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  • TOUCHING THE VOID   -   (Vintage Voyages)
    TOUCHING THE VOID - (Vintage Voyages)
    SIMPSON JOE
    ISBN: 9781784875374
    Title: TOUCHING THE VOID - (Vintage Voyages)
    Author: SIMPSON JOE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

    Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead.

    What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TRACKS
    TRACKS
    DAVIDSON ROBYN
    ISBN: 9781408834862
    Title: TRACKS
    Author: DAVIDSON ROBYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.'

    So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey through some of the harshest spaces of the world. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea - with only a dog and four camels for company.

    Tracks is Robyn's award-winning account of her adventure. Her story beats a track across bush, rock, sand and dust, across magnificent landscapes and through ancient sacred land, through frustrations, triumphs, joy and despair. And as she treks further and further away from civilisation, and ever closer to the burning 'heart of the world', she realises that this desert will either make her, or break her.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TRACKS
    TRACKS
    DAVIDSON ROBYN
    ISBN: 9781408896204
    Title: TRACKS
    Author: DAVIDSON ROBYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company.


    Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.


    WITH A NEW POSTSCRIPT BY THE AUTHOR AND A STUNNING COLOUR PICTURE SECTION


    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS : Tours of a Lost Continent
    TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS : Tours of a Lost Continent
    HATHERLEY OWEN
    ISBN: 9780141988320
    Title: TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS : Tours of a Lost Continent
    Author: HATHERLEY OWEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2018 NEW RELEASE

    A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities.

    Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world: a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist concert halls, imaginative public spaces and futuristic egalitarian housing estates which, interconnected by high-speed trains traversing open borders, have a combination of order and pleasure which is exceptionally unusual elsewhere.

    In Trans-Europe Express, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, from Dniepropetrovsk to Madrid, Edirne to Reykjavik, and to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK and Australia. He also discovers another EU, where rail systems can't function, nationalism is on the rise, retail parks and tourists engulf cities and the deregulated public sphere rivals anything in Brexit Britain. And that's just the part of the continent allowed in the club, which resembles nothing so much as a rebranding of something much older: Christendom. Attempting to define the European city, Hatherley finds a continent divided both within the EU and outside it: the difference between Chisinau and Stockholm is so vast that it makes little sense to call them both European capitals.

    Trans-Europe Express is a striking picture of a continent that has managed to create urban environments more pleasant, comfortable and attractive than any created anywhere else in human history, and which is now in profound crisis.


    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • TRAVEL GOALS
    TRAVEL GOALS
    ISBN: 9781788686204
    Title: TRAVEL GOALS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Be inspired and empowered by this collection of transformative travel experiences. From sleeping under the stars or learning a new craft, to more ambitious challenges like taking a big trip alone, helping to rebuild a community or saving an endangered species, this is your essential companion to a life well-lived.

    Each experience in this feel-good bucket list is enriching in some way, whether it’s about forging a stronger connection with the natural world, helping the planet, or better understanding yourself. From the easily attainable to the aspirational, the variety of goals makes it easy to create a set that’s right for you.

    Every goal is accompanied by recommendations about where to try it, as well as websites and information to ensure each one is achievable.

    The life-enhancing goals in this book include:

    * Travelling spontaneously
    * Embracing the off season
    * Retracing the steps of history
    * Being a tourist in your own country
    * Making a pilgrimage
    * Having adventures with your children
    * Learning from indigenous cultures
    * Spending a night in the jungle
    * Taking the slow road
    * Becoming an ocean defender
    * Embracing your sexuality
    * Meditating with masters
    * Taking a big trip alone
    * Making an epic overland journey
    * Giving a year of your life to others
    * Helping a community to rebuild

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • TRAVELLERS YEAR : 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries Journals and Letters
    TRAVELLERS YEAR : 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries Journals and Letters
    ELBOROUGH TRAVIS / RENNISON NICK
    ISBN: 9780711237605
    Title: TRAVELLERS YEAR : 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries Journals and Letters
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS / RENNISON NICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A Traveller's Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration.


