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  • Journeys of a German England

    Journeys of a German England
    av Carl Philip Moritz

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011437

    In 1782 an enthusiastic young German landed in England. Through the fresh eyes of a foreigner we get a wonderful insight into what has or hasn't changed within the last two hundred years. In a series of letters home he describes his amazement at the…

  • Far Away & Long Ago

    Far Away & Long Ago
    av W. H. Hudson

    Häftad - 1982 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871743

    The first eighteen years of William Hudson's life were spent on the Argentinian pampas. Although he was a scholarly ornithologist, every page of this book reveals a rapturous delight in the wildlife of the pampas, animal or human. He mixed with cut-…

  • Voices of the Old Sea

    Voices of the Old Sea
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011611

    "Voices of the Old Sea" is Lewis' masterly description of the Costa Brava on the cusp of tourist development in the 1950s, a place where men regulated their lives by the sardine shoals of spring and autumn and the tuna fishing of summer, and where w…

  • A State of Fear

    A State of Fear
    av Andrew Graham-Yooll

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011345

    For ten hair-raising years, Andrew Graham-Yooll was the news editor of the Buenos Aires Herald. All around him friends and aquaintances were 'disappearing'. Although the slightest mistake might have caused his own disappearance, he didn't shrink fro…

  • For Love or Money

    For Love or Money
    av Jonathan Raban

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601403

    'Jonathan Raban is the only person I listen to in matters of travel and books and writing in general. Reading him, talking to him as I have over fifty years, he has made my work better and me happier.' Paul Theroux'For Love and Money ... is as good…

  • Holding on

    Holding on
    av Mervyn Jones

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011420

    This is the story of a street in London's docklands and of the family who lived on it. The street was built in the 1880s, and the Wheelwright family (originally dockers) lived there until its demolition in the 1960s, when it was replaced with tower…

  • The Hill of Kronos

    The Hill of Kronos
    av Peter Levi

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010545

    In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and…

  • Jackdaw Cake

    Jackdaw Cake
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011826

    In "Jackdaw Cake" Norman Lewis recounts the first half of his adventurous life with dry, infectious, laconic wit, observing the transformation of a stammering schoolboy into a worldly wise multilingual intelligence agent on the point of becoming a f…

  • The Waiting Land

    The Waiting Land
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011659

    In "The Waiting Land" (first published in 1967) Dervla Murphy affectionately portrays the people of Nepal's different tribes, the customs of an ancient, complex civilization and the country's natural grandeur and beauty. This is the third of Dervla…

  • The Light Garden of the Angel King

    The Light Garden of the Angel King
    av Peter Levi

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011550

    From time immemorial Afghanistan has been both a fortress of faith and a mountainous crossroads. Through its high valleys merchants traded Chinese porcelains, bundles of indigo cloth, sacks of lapis lazuli, golden jewellery, emeralds and fine carvin…

  • Travels into the Interior of Africa

    Travels into the Interior of Africa
    av Mungo Park

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871040

    Mungo Park's account of his journeys into West Africa in 1795 and again in 1805 provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. Though he failed in the object of his mission - to chart the course of the Nig…

  • The Japanese Chronicles

    The Japanese Chronicles
    av Nicolas Bouvier

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011048

    Nicolas Bouvier was an image merchant and photographer as well as a writer. The Eland edition of "Japanese Chronicles" will be accompanied by many of his startling images of Japan. "The Japanese Chronicles" is a distillation of Bouvier's lifelong qu…

  • About this Man called Ali

    About this Man called Ali
    av Amal Ghandour

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011321

    Ali al Jabri was an Arab artist, educated in Britain (first Rugby, then Bristol University), who was horribly murdered in Jordan in 2002, a violent and lonely end to a life of passionate creativity and a restless search for identity. Estranged from…

  • Hermit of Peking

    Hermit of Peking
    av Hugh Trevor-Roper

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011017

    The arrival of an unpublished memoir offering up a scandalous version of the hitherto blameless public life of the revered oriental scholar, Sir Edmund Backhouse, sets Hugh Trevor-Roper on the trail of an outrageous confidence trickster. One of the…

  • Three Came Home

    Three Came Home
    av Agnes Newton Keith

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871286

    When the Japanese take Borneo in 1942, Agnes Keith is captured and imprisoned with her two-year-old son. Fed on minimal rations, forced to work through recurrent bouts of malaria and fighting with rats for scraps of food, Agnes Keith's spirit never…

  • Road to Nab End

    Road to Nab End
    av William Woodruff

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011260

    The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town. From William Woodruff's birth in 1916 until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the…

  • Arabia through the Looking Glass

    Arabia through the Looking Glass
    av Jonathan Raban

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601397

    'Of all his generation's travellers, Jonathan Raban is the most sophisticated, writing with a subtle and imaginative brilliance.' Colin Thubron'One of the most humane and visionary of all travel writers.' Jeremy SealInto Jonathan Raban's familiar Ea…

  • The Saddest Pleasure

    The Saddest Pleasure
    av Moritz Thomsen

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601038

    Unflinchingly honest about his family, his failures, his already broken health at the age of sixty?three and the loss of the hopes he once had for himself, Thomsen is also sickened by the corruption and rapacity of our societies, the inequality and…

  • Rome

    Rome

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011222

    All roads lead to Rome, the eternal city, the centre of Christendom, the lodestone of the pilgrim and the artist, the seat of the only Empire that has ever succeeded in uniting the European landmass. No literate traveller can escape its fascination,…

  • Persia

    Persia
    av David Blow

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010552

    The land of the Iranians, known to European travelers for centuries as Persia, is a land riven by mountain-ranges, made inhospitable by deserts, yet rich in plains, forests and jewel-like gardens. Home to the most sublime architecture in the world,…

  • The Trouble I've Seen

    The Trouble I've Seen
    av Martha Gellhorn

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011628

    Martha was the youngest of sixteen, handpicked reporters who filed accurate, confidential reports on the human stories behind the statistics of the Depression directly to Roosevelt's White House. From these pages, we understand the real cost of sudd…

  • Hopeful Monsters

    Hopeful Monsters
    av Nicholas Mosely

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011116

    Through a dialogue between two lovers, a young physicist in England and an anthropologist in Germany, Nicholas Mosely retells the history of Europe of the twenties and thirties. The destructive power and attraction of fascism and communism is unveil…

  • Time Among the Maya

    Time Among the Maya
    av Ronald Wright

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601588

    The Maya of Central America created one of the most dazzling civilizations on this earth, which is often compared to Ancient Greece. The Maya had a delight in creation, expressed in art, architecture, pottery, astronomy, mathematics and mythology, a…

  • Gavin Maxwell

    Gavin Maxwell

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601069

    Gavin Maxwell was a romantic, self-destructive adventurer, brave and handsome, with a deep sympathy for the underdog, a wonderfully curious mind and a dogged commitment to discovering the truth. It was said of him that he was loved by women, had sex…

  • The Fields Beneath

    The Fields Beneath
    av Gillian Tindall

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011482

    A masterpiece of local history, by the Queen of the genre; Gillian Tindall has acquired a devoted readership through her lovingly researched works, such as the prize-winning "The House" by the Thames and "Celestine: Voices from a French Village". A…

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon
    av Various

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011277

    This book is a record of the people who visited Lebanon from between 1800 BC to the last summer; and of the Lebanese themselves, writing about their homeland, their religions, their joys, their wars and their sorrows. The passages have been selected…

  • Travels in a Dervish Cloak

    Travels in a Dervish Cloak
    av Isambard Wilkinson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600789

    Since 9/11 the reader has been inundated with academic volumes about radical Islam, the geo-political alliances of Pakistan and the identity of the Taliban. What has been lacking is Travels in a Dervish Cloak, an affectionate, hashish-scented travel…

  • Travels in a Dervish Cloak

    Travels in a Dervish Cloak
    av Isambard Wilkinson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601502

    Spellbound by his grandmother s Anglo Indian heritage and the exuberant annual visits of her friend the Begum, Isambard Wilkinson became enthralled by Pakistan as an intrepid teenager, eventually working there as a foreign correspondent during the W…

  • The Isles of Greece

    The Isles of Greece
    av John Lucas

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011161

    For travellers through the Aegean from Odysseus onwards, the Greek islands have proved to be places of beauty and enchantment, but also of violence, of love and death. "Isles of Greece" doesn't plot a course from island to island. Instead it groups…

  • When Miss Emmie Was in Russia

    When Miss Emmie Was in Russia
    av Harvey Pitcher

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011499

    A Russian Upstairs, Downstairs, but one scented with the cordite and fear of revolution, and with a cast of devotedly loyal and capable British governesses. Miss Emmie is an intimate and revealing portrait of pre-Revolutionary Russian society which,…

  • China

    China
    av Alexander Monro

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011307

    For two thousand years in China, the empires of politics and of the written word cohabited and depended on one another. The Chinese classics became the bedrock of political and cultural legitimacy, which was centred on the empire's great capital cit…

  • Ethiopia

    Ethiopia
    av Yves Stranger

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600772

    There are only a handful of destinations left in the world that have retained their ability to shock the traveller with their unique perspective. These places still awaken a sense of deep wonder as they offer the rare opportunity to observe the worl…

  • The Island that Dared

    The Island that Dared
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011468

    "The Island That Dared" is a passionate book from the pen of Dervla Murphy, which begins with a three-generational family holiday in Cuba. Led by their redoubtable hard-walking grandmother, the trio of young girls and their mother soon find themselv…

  • The Island that Dared

    The Island that Dared
    av Dervla Murphy

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011352

    Take a three-generation family holiday in Cuba in the company of Dervla Murphy, her daughter and three young granddaughters and you have a Swallows and Amazon like adventure in the Caribean as they trek into the hills and along the coast as a family…

  • Syria

    Syria
    av Marius Kociejowski

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871842

    This exciting new series will bring together both classic texts and the writing of the leading Travel writers working today, which will inform and inspire the inquisitive traveller. It is an essential companion for anyone travelling to Syria. Select…

  • The Tomb in Seville

    The Tomb in Seville
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600086

    It is satisfying, and entirely in keeping with the mischievous character of Norman Lewis, that his very last book, The Tomb in Seville, is also his first. For the extraordinary set of misadventures recounted in The Tomb of Seville were first describ…

  • Lighthouse

    Lighthouse
    av Tony Parker

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871583

    I want to marry a lighthouse keeper. And live by the side of the sea. So says the old song, but Parker's 1975 portrait of a handful of these men and their families shows it to be a hard and solitary existence. A vocation more than simply a professio…

  • Eothen

    Eothen
    av Alexander William Kinglake

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601427

    It took Kinglake seven years before he had finished crafting this `lively, brilliant and rather insolent tale. The physical details of the journey, undertaken in 1834 across the Balkan frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, through Constantinople, Smyrna,…

  • Arabia

    Arabia
    av T.J. Gorton

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011208

    Even before Islam, poetry was at the heart of Arabic culture. It spread and developed wherever the Arabic language came to be spoken, from Damascus to Fez, Baghdad to Cairo as well as in the Arabian heartland. This book takes us on a poetic journey…

  • The Way of the World

    The Way of the World
    av Nicholas Bouvier

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871538

    A Cult Classic, "The Way of the World" is one of the most beguiling travel books ever written. Reborn from the ashes of a Pakistan rubbish heap, it tells of a friendship between a writer and an artist, forged on an impecunious, life-enhancing journe…

  • Tuscany and Umbria

    Tuscany and Umbria
    av Gaia Servadio

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011567

    A collection of poems by various authors who were inspired by these regions of Italy. Gaia Servadio is an Italian writer, long settled in Britain, who has retained a passionate relationship with her motherland and those who have expressed this in ve…

  • Turkish Letters

    Turkish Letters
    av Ogier De Busbecq

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871699

    Intelligent but unpretentious, gossipy yet honest, inquiring and unprejudiced - de Busbecq is the sort of man we would all like to meet on our travels. As Habsburg ambassador to the 16th-century court of Suleyman the Magnificent he missed nothing: t…

  • Africa Dances

    Africa Dances
    av Geoffrey Gorer

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871187

    Originally published in 1935, Africa Dances takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa, in the company of one of the great black ballet stars of 1930s Paris (Feral Benga). It's a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be des…

  • Transit of Venus

    Transit of Venus
    av Julian Evans

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600536

    The Pacific Ocean calls to mind a world of fabulous kingdoms and noble savages, guilt free sex and gin-clear lagoons, and a perfect idleness fed by lush fruits and fish-rich seas. Ever since Captain Cook first went to Tahiti in 1769 to observe the t…

  • A Dragon Apparent

    A Dragon Apparent
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871330

    a poignant description of Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam in 1950, with all their beauty, gentleness, grandeur and intricate political balance intact - Restores this lost world, like a phoenix, from the ashes of the Vietnam war and its aftermath - shows th…

  • Travels with Myself and Another

    Travels with Myself and Another
    av Martha Gellhorn

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871774

    A brilliantly witty and intelligent memoir of the adventures, discoveries, rescues, and narrow escapes of Martha Gellhorn, one of America's most important war correspondents and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. "Gellhorn is incapable of writing a…

  • Against a Peacock Sky

    Against a Peacock Sky
    av Monica Connell

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600420

    For two years Monica Connell lived as a paying guest of Kalchu and Chola in the Nepalese Himalayan village of Talphi, ten days walk from the nearest road. This book poetically captures the immediacy of Connell's experience, and her empathy and sense…

  • People of Providence

    People of Providence
    av Tony Parker

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011192

    Over a period of eighteen months Tony Parker interviewed the residents of an ordinary housing estate in South London. He listened to an assorted mixture of personalities - including a vagrant, two policemen, an often-convicted fence who was the moth…

  • Egypt & The Nile

    Egypt & The Nile
    av Deborah Manley

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010569

    No land on earth has been so long observed as Egypt, which was attracting awestruck travelers back in the days of Herodotus and Julius Caesar. Then came pilgrims to Sinai, crusaders and Napoleon, followed by the grand tourists of the eighteenth cent…

  • 92 Acharnon Street

    92 Acharnon Street
    av John Lucas

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011574

    'Somewhere in the world there may be a noisier street than Acharnon Street; but I hope not.' 92 Acharnon Street is a loving portrait of Athens in all its dusty, dirty, trafficridden reality, complete with bars, prostitutes, corruption and imperious…

  • Journey into the Mind's Eye

    Journey into the Mind's Eye
    av Lesley Blanch

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871545

    Lesley Blanch was four when the mysterious Traveller first blew into her nursery, swathed in Siberian furs and full of the fairytales of Russia. She was twenty when he swept out of her life, leaving her love-lorn and in the grips of a passionate obs…

  • The Honoured Society

    The Honoured Society
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871484

    the best book on the Mafia in Sicily - its origins, its code of honour, its secrecy and its brutality. A chilling insight. - reveals how Mafia violence and corruption crept even into every aspect of Sicilian society, including the police and the chu…