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    Adrian Gill: AA Gill is Away [2003] paperback


    'Theatre, food, refugees: in Adrian's writing they're all linked up ... If you haven't read his book AA GILL IS AWAY, read it now. It was when he was away...

    Hector O. H'Eochagain: Hector's World [2006] paperback


    "Hector's World" includes the stories that have made Hector's tri-lingual TV adventures must-see TV - running with the bulls in Pamplona, stripping with the Chippendales in Las Vegas, rodeo riding...

    Kevin McCloud: Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour of Europe [2010] paperback


    Channel 4's Kevin McCloud shows us how to experience the highs - and the lows - of a grand tour through France, Italy, Greece and Turkey.Loosely following in the footsteps...

    Carol Drinkwater: The Olive Farm [2001] paperback


    THE OLIVE FARM is television actress Carol Drinkwater's lyrical account of a new life in France; about her house Appassionata and the trials and tribulations of acquiring an olive farm,...

    Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent [1999] paperback


    I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to'. And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back....

    Annie Hawes: Extra Virgin [2001] paperback


    A small stone house deep among the olive groves of Liguria, going for the price of a dodgy second-hand car. Annie Hawes and her sister, on the spot by chance,...

    Carol Drinkwater: The Olive Season [2003] paperback


    Carol Drinkwater's bestselling book, THE OLIVE FARM, told the lyrical tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provencal olive farm which they fell in love with...

    Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [2007] paperback


    _________________OVER 15 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE_________________'Eat, Pray, Love has been passed from woman to woman like the secret of life' - Sunday Times'A defining work of memoir' - Sunday Telegraph'Engaging,...

    Alan Ruddock: Michael O'Leary [2008] paperback


    Michael O'Leary is a business giant. He transformed Ryanair from a loss-making joke of an Irish carrier into one of the most valuable airlines in the world, and in the...

    Peter Ross: A Tomb With a View - The Stories & Glories of Graveyards: A Financial Times Book of the Year: Scottish Non-fiction Book of the Year 2021 [2021] pape


    A FINANCIAL TIMES, I PAPER AND STYLIST BOOK OF THE YEAR'In his absorbing book about the lost and the gone, Peter Ross takes us from Flanders Fields to Milltown to...

    Paul Kilduff: Ruinair [2008] paperback


    Kilduff travels on a cheap Irish airline led by a self-proclaimed 'obnoxious little bollocks', that flies from A to somewhere remotely near B, weighs baggage as if it was gold,...

    Michael Palin: Erebus: The Story of a Ship [2019] paperback


    _______________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: the remarkable true story of the exploration ship featured in The Terror In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the...

    Bill Bryson: Notes From A Big Country [1999] paperback


    From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding...

    Orhan Pamuk: Istanbul: Memories of a City [2006] paperback


    Istanbul, through the mind of its most celebrated writer. ** PRE-ORDER NIGHTS OF PLAGUE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORHAN PAMUK **Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature'A declaration of love.'...

    Ewan McGregor: Long Way Round [2005] paperback


    From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America....

    Bill Bryson: Neither Here Nor There W2 [2015] paperback


    Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of...

    Chris Stewart: Driving Over Lemons [2009] paperback


    Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold...

    Charley Boorman: Race To Dakar [2006] paperback


    In January 2006, 230 people raced in trucks, cars and motorbikes from Lisbon to Dakar in the 28th annual Dakar rally -- the most dangerous race in the world. Taking...

    H. V. Morton: In Search of Ireland [2000] paperback


    Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster...

    Stephen Fry: Stephen Fry in America [2009] paperback


    Britain's best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. Stephen's account of...

    Bryson, Bill: A Walk In The Woods [1998] paperback


    The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and...

    Bill Bryson: Notes From A Big Country [2016] paperback


    Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent...

    Charley Boorman: Long Way Down [2007] hardback


    After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit...

    Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond [2020] hardback


    With fascinating extracts from his own writings, this book reveals the captivating travels and adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle - the creator of Sherlock Holmes.Arthur Conan Doyle was not simply...

    David S. MacLean: The Answer to the Riddle is Me [2014] paperback


    In 2002, at twenty-eight years old, David MacLean woke up in a foreign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital...

    Doris Lessing: African Laughter [1993] paperback


    Writing inspired by four visits to Zimbabwe, her childhood home, from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007, Doris Lessing. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Doris Lessing...

    Helen Arnold: 1001 Escapes You Must Experience Before You Die [2009] paperback


    "1001 Escapes To Make Before You Die" is the essential guide for all discerning travelers seeking an escape from the madding crowd. Every experience described in this book represents a...

    James M. Tabor: Blind Descent [2011] paperback


    The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made. This is the story of the men...

    Joe Bennett: Hello Dubai [2011] paperback


    Boom town, modern marvel, commercial hub, where middle-east meets wealthy west, playground for tourists, crawling with ex-pats, built by Indians, owned by Arabs, Dubai has risen from next to nothing...

    John Berendt: The City of Falling Angels [2005] paperback


    Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the...

    John Keay: Mad About the Mekong [2005] hardback


    A dramatic journey that both retraces the historic voyage of France's greatest 19th-century explorer up the mysterious Mekong river and paints a portrait of the river and its peoples today....

    Marq de Villiers: Sahara [2004] paperback


    A glittering geographic tour of the remarkable history, peoples, climate, creatures, sights and sounds of the largest and most austere desert on earth. Ten thousand years ago, the Sahara was...

    Matthew Fort: Eating Up Italy [2005] paperback


    Italy's tumultuous history can be traced through its food. In an epic scooter trip from the Ionian Sea to the far north, distiguished food writer Matthew Fort explores the local...

    Michael Palin: Erebus: The Story of a Ship [2018] hardback


    ____________________________________BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER____________________________________HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In...

    Robin Bayley: The Mango Orchard [2010] hardback


    As a child, Robin Bayley was enchanted by his grandmother's stories of Mexican adventures: of bandits, wild jungle journeys, hidden bags of silver and a narrow escape from the bloody...

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