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...
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...
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...
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; 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...
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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The award-winning travel book by the author of Travels with a Tangerine
Brilliantly imagined journey into the dark heart of twenty-first century London, from the avian police to security guards, urban fox hunters and exorcists.
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...
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...
The narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son becomes a text which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal...
Will Self; Ralph Steadman
The very best of Will Self's columns for the Independent on the oddities of place, with Ralph Steadman's trademark illustrations.
In a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt whisky, author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland. His tour...