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  • ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? : 8000 MISGUIDED MILES ROUND BRITAIN IN A VAUXHALL ASTRA
    ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? : 8000 MISGUIDED MILES ROUND BRITAIN IN A VAUXHALL ASTRA
    HATCH BEN
    ISBN: 9781849531559
    Title: ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? : 8000 MISGUIDED MILES ROUND BRITAIN IN A VAUXHALL ASTRA
    Author: HATCH BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The number one non-fiction read that made John Cleese and Danny Wallace laugh and Terry Wogan and Richard Briers cry. If you think writing a guidebook is easy, think again...A family's 8,000 miles round Britain in a Vauxhall Astra they were bored, broke, burned out and turning 40, so when Ben and Dinah saw the advert looking for a husband and wife team with young kids to write a guidebook about family travel around Britain, they jumped at the chance. With naive visions of staring moodily across Coniston Water and savouring Cornish pasties, they embark on a mad-cap five-month trip with daughter Phoebe, four, and son Charlie, two, embracing the freedom of the open road with a spirit of discovery and an industrial supply of baby wipes.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $18.95

    Price: $18.95
  • ART OF FREE TRAVEL : A FRUGAL FAMILY ADVENTURE
    ART OF FREE TRAVEL : A FRUGAL FAMILY ADVENTURE
    JONES PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781742234434
    Title: ART OF FREE TRAVEL : A FRUGAL FAMILY ADVENTURE
    Author: JONES PATRICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip.But theirs was a road trip with a difference. With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australias east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back.Their aim was to live as cheaply as possible guerrilla camping, hunting, foraging and bartering their permaculture skills, and living on a diet of free food, bush tucker, and the occasional fresh road kill. They spent time in Aboriginal communities, joined an anti-fracking blockade, documented edible plants, and dodged speeding cars and trucks on the countrys most dangerous highways. The Art of Free Travel is the remarkable story of a rule-breaking year of ethical living.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART OF TRAVEL
    ART OF TRAVEL
    DE BOTTON ALAIN
    ISBN: 9780241970065
    Title: ART OF TRAVEL
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference. Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so. With the help of a selection of writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh - Alain de Botton's bestselling The Art of Travel provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and helpfully suggests how we might be happier on our journeys. "Richly evocative, sharp and funny. De Botton proves himself to be a very fine travel writer indeed". (Sunday Telegraph). "Delightful, profound, entertaining, I doubt if de Botton has written a dull sentence in his life' Jan Morris 'An elegant and subtle work, unlike any other. Beguiling". (Colin Thubron, The Times). Alain de Botton's bestselling books include Essays in Love; The Romantic Movement; Kiss and Tell; Status Anxiety; How Proust Can Change Your Life; The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work; The Art of Travel; The Architecture of Happiness and Religion for Atheists. He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • AT HOME IN JAPAN : A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery
    AT HOME IN JAPAN : A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery
    OTOWA REBECCA
    ISBN: 9780804848718
    Title: AT HOME IN JAPAN : A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery
    Author: OTOWA REBECCA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells an extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through an amazing transformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30 years of her life as a housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350–year–old farmhouse in rural Japan. This astonishing book traces a circular path from were Rebecca began, to living under Japanese customs, from the basic day to day details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural entities with which the family shares the house.

    Imprint: TUTTLE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ATHOS : THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
    ATHOS : THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
    LOCH SYDNEY
    ISBN: 9781784537999
    Title: ATHOS : THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
    Author: LOCH SYDNEY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Athos, the Holy Mountain of Greece, is one of the most mysterious places in the world. A rugged pyramid that rises up from the Aegean Sea, the mountain is wreathed in myth, legend and ancient traditions that, to this day, remain largely hidden from view.


    The heart of Athos started to beat at the dawn of Christianity and its community lays claim to being the oldest democracy in the world. An entirely autonomous region of the Hellenic Republic, it is home to twenty Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling to its rocky flanks. No women are allowed to set foot upon the peninsula and the monks who inhabit this isolated place still use the Julian calendar, living on ‘Byzantine Time’, where each day starts at sunset. While living in the mountain’s shadow, in Ouranopolis, Sydney Loch spent many years exploring Athos, and here he paints an enthralling portrait of the Holy Mountain.

    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ATLAS OBSCURA : An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places
    ATLAS OBSCURA : An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places
    FOER JOSHUA ET AL
    ISBN: 9780761169086
    Title: ATLAS OBSCURA : An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places
    Author: FOER JOSHUA ET AL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

    Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.

    Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.

    Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

    Imprint: WORKMAN PRESS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • BANDIT ROADS : INTO THE LAWLESS HEART OF MEXICO
    BANDIT ROADS : INTO THE LAWLESS HEART OF MEXICO
    GRANT RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780349118345
    Title: BANDIT ROADS : INTO THE LAWLESS HEART OF MEXICO
    Author: GRANT RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls an unfortunate fascination for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw culture where homicide is the most common cause of death and grandmothers sell cocaine. Finally his luck runs out and he finds himself fleeing for his life, pursued by men who would murder a stranger in their territory to please the trigger finger.

    Imprint: ABACUS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BARCELONA
    BARCELONA
    HUGHES ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781860468247
    Title: BARCELONA
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Robert Hughes has been visiting Barcelona since the 1960s and he has written an epic tribute to a city he loves. He tells the story of the growth of this Mediterranean metropolis from its origins as a Roman colonial town to the twentieth century, examining its relationship to the rest of Catalunya, to Spain and to the wider European world. Much of Barcelona's history is reflected in its architecture and Hughes builds his history around the stones of the city but his account is also rich in political and military drama and the actions of remarkable personalities. He introduces the reader to Barcelona's painting, poetry, folklore, language, food and much more. He also addresses the paradoxical question of Catalan identity, a people simultaneously so Spanish and yet so un-Spanish. Hughes's Barcelona has become, as it deserves to be, the standard work on the city in English.

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BEAST : RIDING THE RAILS AND DODGING NARCOS ON THE MIGRANT TRAIL
    BEAST : RIDING THE RAILS AND DODGING NARCOS ON THE MIGRANT TRAIL
    MARTINEZ OSCAR
    ISBN: 9781781682975
    Title: BEAST : RIDING THE RAILS AND DODGING NARCOS ON THE MIGRANT TRAIL
    Author: MARTINEZ OSCAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One day a couple of years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote, dusty border towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. Over half of them were never heard from again.

    Oscar Martinez, a young writer from El Salvador, was in Altar at the time of the abduction, and his story of the migrant disappearances is only one of the harrowing stories he tells after spending two years traveling up and down the migrant trail from Central America to the US border.

    More than a quarter of a million Central Americans make this increasingly dangerous journey each year, and last year 18,000 of them were kidnapped. Martinez writes in beautiful, lyrical prose about clinging to the tops of freight trains; finding respite, work and hardship in shelters and brothels; and riding shotgun with the border patrol. Here is the first book to illuminate this harsh mass migration in the age of the narcotraficantes.

    'The Beast is extraordinary, first, for the courage that Martinez summoned to write it; and, second, for the hidden lives he reveals. No other writer has got this close to a migration that Amnesty International estimates left 70,000 unaccounted for between 2006 and 2012. Read together, the vivid personal stories told here have the force of a novel' Financial Times

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BEAUTIFUL WORLD : SUBLIME PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE WORLDS MOST MAGNIFICENT SPECTACLES
    BEAUTIFUL WORLD : SUBLIME PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE WORLDS MOST MAGNIFICENT SPECTACLES
    ISBN: 9781743607879
    Title: BEAUTIFUL WORLD : SUBLIME PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE WORLDS MOST MAGNIFICENT SPECTACLES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Journey to the planet's most magnificent places and see the world as you've never seen it before through the lenses of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher. Forty years of passion and experience has been poured into this thought-provoking portrait of our beautiful world.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS : LIFE DEATH AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY
    BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS : LIFE DEATH AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY
    BOO KATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781921844638
    Title: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS : LIFE DEATH AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY
    Author: BOO KATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo comes a landmark work of narrative non-fiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the world's most lively but treacherous cities.

    Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees 'a fortune beyond counting' in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood spent in rural poverty, has identified and alternative route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter - Annawadi's 'most-everything girl' - will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, such as Kalu, a 15-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves to be inching closer to the good lives and good times they call 'the full enjoy'.

    But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi.With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.

    'It might surprise you how completely enjoyable this book is, as rich and beautifully written as a novel. In the hierarchy of long-form reporting, Katherine Boo is right up there.' David Sedaris

    'This book blew me away . . . One of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I've ever read.' Barabara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

    'The best book yet written on contemporary India, and the best work of narrative non-fiction I've read in 25 years.' Ramachandra Guha, author of India After Gandhi

