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An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 21 Great Writers

An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 21 Great Writers

Don George

$26.99

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Well-known writers share the story of a travel experience that changed their lives and shaped their personalities: a misunderstanding in Morocco, a family reunion in Italy, a Cuban con, an epiphany in the Czech Republic. Contributors include Simon Winchester, Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith, Ann Patchett, Isabel Allende, Cheryl Strayed and Jane Smiley.
You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us

You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us

Lonely Planet

$39.99

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You Only Live Once inspires readers to seize the moment, explore the world and share their incredible stories. With over 1,000 experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived. Combining stunning photography with illustrations and infographics, it surprises and entertains with a quirky mix of experiences everyone should try at some point in their life. A visual feast!
Lonely Planet's Best Ever Travel Tips: Get the Best Travel Secrets and Advice from Experts

Lonely Planet's Best Ever Travel Tips: Get the Best Travel Secrets and Advice from Experts

Lonely Planet

$14.99

This illustrated and fully updated edition of Lonely Planet's pocket-sized bestseller contains our best-ever tips, tricks and trade secrets for stress-free travelling, all brought to life and made easy to understand with stylish, witty illustrations. Find out where the best seats are on a plane, how to avoid bug bites and which essential gadgets you should never leave home without. Featuring contributions from a range of travel writers, industry experts and staff, this book contains the ultimate insider secrets for travellers and ensures you stay safe and happy on the road.
Holidays

Holidays

William McInnes

$29.99

Remember those long, languid holidays when the only decisions to be made were what to pack in the Esky and who should get the front seat on the drive to the beach? Let William McInnes reignite your nostalgia for holidays past, and give you a taste of the boundless opportunities that await in holidays to come in this book about our love affair with life away from the everyday.

This book will take you back to the holidays you had as a kid and remind you of the ones you've had with your own family or friends or even the ones where you've flown solo. Holidays are the runway to possibilities - a romantic sunset, the spare seat at breakfast being taken by an attractive stranger, a miraculous airline upgrade - or missing bags, unfortunate rashes and wrong turns that lead to places you definitely did not intend to go.

Whether you are away from home and somewhere exotic or just in your own backyard on a lilo in an above-ground pool, whatever happens, you know that life is sweet because you're on HOLIDAYS. Whatever kind of holiday you've got planned, make sure you pack this warm and funny celebration of Australia's favourite national pastime.
Sydney for Dogs

Sydney for Dogs

Cathy Proctor

$24.99

Although Sydney is very well provided with parks, bushland, beaches and open spaces, a great deal of this – including all National Parks and virtually all beaches – is off-limits to our four-legged friends, even when leashed. Gathering information on where and when dogs can be taken and walked has been notoriously (amongst dog owners) time-consuming, and so most Sydneysiders and Sydney visitors restrict their dog walking and playing to a very few favourite local spots.

Local author and dog lover Catherine Proctor gathers all that information into a single, compact book. Previously published as Sydney’s Best Dog-friendly Parks, Walks & Places to Play, this is the 3rd edition of this very popular book. Now dog-owners can choose from a wide variety of dog-friendly areas right across Sydney, and ensure that their dog can be a part of even more family outings!
Australia

Australia

Rob Olver

$59.95

Australia Dawn till Dusk portrays the magnificent country of Australia - its natural landscapes, history, wildlife and many wonders. It also tells the story of a personal odyssey around this great land by photographer Rob Olver, who learnt much about himself and the country during his travels. Starting in Perth, he headed north through the Pilbara and Kimberley to the Northern Territory and Queensland. He visited the Great Barrier Reef and the cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne before arriving back in Perth after a five month journey. Rob has also visited Uluru, Cradle Mountain and other iconic places in Australia to complete the book. His evocative images and informative text encourage us to experience for ourselves one of the most unique countries on Earth ... Australia.
111 Places in Provence That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Provence That You Must Not Miss

Ralf Nestmeyer

$32.99

The Papal palace is familiar. But who would imagine finding an internees camp or milestones of modern architecture in Provence? Did you know that one of the biggest and most beautiful French bookstores is in a hamlet with 1,000 inhabitants? Who knows the house in which Max Ernst lived before he went into exile? Who knows where you can buy salamis by the metre, and where the world's deepest karst spring can be found? Far from the typical cliches, this book shows unknown niches in Provence - 111 surprises large and small that tell stories and reveal the extraordinary.
111 Places in Venice That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Venice That You Must Not Miss

