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  • Shackleton

    av Jim Mayer

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930100

    Sir Ernest Shackleton, known as a tough polar explorer and inspirational leader, also held the words of poets close to his heart. 'Poetry was his other world and he explored it as eagerly as he did the great Antarctic spaces,' said his friend, Mrs.…

  • Trans Siberian Railway

    Trans Siberian Railway
    av Deborah Manley

    Häftad - 2009 - ISBN: 9781904955498

    No railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostok. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the hug…

  • Honour and the Sword

    Honour and the Sword
    av Joseph Farrell

    Inbunden - 2021 - ISBN: 9781909930940

    The popularity of the musical, Hamilton, featuring the death of Alexander Hamilton in a duel with Aaron Burr, then Vice President of the United States, has revived interest in duelling, but also aroused incredulity that such events could ever have o…

  • Vienna a Cultural and Literary History

    Vienna a Cultural and Literary History
    av Nicholas T Parsons

    Häftad - 2008 - ISBN: 9781904955450

    From border garrison of the Roman Empire to magnificent Baroque seat of the Habsburgs, Vienna's fortunes swung between survival and expansion. By the late nineteenth century it had become the western capital of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Monarch…

  • First Overland

    First Overland
    av Tim Slessor

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930360

    Why not? After all, no-one had ever done it before. It would be one of the longest of all overland journeys-half-way round the world, from the English Channel to Singapore. They knew that several expeditions had already tried it. Some had got as far…

  • Iceland

    av S. Baring-Gould

    Häftad - 2007 - ISBN: 9781902669892

    "Off at last! Farewell comfort, ease, good food, snug beds! Welcome hard riding, rain and cold, scanty diet and the ground for a couch!" So begins Sabine Baring-Gould's account of his journey on horseback around Iceland in 1862. Aged twenty-eight, t…

  • Caribbean Winter

    Caribbean Winter
    av Paul Morand

    Häftad - 2018 - ISBN: 9781909930681

    In 1927, Paul Morand -- a French diplomat and noted European author -- made two extended trips to the Caribbean, Latin America and the American South. Published in 1929, his travel account begins as a diary about his experience of Venezuela, Curacao…

  • Travels Through Blood and Honey

    Travels Through Blood and Honey
    av Elizabeth Gowing

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781904955900

    Kosovo: the name conjures up blood: ethnic cleansing and war. This book reveals another side to the newest country in the world a land of generous families, strong tastes and lush landscapes: a land of honey. Elizabeth Gowing is rushed to Kosovo, on…

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans
    av Louise McKinney

    Häftad - 2006 - ISBN: 9781904955023

    Founded in 1718 by two French-Canadian brothers for French King Louis XIV, New Orleans grew from its roots as a Euro-Caribbean port city at the nexus of North, Central and South America. Situated at the bottom of the Mississippi River Delta, the cit…

  • Long Rider to Rome

    Long Rider to Rome
    av Mefo Phillips

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930674

    Still hooked on adventure after their long pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, a few years later Mefo Phillips and her spotted horse Leo set off again from Canterbury, this time heading for Rome, with Mefo's husband Peter once more trying to keep…

  • Walking the Hexagon

    Walking the Hexagon
    av Terry Cudbird

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908493033

    Why would a man retire from his job and take off on a unique 4,000-mile walk around France? What possessed him to wear out his sixty-year-old hips and knees when he could spend a comfortable retirement at home? In this fascinating book Terry Cudbird…

  • Meet You in Atlantic City

    Meet You in Atlantic City
    av James Pettifer

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930711

    Bruce Springsteen -- 'The Boss' -- has towered over the rock world since he shot to international fame with 'Born to Run' and other classics in the early 1970s. He has always been an outspoken advocate of his home state of New Jersey, which has prod…

  • Meet You in Atlantic City

    Meet You in Atlantic City
    av James Pettifer

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930704

    Bruce Springsteen -- 'The Boss' -- has towered over the rock world since he shot to international fame with 'Born to Run' and other classics in the early 1970s. He has always been an outspoken advocate of his home state of New Jersey, which has prod…

