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  • My Early Life

    My Early Life
    av Winston Churchill

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871620

    Winston Churchill wrote this account of the first 25 years of his life in 1930. It reveals him struggling with Latin grammar at prep school, charging the Dervishes at Omdurman and preparing his first political speech for a Conservative fete.

  • The Innocent Anthropologist

    The Innocent Anthropologist
    av Nigel Barley

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011505

    The wittiest introduction to the life of a social anthropologist ever written. Studying in the Cameroons for his first experience of fieldwork, Barley discovers that the society of the Dowayo people refuses to conform to the rules of his new discipl…

  • Full Tilt

    Full Tilt
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011413

    Braving hunger, heat exhaustion, unbearable terrain and cultures largely untouched by civilization, Dervla Murphy chronicles her determined trip through nine countries, through snow and ice in the mountains and miles of barren land in the scorching…

  • Wheels within Wheels

    Wheels within Wheels
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011406

    A first-hand account of the life of travel writer Dervla Murphy in which she tells of her early life in Lismore, Co. Waterford, in her rather unusual household. Her father was the county librarian and her mother a chronic invalid. An only child, Der…

  • Warriors

    Warriors
    av Gerald Hanley

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871835

    During the war, Gerald Hanley spent several years in the remote and scorching deserts of Somalia. The rigours of living in such heat, and the difficulties of attempting to control blood-feuding nomads, led to the suicide of seven fellow-officers. De…

  • Berber

    Berber

    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…

  • 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…

  • The Face of War

    The Face of War
    av Martha Gellhorn

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601052

    James Cameron admired Martha Gellhorn above all other war-reporters 'because she combined a cold eye with a warm heart'. The Chicago Times described her writing as 'wide ranging and provocative, a blend of cool lyricism and fiery emotion, alternatel…

  • Scum of the Earth

    Scum of the Earth
    av Arthur Koestler

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871491

    The story of Koestler's imprisonment in France in 1940, his escape and his extraordinary and adventurous journey to the safety of London, which unfolds like some travel nightmare by Kafka. The 'scum of the earth' are those heroic individuals, like K…

  • On a Shoestring to Coorg

    On a Shoestring to Coorg
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600123

    This is the first travel book that tested the idea that a five-year-old daughter makes for a useful international travelling companion. Together Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete plans mean…

  • 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…

  • A Square of Sky

    A Square of Sky
    av Janina David

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871736

    At the age of nine Janina David was leading a sheltered life with her prosperous Jewish family in Poland. One year later they were all facing starvation in the Warsaw ghetto. In her memoirs of a wartime childhood Janina David describes the family's…

  • Libyan Sands

    Libyan Sands
    av R A Bagnold

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011338

    "Libyan Sands" is unmistakably the work of an Englishman, a modest, machine- and desert-loving young officer whose passionate amateur enthusiasm led to the exploration of the Egyptian western desert and the Libyan Sahara on the eve of the second wor…

  • Dublin

    Dublin

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011239

    Stuff Dublin into your coat pocket. The perfect companion for a visit to the Fair City, or indeed to any inn, bar or cafe in Ireland. Some of the greatest writers in the English language were born in Dublin and every corner of the city has links wit…

  • Marrakesh

    Marrakesh

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871996

    This book features, perhaps the most fashionable, talked about, photographed city in Africa, which is home to Yves St. Laurent, the Bransons and others.

  • Goodbye Buenos Aires

    Goodbye Buenos Aires
    av Andrew Graham-Yooll

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011703

    "Goodbye Buenos Aires" is a vivid and earthy celebration of Argentina, which chronicles the rise and fall of the British colony in the 20's and 30's through the imaginative biography of one of its charismatic representatives - a hard-drinking, woman…

  • Nunaga

    Nunaga
    av Duncan Pryde

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871637

    Duncan Pryde, an 18-year-old orphan, ex-merchant-seaman, and disgruntled factory-worker left Glasgow for Canada to try his hand at fur-trading. He became so absorbed in this new life that his next ten years were spent living with Eskimos. He immerse…

  • Ask Sir James

    Ask Sir James
    av Michaela Reid

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011154

    Based on his diaries and letters exchanged with Queen Victoria, here is the story of Sir James Reid and his relationship with the Royal Family, including his treatment of Princess Christian's opium addiction.

