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  • by Vashti Bunyan
    £9.49 - 14.49

  • by Cheryl Strayed
    £9.49

    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 life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet. Strayed's account captures the agonies - both mental and physical - of her incredible journey/how it maddened and terrified her, and how, ultimately, it healed her. Wild is a brutal memoir of survival, grief and redemption: a searing portrayal of life at its lowest ebb and at its highest tide.

  • by Ben Judah
    £11.49 - 17.99

  • by Michael Palin
    £17.99

    From the time, many years ago, when Michael Palin first heard that his grandfather had a brother, Harry, who died in tragic circumstances, he was determined to find out more about him. The quest that followed involved hundreds of hours of painstaking detective work. Michael dug out every bit of family gossip and correspondence he could. He studied every relevant official document. He tracked down what remained of his great-uncle Harry's diaries and letters, and pored over photographs of First World War battle scenes to see whether Harry appeared in any of them. He walked the route Harry took on that fatal, final day of his life amid the mud of northern France. And as he did so, a life that had previously existed in the shadows was revealed to him. Great-Uncle Harry is an utterly compelling account of an ordinary man who led an extraordinary life. A blend of biography, history, travelogue and personal memoir this is Michael Palin at his very finest. ___________________________________________PRAISE FOR EREBUS:'Beyond terrific. I didn't want it to end.' BILL BRYSON'Magisterial . . . Palin brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people.' THE TIMES'Everybody's talking about it . . . A brilliant book.' CHRIS EVANS'I absolutely loved it: I had to read it at one sitting.' LORRAINE KELLY

  • by Jonathan Drori
    £12.49 - 16.49

  • by Frédéric Gros
    £9.99

    ';It is only ideas gained from walking thathave any worth.'Nietzsche In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestsellerin France, leading thinker FredericGros charts the many different wayswe get from A to B the pilgrimage,the promenade, the protest march, thenature rambleand reveals what theysay about us. Gros draws attention to otherthinkers who also saw walking assomething central to their practice.On his travels he ponders Thoreau's eagerseclusion in Walden Woods; the reasonRimbaud walked in a fury, while Nervalrambled to cure his melancholy. Heshows us how Rousseau walked in orderto think, while Nietzsche wanderedthe mountainside to write. In contrast,Kant marched through his hometownevery day, exactly at the same hour, toescape the compulsion of thought.Brilliant and erudite, A Philosophyof Walking is an entertaining andinsightful manifesto for putting onefoot in front of the other.

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    £16.49

    Lonely Planet's Where to Go When is a captivating travel guide that invites you to explore the world in the most optimal seasons. This book, published by Lonely Planet in 2022, is an essential companion for travelers who want to experience the best of their destinations at the right time. The author skillfully intertwines practical information with fascinating insights about various locations worldwide. This book is a treasure trove of inspiration that will help you plan your trips around the globe. Its genre is travel, and it is a must-have guide for all travel enthusiasts. Discover the wonders of the world with Lonely Planet's Where to Go When, your perfect travel companion.

  • by Jacob Mikanowski
    £9.99 - 17.99

  • by Sam Heughan
    £9.99

    *AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*'As the title suggests, Waypoints is a rewarding mix of markers, both personal as he reflects on his life and geographical as he leads the reader along the West Highland Way' - The Scotsman'A deeply personal and warmly entertaining memoir that fans of Sam - and Scotland - will have a joyful time devouring' - Heat'From both his walk and his career, the common lesson is the power of persistence.' - The Times'A pleasure for fans of the author, whisky, and Scotland.' - Kirkus'Waypoints is a memoir with a difference! I wanted to tell the stories and share the experiences that have shaped me, but to do that I needed to challenge myself and spend some time in my own company, away from the distractions of everyday life. And for me there's no better place to reflect than in the wild Scottish Highlands.'In this journey of self-discovery, Sam Heughan sets out along the West Highland Way to explore his heritage and reflect on the personal waypoints that define him. The result is a love letter to the wild Scottish landscape that means so much to Sam, and a charming, funny, wise and searching insight to the world through his eyes. The walk itself is the backdrop for this narrative, which tells the story of Sam's life while exploring his outlook, values and interests. Sam is a figure of fascinating contrasts, a Hollywood star with deep roots in rural Scotland, he's both outgoing and content in his own company. He has strong connections with his fans while recognising the fragility and value of anonymity, and in My Peak Challenge he has created a network that brings people together as they chase individual goals. In his new book, while charting a path through a stunning wilderness, Sam maps out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendships, love and life.Waypoints is a deeply personal journey that reveals as much to Sam about himself as it does to his readers.Sunday Times in the UK and New York Times bestseller in the US in November 2022.

