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  • 30 DAYS IN SYDNEY : A WILDLY DISTORTED ACCOUNT
    30 DAYS IN SYDNEY : A WILDLY DISTORTED ACCOUNT
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9781632863768
    Title: 30 DAYS IN SYDNEY : A WILDLY DISTORTED ACCOUNT
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A decorated writer's witty, energetic exploration of his home city, told through a month-long visit-- now in a brand new hardcover package.

    Peter Carey captures our imagination with a brilliant and unexpected portrait of Sydney. In the midst of the 2000 Olympic games, Australia native Peter Carey returns to Sydney after a seventeen-year absence. Examining the urban landscape as both a tourist and a prodigal son, Carey structures his account around the four elements-- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-- insisting on the primacy of nature to this unique Australian cityscape. As his quixotic account unfolds, Carey looks both inward into his past (as well as Sydney's own violent history) and outward onto the city's familiar landmarks and surroundings-- the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Blue Mountains-- achieving just the right alchemy to tell Sydney's extraordinary story.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 50 GREATEST BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    50 GREATEST BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    WOODS SARAH
    ISBN: 9781785781810
    Title: 50 GREATEST BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    Author: WOODS SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From freewheeling through tufted French vineyards and scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas to rattling past white-washed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys, surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-rising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Cycle Rides will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helmet and gloves. Be it for excitement, necessity, adventure or relaxation, this book has something for every cycling enthusiast.

    Enjoy tales of scenic single tracks, switchback climbs and routes newly discovered. It's time to get those panniers packed and sprockets checked and climb into the saddle.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 50 GREATEST WALKS OF THE WORLD
    50 GREATEST WALKS OF THE WORLD
    STONE BARRY
    ISBN: 9781785780639
    Title: 50 GREATEST WALKS OF THE WORLD
    Author: STONE BARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous - and not-quite- famous-yet - trails.

    The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grassroots communities.

    With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, The 50 Greatest Walks of the World includes British classics such as the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Old Man of Hoy as well as personal favourites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF DUBLIN
    500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF DUBLIN
    OREILLY SHANE
    ISBN: 9789460582028
    Title: 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF DUBLIN
    Author: OREILLY SHANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Where to go for the bests pints of Guinness in Dublin? Or when you're craving the ultimate sandwich? And what are the 5 stores you absolutely have to visit in Grafton street? Shane O'Reilly knows! With lots of love and enthusiasm he shares his 500 favourite places in his hometown, Dublin, like the wood panelled and plush club serving as a multi-purpose Arts Centre, Ireland's oldest reggae store, or the stunning and family-run delicatessen serving up delicious seafood right from the ocean half a mile away.

    It is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.

    Imprint: LUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF LONDON
    500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF LONDON
    GREIG TOM
    ISBN: 9789460581731
    Title: 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF LONDON
    Author: GREIG TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Where are the 5 best places to find street food? Which are the 5 best restaurants to grab your lunch at in Soho? Which pubs have the most amazing interiors? Where are the best places to discover vintage vinyl? Which are the most innovative theatre companies? Where will you find the most unusual museums? The best places for an outdoor swim?

    'The 500 Hidden Secrets of London' reveals these good-to-know places and many more. Discover a diverse range of under-the-radar yet outstanding addresses that will allow you to explore the best of the city away from the crowds. An affectionate and informed guide to London, written by a true local.

    This is a book for visitors who want to avoid the usual tourist spots and for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.

    Imprint: LUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF MADRID
    500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF MADRID
    NORDIN ANNA-CARIN
    ISBN: 9789460582066
    Title: 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF MADRID
    Author: NORDIN ANNA-CARIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    In The 500 Hidden Secrets of Madrid Anna-Carin Nordin presents 500 must-know addresses in the Spanish capital, such as the 5 trendiest but affordable restaurants, 5 shops with the coolest sunglasses, 5 places that are decorated by the new generation of Madrid's designers, 5 fun shops and events that pop up every year, or the 5 most curious streetnames... Madrid has so much to offer, and this guide helps you to choose where to start discovering this beautiful city.

    It is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.

    Imprint: LUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF NEW YORK
    500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF NEW YORK
    VOS MICHIEL
    ISBN: 9789460581779
    Title: 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF NEW YORK
    Author: VOS MICHIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A new addition to the successful series The 500 Hidden Secrets. These affectionate city guides are written by true locals, filled only with independent advice, based on thorough research and the author's personal opinions, and updated frequently. They are perfect for tourists who want to avoid the usual hotspots, and for locals who want to get to know their city even better.