Gerd Wolfgang Sievers

$32.99

The Serenissima, the fair Lady, is increasingly growing to be the Disney World of the super-rich - but isn't that what she always was? A search for the traces in the heart of this enchanted city of water , far from the madding crowd, tracking down what makes the Serenissima what she is: the cheerful, quirky, lovable, mystical; the artistic, the epicurean, the mercantile, the inexplicable and inscrutable Venice that bewitches and heartlessly repels its visitors when they start getting on the city's nerves. 111 Places in Venice That You Shouldn't Miss shows you the quirks and secrets of Venice: In which church an elephant once was held captive? Where would you find a luxury hotel inside a madhouse? Who lost his palazzo at a game of cards?
The Tomb in Seville

The Tomb in Seville

Norman Lewis

$18.99

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 described in Norman Lewis's apprentice-work, Spanish Adventure, which he rightly refused to have re-issued in later life. In 1934 he travelled across the breadth of Spain into Morocco. The eve of the murderous civil war. He was acting as both friend and fellow-adventurer to his young brother-in-law, Eugene Corvaja, but also as minder, charged by his Sicilian father-in-law with keeping an eye on his son, who he knew to be a compassionate idealist easily attracted to left-wing causes. Norman, of course, had his own agenda, though the outward mission of this unlikely pair was to locate the tomb of the last Spanish Corvaja in the Cathedral of Seville. As an old man, he 'twice distilled' these powerful lifelong memories to create a slim, sharpened text, with all the bite of a vintage Norman Lewis. Other Norman Lewis titles published by Eland: Jackdaw Cake, The Missionaries, Voices of the Old Sea, A View of The World, Naples' 44, Dragon Apparent, Golden Earth, The Honoured Society and The Empire of the East.
The Expedition: The Forgotten Story of a Polar Tragedy

The Expedition: The Forgotten Story of a Polar Tragedy

Bea Uusma

$35.00

On July 11th, 1897, three men set out in a hydrogen balloon bound for the North Pole. Led by engineer August Soloman Andree, they want to make history, but are frighteningly underprepared. Three days into their journey they make a crash landing and disappear into a white nightmare. They never return. 33 years later. The men's bodies and equipment are found buried beneath the snow and ice on a deserted glacier. They had enough food, clothing and ammunition to survive. Why did they die? 100 years later. Artist and doctor Bea Uusma is at a party. Bored, she pulls a books off the shelf. It is about the Andree Expedition. For the next fifteen years, Bea will think of nothing else...This is her journey to uncover the truth.
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Cheryl Strayed

$19.99

At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.
In America: Travels with John Steinbeck

In America: Travels with John Steinbeck

Geert Mak ,  Liz Waters

$35.00

In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green GMC pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. The truck was named Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse, and Steinbeck was Cervantes' foolhardy knight. America was looking to the future, full of optimism and desperate to leave behind the troubles of past; Steinbeck, great chronicler of the ordinary working man, was starting to feel out of touch. As he said to a friend: 'I must see how the country looks and smells and sounds.' The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home in his own Rocinante, with his wife and his sat-nav Sandy. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest, sits down to eat with farmers, workers, fisherman and teachers, stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, he searches for the roots of America and what remains of the restless, prosperous world Steinbeck describes. Part biography, part cultural history, In America asks how America has changed in the last 50 years; what's happened to Main Street, USA, and the American dream; and what do we, Europe and America, still have in common in the twenty-first century?
Copenhagen Tales

Copenhagen Tales

Helen Constantine ,  Lotte Shankland

$22.95

Exploring the many moods of the Danish capital. From the narrow twisting streets of the old town centre to the shady docklands, this rich anthology captures the essence of Copenhagen and its many faces. Through seventeen tales by some of the very best of Denmark's writers past and present, we travel the length and breadth of the Danish capital examining famous sights from unique perspectives. A guide book usefully informs a new visitor to Copenhagen but these stories allow the reader to experience the city and its history from the inside.
Vienna Tales

