Travel writing

    Letters from Iceland

    By Louis MacNeice

    Paperback £11.45

    In the summer of 1936, W H Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. This is a collaboration in poetry and prose, reportage and correspondence, published in 1937 with the Spanish...

    Persia and the Persian Question 2 Volume Set Persia and the

    By George Nathaniel Curzon

    Paperback £36.98

    Later viceroy of India, George Curzon 1859-1925 published this highly regarded two-volume work on Persia in 1892, following his travels in the country. Convinced of the political importance of this region as a buffer against Russian influence, Curzon gives an overview of Persian history, society, geography and politics.

    Beneath Another Sky

    By Norman Davies

    Hardback £20.46

    'He writes history like nobody else. He thinks like nobody else ... He sees the world as a whole, with its limitless fund of stories' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times Where have the people in any particular place actually come from? What are the historical complexities in any particular place? This...

    The Old Weird Albion

    By Justin Hopper

    Paperback £8.45

    Wild Call - One Man's Voyage in Pursuit of Freedom

    By Martyn Murray

    Paperback £9.65

    Suffocated by a lack of freedom in modern life, Martyn Murray sought an alternative. Restoring an old ketch, he cruised the Western Isles with an aim to sail to St Kilda: the remotest part of the British Isles. Considering the islanders' own freedom, restricted by absentee landlords and officialdom, he...

    Question Time

    By Mark Mason

    Hardback £10.25

    A tour of Britain's quizzes by the author of WALK THE LINES and MAIL OBSESSION.

    Escape to Ikaria

    By Nick Perry

    Paperback £8.45

    The follow up to the acclaimed Peaks and Troughs

    Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia

    By Charlotte Hobson

    Paperback £8.45

    Richly observed, this witty and yet deeply moving tale of Charlotte Hobson's year travelling around Russia takes us to the heart of a country that we are continually interested in, yet can struggle to understand. Hobson's characters are often wonderfully quixotic and so is the spirit she finds everywhere at...

    Orchid Hunter

    By Leif Bersweden

    Hardback £10.25

    In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream - to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles.He has just a few months to complete his quest - no one has ever done it before within one growing season- and...

    Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

    By Simon Jenkins

    Hardback £17.46

    The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own...

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