  • by Erika Fatland
    £12.99 - 23.49

  • by Simon Reeve
    £9.99 - 16.49

    Simon Reeve reveals more of his journeys, tales and lessons for life.

  • by Christiane Ritter
    £11.49

  • by Joseph Wealth
    £10.99

    Bucharest's unique blend of history, culture, and modernity offers a captivating experience for travelers seeking an unforgettable European destination. Whether you're exploring its historical sites, savoring its culinary delights, or immersing yourself in its vibrant arts scene, Bucharest has something to offer every type of traveler.Bucharest's unique blend of history, culture, and modernity offers a captivating experience for travelers seeking an unforgettable European destination. Whether you're exploring its historical sites, savoring its culinary delights, or immersing yourself in its vibrant arts scene, Bucharest has something to offer every type of traveler.

  • by Anya von Bremzen
    £11.49 - 17.99

  • by Lonely Planet
    £22.49

    Discover 100 of the world's most breathtaking beaches in this inspirational coffee table book that features exquisite photography throughout. From hidden paradises in Thailand to the pink-white sands of Greece's Elafonisi Beach, this guide offers the ultimate collection of extraordinary beaches - perfect for inspiring your next beach adventure.

  • by Barry Phillips
    £29.49

    The book traces the story of how a song recorded in 1981 by a young punk rock band from a cultural backwater on the English-Welsh border, and released on a tiny independent record label, became famous in a Yugoslavia formed in the image of Marshall Tito? Why was it 30 years before the members of the band found out? How did this 'socialist' country have one of the most vibrant punk scenes in the world?Gloucester, England, 1981; multi-racial, teenage street-punk band, Demob, recorded and released what would become their best known and most enduring song, No Room For You. A rasping vocal told the story of the 1979 closure of a short-lived, punk rock venue at a disused motel on the edge of the provincial city. Depending on your mind-set, the lyrics were either a howl of rage at the injustice, a wail at the loss, or a love-song to an era. More than three decades later, the author - and Demob's bass player in 1981 - set out to follow the song across a country that no longer exists. On the road he heard the life stories of the heroes of Yugoslavian punk and the punks themselves; from the Tito era, through the disintegration and wars, forced displacements and permanent exiles, to today's turbulent 'reconstruction. Who were 'Tito's punks' and who are they now?An unvarnished but also affectionate portrait of Yugoslavia in the years before its demise through to the present, seen through the unlikely lens of punk and punk rockers. Part travelogue, part history the book is both, and neither, of those things. Rather, it is a mural and soundtrack of a journey through a time and place which no longer exists. The latest addition to the Global Punk series from Intellect.

  • by Sophie Pavelle
    £9.99 - 14.49

  • by Lonely Planet
    £16.49

  • by Graham Robb
    £11.49 - 19.99

    An authoritative history of the French nation that can be read for novelistic pleasure, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Discovery of France and Parisians.

  • by Rick Broadbent
    £9.49 - 16.49

  • - Unplanned Encounters that Enrich the Soul
     
    £13.99

    Ever wondered how to overcome the first-day jitters in a foreign land? Is solo travel your thing? Curious about the easiest way to strike up a conversation with a stranger? Intrigued by the idea of exploring offbeat adventures? Ever peeked into a volcano's crater and seen its secrets from the rim? And are Thai massages as exotic as they sound?Baatein Beyond Borders is an autobiographical account of tales of travel, where Antarik Anwesan, an introverted wanderer, unfolds a decade-long saga of life, locales, and lucid conversations. Rejecting social norms, he heads out on a profound quest for meaning and the elusive pursuit of inner peace, while grappling with finances and charting a resume the professional world doesn't appreciate.Join this literary expedition where seemingly ordinary exchanges birth extraordinary tales. It's an invitation to wander, wonder, and relish the magic of shared stories that transcend borders, leaving an indelible mark on the soul.

  • - via bike, buses, trains and working on organic farms
    by Pattie Baker
    £13.99

    A 1960s-child about to turn 60 travels solo* 10,000 miles/16,100 kilometers via bike, buses, trains and WWOOFing (working on organic farms) in search of hope in a country-at-a-crossroads and world-in-crisis during the hottest year on Earth. What she finds out about the country - and herself- could change both of their futures. And maybe even yours. Fast-paced, funny and philosophical - including a repurposed tobacco farm in North Carolina; an eco-spirituality alpaca ranch run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace in America's heartland; a homestead in Boulder, Colorado; a Krishna Temple with the largest llama rental herd in Utah; a lavender farm (and yet more llamas!) in the High Desert of California; and face-to-face with every climate threat you can imagine - Round America with a Duck is the Eat Pray Quack story you didn't know you've been craving. It's the right journey at the right time, shared with wit, dignity and joy - needed now more than ever.*well, with a duck

