The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. At this charged moment, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history. Tremlett's journey was also an attempt to make... read more
'Sicily struck me then as the most fascinating place I had ever visited. I didn't change that opinion over the intervening years, no matter where I travelled. I meant to go back. Time and again I made plans. Time and again I was thwarted.'At the age of twenty-six Matthew Fort first visited the island of Sicily. He and his bro... read more
Driven by a desire to explore the most remote, barren yet romantic places on earth, martin Buckley set off on a two-year journey through the world's deserts. In the Sahara he was threatened with murder. In the Gobi, he highjacked a cycle-rickshaw. Dehydrating in the Sonora, he hallucinated fruit cocktails. Encountering the de... read more
Funny, philosophical and surprisingly moving, this is the story of how a rootless criminal lawyer from New York finds home in the most unexpected place, a small Italian town, and of how Pasquale and his compatriots put life into perspective in the strangest way. Paperback
Part adventure, part extreme travel, Lost in Transmission is the story of a young man growing up was faster than a camel can walk and confronting his humanity and sanity along the way. It is also a story of long distance love, and the true meaning of being lost and found.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Sports Book of the Year 2007.|
It seemed a simple enough idea at the outset: to assemble a team of eleven men to play cricket on each of the seven continents of the globe. Except
Winner of the 'Travel Narrative Book of the Year' in 2005 by the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW), "The Coast Road" presents an idiosyncratic and illuminating snapshot of England and what it is to be English today. In this travelogue, award-winning writer Paul Gogarty travels 3,000 miles in a motorhome, exploring intima... read more
The fourth title in the brilliant 'Writer and the City' series. Prague is the magic capital of Europe. Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, 'devotee of the stars and cultivator of the spagyric art', who in the late 1500s summoned alchemists and magicians from all over the world to his castle on Hradcany hill, it has been ... read more
This is an account of an adventure that takes Tony Hawks right around the world in search for that elusive follow-up hit. From the studios of Nashville to the coffee bars of Amsterdam; from the plains of the Sudan to the wilds of Tasmania, Hawks will do anything to have a hit.
Jackie French describes a year of living in harmony with the bush in the Araluen Valley, witnessing the cycle of the seasons, the idiosyncracies of wombats and the bounty from her wilderness garden. Widely acclaimed author Jackie French's journal of a year in the life of the Araluen Valley in the beautiful Southern Highlands ... read more
In 1996, former Country Living garden-editor, Miranda Innes, decided to change her life completely. Tired of urban living, bored of her career, out of love with her long-standing partner, she and her son spied a romantic ruin in Andalusia amid its own olive groves, and made an offer. What happened next - selling her Londo... read more
After twelve years in Spain, Jason Webster had developed a deep love for his adopted homeland; his life there seemed complete. But when he and his Spanish wife moved into an idyllic old farmhouse in the mountains north of Valencia, by chance he found an unmarked mass grave from the Spanish Civil War on his doorstep. Spurred t... read more
Rev up for a bumpy ride twice around Australia with the bloke on a bike. In some ways Drew Radford is an unlikely bush explorer. For a start he's a vegetarian. Also, his preferred method of transportation is his motorcycle, the Bavarian. But in the last three years he has built a wide following through his fascinating reports... read more
Your courage and determination are an inspirational example for all young people to follow. Bill Clinton, former president of the United States What you have done makes me proud to be a human being. Ben Harper, musician I was a member of a large community at the start who thought he was mad. I take my hat off to him. David Ad... read more
This book tells of her travels from Nairobi to Cape Town and is for those who have been to Africa and want to compare experiences, those who want to go and are looking for information and especially for those who want a vicarious African experience shared from the comfort of their armchairs.The author lives in Golden Bay.
In 2005, Australians Chris Bray (then 21 years old) and Clark Carter (20) dreamed of embarking on an adventure it was to be a world-first, traversing 1000 kilometres of perhaps the most extreme and diverse landscape on the planet - everything from snow and ice to mud, shattered rock, rivers and fields of boulders.
Thirsting for a new adventure and announcing that 'an adventure not in the air is obsolete', Richard Halliburton hired pioneer aviator Moye Stephens in 1931 and fearlessly set out to circle the world in an open cockpit biplane optimistically named The Flying Carpet.
We've all dreamt of escaping to a House Somewhere. In this collection some of the finest names in contemporary travel writing reveal the perils and pleasures of exchanging the familiar for the foreign.