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Traversa -
Traversa - Fran Sandham
As travel books go this is a gem, the true tale of a determined and courageous man’s solo walk across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia to Bagamoyo on the coast in Tanzania. A mere 3,000 miles! Why? Well read the book and you’ll find out and be thoroughly entertained at the same time. Fran Sandham sets off from Namibia’s Skeleton Coast armed with ambition and determination, and a strong desire to follow in the footsteps of famous explorers such as Livingstone and Stanley. Read the full review..
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Yoga School Dropout - Lucy Edge
Yoga School Dropout - Lucy Edge
You don’t have to be a travel or a yoga enthusiast to enjoy reading this book. In fact as soon as you read the synopsis you know you’re in for a treat, the ironic self-deprecating, dare-I-say-it very British sense of humour comes across straight away. Lucy’s plan was to travel to India and “find a guru and return a yoga goddess – a magnetic babe attracting strong and sweaty yet emotionally vulnerable men with my pretzel-like body and compassionate grace.” Puts a smile on your face straight away! Read the full review..
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Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past - Giles Tremlett
Synopsis:
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. Spaniards, he found, had tried to wipe both the Civil War and Franco from their memory. The graves were 'secretos a voces' - whispered secrets everyone knew about but did not discuss. History, Tremlett discovered, was a tinder-box of disagreements for Spaniards. Who caused the Civil War? Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid? Did the islamist bombers who killed 190 people in 2004 dream of a return to Spain's Moorish past? The ghosts of the past were everywhere..

Unforgettable Journeys to Take Before You Die (Unforgettable... Before You Die S.) - Steve Watkins, Clare Jonesu
Reviews:

Sunday Telegraph, March 19, 2006
'This beautifully illustrated book includes 30 journeys that will satisfy the adventurer in all of us.'

Sunday Express, March 12th, 2006
'An inspiring new book...a taste of some travel experiences of a lifetime.'


Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out
Jason Hazeley, Robin Halstead, Joel Morris, Alex Morris
Synopsis:
The British Lawnmower Museum, Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music, and Mad Jack's Sugar Loaf. In a world of theme parks, interactive exhibits, over-priced merchandise and queues, don't worry, these are names to stir the soul. Reassuring evidence that there's still somewhere to turn in search of the small, fascinating, unique and, dammit, British. In a stumbling journey across the country, in search of the best, we have to offer our intrepid heroes discovered dinosaurs in South London, a cold war castle in Essex, grown men pretending to be warships in Scarborough, unexplained tunnels under Liverpool and a terraced house in Bedford being kept warm for Jesus's return..

The Cities Book (Lonely Planet Pictorial S.)
Synopsis:
A pictorial coffee-table book that illustrates 200 cities in the world as voted by Lonely Planet travelers, authors and staff. This book includes topics, which contain statistics such as population, the age of the city and its local name, urban myths, city origins and the things to see, do, eat and drink.

Cool Camping: England - Jonathan Knight
Book Description:
It’s official. Camping is cool. With designer floral-print tents, self-inflating air mattresses and state-of-the-art campsite facilities, it’s no longer a chore to head for the hills at the weekend. A generation raised on summer festivals and gap-year backpacking has rediscovered the great outdoors as a tonic to high-density urban life. And there’s no better way to enjoy a wilderness experience than with a sleeping bag and tent, to sleep under the stars and to wake with the sun. This book features a hand-picked selection of campsites and camping experiences in England, each with something very special..

Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die
Synopsis: We only get one life so we owe it to ourselves to see as much of this beautiful world as possible. As we work longer hours our leisure time becomes more and more valuable and increasingly it's how we spend it that gives meaning and value to our lives. That's not to say that we are unhappy with our lot but, in the absence of religion, personal fulfilment is the new god and for growing numbers of people this comes from new experiences and sights.

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne - Terry Darlington
Synopsis: Terry and Monica Darlington are intrepid pensioners who made the surprising decision to sail their canal narrowboat Phillis May, sixteen hundred miles across France and down to the Mediterranean, accompanied only by their whippet Jim. They took advise from nautical experts, who told them they would lose their boat and their lives (and, indeed, their whippet Jim).

The Travel Book
Synopsis: A pictorial guide to travel around the world features 1,200 full-color photographs and descriptions of more than two hundred countries, all organized alphabetically for easy access, along with key facts, maps, cultural insights, and travel tips for each nation.

Findings - Kathleen Jamie

Reviews:
The Daily Telegraph, June 4 2005
'a book of unparalleled beauty, sharpness of observation, wit, delicacy, strength of vision and rare exactness of language'

The Independent, 14 June 2005
'the vivid catching of the fleeting aspects of the world around us.. . Jamie does with remarkable skill'


Long Way Round - Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
Synopsis: From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina.

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