  • Keeping the Barbarians at Bay

    Keeping the Barbarians at Bay
    av David Wilkinson

    Häftad - 2013 - ISBN: 9781908493842

    Kenneth Allsop was a writer, journalist and broadcaster who in the 1960s and early 70s became one of Britain's first television celebrities. Voted the 'fifth most handsome man in the world', he enjoyed the high life of fast cars, jazz and smart Lond…

  • The Silent Traveller in London

    The Silent Traveller in London
    av Chiang Yee

    Häftad - 2001 - ISBN: 9781902669410

    First published in 1938, this book by Chiang Yee is original in more ways than one. It was one of the first available titles written in English by a Chinese author, but it also reversed the expected conventions of travel writing, as the "exotic" sub…

  • After Dark

    After Dark
    av Ben Stubbs

    Häftad - 2016 - ISBN: 9781909930438

    In 1762 the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau observed that we are blind half our lives because of what we miss during the night. Yet we fear the dark, and are led to believe that bad things happen during the small hours, especially in cities. This…

  • Oxford

    av David Horan

    Häftad - 1999 - ISBN: 9781902669052

    Following in the footsteps of historic figures and writers who have lived in Oxford, David Horan reveals the many dimensions, social and cultural, of a city where tradition and modernity interconnect. He explores both the historic and contemporary f…

  • The Eleanor Crosses

    The Eleanor Crosses
    av Decca Warrington

    Häftad - 2018 - ISBN: 9781909930650

    The Eleanor Crosses begins in November 1290 with the untimely death in a Lincolnshire village of Queen Eleanor of Castile, beloved consort of King Edward I of England. A sombre journey of more than 200 miles must follow, to transport the queen's bod…

  • Danube a Cultural History

    Danube a Cultural History
    av Andrew Beattie

    Häftad - 2010 - ISBN: 9781904955665

    The Danube is the longest river in western and central Europe. Rising amidst the beautiful wooded hills of Germany s Black Forest, it touches or winds its way through ten countries and four capital cities before emptying into the Black Sea through a…

  • Sicily

    av Joseph Farrell

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908493644

    Long before it became an Italian offshore island, Sicily was the land in the centre of the Mediterranean where the great civilizations of Europe and Northern Africa met. In ancient times it was the scene of conflicts between Carthaginians, Greeks an…

  • The Best Ladled Pans of Rice and Penne

    The Best Ladled Pans of Rice and Penne
    av Richard O. Smith

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930841

    Amazon no. 1 author and comedian Richard O. Smith is once again sticking his fork of curiosity into the live toaster of opportunity. Yes, that is quite dangerous. But he fears no extended metaphor. Then one man scrapes the burnt bits of disappointme…

  • Two Years in the French West Indies

    Two Years in the French West Indies
    av Lafcadio Hearn

    Häftad - 2000 - ISBN: 9781902669175

    In October 1887 the writer and translator Lafcadio Hearn sailed from New York to Martinique. Intending to stay for a few months, he remained for two years. He viewed French-ruled Martinique as an exotic fusion of European, African and Asian influenc…

  • Andes

    av Jason Wilson

    Häftad - 2009 - ISBN: 9781904955542

    The Andes form the backbone of South America. Irradiating from Cuzco the symbolic 'navel' of the indigenous world the mountain range was home to an extraordinary theocratic empire and civilization, the Incas, who built stone temples, roads, palaces…

  • Other Routes

    Other Routes

    Häftad - 2006 - ISBN: 9781904955122

    Travel writing is a genre monopolised by Westerners. For centuries the preserve of Europeans who reported on the "exotic", it sought to make sense of other landscapes and cultures, but almost exclusively through a European prism of references. This…

  • Camisard Uprising

    Camisard Uprising
    av David Crackanthorpe

    Häftad - 2016 - ISBN: 9781909930209

    Protestant numbers in France fell from ten per cent of the population in 1598, when Henri IV gave protection by the Edict of Nantes, to a persecuted two per cent in 1700 following its revocation in 1685 by Louis XIV. The destruction of Protestantism…