    A Traveller's Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration. The extracts convey men and women's experiences of travel and discovery throughout the centuries from classical times to the early twenty-first century, with an emphasis on the period 1750 - 1950, the classic era of both European exploration and diary-writing. The authors of the pieces range from famous explorers such as Captains Cook and Scott to modern travel writers journeying through the contemporary world, from people who pushed back the boundaries of geographical knowledge to people who wrote about what they did on their summer holidays.

    The book includes an introduction, explanatory notes and mini-biographies of all the contributors.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $5.00
  • TRAVELS WITH A STICK : A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela
    TRAVELS WITH A STICK : A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela
    FRAZER RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781780275680
    Title: TRAVELS WITH A STICK : A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela
    Author: FRAZER RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2019 New Release

    The extraordinary story of a journey on one of the most renowned pilgrim routes in the world - the 1,000km 'Camino' to Santiago de Compostela in France and northern Spain.

    Almost 300,000 people ‘officially’ complete the journey to Santiago each year — hundreds of thousands more travel at least part of the way.

    In this book, Richard Frazer discovers on his pilgrimage to the shrine of St James the Great how a journey — wherever it is made — undertaken with an open and hospitable heart can provide spiritual renewal and transformation, filling what many people see as the spiritual void in 21st century life.

    This absorbing account reveals how the pilgrim journey can be nourishment for the human heart. It connects us to landscape and brings us to the mystery of what it is to be human and vulnerable and open to the kindness of strangers and the gift of the new and the unexpected.

    Imprint: BIRLIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TRAVELS WITH A WRITING BRUSH : Classical Japanese travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho
    TRAVELS WITH A WRITING BRUSH : Classical Japanese travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho
    MCKINNEY MEREDITH
    ISBN: 9780241310878
    Title: TRAVELS WITH A WRITING BRUSH : Classical Japanese travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho
    Author: MCKINNEY MEREDITH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    A rich and exquisite anthology that illuminates Japanese travel over a thousand years.

    Discover a realm of travel writing undreamed of in the West - a richly literary tradition extending through a thousand years and more, whose individual works together weave a dense and beautiful brocade of repeated patterns and motifs, tones and textures. Here are asobi, the wandering performers who prefigured geisha; travelling monks who sleep on pillows of grass and listen to the autumnal insects; and a young girl who passionately longs to travel to the capital and read more stories. Taking in songs, dramas, tales, diaries and above all, poetry, this wonderful anthology roams over mountains and along perilous shores to show how profoundly travel inspired the Japanese imagination.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY : In Search of America
    TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY : In Search of America
    STEINBECK JOHN
    ISBN: 9780141186108
    Title: TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY : In Search of America
    Author: STEINBECK JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his blue French poodle Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wilderness, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye. What he sees is a lonely, generous nation too packed with individuals for single judgements. His vision of how the world was changing, however, speaks to us warningly and prophetically through the decades.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ULTIMATE EATLIST
    ULTIMATE EATLIST
    ISBN: 9781787014213
    Title: ULTIMATE EATLIST
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The world’s top 500 food experiences – ranked! We asked the planet’s top chefs, food writers and our food-obsessed authors to name their favourite, most authentic gastronomic encounters. The result is a journey to Mozambique for piri-piri chicken, Japan for bullet train bento boxes, San Sebastian pintxos bars, and a further 497 of the most exciting eateries anywhere on Earth.

    Ultimate Eatlist is the follow-up to our bestselling Ultimate Travelist and is a must-own bucket list for foodies and those who love to travel. You’ll discover the planet’s most thrilling and famous culinary experiences, the culture behind each one, what makes them so special, and why the experience is so much more than what’s in the plate, bowl or glass in front of you.

    How many have you tried and what’s your number one?

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • UNDERLAND : A Deep Time Journey
    UNDERLAND : A Deep Time Journey
    MACFARLANE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780241143803
    Title: UNDERLAND : A Deep Time Journey
    Author: MACFARLANE ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words - an unmissable journey into the hidden worlds beneath our feet.

