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  • CURIOSITIES OF PARIS : An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight
    CURIOSITIES OF PARIS : An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight
    LESBROS DOMINIQUE
    ISBN: 9781681371108
    Title: CURIOSITIES OF PARIS : An Idiosyncratic Guide To Overlooked Delights... Hidden In Plain Sight
    Author: LESBROS DOMINIQUE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    This absorbing compendium is an essential addition to the library of the armchairatraveler and flOneur alike. Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs, thisafact-packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and, by pointingaout unique locations and architectural oddities, as well as utilitarian objects whoseafunctions have long been obscured with the passage of time, reveals a previouslyaunnoticed city. Organized by subject-fountains and wells; centuries-old shop signs; vestiges ofawars and ancient Egypt; hotels of legend; civic measurement devices; traces ofarites and superstitions; remarkable trees; sundials and meridians; equestrian Paris;aromantic ruins; unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways; religious relics; mosaics;apublic barometers and thermometers; and hundreds more urban elements andaanachronisms-this delightful guide deepens the reader's knowledge and appreciationaof Paris through the centuries.

    In the introduction to her unusual encyclopedia of the Parisian streetscape, DominiqueaLesbros writes, oa city is nothing if not a vast cabinet of curiosities.o Entrez!aThe book also includes three themed walks (along the city's ancient walls, in theasteps of Quasimodo, and through the French Revolution), as well as an index ofastreet names.

    Imprint: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DARWIN
    DARWIN
    LEA TESS
    ISBN: 9781742233864
    Title: DARWIN
    Author: LEA TESS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Darwin is a survivor, you have to give it that. Razed to the ground four times in its short history, it has picked itself up out of the debris to not only rebuild but grow. Darwin has known catastrophes and resurrections; it has endured misconceived projects and birthed visionaries. To know Darwin, to know its soul, you have to listen to it, soak in it, taste it. To write about her home town, Tess Lea waded knee-deep in memories of the city, including those of her family and her own. The story begins in 1974, when Cyclone Tracy shattered Darwin, and Lea was a little girl. Then it takes us back to the wild times of early settlement, explores the backstory of the White Australia policy, paints a vivid picture of the bombing of Darwin during World War II - the first Australian city to experience direct attack from a foreign power - and guides us to Australia's militarised future, led by Darwin, sitting as it does under the largest aerial defence training space in the world. Lyrical and visceral, Tess Lea's ode to her hometown is suffused with the textures, colours, scents and the many gritty realities that beset this tough, fragile, magical, foolhardy and unique place.

    Imprint: UNSW PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DEEP SOUTH : FOUR SEASONS ON BACK ROADS
    DEEP SOUTH : FOUR SEASONS ON BACK ROADS
    THEROUX PAUL
    ISBN: 9780241969359
    Title: DEEP SOUTH : FOUR SEASONS ON BACK ROADS
    Author: THEROUX PAUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Paul Theroux travels to America's Deep South to uncover the truth behind the myths, the fictions and the lies. He visits gun shows and small-town churches, labourers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation'. He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families: the unsung heroes of the South, from those who never left to those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.

    'Wonderful writing. This is his best work of non-fiction. If acted upon, it may prove to be his most important.' Sunday Herald

    'Engrossing. Reminds us that despite poverty everyone has a story to tell and it's the writer's job to bear such testimony.' Financial Times

    'The preeminent American travel writer of the last half-century. Deep South works because Theroux is a master of his craft, but also because he has just the right amount of road-weary wisdom to counter centuries of mythmaking. He does all this with clarity and charm.' Washington Post

    'Casts an ever-sharp eye over life, history, community and hospitality below the Mason-Dixon line.' Wanderlust



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DIP IN THE OCEAN : ROWIN SOLO ACROSS THE INDIAN
    DIP IN THE OCEAN : ROWIN SOLO ACROSS THE INDIAN
    OUTEN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781849531276
    Title: DIP IN THE OCEAN : ROWIN SOLO ACROSS THE INDIAN
    Author: OUTEN SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    4,000 miles of unpredictable ocean
    500 Chocolate bars
    124 days of physical exertion
    3 Guinness World Records set
    1 incredible journey

    On 1 April 2009, brave twenty-three-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on an ambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers.

    Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the full, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully negotiated wild ocean storms, unexpected encounters with whales and the continuous threat of being capsized by passing container ships. Along the way she broke two oars, ate 500 chocolate bars and lost 20 kg of bodyweight before arriving in Mauritius. She became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean.

