que tambi n se parece a todas. Uno viene de una familia como de una tierra lejana. La nuestra era un caso...

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Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home
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Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home

Eli Reed, Paul Theroux

Award-winning documentary photographer Eli Reed's long walk has been a journey that has taken him from a low-income housing project in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Harvard University and to membership in the elite international...

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Steve McCurry: On Reading
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Steve McCurry: On Reading

Steve McCurry, Paul Theroux

A celebration of the timeless act of reading - as seen through the lens of one of the world's most beloved photographers

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places
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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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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places
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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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The Gentleman In The Parlour
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The Gentleman In The Parlour

W. Somerset Maugham, Paul Theroux

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUXSomerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his...

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The Comedians
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The Comedians

Graham Greene, Paul Theroux

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUXThree men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt 'Papa Doc' and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. And, to begin with, they are men afraid of love,...

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Mother Land
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Mother Land

Paul Theroux

A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its magnificently narcissistic matriarch

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The Sheltering Sky
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The Sheltering Sky

Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, Michael Hoffman

Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavoring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through...

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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Paul Theroux

One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked.

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Mother Land
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Mother Land

Paul Theroux

A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its magnificently narcissistic matriarch

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Mr Bones
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Mr Bones

Paul Theroux

A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy,...

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

In this title, Paul Theroux sets off for Cape Town from Cairo - the hard way. It is a trip where chance encounter is everything, where departure and arrival time are an irrelevance and where contentment can be found balancing on...

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Mr Bones: Twenty Stories
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Mr Bones: Twenty Stories

Paul Theroux

A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy,...

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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain
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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

Paul Theroux

After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal...

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Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
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Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux left Victoria Station in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border. The reality, of course, was very different. In...

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The Mosquito Coast
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The Mosquito Coast

Paul Theroux

Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius...

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My Secret History: A Novel
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My Secret History: A Novel

Paul Theroux

Offers the reader insight into the double-life of Andre Parent in six compelling snapshots.

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The The Collected Stories
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The The Collected Stories

Paul Theroux

A collection short stories, each of which brimming with astute observations and sharp wit that can captivate readers the world over. It explores the blighted territory of a failing marriage; the tangled jungle of a mad poet's...

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Fresh-air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000
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Fresh-air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000

Paul Theroux

Full of encounters and memorable scenes, fascinating and sometimes bizarre locations, and enlightening musings on themes as various as sexual attraction and the point of travel writing itself, this is a collection of shorter...

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Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents
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Sir Vidia’s Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents

Paul Theroux

A book that chronicles bestselling author's long friendship with writer from its beginning to untimely end with both funny and moving moments and stark honesty.

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The Consul's File
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The Consul’s File

Paul Theroux

Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn to the many characters he...

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Murder in Mount Holly
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Murder in Mount Holly

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written. During the time of Lyndon Johnson's...

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

Paul Theroux

In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux retraces the steps he took thirty years ago in the best-selling and hugely acclaimed The Great Railway Bazaar. From the Eurostar in London, he once again sets out on a journey to...

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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

Paul Theroux

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke...

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My Other Life: A Novel
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My Other Life: A Novel

Paul Theroux

A collection of short memoirs that blur the lines between biography and fiction as award-winning writer imagines what his life would have been like had he made different choices. It is an account of another life, of other choices...

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Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories
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Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories

Paul Theroux

A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the brilliantly evocative Paul Theroux (Time)

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The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
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The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific

Paul Theroux

Invites readers to join the author on one of his most exotic and tantalizing adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles.

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Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000
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Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000

Paul Theroux

The travel writer shares his essays on a host of his favorite destinations, including Hong Kong, Maine, Africa, and the Pacific islands.

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Millroy the Magician
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Millroy the Magician

Paul Theroux

Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina walks into the tent at the County Fair and finds her life transformed. When she is later magicked into his trailer and Millroy promised to train her as his assistant, Jilly feels safe for the first...

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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari

Paul Theroux

The world's most acclaimed travel writer journeys through western Africa from Cape Town to the Congo.

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Saint Jack
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Saint Jack

Paul Theroux

The wry, satirical confessions of a devilishly clever con man faced with his own mortality amidst the high-rollers, ex-pats, and visiting dignitaries of the Singapore port.

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