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From an award-winning travel writer, this is an evocative journey around some of the country's most ancient sites and ritual places, and a profound exploration of the relationship between man...
England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the...
Discover the fascinating histories and routes of 50 of the world's most scenic railways. Railway expert, Julian Holland, takes you on a journey around the world.
It all began at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station, New York, in 1961...
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China’s borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of ...
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Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, the author discovers a lost world -...
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