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The Fatal Shore
The Fatal Shore Robert Hughes
'An extraordinarily vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a nation. A work of real distinction' Philip Ziegler
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In America
In America Geert Mak
Following in Steinbeck's footsteps, half a century on from Travels With Charley
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Deaths of the Poets
Deaths of the Poets Michael Symmons Roberts, Paul Farley
An entertaining journey into how the deaths of great poets have shaped our culture's distorted sense of poetry
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The Marches
The Marches Rory Stewart
MP and travel writer Rory Stewart traverses the borderlands between England and Scotland, musing on history, memory and landscape ‘This is travel writing at its best. Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the Year
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Italian Ways
Italian Ways Tim Parks
A journey around Italy by train, full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about the country
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Dreamstreets
Dreamstreets Jacqueline Yallop
From Scotland's New Lanark mills to the Arts and Crafts Cottages of Port Sunlight, a history of one of the most fascinating experiments of Victorian philanthropy - the 'model' village.
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Boundless
Boundless Kathleen Winter
An exploration of the unchartered waters of the Arctic by the author of Annabel.
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One River
One River Wade Davis
From the author of INTO THE SILENCE, the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012, comes an epic tale of adventure in the Amazon rainforest.
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Skyfaring
Skyfaring Mark Vanhoenacker
An airline pilot captures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller. 'In Skyfaring Mark Vanhoenacker reveals his passion for flight...the meaningful geography of the skies and the scent of the cities he flies to... This mesmerising book will make you view the world differently' Sunday Times
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Flaneuse
Flaneuse Lauren Elkin
Part memoir, part biography, part cultural meander, an irresistibly intelligent literary walk through the lives of wandering women: about how, by putting one foot in front of the other, we can sometimes stumble upon different routes in our lives
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Britannia Obscura
Britannia Obscura Joanne Parker
An exploration of the hidden maps of Britain - from caves and megaliths, to canals and airspace
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Far and Away
Far and Away Andrew Solomon
Wellcome Prize winner and National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon brings his sharp eye and fierce compassion to stories from all over the world
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Black Sea
Black Sea Neal Ascherson
An acclaimed, award-winning book on a fascinating subject, recently revised and updated by the author, with a brand new jacket look
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Autumn
Autumn Karl Ove Knausgaard, Vanessa Baird
From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons
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Winter
Winter Karl Ove Knausgaard, Lars Lerin
The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter
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The Meaning of Rice
The Meaning of Rice Michael Booth
Tales from the Belly of Japan **Shortlisted for the 2017 André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards**
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Bee Quest
Bee Quest Dave Goulson
The Sunday Times bestselling author is back, this time on a quest to find the world’s rarest bees…
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Icebreaker
Icebreaker Horatio Clare
Bestselling travel writer Horatio Clare joins an icebreaker for a voyage through the ice-packs of the far north
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An Indian Odyssey
An Indian Odyssey Martin Buckley
Travelling by land, sea and small plane from north-east India to Sri Lanka and back, Martin Buckley recreates one of the great journeys in world literature - the Ramayana.
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The Way of a Ship
The Way of a Ship Derek Lundy
A square- rigger voyage in the last days of sail
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