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  • Warriors

    av Gerald Hanley

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871835

    This superb portrait of one of the world's most desolate, sun-scorched lands, inhabited by fiercely independent tribesmen, is Rageh Omer's favorite book on his native land. A grueling description of a little-known aspect of WWII, Warriors describes…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A Year in Marrakesh

    A Year in Marrakesh
    av Peter Mayne

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871088

    Having learned to appreciate Muslim life while living in Pakistan, Peter Mayne settled down to live in the back streets of Marrakesh in the 1950s. Rather than watch from the shelter of a hotel terrace, he rented rooms, learned the language, made fri…

  • Travels on my Elephant

    Travels on my Elephant
    av Mark Shand

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011697

    With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand buys an elephant named Tara and rides her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world's oldest elephant market. From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, Shand learned to ride and care f…

  • The View from the Ground

    The View from the Ground
    av Martha Gellhorn

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601045

    If you want to know about writing, about how to make others share the horror and intensity of an experience, try the first piece in this collection, Justice at Night. Martha Gellhorn wrote it as a 28-year-old, having just returned home to the States…

  • 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…

  • Naples '44

    Naples '44
    av Norman Lewis

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871729

    Norman Lewis arrives in war-torn Naples as an intelligence officer in 1944. The starving population has devoured all the tropical fish in the aquarium, respectable women have been driven to prostitution and the black market is king. Lewis finds litt…

  • A Cure for Serpents

    A Cure for Serpents
    av Alberto Denti Di Pirannjo

    Häftad - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871446

    The Duke of Pirajno arrived in North Africa in 1924. For the next eighteen years his experiences as a doctor in Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somaliland, provided him with opportunities and experiences rarely given to a European. He brings us storie…

  • Scum  of the Earth

    Scum of the Earth
    av Arthur Koestler

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871491

    A brand new edition of Arthur Koestler's gripping tale of arrest, imprisonment, and subsequent escape to London from Nazi-occupied France. Arthur Koestler is now an essential part of the English literary landscape both as political activist, controv…

  • Old Glory

    Old Glory
    av Jonathan Raban

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780601366

    'Jonathan Raban is one of the world's greatest living travel writers.' William Dalrymple'The best book of travel ever written by an Englishman about the United States' Jan Morris, IndependentNavigating the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New O…

  • The Weather in Africa

    The Weather in Africa
    av Martha Gellhorn

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871781

    Martha Gellhorn's three intertwined novellas are concerned with the integration of European outsider into the dramatic landscape of East Africa. It is a story of rejection and enchantment. Two sisters, one beautiful, one plain, return unmarried from…

  • 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

    av Barnaby Rogerson

    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

    av Duncan Pryde

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871637

    Duncan Pryde went to work in northern Canada as a fur trader for the Hudson Bay Company at the age of 18. His many adventures & his warm relations with the Inuit are detailed in this volume.

  • 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

    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


    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781903651032

    This is the first book in a new series of pocket-sized poetry books for travelers and poetry lovers who seek inspiration while on a bus, subway train, or taxi, or while waiting for a museum to open. Here is the poetry of London, from the up-beat rap…

  • 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…

  • 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

    No one could have invented John Beames, whose vibrant and original memoirs were discovered by chance in an attic almost a century after they were written. He arrived in India in 1858, the year after the Mutiny, and worked there as a civil servant fo…

  • An Ottoman Traveller

    An Ottoman Traveller
    av Robert Dankoff

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906011581

    Evliya Celebi was the 17th century's most diligent, adventurous, and honest recorder, whose puckish wit and humor are laced throughout his ten-volume masterpiece. This brand new translation brings Evliya sparklingly back to life. "Well worth a read.…

  • 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 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 Sir 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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


    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

    Here are the vanished days of the unfettered Sultanate in all their dark, melodramatic splendor-a mingling of magnificence with squalor, culture with barbarism, refined cruelty with na

  • 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

    av Sybille Bedford

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780907871798

    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Sybille Bedford's latest novel walks the borderline between autobiography and fiction. It picks up where A Legacy leaves off, leading us from the Kaiser's Germany into the wider Europe of the 1920s and the limbo bet…

  • 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

    av A. N. Wilson

    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…