    In 'The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York' Michiel Vos shares his favourite addresses and secrets in his hometown, the Big Apple. Discover the typical New York delis where locals order their favourite dishes, the 5 best media tycoon hangouts, the 5 most flashy and cool sneaker stores, the 5 best bars in Brooklyn, the 5 best stretches for running, the 5 best public library reading rooms... and 475 other addresses and facts that make New York the lively and unique city we all love so much.

    It is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.

    Imprint: LUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF PARIS
    500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF PARIS
    FARMAN MARIE
    ISBN: 9789460581373
    Title: 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF PARIS
    Author: FARMAN MARIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Practical guide for discovering the finest places in Paris.

    For tourists who want to avoid the well-known spots and discover the locals' favourite addresses, and for residents who want to get to know their city even better, this handy little guide is eminently useful. Written by a true local, the book includes lists such as the 5 best vintage markets, the 5 best workplaces for freelancers and the 5 best concert venues.

    It features 500 addresses and facts that few people know, such as a restaurant where you can order a French meal until 3:30 in the morning, a small stationer's where the daylight streams in gloriously and you can find the most beautiful Japanese paper creations, or a little shop where gifts like embroidered serviettes are made to order.

    Imprint: LUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF ROME
    500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF ROME
    CRIGOLETTO LUISA
    ISBN: 9789460582059
    Title: 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF ROME
    Author: CRIGOLETTO LUISA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    The 500 Hidden Secrets of Rome helps you set out to discover the most attractive, fun and unique places in Italy's capital. Luisa Grigoletto and Christopher Livesay share 500 addresses and facts that many tourists don't know, sometimes off the beaten track, but always loved by the locals and worth a visit. This books lists, among other things, the 5 best gelaterias, the 5 most beautiful historic shops, 5 breathtaking palazzi which played an important role in art history and 5 sites where major Italian films were shot.

    It is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.

    Imprint: LUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 60 DEGREES NORTH : AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A HOME
    60 DEGREES NORTH : AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A HOME
    TALLACK MALACHY
    ISBN: 9781846973420
    Title: 60 DEGREES NORTH : AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A HOME
    Author: TALLACK MALACHY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    60 Degrees North is a story that we tell, both to ourselves and to others. It is a story about where - and perhaps also who - we are.'The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South-central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles. In 60 Degrees North, Malachy Tallack explores the places that share this latitude, beginning and ending in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. The book focuses on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes. It explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

    Imprint: BIRLIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • A LA MOD : MY SO CALLED TRANQUIL LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE
    A LA MOD : MY SO CALLED TRANQUIL LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE
    MOORE IAN
    ISBN: 9781849533997
    Title: A LA MOD : MY SO CALLED TRANQUIL LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE
    Author: MOORE IAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three weeks into our hen ownership and there wasn't a single egg, there was nothing. Natalie's theory for this was that they were bored. Can hens be bored? Really? They're hens for Pete's sake; do they need to be stretched intellectually before they produce any eggs? What am I suppose to do, read them Chomsky? Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn't like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space. Several tears later, Ian finds himself up to his neck in bilingual offspring, feral cats, promiscuous horses, dysfunctional spaniels and needy hens; he's wrestling with electric fences, a foreign language, a mountain of animal waste and a wife who collects livestock like there's a biblical flood on the horizon, all while trying not dirty his loafers. But despite the ups, downs and increasing demands of Ian's showbiz career, the Moore family persevere in true Brit style to create a unique, colourful and ultimately rewarding life in their new homea la campagne and a la mod!


    AUTHOR: Ian Moore is a stand-up comedian in the UK and a husband, father of three boys, farmhand and chutney maker in France. He is a mod in both walks of life and most of his time is spent travelling grumpily between the two.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AERIAL AUSTRALIA
    AERIAL AUSTRALIA
    RAINS NICK
    ISBN: 9781741175363
    Title: AERIAL AUSTRALIA
    Author: RAINS NICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    There's nothing like the thrill of looking out an aeroplane window and seeing the world from above. In Aerial Australia, Nick Rains' photographs reveal Australia as it's rarely seen, revealing a whole new side of its beauty. It offers sweeping views of Australia's cities; dramatic glimpses of its outback sand dunes and epic waterfalls; a new perspective on Australia's coral reefs and coastal fringes, and a new way of looking at Australia's countryside. These hundreds of stunning photographs turn industrial scenes and winding rivers into abstract art. This beautiful keepsake casts Australia's beauty in a whole new light.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • AFRICA ON SAFARI
    AFRICA ON SAFARI
    ILLMAN TONY
    ISBN: 9781906506568
    Title: AFRICA ON SAFARI
    Author: ILLMAN TONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Drama and beauty abound on the plains of Africa and in this superb collection of images.