  • Peak District

    Peak District
    av John Bull

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908493064

    The Peak District was Britain's first National Park and the 'breathing space' for people in the great cities of the industrial north. Prehistoric man built stone circles at Stanton-in-the-Moor and Arbor Low and the Romans had garrisons here, but for…

  • As I Walked Out

    As I Walked Out
    av Martin Graebe

    Häftad - 2017 - ISBN: 9781909930537

    Shortly before his death, the Devonshire-born cleric, writer and antiquarian, Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) wrote: 'To this day I consider that the recovery of our West Country melodies has been the principal achievement of my life.' Though there…

  • The Fortune Hunter

    The Fortune Hunter
    av Peter James Bowman

    Inbunden - 2010 - ISBN: 9781904955719

    The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the worlds richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed socie…

  • The Fortune Hunter

    The Fortune Hunter
    av Peter James Bowman

    Häftad - 2014 - ISBN: 9781909930032

    The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the world's richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed soci…

  • Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

    Search for the Rarest Bird in the World
    av Vernon R. L. Head

    Inbunden - 2015 - ISBN: 9781909930315

    In 1990 an expedition of Cambridge scientists arrived at the Plains of Nechisar, tucked between the hills of the Great Rift Valley in the Gamo Gofa province in the country of Ethiopia. On that expedition, 315 species of birds were seen; 61 species o…

  • Storm Force

    Storm Force
    av Andrew Beattie

    Inbunden - 2016 - ISBN: 9781909930377

    From the development of the scientific understanding of storms to their representation in literature, art and music, from the destruction of the storm-tossed Spanish Armada to the devastation wrought by tornadoes, and from the early development of w…

  • Journey to Mauritius

    Journey to Mauritius
    av Jacques-Henri Bernardin De Saint-Pierre, Jacques-Henri Bernardin De Saint-Pierre

    Häftad - 2002 - Franska - ISBN: 9781902669496

    Structured into a series of letters, Bernardin's survey of Mauritius includes a detailed description of the island's geography, and flora and fauna. Describing the closed nature of colonial society, he also provides a chilling picture of the cruelti…

  • Black Carib Wars

    Black Carib Wars
    av Christopher Taylor

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908493040

    The Garifuna people today live all along the Caribbean littoral of Central America, from Belize, through Guatemala and Honduras down to Nicaragua, and also in some of the biggest cities of the United States. For more than two hundred years they have…

  • Innocence and War

    Innocence and War
    av Ian Strathcarron

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908493019

    Ian Strathcarron follows Mark Twain and his caravanserai as it sways across the Holy Land and the two writers' contrasting adventures and observations are told in Innocence and War. Twain's pilgrims landed in Beirut and went on to Baalbec and Damasc…

  • Coming Down the Seine

    Coming Down the Seine
    av Robert Gibbings

    Häftad - 2003 - ISBN: 9781902669571

    One of the Europe's most celebrated rivers, the Seine stretches from the fertile plains of Burgundy to the English Channel at Le Havre. Starting at its source near Dijon, writer and engraver Robert Gibbings follows the river's 400-mile course as it…

  • Camargue

    av Edwin Mullins

    Häftad - 2009 - ISBN: 9781904955573

    One of Europes last remaining wildernesses, the Camargue forms a unique landscape of salt-marsh, lagoons, cultivated farmland and seashore. Where the turbulent River Rhne meets the Mediterranean in southern France lies this huge delta, home to a ric…

  • Blood and Silver

    Blood and Silver
    av Kris E. Lane

    Häftad - 1999 - ISBN: 9781902669014

    In this study of piracy, Kris Lane looks at the often mixed motives behind the phenomenon and the lives of those involved. Rejecting the romantic myth of the Elizabethan swashbuckler, he reveals a world of violence, hardship and fanaticism, in which…

  • Hamburg

    av Matthew Jefferies

    Häftad - 2011 - ISBN: 9781904955757

    It is a popular misconception that Hamburg is a coastal city. In fact, despite possessing Europe s second-busiest port, this 'amphibious city' lies some 65 miles from the North Sea. Its long-standing image as a 'city without culture' is also somethi…

