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  • Galapagos

    av John Hickman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011109

    For those wishing to travel to the Galapagos Islands in their minds without leaving their armchairs, this book is the perfect carbon-footprint-free companion.

  • The Purple Land

    The Purple Land
    av W. H. Hudson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600734

    The Purple Land is a romantic novel set in the war torn borderlands of Uruguay, the Banda Oriental. The story of Richard Lamb, an idealistic young Englishman, it begins with his abduction of Paquita and their escape from the vengeance of her Argenti…

  • A Reed Shaken by the Wind

    A Reed Shaken by the Wind
    av Gavin Maxwell

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871934

    The Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq were one of the most isolated communities in the world. Few outsiders, let alone Europeans, had been permitted to travel through their homeland, a mass of tiny islands lost in a wilderness of reeds and swamps in sout…

  • Birds of Passage

    Birds of Passage
    av Nancy K. Shields

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600796

    Henrietta is a true original. Clever, vivacious and interested in everything, she managed to balance the demands of high profile public life with that of a caring mother. She was the home-schooled daughter of a bankrupt Earl and more than just a lit…

  • Paris


    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011314

    Whether you're a backpacker from Idaho on your first visit, or a cultural swallow on an annual migration to Paris, this pocket book will intoxicate and inspire, goad and guide. Unlike the grand city of public architecture and political achievement,…

  • A Time in Arabia

    A Time in Arabia
    av Doreen Ingrams

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011802

    Doreen Ingrams and her husband were the first Europeans ever to live in the Hadhramaut, an extraordinary, isolated region of southern Arabia. Married to an Arabic-speaking British official, she arrived by boat, and during their ten-year residency tr…

  • Hampshire


    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600987

    Those who know the downs and chalk streams of Hampshire are quietly fortunate but rarely boastful. So it is fascinating to rediscover this home county, on the eastern edge of Wessex, as a place of extraordinary richness. Those rounded chalk hills ha…

  • Sweet Waters

    Sweet Waters
    av Harold Nicolson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011079

  • Berber

    av Michael Peyron

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011284

    The Berber tribes of the Mountains of Morocco are one of the great and inspiring survival stories of our times. They have occupied their mountain homelands since before the dawn of history, and travellers have long marvelled at how their music, danc…

  • Sultan in Oman

    Sultan in Oman
    av Jan Morris

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011178

    An account of the first crossing of the Omani desert by motorcar, as Jan Morris accompanied the Sultan on his royal progress, with the winds of change - oil and revolution - in the background.

  • The Law

    The Law
    av Roger Vailland

    Häftad - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871118

    Now back in print, Roger Vailland's atmospheric 1957 novel won the Prix Goncourt, and the Knopf edition was a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. The grotesque game of the Law, played in the taverns of southern Italy, is but a shadow of an even…

  • The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool

    The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool
    av Marius Kociejowski

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600727

    The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool presents the unexpected face of Syria. Based on five journeys, undertaken over as many years, Kociejowski's book is entirely concerned with the slow journey towards friendship. So we learn nothing about coups…

  • Golden Earth

    Golden Earth
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871385

    "a simple blueprint for Utopia" - the best travel book on Burma since World War II - despite travelling at a time of massive internal insecurity, Norman Lewis still found the eternal Burma, where pagodas are the only punctuation on the horizon and s…

  • Japan


    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011086

    From the present-day street life of Ginza, to the heights of Mount Fuji in the company of 16th-century traveller and poet Basho: the most recent addition of Eland's through writers' eyes series brings together a chorus of voices from Japan and acros…

  • Stamboul Sketches

    Stamboul Sketches
    av John Freely

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600567

    Throughout the 1960's John Freely and Hilary Sumner-Boyd explored every alley, cove and monument of their adopted home of Istanbul in between their teaching jobs. They created a legendary guidebook, covering 1,500 years of Byzantine and Ottoman arch…

  • On Persephone's Island

    On Persephone's Island
    av Mary Taylore Simeti

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601076

    This is a year of Sicilian life, its seasons and its sacred festivals, its gorgeous fruits and demanding family life, its casual assassinations and village feasts, its weather and the neighbours. It chronicles a life divided between an apartment in…

  • Andalus

    av T. J. Gorton

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010583

    Medieval Andalucia is famous as a land of regrets, the place of the Moorish King's last sigh, where travelers sense the desecration of the great mosque of Cordoba and feel the haunted emptiness of the Alhambra's gilded, plastered domes. This collect…