Vienna Tales

Helen Constantine ,  Deborah Holmes

$22.95

Situated on the cusp of West and East, between the foothills of the Alps and the mighty 'Blue Danube', Vienna has long presented authors with a wealth of material for stories that entertain and intrigue. The city's famous quality of life and rich variety of cultural offerings is apparent here at every turn, but so too is its darker side, whether it be the Viennese obsession with death and decay or the dramatic, tragic events of its twentieth-century history. In stories from the early to mid-nineteenth century in particular, the city stands for wine, women and song, for a laid-back - - perhaps somewhat lax?- - outlook on life that is invariably linked to its location as German culture's southernmost centre. In more recent tales, the theme of the good life and of Vienna's beauty continues, but there are very few authors who do not dwell on elements of darkness or melancholy. Indeed, from the mid-twentieth century onward, death itself seems to have become literature's preferred guide to the city. The collection concentrates on stories set at the city's margins. The tales are arranged geographically rather than chronologically, around and through the city from west to east and back again. We begin and end with Arthur Schnitzler and Joseph Roth, two authors already indelibly associated with Vienna, but represented here by little-known gems, translated for the first time. Other authors include stars of Vienna's nineteenth century feuilleton journalism - Heinrich Laube, Ferdinand Kurnberger, Adalbert Stifter - but also the most recent generation of Viennese writers, Doron Rabinovici, Eva Menasse, Dimitre Dinev, with tales as yet unknown in English.
Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Max Blumenthal

$22.99

2014 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens. Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008-09, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process. As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as demographic threats. Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest. He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech, and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military. Through his far-ranging travels, Blumenthal illuminates the present by uncovering the ghosts of the past--the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten; how that history has set the stage for the current crisis of Israeli society; and how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for occupation. A brave and unflinching account of the real facts on the ground, Goliath is an unprecedented and compelling work of journalism.
Great Railway Journeys of the World

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Julian Holland

$59.99

Discover the fascinating histories and routes of 50 of the world's most scenic railways. Railway expert Julian Holland takes you on a journey around the world. Take a journey around the world by rail, from the American Rockies to the Australian outback, covering 50 routes from 35 countries. Detailed commentary on the geography and history of each line, from leading railway expert Julian Holland, is complemented by prestigious Times mapping and beautiful photography. Journeys include; * Le Petit Train Jaune in the Pyrenees featuring France's highest railway station. * Cape Town to Kimberley in South Africa a feat of late Victorian engineering through the Hex River Mountains and across the Karoo Desert. * Qinghai-Tibet Railway in China contains the highest railway, tunnel and station in the world. * Trans-Australian Railway in Australia contains the world's longest stretch of dead straight track. * Cumbres & Toltec Railroad in USA takes passengers on an awe-inspiring scenic 64-mile journey through the Rocky Mountains along the Colorado-New Mexico border. * La Trochita in Argentina where original oil-fired steam locomotives travel along a narrow gauge railway in the shadow of the Andes Mountains.
Mawson's Huts: The Birthplace of Australia's Antarctic Heritage

Mawson's Huts: The Birthplace of Australia's Antarctic Heritage

David Jensen ,  Mawson's Huts Foundation

$39.99

The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911-14, led by the young Australian geologist Dr Douglas Mawson, who was later knighted for his efforts, was not only one of the last great voyages of the Heroic Era, it was by far the most successful of its time in scientific terms. The results of the AAE's investigations were still being published 30 years later. Mawson's team of 31 expeditioners, with an average age of just 26, established three bases. The main one was built at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, where in January and February 1912 they built the wooden hut from Oregon and Baltic pine that was to be their home for two years. It was from here that the disaster and heroism of Mawson's far eastern sledging party continues to frame the popular perception of his legendary polar explorations. After the death of his two sledging companions, Dr Xavier Mertz and Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis, Mawson walked for a month, starving and alone, back to Cape Denison, only to see his ship departing in the distance. The fragile wooden hut where he had to spend a further year with six companions is now a historic site, and is being conserved by the Mawson's Huts Foundation in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division. Formed in 1996, the Foundation is raising funds from the Australian Government and corporate and private sponsors to ensure that this vital part of Australia's Antarctic heritage remains intact. The Mawson's Huts Historic Site consists of the main hut, magnetograph house, the transit hut, the ruined absolute magnetic hut and a memorial cross to Ninnis and Mertz, along with a plaque recording the territorial claim Mawson made on his return for one night in 1931. The Cape Denison site is also recognised internationally under the Antarctic Treaty as a Historic Site and Monument, an Antarctic Specially Protected Area and an Antarctic Specially Managed Area. It is also inscribed on both the National Heritage and Commonwealth Heritage registers.
South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917