  • Coasting

    Coasting
    av Jonathan Raban

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601380

    'A valuable book and a necessary one. One of the funniest and cleverest voyages on record.' Christopher Hitchens, New Statesman'The finest writer afloat since Conrad.' Geoffrey Moorhouse, The Guardian'Unfailingly witty and entertaining.' Salman Rush…

  • London

    London

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781903651032

    London's poetry ranges from the up-beat rap of Benjamin Zephaniah to Wordsworth's dawn sigh over the beauty of Westminster Bridge, from half-charred lines of Anglo-Saxon to yesterday's lyrics retrieved from a pub floor. Like the city itself this col…

  • Borderlines

    Borderlines
    av Charles Nicholl

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601687

    In 1986, Charles Nicholl travels through Thailand to learn about the spiritual traditions of forest Buddhism in the north of the country. But interesting things have a habit of getting in the way. When Nicholl meets Harry, an old French Indochina ha…

  • Cut Stones and Crossroads

    Cut Stones and Crossroads
    av Ronald Wright

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601571

    We get to share in his personal discoveries through the humour and good fellowship of the road, full of entertaining misadventures. But there is never any doubt that there is an ultimate purpose to these journeys: a passionate need to bear witness t…

  • Somebody Else

    Somebody Else
    av Charles Nicholl

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601694

    Rimbaud was the original enfant terrible. A poetic genius, he destroyed all those who attempted to befriend him, most notoriously wrecking the marriage and sanity of the poet Verlaine. Having conquered the literary world of Paris, he abandoned Franc…

  • The Undefeated

    The Undefeated
    av George Paloczi-Horvath

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011185

    George Paloczi-Horvath was born into the feudal nobility of Hungary but became a Communist, having to flee the Nazis in 1941 and later bring imprisoned by the Communist regime despite his views. He was eventually released and took asylum in Britain.

  • Memoirs of a Bengal Civilian

    Memoirs of a Bengal Civilian
    av John Beames

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871095

    These memoirs were discovered in the 1950s when the author's grandson was sifting material for Philip Mason's The Men Who Ruled India. Beames arrived in the sub-continent just after the Mutiny, and stayed for the next thirty-five years. Unlike most…

  • An Ottoman Traveller

    An Ottoman Traveller
    av Evliya Celebi

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011581

    'Evliya Celebi was the widest-eyed, most intensely curious ... and prolific travelwriter the Ottoman world ever produced. A learned and perceptive gentleman-observer from courtly Istanbul at the height of its power, Evilya's work records and preserv…

  • The Pharaoh's Shadow

    The Pharaoh's Shadow
    av Anthony Sattin

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600611

    In a ruined temple along the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later that day, a policeman stops his taxi to ask to borrow a mobile phone to call his mother. The ancient rubs up against…

  • The Common Stream

    The Common Stream
    av Rowland Parker

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600758

    This is the story of a village in East Anglia, astride its common stream, a saga of continuity and change which stretches back across a landscape of two thousand years. It took Rowland Parker thirteen years of detective work to piece this jigsaw tog…

  • So It Goes

    So It Goes
    av Nicholas Bouvier

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601144

    What makes Nicolas Bouvier such a well?loved travel writer is his exquisite sensitivity to the beauties of life, and his ability to capture those elusive moments in a style that is light, yet pregnant with wonder. Whether he s delirious in the winte…

  • The Ruins of Time

    The Ruins of Time

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871989

    One of a new series of pocket-sized poetry books for travellers, designed in this case to be read with your back against a marble pillar in some far-flung ruin. Ideal for cultural tours. Selected and edited by the foremost living English poet of the…

  • Dark Journey

    Dark Journey
    av Mr Irfan Orga

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011819

    Dark Journey is the disturbing, fast-paced story of a young Turkish woman's descent towards moral annihilation - one part The Thousand and One Nights, two parts Maupassant. Thirty years after Irfan Orga, author of the cult memoir Portrait of a Turki…

  • Travels into Bokhara

    Travels into Bokhara
    av Alexander Burnes

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011710

    Alexander Burnes travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the 1830s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become known as the 'Great Game'. His account of these travels was a bestse…

  • Affair of the Heart, An

    Affair of the Heart, An
    av Dilys Powell

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601564

    Despite personal tragedy, occupation and civil war, Powell s affair of the heart continued. She returned time and again through the `40s and `50s, and with each visit there was a reconciliation with her idyllic memories, despite the changing reality…