  • Istanbul

    av Ates Orga

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010590

    Istanbul, capital of two great empires, confluence of Asia and Europe, has called forth poetry throughout her long history, from paupers and sultans, natives and visitors alike. When Mehmed the Conqueror first wandered through the ruins of the Byzan…

  • Sicily

    av Horatio Clare

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871941

    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 Sicily. Selec…

  • Dinner of Herbs

    Dinner of Herbs
    av Carla Grissman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600437

    Carla Grissman spent the better part of a year in the '60s living in a farming hamlet in remote Anatolia, some 250 km east of Ankara. The hospitality, the friendship and the way in which the inhabitants of Uzak Koy accepted her into their community…

  • Peking Story

    Peking Story
    av David Kidd

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011000

    A haunting and delicately observed description of the last days of Mandarin culture before the revolution, "Peking Story" is a testimony to a way of life, a culture, an aesthetic and a civilisation which has since completely disappeared. As the Amer…

  • Where the Indus is Young

    Where the Indus is Young
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011666

    One winter, Dervla Murphy, the four-footed Hallam (the mule) and her six-year-old daughter Rachel explored 'Little Tibet' high up in the Karakoram Mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas - on the Pakistan side of the disputed border w…

  • Warrior Herdsmen

    Warrior Herdsmen
    av Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601106

    This is the personal journal of a young American woman, living for six months amongst the Dodoth cattle-herdsmen in Northern Uganda. It is also an adventure story, for during this period the Dodoth were caught up in an escalating cycle of violence w…

  • The Scorpion-Fish

    The Scorpion-Fish
    av Nicolas Bouvier

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600444

    The narrator arrives in his 117th rented room at the end of an epic journey, abandoned by his lover, almost broke and certainly feverish. His obsession with the insects he shares the room with and his beautifully articulated observations of himself…

  • The Devil Drives

    The Devil Drives
    av Fawn M. Brodie

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871231

    Richard Burton's life offers dazzling riches. He was one of the greatest Victorian explorers, an innovative translator and brilliant linguist, a prolific travel writer, a pioneer in the fields of anthropology and sexual psychology, a mesmeric lover,…

  • In Sicily

    In Sicily
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600093

    A loving take on an extraordinary island, based on Norman Lewis's sixty-year fascination with all things Sicilian. Dedicated to a Sicilian journalist killed by a Mafia bomb, Lewis rarely lets us forget the presence of organized crime. We benefit fro…

  • A View of the World

    A View of the World
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871439

    Includes the piece of journalism Norman was most proud of, an article on the devastation of Amerindian populations in Brazil, which resulted in the establishment of Survival International, which campaigns to protect tribal people and their environme…

  • Indian Attachment

    Indian Attachment
    av Sarah Lloyd

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011031

    "An Indian Attachment" tells the story of a love affair between Sarah, a young British woman of adventurous spirit, and Jungli, an impoverished, opium-addicted Sikh temple servant. But this is not just a cross-cultural love story. With totally convi…

  • A Year in Jamaica

    A Year in Jamaica
    av Diana Lewes

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011833

    A Year in Jamaica is a complex memoir telling the story of two simultaneous journeys: Diana Lewes' 1889 trip from England to visit her family's sugar plantations in the Caribbean, and more intriguingly, the internal rite of passage of a Victorian gi…

  • Hunting Mr Heartbreak

    Hunting Mr Heartbreak
    av Jonathan Raban

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601373

    'Jonathan Raban is simply one of the great writers of non-fiction at work today. I hold his work in awe.' Robert Macfarlane'Unfailingly witty and entertaining.' Salman RushdieFollowing in the footsteps of countless emigrants, Jonathan Raban takes sh…

  • Meetings With Remarkable Muslims

    Meetings With Remarkable Muslims
    av Rose Baring

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010507

    This collection of travel writing celebrates friendship and the chance encounters that unexpectedly enrich our lives, which shows the diversity of the Islamic world and the way in which it continues to inspire, bemuse and enrich the western imaginat…

  • The Villa Ariadne

    The Villa Ariadne
    av Dilys Powell

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600352

    The Villa Ariadne is a meditation on the island of Crete, centred on the house built by Sir Arthur Evans, the famous archaeologist of Knossos. Dilys Powell captures the spirit of a place she loved dearly and a group of people she knew well, from loc…

  • Turkish Coast

    Turkish Coast

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011093

    The Turkish Coast from Izmir to Antalya is an area of incredible natural drama, rich in the ruins of antiquity. It is a prime focus for many cultured holiday makers visiting the region by land, yacht and gulet. It has been at the centre of Mediterra…