    Life-affirming, funny and poignant, Sarah's salty tale of courage and endurance will inspire the taste of adventure in everyone.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DONKEYS ON MY DOORSTEP : HOOFING IT IN THE MALLORCAN HILLS
    DONKEYS ON MY DOORSTEP : HOOFING IT IN THE MALLORCAN HILLS
    NICHOLAS ANNA
    ISBN: 9781849530385
    Title: DONKEYS ON MY DOORSTEP : HOOFING IT IN THE MALLORCAN HILLS
    Author: NICHOLAS ANNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The dream is near completion. Anna is loosening the reins on her London PR company to spend more time in Mallorca with her family, cattery, chickens and goats, and insists their menagerie will only be complete with not one donkey, but two. She attempts almond harvesting in the countryside amid summertime and wasp infestations in the finca, and attends a traditional wedding and the spectacular Sant Juan horse festival in Menorca. Meanwhile, she befriends an elderly poet whose love letters to his fiancé during the Spanish Civil War waft into her field, unveiling a poignant story of bravery and sacrifice.

    Brimming with humorous and loveable characters, Donkeys on My Doorstep is a charming take on the simple and rewarding life of rural Mallorca.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • DONT LEAN OUT THE WINDOW : THE INTER-RAIL EXPERIENCE
    DONT LEAN OUT THE WINDOW : THE INTER-RAIL EXPERIENCE
    FERRIS STEWART
    ISBN: 9781840240900
    Title: DONT LEAN OUT THE WINDOW : THE INTER-RAIL EXPERIENCE
    Author: FERRIS STEWART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    When the authors bought their Inter-Rail tickets, those magic passports to a month’s unlimited rail travel in Europe, they had no idea that they would soon tear through more than a country a day, constantly escaping from a trail of bemused girls, angry policemen, angry campsite owners, angry nutters, more bemused girls, angry restaurateurs, and other assorted angry Europeans.

    This book is a hilarious travelogue about three Inter-Railers who endure water cannons, arrests, undesirables and each other during a hot, sticky month that left most of the continent dazed, confused and smelling of ‘Inter-Rail Feet’.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DONT MENTION THE WAR : A SHAMEFUL EUROPEAN RAIL ADVENTURE
    DONT MENTION THE WAR : A SHAMEFUL EUROPEAN RAIL ADVENTURE
    FERRIS STEWART
    ISBN: 9781840244298
    Title: DONT MENTION THE WAR : A SHAMEFUL EUROPEAN RAIL ADVENTURE
    Author: FERRIS STEWART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Follow the authors on their latest morally reprehensible trip around Europe. Experience the fatigue, the smells and the total lack of appreciation of the cultural pearl that is continental Europe. Discover how they played their part in making a Gendarme crash his police car; marvel at the undeserved adulation heaped upon them by the inhabitants of a small town in Provence; wince in embarrassment as they demonstrate how not to represent their nation when abroad.

    Don’t Mention The War! follows the exploits of three young men as they gallivant across Europe gorging themselves on junk food which is funded by their questionable ability as buskers.

    Provided you’re not an anxious parent or a member of the clergy, Don’t Mention The War! is guaranteed to make you laugh at least once.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DONT TELL MUM I WORK ON THE RIGS SHE THINKS IM A PIANO PLAYER IN A WHOREHOUSE
    DONT TELL MUM I WORK ON THE RIGS SHE THINKS IM A PIANO PLAYER IN A WHOREHOUSE
    CARTER PAUL
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: DONT TELL MUM I WORK ON THE RIGS SHE THINKS IM A PIANO PLAYER IN A WHOREHOUSE
    Author: CARTER PAUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • DOWN UNDER : Travels in a Sunburned Country
    DOWN UNDER : Travels in a Sunburned Country
    BRYSON BILL
    ISBN: 9781784161835
    Title: DOWN UNDER : Travels in a Sunburned Country
    Author: BRYSON BILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Forget Crocodile Dundee, Castlemaine XXXX and the 2000 Sydney Olympics - Bill Bryson is the man to put Australia on the map.

    Bill Bryson has traversed the length and breadth of Australia to bring us his first major new book since the bestselling A Walk in the Woods. Bryson is a household name, synonymous with laugh-out-loud humour, uncontrolled sniggering and spontaneous outbursts of chortling.

    Down Under will reinforce his reputation as the best-loved travel writer and humorist of our day. No worries! What greeted Bill Bryson when he visited Australia was rather different to what he'd imagined. It is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most dessicated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents, and still it teems with life, a large proportion of it quite deadly! A country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay one out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting but GO for one! One may be fatally chomped by sharks, or crocodiles, or carried hopelessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback.

    Bill Bryson ignored such dangers, and promptly fell in love with the country! And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, the food excellent, the beer always cold, the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this!

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DUBAI : THE STORY OF THE WORLDS FASTEST CITY
    DUBAI : THE STORY OF THE WORLDS FASTEST CITY
    KRANE JIM
    ISBN: 9781782397601
    Title: DUBAI : THE STORY OF THE WORLDS FASTEST CITY
    Author: KRANE JIM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Today, Dubai is a city of shimmering skyscrapers attracting thousands of tourists every year. Yet just sixty years ago Dubai's population scraped a living by picking dates, diving for pearls, or sailing in wooden dhows to trade with Iran and India.

    Dubai is everything the rest of the Arab world is not. Until recently it was the fastest-growing city in the world, with an economy whose growth outpaced China's while luring more tourists than all of India. The city has become a metaphor for the lush life, where the wealthy mingle in gilded splendour and luxury cars fill the streets, yet it is also beset by a backwash of bad design, environmental degradation and controversial labour practices. Dubai tells its unique story.

    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • EAT SLEEP CYCLE : A BIKE RIDE AROUND THE COAST OF BRITAIN
    EAT SLEEP CYCLE : A BIKE RIDE AROUND THE COAST OF BRITAIN
    HUGHES ANNA
    ISBN: 9781849536875
    Title: EAT SLEEP CYCLE : A BIKE RIDE AROUND THE COAST OF BRITAIN
    Author: HUGHES ANNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "I have always loved riding my bike; having the freedom to go where I choose, at my own pace the physical pleasure and satisfaction of a hard day's ride, the fresh air, the work out, the fact that it's free. The bike has always been how I get to places. I wanted to see how far I could get."

    For Anna, a cycling enthusiast, the decision to ride 4,000 miles solo around the coast of the UK wasn't that hard. Following the river from London until it became the sea, then following the sea until it reached the mouth of the Thames again, using well-worn Sustrans routes, was a beautifully simple idea. But after epic highs, incredible lows, unforgettable scenery and unpronounceable place names as well as a hearty battle with some good old British weather her simple idea turns into a compelling journey of self-discovery, and an eye-opening insight into what makes the island where she lives so special.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • EIMI : A JOURNEY THROUGH SOVIET RUSSIA
    EIMI : A JOURNEY THROUGH SOVIET RUSSIA
    CUMMINGS E E
    ISBN: 9780871406521
    Title: EIMI : A JOURNEY THROUGH SOVIET RUSSIA
    Author: CUMMINGS E E
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $27.95
    Price: $27.95
  • ELEPHANT COMPLEX
    ELEPHANT COMPLEX
    GIMLETTE JOHN
    ISBN: 9781782067993
    Title: ELEPHANT COMPLEX
    Author: GIMLETTE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, violent and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty has endured, indifferent to human tragedy.

    Journeying through its regions - some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette interviews ex-presidents and cricketers, tea planters and terrorists, negotiating the complex relationships of diverse communities and the more sinister forms of tourism. Each city raises the ghosts of Portuguese, Dutch or British colonies; each site resurrects a civilization that preceded, and sometimes, outfaced them. The political families of Colombo lead Gimlette through years of turmoil, survivors of the tsunami tell of their recovery and the thorny truths of the civil war emerge - a war whose wounds have yet to heal.

    As he walks in the steps of old conquerors, follows the secret paths of elephants and marches alongside pilgrims, Gimlette seeks the soul of a country that is striving to free itself from trauma and embody an identity to match its vitality, its power and its people.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • EMPIRE OF THE EAST : THREE JOURNEYS INTO INDONESIA
    EMPIRE OF THE EAST : THREE JOURNEYS INTO INDONESIA
    LEWIS NORMAN
    ISBN: 9781780601021
    Title: EMPIRE OF THE EAST : THREE JOURNEYS INTO INDONESIA
    Author: LEWIS NORMAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Norman Lewis was eighty-three years old when in 1991 he embarked on a series of three arduous journeys into the most contentious corners of Indonesia: into the extreme western edge of Sumatra, into East Timor and Irian Jaya. He never drops his guard, reporting only on what he can observe, and using his well-honed tools of irony, humour and restraint to assess the power of the ruling Javanese generals who for better or worse took over the 300-year old dominion of the exploitative Dutch colonial regime. An Empire of the East is the magnificent swan-song of Britain's greatest travel writer: unearthing the decimation of the tropical rain forests in Sumatra, the all but forgotten Balinese massacre of the communists in 1965, the shell-shocked destruction of East Timor, the stone-age hunter-gathering culture of the Yali tribe (in western Papua New Guinea) and perhaps most chilling of all, his visit to the Freeport Copper mine in the sky - which is like a foretaste of the film Avatar - but this time the bad guys, complete with a well-oiled publicity department, triumph. He left us with a brilliant book, that reveals his passion for justice and his delight in every form of human society and still challenges our complacency and indifference.

    Imprint: ELAND
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • EPIC BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    EPIC BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    ISBN: 9781760340834
    Title: EPIC BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails.

    Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • EPIC DRIVES OF THE WORLD
    EPIC DRIVES OF THE WORLD
    ISBN: 9781786578648
    Title: EPIC DRIVES OF THE WORLD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    This beautifully illustrated hardcover features 50 classic road trips, with 150 additional suggestions for both long and short drives. Each trip includes a first-hand description, map, practical details, and gorgeous, full-color photography. Drives include Hawaii's Hana Highway, Australia's Great Ocean Road, and the Pamir Highway in Central Asia.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
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