  • Rites

    Rites
    av Victor Perera

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011246

    Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Latino/Latina Studies. Jewish Studies. RITES is Perera's powerful portrait of growing up as a Jewish boy in the exotic and violent world of Guatamala in the forties. "Victor Perera is one of those rare writers who need n…

  • Not a Hazardous Sport

    Not a Hazardous Sport
    av Nigel Barley

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601434

    Nigel Barley travels to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia to live among the Torajan people, known for their spectacular buildings and elaborate ancestor cults. At last he is following his own advice to students, to do their anthropological fieldwo…

  • Venice

    Venice

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871682

    An extraordinarily ecclectic selection of poetry evoked by 'La Serenissima', including poetry from Longfellow, Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ezra Pound, Oscar Wilde, Pushkin, Rilke, Brodsky, Dante and Derek Walcott. With a scintillating in…

  • On Fiji Islands

    On Fiji Islands
    av Ronald Wright

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601595

    In little more than a century, Fiji islanders have made the transition from cannibalism to Christianity, from colony to flourishing self-government, without losing their own culture. As Ronald Wright observes, societies that do not eat people are fa…

  • A Month by the Sea

    A Month by the Sea
    av Dervla Murphy

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011475

    Bombed and cut-off from normal contact with the rest of the world, life in Gaza is beset with structural, medical and mental health problems, yet it is also bursting with political engagement and underwritten by an intense enjoyment of family life.…

  • A Month by the Sea

    A Month by the Sea
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780600673

    Over the summer of 2011, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Used to western reporters dashing in and out of the Strip in times of crisis, the people she met were…

  • Tibetan Foothold

    Tibetan Foothold
    av Dervla Murphy

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011642

    Dervla Murphy's first epic journey from Ireland to India by bicycle, "Full Tilt", is a complete adventure in itself. It is also the first volume of a trilogy of experience that continues with Tibetan Foothold. For the young Irish woman, once she had…

  • A Ride to Khiva

    A Ride to Khiva
    av Fred Burnaby

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601120

    In the winter of 1875, a young British officer set out across central Asia on an unofficial mission to investigate the latest Russian moves in the Great Game. His goal was the mysterious Central Asian city of Khiva, closed to all European travellers…

  • Empire of the East

    Empire of the East
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601021

    Norman Lewis was eighty-three years old when in 1991 he embarked on a series of three arduous journeys into the most contentious corners of Indonesia: into the extreme western edge of Sumatra, into East Timor and Irian Jaya. He never drops his guard…

  • Morocco That Was

    Morocco That Was
    av Walter B. Harris

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011062

    Until 1912 Morocco had never suffered foreign domination, and its mountainous interior was as closed to foreigners as Tibet. Walter Harris, though, was an exception. He lived in the country for more than thirty-five years, and as The Times correspon…

  • Death's Other Kingdom

    Death's Other Kingdom
    av Gamel Woolsey

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871194

    A heart-rending account of a Spanish village torn apart by the coming of the Civil War - A rare humanist and female voice on a war which has otherwise been colonised by political commentary and male voices. A balance to the cruelty of Orwell's Homag…

  • Desert Air

    Desert Air
    av Barnaby Rogerson

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011055

    A pocket-sized collection of all the favourite verses that have inspired desert travellers. This collection of poems delights in constructing a sensual Orient of the imagination, from the seven golden odes of Pre-Islamic Arabia to the fevered vision…

  • Living Poor

    Living Poor
    av Moritz Thomsen

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011253

  • Jigsaw

    Jigsaw
    av Sybille Bedford

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871798

    This intensely remembered, partly autobiographical novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989, describes the childhood of Billi, a girl growing up in Europe between the wars. When her father dies, she swaps life in a run-down German c…

  • Central Asia

    Central Asia

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011840

    Between these covers, the millennia of mercantile and cultural exchange along the Silk Route are celebrated by travellers and writers from Marco Polo to Sven Hedin, from William of Rubrick to Ella Maillart. Kathleen Hopkirk has spent a lifetime rese…

  • England

    England

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011215

    This is the patriot's song book, which includes such rollicking word-smiths as Hilaire Belloc, G K Chesterton, Rudyard Kipling and the lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan. England, as every fan of Flanders and Swan will know, hasn't really got a national…

  • 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-…