  • - Unlocking the World of Travel Writing From Your Living Room
    by Gary Covella
    £19.99

    In the enthralling pages of "The Virtual Voyager: Unlocking the World of Travel Writing From Your Living Room," Gary Covella, Ph.D., welcomes you to a world where the cozy confines of your living space effortlessly blend with the vast, thrilling expanse of the globe. Imagine setting off on a global adventure without the need to pack or face the chaos of airport security. This isn't just a dream; it's the future of travel-no passport needed, just your imagination and a willingness to turn the page. This book isn't just another travel guide; it's a gateway to unseen worlds and unimagined experiences, crafted with a mix of humor, insight, and the kind of compelling storytelling that captivates you from the very first word. "The Virtual Voyager" is more than a book; it's a treasure map to the planet's wonders, a secret passageway to adventures you've yet to imagine. Gary Covella, wielding the expertise of a world traveler and the wisdom of a learned guide, introduces you to both the art and science of travel writing. Through his guidance, you'll learn not just to see, but to truly observe; not just to read, but to fully immerse yourself in the narratives of places and peoples far from your everyday life.Offering you a front-row ticket to the world's marvels, this book takes you from the misty summits of the Andes to the bustling markets of Marrakech, from ancient temples' solemn grandeur to the frenetic rhythm of sprawling cities. It's a celebration of our world's diversity and beauty, all accessible to you, one page at a time, from your most cherished reading nook. But Gary Covella's masterpiece does more than guide you through the world's physical landscapes; it invites you to navigate the vast terrains of your imagination. It dares you to write, express, and share your stories and visions. With hands-on advice, inspirational examples, and creativity-sparking prompts, Covella arms you with everything you need to become not just a consumer of tales but a creator of your own. For those dreaming of crafting travel blogs, articles, or even books, "The Virtual Voyager" is the mentor you've been searching for. Covella doesn't merely expose you to the wonders of the world; he teaches you how to capture them in words, to craft stories that transport your readers, letting them feel the warmth of distant suns, the caress of foreign breezes, and the vibrancy of far-off lands under their feet. This book is a rallying cry for dreamers, writers, and adventurers at heart. It's a celebration of storytelling's power, a homage to the insatiable curiosity that dwells within us all. Whether you're a travel veteran, an aspiring writer, or someone who simply loves getting lost in a good story, "The Virtual Voyager" offers you a journey unlike any other. Are you ready to traverse the globe from the comfort of your living room? To master the art of engaging travel writing? To awaken the storyteller within and share your unique journey with the world? Pick up "The Virtual Voyager" and let Gary Covella, Ph.D., guide you to a realm where every destination is within reach, and every journey begins with a single, inspired word. Prepare yourself, dear reader. Your exploration into the essence of travel writing-and the world itself-starts now.

  • by Gaston Leroux
    £20.99 - 25.99

    "Le Crime de Rouletabille" est un roman policier écrit par Gaston Leroux, publié en 1912. Dans ce récit, le jeune reporter Joseph Rouletabille enquête sur un mystérieux crime commis dans un château isolé. Avec son intelligence et son esprit vif, Rouletabille résout le mystère en démêlant les indices et en déjouant les fausses pistes. Ce roman est souvent considéré comme un classique du genre, célèbre pour son intrigue captivante et ses rebondissements inattendus.

  • - Let Us Take You Somewhere You've Never Been Before, and Introduce You to Our Friends
     
    £70.49

    Which would you rather have dreams, or memories? Not since the classic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die has there been such a call to adventure. Whether you're an armchair traveler, an occasional tourist, a seasoned globe-trotter, a daring adventurer, or an intrepid explorer, there's something for everyone in Looking for Legends. Part travelogue and part good old-fashioned action story, Looking for Legends provides witty commentary as Scott and Tarantino recreate the magic and excitement of adventure. These married travelers spanned the globe over a period of 25 years and discovered that travel is more than anticipating the journey, the mechanics of reaching the destination, or even the sights they encountered. It's about the people. Within these pages are the incredible individuals they befriended with along the way-the towering legends who lived life out loud. Complete with original, hand-drawn maps and more than 150 images, Looking for Legends delivers you to destinations from your wildest dreams. Walk through the desert sands with T.E. Lawrence. Dance the tango with Ricardo Guiraldes. Drink ouzo on Stavros Beach with Zorba the Greek. Discover a mountain higher than Everest with Edward Whymper. Unlock the secrets of the Rosetta Stone with Jean-François Champollion. Explore Greenland with Knud Rasmussen. Conquer the Seven Summits with Reinhold Messner. Flee a crumbling regime with Pablo Neruda. Survive Communism thanks to the power of poetry with Anna Akhmatova. Hunt a man-eating tiger with Jim Corbett. And many more.