    'Into the underland we have long placed that which we fear and wish to lose, and that which we love and wish to save . . . '

    From the vast underground mycelial networks by which trees communicate to the ice-blue depths of glacial moulins, and from North Yorkshire to the Lofoten Islands, Robert Macfarlane traces a voyage through the worlds beneath our feet. He reaches back into the deep history of the planet, through the layers of rock and ancient buried objects, and forward to the future, the legacy of the anthropocene and the world we bequeath our descendants. Underland is Macfarlane at his dazzling best - the lyrical, the political and the philosophical come together in this profound exploration of the relationship between landscape and the human heart.

    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • UNLIKELY VOYAGE OF JACK DE CROW
    UNLIKELY VOYAGE OF JACK DE CROW
    MACKINNON A J
    ISBN: 9781863956659
    Title: UNLIKELY VOYAGE OF JACK DE CROW
    Author: MACKINNON A J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'A couple of quiet weeks sailing the River Severn was the intention. Somehow things got out of hand - a year later I had reached Romania and was still going...' Truly hilarious books are rare. Even rarer are those based on real events. Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow. Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this Australian Odysseus in a dinghy travels from the borders of North Wales to the Black Sea - 4,900 kilometres over salt and fresh water, under sail, at the oars, or at the end of a tow-rope - through twelve countries, 282 locks and numerous trials and adventures, including an encounter with Balkan pirates. Along the way he experiences the kindness of strangers, gets very lost, and perfects the art of slow travel.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • UP IN THE OLD HOTEL
    UP IN THE OLD HOTEL
    MITCHELL JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9780099561590
    Title: UP IN THE OLD HOTEL
    Author: MITCHELL JOSEPH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'The master of a journalistic style long vanished - urbane, lucid, courteous... A masterpiece of observation and storytelling' Ian McEwan

    Mitchell is the laureate of old New York. The hidden corners of the city and the people who lived there are his subject. He captured the waterfront rooming-houses , nickel-a-drink saloons, all-night restaurants, the 'visionaries, obsessives, imposters, fanatics, lost souls, the end-is-near street preachers, old Gypsy Kings and old Gypsy Queens, and out-and-out freak-show freaks.' Mitchell's trademark curiosity, respect and graveyard humour fuel these magical essays.
    Written between 1943 and 1965, Up in the Old Hotel is the complete collection of Joseph Mitchell 's New Yorker journalism and includes McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr Flood, The Bottom of the Harbour and Joe Gould's Secret.

    'Joseph Mitchell is buried treasure' Salman Rushdie

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • VANLIFE COMPANION
    VANLIFE COMPANION
    ISBN: 9781787018488
    Title: VANLIFE COMPANION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hit the open road with this practical and inspiring guide. In the first half, you'll discover how to choose and customise your perfect van, and get it fitted for sleeping, cooking and storage. In part two, we'll tell you how to stay safe, save money and park legally, then share the best road trips around the world, complete with itineraries.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VANLIFE DIARIES : Finding Freedom on the Open Road
    VANLIFE DIARIES : Finding Freedom on the Open Road
    MORTON KATHLEEN
    ISBN: 9781741176759
    Title: VANLIFE DIARIES : Finding Freedom on the Open Road
    Author: MORTON KATHLEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Vanlife Diaries celebrates the nomadic lifestyle and community through interviews, advice for living on the road, and more than two hundred photos of these tiny rolling homes. Step into the world of a new generation of modern gypsies: a range of professionals and creatives who have ditched
    conventional houses for the freedom of the road and the beauty of the outdoors.

    The book features vanlifers, their pets, and their converted vans and buses, VWs, Sprinters, Toyotas, and more, as well as the stunning natural locations that are part of the movement's inspiration.


    Interviews and narrative captions share the stories of these dreamers and seekers, their inspiration for downsizing, how they found and converted their vehicle, and what it?s like to work and live on the road.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • VENICE
    VENICE
    MORRIS JAN
    ISBN: 9780571322794
    Title: VENICE
    Author: MORRIS JAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully-written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past. Analysing the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours, there is scarcely a corner of Venice that Jan Morris has not investigated and brought vividly to life.

    Jan Morris first visited the city of Venice as young James Morris, during World War II. As she writes in the introduction,"it is Venice seen through a particular pair of eyes at a particular moment - young eyes at that, responsive above all to the stimuli of youth." Venice is an impassioned work on this magnificent but often maddening city.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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