South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917

Frank Hurley

$29.99

Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 was one of the great feats of human endurance - one vividly captured in the powerful and dramatic pictures taken by Frank Hurley, the expedition's official photographer. An amazing body of photojournalism, these are also images of great artistry that capture the life-and-death drama that was played out against a frozen landscape of magnificent and terrible beauty. In the summer of 1914, Shackleton and his crew set sail from England to claim the last great remaining prize of Antarctic exploration: to traverse the continent from one coast to the other, crossing the South Pole on the way. But the Endurance became trapped in pack ice and was finally crushed, leaving the crew stranded. After camping on ice floes for five months, Shackleton's men reached Elephant Island, a barren outcrop too remote to allow any hope of rescue. From there, Shackleton and five volunteers set out for South Georgia Island in an open lifeboat, miraculously reaching their destination after crossing 850 miles of the worst seas on earth. There they raised help, and after two thwarted attemots, Shackleton made it back to Elephant Island with a rescue ship. Every single one of his men survived. Almost as incredible is the fact that so much of this saga was captured on film by Hurley, and that so many of these pictures survived. South with Endurance reproduces the best of Hurley's photographs, including many remarkable colour images that were never published before. The images are complemented by excerpts from his diary, a chapter on the expedition itself, a biographical essay, and commentary about Hurley's photographic equipment and techniques.
Seven Letters from Paris

Seven Letters from Paris

Samantha Verant

$34.99

Samantha's life is falling apart - she's lost her job, her marriage is on the rocks and she's walking dogs to keep the wolf from the door. When she stumbles across seven love letters from the handsome Frenchman she fell head over heels for in Paris when she was 19, she can't help but wonder, what if? One carefully worded, very belated email apology, it's clear that sometimes love does give you a second chance. Jetting off to France to reconnect with a man you knew for just one day is crazy - but it's the kind of crazy Samantha's been waiting for her whole life. Truth may be stranger than fiction but sometimes it's better than your wildest dreams. Deliciously funny, honest and beyond romantic, Seven Letters is the perfect feel-good gift for any woman with a heartbeat.
A Book of Voyages

A Book of Voyages

Patrick O'Brian

$19.99

An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O'Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. Patrick O'Brian has unearthed from obscurity the most dynamic travel writing of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. With his scholarly mind, editor's eye, and traveller's heart he brings together a series of thrilling seaward tales. Expertly chosen by O'Brian and prefaced with details that bring these extracts to vivid life, A Book of Voyages is a broad yet intimate portrait of what life was like at sea during a time of discovery. This rare collection sheds a glorious light onto these accounts of seaward adventure. From why eating rats is necessary and how to powder your hair in France to how to truly face fear and distress during a terrifying sea passage, this collection is rich in travellers' experiences. A Book of Voyages is a unique opportunity to not only accompany an adored nautical author as he digs up one gripping historical treasure after another, but to understand how he was inspired to write the Aubrey Maturin series for which he is so famous.
Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

David Greene

$32.99

After two-and-a-half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk. Through their stories and those of other travellers along the line, Greene explores the challenges facing the new Russia - a superpower that boasts of open elections and newfound prosperity, yet continues to endure oppression, corruption and stark inequality. Set against the wintry landscape of Siberia, this enthralling travel narrative offers a window on the real Russia, revealing what its people believe about their history and their future.
Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE

$19.99

There are only few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to the horrors man is exposed to at such perilous temperatures. With the many adventures he has led over the past 40 years, testing his limits of endurance to the maximum, he deservedly holds the title of 'the world's greatest explorer'. Despite our technological advances, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the highest mountains on earth, remain some of the most dangerous and unexplored areas of the world. This remarkable book reveals the chequered history of man's attempts to discover and understand these remote areas of the planet, from the early voyages of discovery of Cook, Ross, Weddell, Amundsen, Shackleton and Franklin to Sir Ranulph's own extraordinary feats; from his adventuring apprenticeship on the Greenland Ice Cap, to masterminding over the past five years the first crossing of the Antarctic during winter, where temperatures regularly plummeted to minus 92 * C. Both historically questioning and intensely personal, Cold is a celebration of a life dedicated to researching and exploring some of the most hostile and brutally cold places on earth.
Instant Expert: A Visual Guide to the Skills You've Always Wanted