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
    BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
    ISBN: 9781760340629
    Title: BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Lonely Planet's The Best Things in Life are Free is packed full of money-saving tips, tricks and recommendations for the best-value sights and experiences around the world. From parks, museums and exercise classes that are free, to insider ideas on food and experiences offered at great value, this book features over 60 major cities around the world and promises to help any traveller on a budget to make the most of their trip. Includes parks and gardens, street markets and food trucks, viewing points, museums and galleries, free experiences, spectator sports, city beaches, and much more. For many, free and cheap things are not only appealing but essential for stretching the funds to last as long as possible for an extended journey. Yet, even on a short trip, many unforgettable blasts of freedom and discovery can happen on a thin budget. You quickly realise that cheap can mean much, much better. No fancy Roman trattoria dinner can truly rival the bread and cheese picnic in Villa Celimontana, a short walk from the Colosseum, on a visit to the Eternal City. Needless to say, the monetary value implied in the term 'free' can misrepresent what's on offer within these pages. The quality of an experience, after all, is not always attached to a price tag, such as the priceless experience of unearthing the world's secret wonders, whether that's swimming around Sydney's ocean pools or strolling the tombs and monuments of Delhi's Lodi Gardens. Additionally, it's an exaggeration to say that everything good is 100% free, so you'll find plenty of excellent value cheap things to experience throughout this book as well. Dip into your spare change for classy street food like a choripn (chorizo sandwich) in Buenos Aires, the best views of Hong Kong's skyline from the Star Ferry and a Boston brewery tour. After using the tips in this book, you'll be left with great memories, a happier you and a grateful wallet.Happy travels! Destinations covered: AFRICA Cape Town Marrakesh ASIA Bangkok Beijing Beirut Delhi Dubai Hong Kong Mumbai Shanghai Singapore Tokyo EUROPE Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Berlin Bruges Budapest Copenhagen Dublin Edinburgh Geneva Helsinki Istanbul Lisbon London Madrid Milan Moscow Oslo Paris Prague Reykjavik Rome Stockholm Venice Vienna NORTH AMERICA Austin Boston The Caribbean Chicago Detroit Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami New Orleans New York City Portland, OR San Diego San Francisco Seattle Toronto Vancouver Washington, DC SOUTH AMERICA Bogota Buenos Aires San Salvador Lima Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo OCEANIA Brisbane Melbourne North Island, NZ South Island, NZ Sydney About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BETTER THAN FICTION 2 : TRUE TRAVEL TALES FROM GREAT FICTION WRITERS
    BETTER THAN FICTION 2 : TRUE TRAVEL TALES FROM GREAT FICTION WRITERS
    ISBN: 9781760340421
    Title: BETTER THAN FICTION 2 : TRUE TRAVEL TALES FROM GREAT FICTION WRITERS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From Lonely Planet, the world?s leading travel guide publisher, Better Than Fiction 2, the follow-up to 2012?s Better Than Fiction, is a second serving of true travel stories told by some of the world?s best fiction writers including Dave Eggers, Jane Smiley and Karen Joy Fowler.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BETWEEN THE WOODS AND THE WATER   #2
    BETWEEN THE WOODS AND THE WATER #2
    FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH
    ISBN: 9780719566967
    Title: BETWEEN THE WOODS AND THE WATER #2
    Author: FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A TIME OF GIFTS, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania. The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges. Although BETWEEN THE WOODS AND THE WATER was published nine years after A TIME OF GIFTS, Fermor is famously still at work on the concluding part of his trilogy.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BIRDS OF PASSAGE : THE INDIAN TRAVELS OF HENRIETTA CLIVE
    BIRDS OF PASSAGE : THE INDIAN TRAVELS OF HENRIETTA CLIVE
    SHIELDS NANCY K [ED]
    ISBN: 9781780600796
    Title: BIRDS OF PASSAGE : THE INDIAN TRAVELS OF HENRIETTA CLIVE
    Author: SHIELDS NANCY K [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Henrietta is a true original. Clever, vivacious and interested in everything, she balanced the demands of high profile public life with that of a caring mother. The home-schooled daughter of a bankrupt Earl, in thrall to her handsome wayward brother, but married off to a plump pudding of a man - the nabob Edward Clive, governor of Madras - her partial escape was to ride across southern India, in a vast tented caravan propelled by dozens of elephants, camels and a hundred bullock carts and write home.

    Birds of Passage, a unique trifocular account of three very different women travelling across southern India in the late 18th century, in the immediate aftermath of the last of the Mysore Wars between Tipoo Sahib and the Raj. Half a generation later, the well travelled Charly would be chosen as tutor for the young princess Victoria, the First Empress of India.

    Imprint: ELAND
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON : A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA
    BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON : A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA
    WEST REBECCA
    ISBN: 9781841957876
    Title: BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON : A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA
    Author: WEST REBECCA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    First published in 1942, Rebecca West's epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia. It is a work of enduring value that remains essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states, and the continuing friction in this fractured area of Europe.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon was hailed as a masterpiece when it first appeared in 1942 and became, according to her biographer, Victoria Glendinning, 'the central book of her life' - a work not only of history, archaeology, politics, conversation, folklore, prophecy, and the vocation of landscape, but the work in which Rebecca West formulated her views on religion, ethics, art, myth and gender.

    First completed as Yugoslavia was plunged into political turmoil, followed by invasion and four years of merciless civil and partisan warfare. It is as relevant today as ever it was.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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