    Australian photographers Kym and Tonya lllman present an intimate insight into Earth's greatest wilderness. This lavish book is the result of thousands of hours spent on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The lllmans' innovative, and sometimes controversial, approach includes cameras buried at the edges of waterholes, mounted on aerial drones and on remote controlled buggies, with many lost to lions and elephants in the process. They have spent days concealed in photographic hides to capture low level shots and have chartered helicopters to photograph wildlife and vistas not accessible by land. Each photograph is accompanied by the fascinating story behind its capture. In a final section the lllmans discuss the various elements that ensure a successful safari, from both a sightseeing and photographic viewpoint.

    This splendid collection of photographs is an unforgettable record of Africa in all its untamed beauty and raw motion. From the brutality of the food chain to playful shots of animals at their most uninhibited, from majestic sunsets to brooding landscapes, there is no greater theatre than nature itself. This is Africa on Safari.

    Imprint: PAPADAKIS
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • AGE OF KALI : TRAVELS AND ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
    AGE OF KALI : TRAVELS AND ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
    DALRYMPLE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780006547754
    Title: AGE OF KALI : TRAVELS AND ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in 'City of Djinns', returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays. Featured in its pages are 15-year-old guerrilla girls and dowager Maharanis; flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds; a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet; and a palace where port and cigars are still carried to guests on a miniature silver steam train. Dalrymple meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he witnesses the macabre nightly offering to the bloodthirsty goddess Parashakti - She Who Is Seated on a Throne of Five Corpses; he experiences caste massacres in the badlands of Bihar and dines with a drug baron on the North-West Frontier; he discovers such oddities as the terrorist apes of Jaipur and the shrine where Lord Krishna is said to make love every night to his 16,108 wives and 64,732 milkmaids. 'The Age of Kali' is the fourth fascinating volume from the author of 'In Xanadu', 'City of Djinns' and 'From the Holy Mountain'.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN : Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World
    ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN : Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World
    ONEILL ZORA
    ISBN: 9780547853185
    Title: ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN : Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World
    Author: ONEILL ZORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lively, often hilarious, and always warm hearted exploration of Arabic language and culture

    After years of studying Arabic, Zora O'Neill faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master the language but was also driving herself crazy. So she stepped away. But a decade later she still couldn't shake her fascination with Arabic and returned to her studies, this time with a new approach.

    O'Neill embarks on a grand tour through the Middle East — to Egypt, the UAE, Lebanon, and Morocco — packing her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humour, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. She travels along quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets and amid the lively buzz of crowded cities and medinas. She jumps off the tourist track, into families' homes and local hotspots, and makes a part of the world that is thousands of miles away seem right next door.

    With lively prose and an eye for the deeply absurd and the deeply human, O'Neill explores the indelible links between culture and communication. 'All Strangers Are Kin' is a powerful testament to the dynamism of language and how learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words.

    Imprint: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN [USA]
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AMERICAN JOURNEYS
    AMERICAN JOURNEYS
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781741666212
    Title: AMERICAN JOURNEYS
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A superb book about Don Watson's journeys around America. Featured as one of Newsweek's 50 'What to Read Now and Why' titles. Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys acclaimed author Don Watson set out to explore the nation that has influenced him more than any other. Travelling by rail gave Watson a unique and seductive means of peering into the United States, a way to experience life with its citizens: long days with the American landscape and American towns and American history unfolding on the outside, while inside a tiny particle of the American people talked among themselves. Watson's experiences are profoundly affecting: he witnesses the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast; explores the savage history of the Deep South, the heartland of the Civil War; and journeys to the remarkable wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Yet it is through the people he meets that Watson discovers the incomparable genius of America, its optimism, sophistication and riches - and also its darker side, its disavowal of failure and uncertainty. Beautifully written, with gentle power and sly humour, American Journeys investigates the meaning of the United States: its confidence, its religion, its heroes, its violence, and its material obsessions. The things that make America great are also its greatest flaws.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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