Instant Expert: A Visual Guide to the Skills You've Always Wanted

Lonely Planet

$29.99

The follow-up to Lonely Planet's hit The Book of Everything, Instant Expert contains all that a world traveller needs to know. It's witty and full of brilliant illustrations of all types by noted infographics illustrator Nigel Holmes. Want to know how to dive for pearls, cure toothache, mix a mean cocktail and more? Be an instant expert in 100 occupations and equip yourself for a world of adventurous travel with this how-to handbook. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World Including More Than 250 Recipes

International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World Including More Than 250 Recipes

Mark Kurlansky ,  Talia Kurlansky

$29.99

Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book. International Night is brimming with recipes for fifty-two special meals--appetizers, a main course, side dishes, and dessert for each--one for every week of the year. Some are old favorites from Mark's repertoire, and others gleaned from research. Always, they are his own version, drawn from techniques he learned as a professional chef and from many years of talking to chefs, producers, and household cooks around the world. Despite these insights, every recipe is designed to be carried out--easily--by any amateur chef, and they are designed to be completed with the assistance of children. Mark and Talia invite you and your family into their kitchen, outfitted with overflowing packets of exotic spices and aromas of delicacies from Tanzania and Kazakhstan to Cuba and Norway. From there, recipes and toothsome morsels of cultural and historical information will fill your bellies and your minds, and transport you to countries all around the world.
Poe-Land - The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe-Land - The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

J. W. Ocker

$23.95

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity. His life was odd, his literature is odd, his legacy is odd. Actually, his legacy is the oddest part about him. In Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, J. W. Ocker explores Poe's strange physical legacy along the East Coast and across the ocean by touring Poe's homes, examining artifacts from his life--locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, the bed where his wife died--and traveling to the many memorials dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.

Along the way, Ocker meets Poe fans from a range of backgrounds and professions--actors, museum managers, collectors, writers, professors, businessmen, sculptors, historians--who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travel diary that follows the afterlife of the poet, author, and critic who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with an unrivaled mastery over the macabre that has made the genre what it is today.
My Sweet Paris: The Top 150 Places for Dessert in Paris

My Sweet Paris: The Top 150 Places for Dessert in Paris

Caroline Mignot ,  Yann Le Bras ,  Pierre-Olivier Signe

$39.99

A true insider's guide to where to find Paris' best pastries, breads, chocolates, candies, macarons, tea-rooms, workshops...
My Venice and Other Essays

My Venice and Other Essays

Donna Leon

$25.95

Donna Leon's wildly popular novels starring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti have been praised for their intricate plots and gripping narratives, but also for their insight into the culture, politics, family life, and history of Venice, one of the world's most treasured cities and Leon's home for over thirty years. Leon's books open the doors to a private Venice, beyond the reach of the millions of international travelers who delight in the city's canals, food, and art every year. My Venice and Other Essays is a treat for lovers of Italy and La Serenissima. Collected here are over fifty funny, charming, passionate, and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate. Leon shares episodes from her life in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts tales from in and around her country house in the mountains. With poignant observations and humor, she also explores her family history and former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.
Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place

Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place

Philip Marsden

$39.99

Why do we react so strongly to certain places? Why do layers of mythology build up around particular features in the landscape? When Philip Marsden moved to a remote creekside farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response took him aback. It led him to begin exploring these questions, prompting a journey westwards to Land's End through one of the most fascinating regions of Europe. From the Neolithic ritual landscape of Bodmin Moor to the Arthurian traditions of Tintagel, from the mysterious china-clay country to the granite tors and tombs of the far south-west, Marsden assembles a chronology of our shifting attitudes to place. In archives, he uncovers the life and work of other 'topophiles' before him - medieval chroniclers and Tudor topographers, eighteenth-century antiquarians, post-industrial poets and abstract painters. Drawing also on his own travels overseas, Marsden reveals that the shape of the land lies not just at the heart of our history but of man's perennial struggle to belong on this earth.
1989: the Berlin Wall: My Part in its Downfall

1989: the Berlin Wall: My Part in its Downfall

Peter Millar

$19.99

It was an event that changed history, bringing the Cold War to a sudden, unexpected end. Peter Millar was in the middle of it, literally: caught in Checkpoint Charlie between bemused East German border guards and drunk western revellers prematurely celebrating the end of an era. For over a decade Millar had been living not just in East Berlin but also Warsaw and Moscow. In this engaging, garrulous, bibulous memoir we follow him on a journey into the heart of Cold War Europe.

