Peter Ross: A Tomb With a View: The Stories and Glories of Graveyards: Scottish Non-fiction Book of the Year 2021 [2020] hardback


    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...

    Rory Stewart: The Places In Between [2014] paperback


    The Places In Between is Rory Stewart's moving account of his death-defying walk across war-torn Afghanistan in January 2002.Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time...

    Russell Shorto: Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City [2014] paperback


    Amsterdam is not just any city. Despite its relative size it has stood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - and has influenced the modern world to a...

    Chris Stewart: Driving Over Lemons [2020] paperback


    A special anniversary edition with an updated chapter set 25 years on by Chris Stewart. Over two decades ago we set up Sort of Books to help our friend, the...

    Bicycle Diaries


    'Byrne comes across like a post-punk Michael Palin.' Sephen Dalton, The Times'An engaging book; part-diary, part-manifesto.' ObserverDavid Byrne, co-founder of the group Talking Heads, has been riding a bicycle as...

    A Place Apart: Northern Ireland in the 1970s


    A Place Apart is a remarkable geographical and psychological travelogue that rises above history, politics, theology and economics. Created by a southern Irishwoman, cycling into the mayhem of Northern Ireland...



    Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time...

    Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found


    A number one New York Times bestsellerOprah's Book Club 2.0 selectionRadio Four's 'Book of the Week'The official tie-in edition to the stunningly raw and powerful film adaptation of the bestselling...

    Dervla Murphy: Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle [2010] paperback


    Braving hunger, heat exhaustion, unbearable terrain and cultures largely untouched by civilization, Dervla Murphy chronicles her determined trip through nine countries, through snow and ice in the mountains and miles...

    Katherine Wilson: Only in Naples [2016] hardback


    Radio 4 Book of the Week'See Naples and die', said Goethe. But Katherine Wilson saw Naples and started to live. Katherine is fresh out of college when she arrives in...

    Mr John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics) [2001] paperback


    In 1960, John Steinbeck set out in his pick-up truck with his dog Charley to rediscover and chronicle his native USA, from Maine to California.He felt that he might have...

    Darrel Bristow-Bovey: Finding Endurance [2023] paperback


    'Beautiful, thrilling, heroic and kind, a ripping yarn' - CLAIRE ROBERTSON, AUTHOR OF THE SPIRAL HOUSE'Tender, heartfelt and lyrical' - PETINA GAPPAH, AUTHOR OF OUT OF DARKNESS, SHINING LIGHTSince the...

    Tan Cleo Le: BOOK LOVERS GUIDE TO NEW YORK W2 [2019] hardback


    A Book Lover s Guide to New York is a love letter to everything literary in New York City. It is a book all about books. The book is an...

    Francis Chichester: The Lonely Sea and the Sky [2012] paperback


    The complete autobiography of the great adventurer Sir Francis Chichester, the first and fastest man to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe.Aged 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated...

    David Crane: Scott of the Antarctic [2012] paperback


    David Crane has given us a magisterial portrait of one of Britain's greatest heroes and explorers, acclaimed as the 'masterpiece' on the subject. Reissued for the 100th anniversary of Scott's...

    Adam Gopnik: At the Strangers' Gate [2018] paperback


    'A dazzling talent' Malcolm GladwellWhen Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage...

    Adam Gopnik: At the Strangers' Gate [2017] hardback


    'A dazzling talent' Malcolm GladwellWhen Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage...

    Sonia Choquette: Waking Up in Paris [2019] paperback


    'As if waking up from a nightmare, I thought: if I am going to be traumatized, I might as well be traumatized in Paris, right?' Devastated by the unexpected end...

    Dean Karnazes: Running Wild [2022] paperback


    An inspirational collection of the world's most beautiful scenic runs, selected by the editors of cult independent running magazine Like the Wind. Trail running is as simple as it sounds:...

    Joanna Maclennan: Living Wild [2023] hardback


    Explores the lifestyles of families and individuals around the world who have escaped the daily grind to create a new life in harmony with nature. The impact of climate change...

    David Flanagan: Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way [2020] paperback


    The second edition of Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or...

    Jo Kerrigan: All The Way By The Grand Canal [2023] hardback


    A book on the Grand Canal which crosses Ireland from east to west, from Dublin to the Shannon, and from its first opening made it possible for people and freight...

    Theo Dorgan: Sailing for Home [2004] hardback


    What happens when four people, three old sea hands and a novice (the author) cross the Atlantic aboard a 70-foot schooner? Theo Dorgan's logbook of the voyage of the Spirit...

    Robert Shore: Bang in the Middle [2014] paperback


    A book to put the Midlands back on the map. Everyone knows what they think of the North and South of England - the cliches abound. But what about that...

    Raynor Winn: Landlines: The Remarkable Story Of [2023] paperback


    FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SALT PATH AND THE WILD SILENCEPre-order the latest memoir from global bestselling author Raynor WinnUnflinching... There is a luminous conviction to the...

    Matthew Beaumont: The Walker [2020] hardback


    There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to...

    Rebecca West: Black Lamb And Grey Falcon [2020] paperback


    'Impossible to put down' Observer'One of the great books of the century' Times Literary SupplementRebecca West's epic masterpiece not only provides deep insight into the former country of Yugoslavia; it...

    Taran Khan: Shadow City [2021] paperback


    'A fabulous piece of writing . . . I recommend it unreservedly' WILLIAM DALRYMPLE'A brilliant book' CHRISTINA LAMB, author of Farewell KabulOne of the first things I was told when...

    Richard Holmes: Footsteps [2005] paperback


    Richard Holmes's great work of biographical exploration, published alongside its sister volume 'Sidetracks'. In 1985, Richard Holmes published a small book of essays called Footsteps and the writing of biography...

    Cameroon With Egbert


    Cameroon with Egbert tells the story of a journey through the remote areas of Cameroon undertaken by indomitable author Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel, accompanied by an endearing horse...

    From the Holy Mountain: A Journey In The Shadow of Byzantium


    A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work. In AD 587, two monks,...

    Sea Room


    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be given your own remote islands? Thirty years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson. Aged 21, Nicolson inherited the Shiants,...

    Harriet Sandys: Beyond that Last Blue Mountain [2018] hardback


    Harriet's parents hoped that, after leaving boarding school and doing `the Season', she would meet and marry a suitable young man. But she was to disappoint them. Just after the...

    Kirsty Bell: THE UNDERCURRENTS W3 [2022] paperback


    The Undercurrents: A Story of Berlin is a dazzling work of biography, memoir and cultural criticism told from a precise vantage point: a stately nineteenth-century house on Berlin's Landwehr Canal,...

    Edward Chisholm: Waiter In Paris A: Adventures In T [2023] paperback


    ***'This astonishing book describes a cruel, feral existence and is worthy of standing on the shelf next to George Orwell's Down And Out In Paris And London (1933) as another...

    Travelling with Ghosts: An intimate and inspiring journey


    'A cross between H is for Hawk and Wild' Stylist 'A courageous memoir of love and loss . . . compelling' Sunday Express'Intimate and inspiring' Observer 'Rich and absorbing' Cathy...

    Shannon Fowler: Travelling with Ghosts [2017] paperback


    In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was backpacking with her Australian fiance Sean in Thailand. The couple were planning to return home to Melbourne after their excursion to...

    Giuseppe Lazzaro Danzuso: Sicily [2002] hardback


    According to Goethe, Sicily "is the key to everything". "Italy," claimed the great German writer, "leaves no image on the spirit without Sicily". Goethe's sentiments can only be applauded given...

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