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.
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...
Michael Palin; Michael Palin; Paul...
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...
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 -...
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...
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 hilarious memoir and travelogue through the Russian Classics
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Explores Britain's royal past, unearthing a legacy of castles and palaces, cathedrals and country retreats, battlefields and monuments where kings and queens lived and died.
Time Out Guides Ltd
Selects the very best of Brighton's sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, night-life and entertainment. This title also takes you straight to the latest venues, tips you off to the news and fashions...
Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; Peter...
This text contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade and agriculture of a society that was new to him. Boswell offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior...
Ian Frazier; Robert Macfarlane
Reportage resists easy definition and comes in many forms, but it reveals hidden truths about people and events that have shaped the world we know. This book is a journey...
The country - its culture, its history and its people - behind the headlines
Mary Wortley Montagu; Malcolm Jack;...
The critical and biographical introduction tells of Lady Wortley Montagu's travels through Europe to Turkey in 1716, where her husband had been appointed Ambassador. Her lively letters offer insights into...
When Daniel Kalder, acclaimed author of Lost Cosmonaut, descended into the sewers of Moscow in pursuit of the mythical lost city of tramps, he didn't realise that he was embarking...
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...