From the hitchhiking trip that helped him discover a secret path into a career in journalism, through the carousing bars of Fleet Street in the seventies, to the East Berlin corner pub with its eclectic cast of customers who taught him the truth about living on the wrong side of the Wall. We relive the night it all disintegrated, gain insight into the domino effect that swept through Eastern Europe in its aftermath and find out how the author felt as he opened the Stasi files and discovered which of his friends had - or had not - been spying on him.
Letters to Poseidon

Letters to Poseidon

Cees Nooteboom ,  Laura Watkinson

$24.99

'I had been looking for someone to write to for a long time, but how does a man write letters to a god?' From his Mediterranean garden on the island of Menorca, Cees Nooteboom writes to the trident-wielding deity, Poseidon, 'initiating a dialogue not only with the past,' as Alberto Manguel observes in his Preface, 'but with an entire world that seemed lost for ever.' Offering a seductive interweaving of keen observation and the fruits of a vast knowledge, Nooteboom explores questions of human existence through the minutiae of the living world around him, and marvels at the secrets of the deep. He recalls figures in history, places he has travelled to, objets trouves, works of art and literature, and takes a fresh look at the ancient myths. At once playful and poignant, beautiful and bizarre, Nooteboom's Letters to Poseidon are couched in the glittering prose of one of Europe's outstanding stylists.
Marrakech Express

Marrakech Express

Peter Millar

$24.99

Back in 1969 when Morocco’s ancient capital was a hashish-clouded hippy Mecca, Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded their cheesy (and hopelessly inaccurate) foot-tapping anthem ‘Marrakech Express’.

A generation on Peter Millar, award-winning journalist, author and one-time glamrock fan, uses what is now the country’s best visited tourist destination as the embarkation point for a literally reverse-engineered train journey through this still exotic, diverse and challenging North African country that is struggling to maintain its unique blend of tradition and tolerance in the turbulent winds of the Arab Spring.

From the snake charmers and food stalls of Jamaa el Fna, Millar takes us to the ancient walled city of Fez, the wineries of the Meknes valley, cosmopolitan Casablanca, tacky Tangier and the anomalous Spanish exclaves of Veuta and Melilla, squatting on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast like a counterpoint to British Gibraltar.
The Old Straight Track

The Old Straight Track

Alfred Watkins ,  Robert Macfarlane

$39.99

A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside. First published in 1925, THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK described the author's theory of 'ley lines', pre-Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles and prehistoric mounds, used by our Neolithic ancestors. Watkins's ideas have intrigued and inspired generations of readers - from historians to hill walkers, and from amateur archaeologists to new-age occultists. This edition of THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK, with a substantial introduction by Robert Macfarlane, will appeal to all who treasure the history, contours and mystery of Britain's ancient landscapes.
Australian Photographic Gallery - Place

Australian Photographic Gallery - Place

Peter Eve

$24.95

The overlooked details of a lost Australia brought to vivid life.

In many parts of rural Australia it’s the halls and churches and chambers and temples, buildings, sheds and lean-tos that provide the clues to what came before. In this collection, Peter Eve has breathed life back into some of these buildings, almost rendering them as new,  by playing with the image contrast, hypersaturating colours, and delineating shapes and edges with white outlines.  

Eve’s old buildings, dreaming away in the bush, were built to stay, and they are still in their places. Only we have moved on: our relationship to the Australian inland has changed, and it is this that is the secret subject of Eve’s portfolio of images.
Boiling Billy's Camping Guide to Australia

Boiling Billy's Camping Guide to Australia

Cathy Savage ,  Craig Lewis

$49.99

Newly updated, this second edition of the bestselling Boiling Billy’s Camping Guide to Australia is the complete guide to over 3,000 bush camping areas, over half of them free. This is your ideal guide to Australia’s national parks, state forests, conservation parks, the outback and more. 