  • by Ernest Renan
    £20.99 - 30.99

    "Vie de Jésus" est une oeuvre majeure écrite par Ernest Renan, un philosophe, historien et écrivain français du XIXe siècle. Publié pour la première fois en 1863, cet ouvrage a suscité un vif débat en raison de son approche critique de la biographie de Jésus-Christ. Dans "Vie de Jésus", Renan adopte une perspective rationaliste et cherche à expliquer la vie de Jésus en utilisant des méthodes historiques et scientifiques de son époque. L'oeuvre a été influente dans le domaine de la critique biblique, mais elle a également été controversée en raison de ses interprétations sécularisées et de son rejet de certains aspects traditionnels de la foi chrétienne. Bien que "Vie de Jésus" ait été critiqué par certains milieux religieux, il a eu un impact significatif sur la pensée religieuse et la recherche historique au XIXe siècle. Ernest Renan était une figure importante dans le contexte intellectuel et culturel de son temps.

  • by Émile Souvestre
    £20.99 - 25.99

    "Un Philosophe sous les Toits" est un roman écrit par Émile Souvestre, un écrivain français du XIXe siècle. Ce livre a été publié pour la première fois en 1850. L'histoire est une sorte de chronique de la vie quotidienne d'un homme, l'auteur lui-même, qui choisit de vivre en marge de la société et de se retirer dans une mansarde parisienne. Le protagoniste, surnommé "Le Philosophe," observe la vie urbaine depuis son perchoir, partageant ses pensées sur la société, la nature humaine et les petites joies de la vie quotidienne. Le roman a une tonalité légère et humoristique, mais il aborde également des thèmes plus sérieux liés à la condition humaine. "Un Philosophe sous les Toits" est considéré comme l'une des oeuvres les plus réussies d'Émile Souvestre et a été apprécié pour sa simplicité, son humour et sa perspicacité dans l'observation de la vie urbaine.

  • by Claudius Ferrand
    £15.99 - 20.99

    " Il y avait autrefois, au pays de Tango, une bourgade du nom de Mizunoé. Dans cette bourgade vivait un pêcheur, qui s'appelait Ourashima Taro. C'était un homme vertueux, au coeur sensible et bon qui, de sa vie, n'avait jamais fait ni souhaité de mal à personne. Taro revenait un soir de la pêche. La prise ayant été abondante, il rentrait satisfait et joyeux. Sur le rivage, il aperçoit une bande de petits garçons, qui semblaient prendre un malin plaisir à tourmenter une petite tortue, trouvée sur le sable. Taro n'aimait pas qu'on fît souffrir les bêtes. Il eut pitié de la tortue. S'approchant des enfants, et s'efforçant de donner à sa voix un ton impérieux: - Quel mal vous a donc fait, dit-il, cette innocente créature, pour la tourmenter de la sorte ? Ignorez-vous que les dieux punissent les enfants qui maltraitent les animaux ? - Mêlez-vous donc de ce qui vous regarde, répond insolemment le plus âgé de la troupe. Cette tortue n'appartient à personne. Nous sommes libres de la tuer si cela nous fait plaisir. Vous n'avez rien à y voir. Le pêcheur comprend qu'aucun raisonnement n'aura de prise sur ces coeurs sans pitié. Il change de tactique et, d'un ton plus radouci: - Allons, ne vous fâchez pas ainsi, mes enfants ! je n'avais pas l'intention de vous gronder. Je voulais vous proposer un marché. Voulez-vous me vendre cette tortue ? Je vous en donne vingt sous. Cela vous va-t-il ? Vingt sous ! C'était une fortune pour ces marmots. Ils acceptent sans hésiter; Taro leur donne donc deux petites pièces blanches; aussitôt ils courent au village acheter des gâteaux."

  • - Tome III
    by Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve
    £27.99 - 30.99

    "Portraits Littéraires, Tome III" est la troisième partie de la série d'essais écrite par Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, un critique littéraire français du XIXe siècle. Cette série, intitulée "Portraits littéraires", constitue une collection d'analyses et de critiques littéraires où Sainte-Beuve explore la vie et l'oeuvre de divers écrivains contemporains de son époque. Comme dans les tomes précédents, les essais de Sainte-Beuve dans le "Tome III" adoptent une approche personnelle et psychologique de la critique littéraire. Il cherche à établir des liens entre la vie des écrivains et leurs oeuvres, offrant ainsi une perspective plus complète sur la création artistique. L'ensemble de la série "Portraits Littéraires" de Sainte-Beuve est considéré comme une contribution significative à la critique littéraire du XIXe siècle en France, offrant des perspectives profondes sur la vie intellectuelle et littéraire de l'époque.

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