  • Poetry and Thinking of the Chagga

    Poetry and Thinking of the Chagga
    av Bruno Gutmann

    Inbunden - 2017 - ISBN: 9781909930445

    Bruno Gutmann (1876-1966) was a German Lutheran missionary. In 1902 he went to Chaggaland on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Deutsch-Ostafrika (now Tanzania) and stayed with brief interruptions for 36 years. Owing to his 'intensive involvement with…

  • Fraud

    av Peter Davey

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930612

    It starts with a mishap, then a cover-up. Before he knows it, Dominic Seeley, an editor in a London publishing house, is caught in an ever-widening spiral of deception -- and falling for a girl way out of his league. Actress Nicola Carson is falling…

  • Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh
    av Milton Osborne

    Häftad - 2008 - ISBN: 9781904955405

    Forever linked in the public mind with the Pol Pot tyranny, Phnom Penh only became Cambodia's permanent capital in 1866. Long neglected by Western travellers, in the sixteenth century it was home to Iberian missionaries and freebooters who briefly h…

  • Oxford Z - A

    Oxford Z - A
    av Richard O. Smith

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930858

    Discover Oxford's amazing stories, from Z for Zoo (yes, Oxford once had a zoo until three dangerous animals escaped) to A for Answers (there's a quiz question for every letter). Revel in true tales of Oxford's oddballs, pranksters, poets, murderers,…

  • Seville, Codoba and Granada

    Seville, Codoba and Granada
    av Elizabeth Nash

    Häftad - 2005 - ISBN: 9781902669960

    Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. But there is an ascetic core to its sybaritic spirit. For all their fame as passionate performers, the poet Unamuno called Sevilla…

  • Lisbon

    av Paul Buck

    Häftad - 2001 - ISBN: 9781902669359

    A guide to the history and culture of Lisbon.

  • The Loire

    The Loire
    av Martin Garrett

    Häftad - 2010 - ISBN: 9781904955672

    Gustave Flaubert called the Loire the most French of French rivers. It is the longest river in France and the most varied in scenery and moods. Martin Garrett follows the Loires course through cities and countryside, tracing its dramatic history fro…

  • Urban Vodou

    Urban Vodou
    av Pablo Butcher

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781904955603

    From 1986 to 1994 the Caribbean nation of Haiti experienced a series of dramatic events: the overthrow of 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, the violent disruption of voting, the overwhelming electoral victory of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a coup d etat and a US-led…

  • Frankfurt

    av Brian Melican

    Häftad - 2015 - ISBN: 9781909930186

    Frankfurt is a city that punches well above its weight. Despite its diminutive size--it has fewer than a million inhabitants--it is a financial centre of global importance, named alongside metropolises and capitals such as Tokyo, London, and New Yor…

  • Istanbul

    av Professor Peter Clark

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781904955764

    With its location as a port, Istanbul has always absorbed ideas, people and styles from north, south, east and west. Peter Clark looks at some of the representative personalities of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and argues that these states had…

  • Colouring the Nation

    Colouring the Nation
    av Professor David Howard

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781902669113

    This volume explores the significance of racial theorizing in Dominican society and its manifestation in everyday life. The author examines how ideas of skin colour and racial identity influence a wide spectrum of Dominicans in how they view themsel…

  • Frontline Madrid

    Frontline Madrid
    av David Mathieson

    Häftad - 2014 - ISBN: 9781909930094

    With a foreword by Jon Snow. In July 1936 insurgent Spanish troops organized a military coup to oust the elected Republican government in Madrid. The rebel generals expected to force a quick, clean regime change but they failed. The botched uprising…

  • Albanian Nationalism after the Cold War

    Albanian Nationalism after the Cold War
    av Mirada Vickers

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781909930926

    For nearly fifty years after the end of the Second World War, Albania remained in almost total isolation from the rest of the world. The hard-line communist dictatorship sealed the tiny country's borders in an effort to preserve Albania and the ruli…

  • Patagonia

    av Chris Moss

    Häftad - 2008 - ISBN: 9781904955382

    Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea…