• 1001 Historic Sites You Must See
    1001 Historic Sites You Must See
    ISBN: 9781845662707
    Price: $12.99
    Author: CAVENDISH, RICHARD
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • 30 Second London
    30 Second London
    If you are tired of London, are you really tired of life? 30-Second London agrees with Dr. Johnson's famous statement, taking the history of one of the most diverse cities on Earth and looking at the forces that shaped it, from the first traces of a Neanderthal settlement on the banks of the River Thames to today's vast and varied metropolis. Along the way, readers will discover underground London, secret London, suburban London, and much more, on a revealing whistlestop city tour.

    ISBN: 9781782404545
    Publication date: 02/03/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Dennison, Edward
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • 30 Second New York
    30 Second New York
    New York never sleeps, they say, and 30-Second New York offers up an energetic tour of the city, looking at its founding fathers (and mothers), at key events in its history, and at the buildings and people that make up its unique character, taking in all of the Five Boroughs, not just Manhattan. Find out who gave the city Central Park and the Empire State Building, learn what it was like to arrive off the boat at Ellis Island, relive the glory days of Coney Island, and admire the way New York has presented itself to the world culturally, in the art, literature, and music of those who love it. It's an absorbing virtual visit to the liveliest city on Earth.

    ISBN: 9781782404538
    Publication date: 02/03/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Fenton, Sarah
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Accidental Tour Guide
    Accidental Tour Guide
    Eat, Pray, Love meets The Year of Magical Thinking in this powerful memoir of love, loss and taking risks from a true adventurer

    The irrepressible Mary Moody knows better than anyone the joy of breaking new ground and discovering new frontiers. She is the bestselling author of Au Revoir and Last Tango In Toulouse, and her life as a journalist, TV and radio presenter, popular gardening guru and inveterate traveller has been an inspiration to thousands of women for decades.

    But when Moody loses two of the people she loves most - her beloved husband and the half sister she had only just been reunited with - her world is turned upside down. Part of her journey to recovery is her decision to boldly go where she has never been before - both in her travels as a tour guide and in her everyday life. This leads to exploring uncharted territories in Morocco and a wrenching move from her beloved mountain home and garden to make a fresh start while rediscovering her passions - travel, gardening, food, family and the joy of new adventures. A warm, heartbreakingly moving and thoroughly entertaining story of how to rebuild your life without the people who matter most.

    ISBN: 9781925791358
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Moody, Mary
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Along the Ganges
    Along the Ganges
    ISBN: 9781906598273
    Price: $7.99
    Author: TROJANOW, I
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $7.99
  • Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto is a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way: artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as legendary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors.

    After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.

    ISBN: 9780141988337
    Publication date: 05/07/2018
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Kerr, Alex
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men and what was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell gives us rich and deeply informed answers to those ancient questions. Written with warmth, humour, and a rare acumen, Apostle is a brilliant and exhaustive synthesis of travel writing, centuries of biblical history, and a deep lifelong relationship with Christianity. Bissell explores not just who these renowned and pious men were (and weren't), but how their identities have taken shape over two millennia. Bissell, in his search for this elusive set of truths, has traveled the world, visiting holy sites from Rome and Jerusalem to Turkey, India, and Kyrgyzstan, and he captures vividly the rich diversity of Christianity's global reach. Apostle is an unusual, erudite, and hilarious book, an intoxicating combination of religious, intellectual, and personal adventure.

    ISBN: 9780571234745
    Publication date: 07/04/2016
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Bissell, Tom
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Art of Stillness Adventures in Going Nowhere
    Art of Stillness Adventures in Going Nowhere
    Part of the TED series: The Art of Stillness In this age of constant movement and connectedness, when so many of us are all over the place, perhaps staying in one place - and locating everything we need for peace and happiness there - is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. Through his extensive interviews with creative geniuses of our day, as well as historical records and his own life experience, acclaimed author Pico Iyer paints a picture of why so many have found such richness in stillness and how - from Marcel Proust to Blaise Pascal to Phillipe Starck - they've gathered such rare and exhilarating fruits there. He explores the counter-intuitive truth: the more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug. In both The Art of Stillnessand his captivating TEDTALK Where is Home?, Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why more and more people - even those with no religious commitment - seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to connect with what could be called the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an "Internet sabbath" every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning, so as to try to revive those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation.

    ISBN: 9781471138867
    Publication date: 06/11/2014
    Price: $10.00
    Author: Iyer, Pico
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $10.00
  • Art Of The Wasted Day
    Art Of The Wasted Day
    A sharp and unconventional book - a swirl of memoir, travelogue and biography of some of history's champion day-dreamers." -Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream The Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue of leisure written from a lifelong enchantment with solitude. Patricia Hampl visits the homes of historic exemplars of ease who made repose a goal, even an art form. She begins with two celebrated eighteenth-century Irish ladies who ran off to live a life of "retirement" in rural Wales. Her search then leads to Moravia to consider the monk-geneticist, Gregor Mendel, and finally to Bordeaux for Michel Montaigne--the hero of this book--who retreated from court life to sit in his chateau tower and write about whatever passed through his mind, thus inventing the personal essay. Hampl's own life winds through these pilgrimages, from childhood days lazing under a neighbor's beechnut tree, to a fascination with monastic life, and then to love--and the loss of that love which forms this book's silver thread of inquiry. Finally, a remembered journey down the Mississippi near home in an old cabin cruiser with her husband turns out, after all her international quests, to be the great adventure of her life. The real job of being human, Hampl finds, is getting lost in thought, something only leisure can provide. The Art of the Wasted Day is a compelling celebration of the purpose and appeal of letting go.

    ISBN: 9780143132882
    Publication date: 18/04/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Hampl, Patricia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • At My French Table
    At My French Table
    ISBN: 9780670078240
    Publication date: 27/08/2014
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Webster, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Atlas Obscura
    Atlas Obscura
    From the founders of Atlas Obscura.com, the online destinations for wonder and curiosity - with over 3.2 million active monthly users - comes a book like no other, featuring over 600 lushly illustrated entries on wondrous, curious, eccentric, and bizarre locales: from the bone museums of Italy to the self-mummified monks of Japan to the Gates of Hell, a 328 foot wide hole in the middle of the Turkmenistan desert that has been on fire for 40 years. Engagingly writtend, scrupiously researched, beautifully designed, and endessly fascinating, Atlas Obscura is the pinnacle of armchair travel.

    ISBN: 9780761169086
    Publication date: 20/09/2016
    Price: $79.99
    Author: Foer, Joshua
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • Atlas of Improbable Places
    Atlas of Improbable Places
    It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations.Travis Elborough goes in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged. Taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava. Through the labyrinths of Berlin and Beijing - underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards. Never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston.With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. As the Island of Dolls and the hauntingly titled Door to Hell - an inextinguishable fire pit - attest, mystery is never far away. The truths and myths behind their creation are as varied as the destinations themselves.

    ISBN: 9781781317631
    Publication date: 21/02/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Elborough, Travis
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
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