  • Portrait of a Turkish Family

    Portrait of a Turkish Family
    av Irfan Orga

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871828

    Describes in chilling, yet affectionate, detail the disintegration of a wealthy Ottoman family, both financially and emotionally. It is rich with the scent of fin de siecle Istanbul in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. His mother was a beauty, ma…

  • A Pattern of Islands

    A Pattern of Islands
    av Sir Arthur Grimble

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011451

    "A Pattern of Islands" is the funny, charming and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. Living for thirty years in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands, Grimble was ultimately initiated but not before he was severely tested, as wh…

  • Growing

    av Leonard Woolf

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600710

    Growing is a portrait of a young man sent straight out from university to help govern Ceylon. It is doubtful that any Empire at any time has been served by such an intelligent, dutiful, hardworking and incorruptible civil servant as the young Leonar…

  • A Place Apart

    A Place Apart
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600116

    A Place Apart is a remarkable geographical and psychological travelogue that rises above history, politics, theology and economics. Created by a southern Irishwoman, cycling into the mayhem of Northern Ireland in order to try and sort out her own op…

  • The Missionaries

    The Missionaries
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011529

    In "The Missionaries", Norman Lewis brings together a lifetime's experience of travelling in tribal lands in a searing condemnation of the lethal impact of North American fundamentalist Christian missionaries on aboriginal life throughout the world.

  • Highlands and Islands of Scotland

    Highlands and Islands of Scotland
    av Mary Miers

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011291

    There are few landscapes in the western world more bewitching than the mountain glens of the Scottish Highlands and the scattered islands of the Hebrides. From its bleak mountains to its flower-filled meadows, from savage sea-cliffs to pure white be…

  • The Last Leopard

    The Last Leopard
    av David Gilmour

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780955010514

    David Gilmour's biography of Giuseppe di Lampedusa unearths the life story of the creator of "The Leopard", one of the great novels of the twentieth century. A book whose imagery, once tasted, haunts the reader forever. "The Leopard" describes the g…

  • A Funny Old Quist

    A Funny Old Quist
    av Evans Rogers

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011123

    In "The Missionaries" Norman Lewis brings together a lifetime's experience of travelling in tribal lands in a searing condemnation of the lethal impact of North American fundamentalist Christian missionaries on aboriginal life throughout the world.

  • Begums, Thugs and White Mughals

    Begums, Thugs and White Mughals
    av Fanny Parkes

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871880

    Fanny Parkes, who lived in India between 1822 and 1846, was the ideal travel writer - courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her delightful journal traces her journey from prim memsahib, married to a minor civil servant of t…

  • Between River and Sea

    Between River and Sea
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600703

    Following A Month by the Sea, her acclaimed exploration of life in Gaza, Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of living with and among Jewish Israelis and Palestinians in both Israel and Palestine. In cramped Haifa high-ris…

  • The Village in the Jungle

    The Village in the Jungle
    av Leonard Woolf

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871293

    This classic novel of colonial Ceylon (Sri Lanka), was first published in 1913 and is written by a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group, husband of Virginia Woolf. It reads as if Thomas Hardy had been born among the heat, scent, sensuality and p…

  • Among the Faithful

    Among the Faithful
    av Dahris Martin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600543

  • Croatia

    av Barnaby Rogerson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871897

    There is no single travel book or novel of worth for this significant holiday destination despite its abundant culture of Roman remains, Venetian and Hapsburg-era palaces.

  • Red Moon & High Summer

    Red Moon & High Summer
    av Herbert Kaufmann, Stella Humphries, Robin Hanbury-Tenison

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871347

    This is what Eland is always looking out for - a scholar letting his hair down. Frustrated by the limitations of his professional career, Kaufmann chose to express his true understanding and deep affection for the Tuareg in fiction. A lifetime of de…

  • Letters from Egypt

    Letters from Egypt
    av Lucie Duff Gordon

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600383

    In 1862, Lucie Duff Gordon left her husband and three children in England and settled in Egypt, where she remained for the rest of her short life. Seeking respite from her tuberculosis in the dry air, she moved into a ramshackle house above a temple…

  • Chantemesle

    av Robin Fedden

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871927

    Chantemesle is a lyrical evocation of growing up on the banks of the Seine. In this minutely observed landscape, where even the wind is a character in its own right, we meet blind Battouflet, the singing hermit of the hillside, solemn Clotilde, who…

  • Valse DES Fleurs

    Valse DES Fleurs
    av Sacheverell Sitwell

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011147

    "Valse des Fleurs" recreates one glittering day in the life of St. Petersburg in its heyday. It summons up a lost generation of courtiers, servants, guards, officials and dignitaries otherwise swept to oblivion by the Russian Revolution. Though slim…