Michael Symmons Roberts; Paul Farley
Passed through, negotiated, unacknowledged: the edgelands - those familiar yet ignored spaces which are neither city nor countryside - have become the great wild places on our doorsteps. This title...
Burrowing under the perimeter fence of the grandest of Grand Projects - the giant myth that is 2012's London Olympics - Ghost Milk explores a landscape under sentence of death...
Combines practical advice with contributions from many journalists and commentators including Rageh Omar and John Simpson, who share their own experience and advice on surviving in difficult and dangerous situations.
Michael Palin; Paul Theroux; Sara...
A collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011. It features stories from twenty-five travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara...
Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? Answering such questions as what to...
The Lost Art of Walking is Geoff Nicholson's delightful ramble through the history and lore of walking. He brings pedestrianism back to the centre of life by musing on his...
A masterly anthology of extracts from the journals and writings of travellers, explorers and adventurers throughout history, The Traveller's Daybook takes the reader on 366 unforgettable journeys -...
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Ernest Henry Shackleton
This is Ernest Shackleton's gripping account of the doomed Endurance voyage. Setting out on the eve of World War I, he wanted to be the first to cross the last...
A year-long scenic route of jollyness taking in the quirky events, inventions, traditions, people, places and characters that make Great Britain a nation worth celebrating every day...
One man's quest to rediscover his sense of self-control in a high-speed world - by the author of EIGHT MEN AND A DUCK and ADRIFT IN CALEDONIA
More and more of us are turning to cycling, whether as an inexpensive, healthy and environmentally friendly means of getting to work or school, or as a way of exploring...
A frog's eye view of Britain, as Deakin swims its rivers, lakes and other waterways; an exquisite classic of British natural history.
John Steinbeck; Jay Parini
When John Steinbeck was almost sixty years old, worried that he might have lost touch with the sights, the sounds and the essence of America's people, he took note of...
Takes us on a journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway. Illustrated with line drawings...
Matthew Beaumont; Gregory Dart
The metropolis is a site of endless making and unmaking. From the attempt to imagine a city-symphony to the cinematic tradition that runs from Walter Ruttmann to Terence Davies, this...
Wilfred Thesiger; Rory Stewart
Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa and educated at Eton and Oxford. In the spirit of TE Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring the deserts of Arabia. This book...