Each campsite entry includes detailed information on facilities and activities, along with accurate access details and location descriptions. The guide includes 52 regional maps, over 180 detailed maps of national parks and reserves plus a 120-page Australia-wide road atlas. Boiling Billy’s is Australia’s most popular and trusted camping guide series, and you can be sure of practical, reliable and up-to-date information to help you get the best out of your travels and outdoor pursuits.
Hong Kong Pocket Guide

Hong Kong Pocket Guide

Berlitz

$12.99

Hong Kong is an intoxicating place - exciting, mysterious and glamorous, there's nowhere quite like this tiny corner of China. Berlitz Pocket Guide Hong Kong is a concise, full-colour travel guide to this city, packed with useful facts, inspiring photography and handy tips to help you uncover the best sights and experiences. It tells you everything you need to know about the main attractions on Hong Kong Island, as well as Kowloon, the New Territories, the Outlying Islands and Macau. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the 10 top attractions in Hong Kong, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in the city - where to eat dim sum, check out the local markets, enjoy a night out, and much more. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of things to do in Hong Kong, including arts, entertainment, horse-racing, night cruises and - of course - shopping. In addition, there are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
Singapore Pocket Guide

Singapore Pocket Guide

Berlitz

$12.99

Berlitz Pocket Guide Singapore is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this diverse city-state has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key places, from the colonial heritage sights in the Civic District to the dazzling new development at Marina Bay, by way of the city's colourful Little India, Kampung Glam and Chinatown districts. Handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the city, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Singapore. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping on Orchard Road to enjoying the city's lively performing arts. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chapter covering its eclectic choice of cuisines. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.
Europe

Europe

$44.99

The DK Eyewitness Europe Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Europe effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Europe Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.
Secret Rome

Secret Rome

Jonglez Publishing

$39.99

Visit palaces closed to the public, admire exceptional works of art away from the tourist circuit, listen to a concert in a magnificent hidden oratory, have your dog or car blessed, observe the miraculous liquefaction of the blood of Saint Pantaleon, puzzle over a rare catoptric meridian or a wonderful anamorphic fresco, discover the remarkable motorised Rubens, enter into the secrets of the Vatican, rediscover a lost Bernini masterpiece, say a prayer before an image of the Holy Face of Jesus like that deposited on the moon in 1969, organise a dinner for two in a private palace, protect your throat from the rigours of winter. Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, Rome is still a reserve of well-concealed treasures that only reveal themselves to those who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Rome well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.
Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica

Lonely Planet Discover Costa Rica

Lonely Planet ,  Wendy Yanagihara ,  Gregor Clark ,  Mara Vorhees

$39.99

Lonely Planet's Discover Costa Rica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb Cerro Chirripo, explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest, or catch a wave in Mal Pais; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Discover Costa Rica:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, the Tico way of life, wildlife, food, drink, outdoor adventures
  • Over 35 color maps
  • Covers San Jose, Central Valley, Caribbean Coast, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa, Northwestern Costa Rica and more
Lonely Planet Discover Las Vegas

Lonely Planet Discover Las Vegas

Lonely Planet ,  Sara Benson

$34.99

Lonely Planet's Discover Las Vegas is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the dazzling glitzy Strip, admire the spectacle of Cirque du Soleil, or eat luxuriously at world-renowned chef's boutique restaurants; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Las Vegas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Discover Las Vegas:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - gambling, shopping, sports, food
  • Free, convenient pull-out Las Vegas map (included in print version), plus over 20 color maps
  • Covers the Strip, Mandalay Bay, the Luxor, MGM Grand, CityCenter, the Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mirage, Treasure Island, the Venetian, the Palazzo and more
Lonely Planet Pocket Boston

Lonely Planet Pocket Boston

Lonely Planet ,  Mara Vorhees

$19.99

Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, follow the Freedom Trail, or sip a coffee in Harvard Square; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Boston and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 15 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Charlestown, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown and more
Lonely Planet Pocket Las Vegas

Lonely Planet Pocket Las Vegas

Lonely Planet ,  Bridget Gleeson

$19.99

Lonely Planet's Pocket Las Vegas is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gasp with delight at the Bellagio's Cirque du Soleil water show 'O', indulge like the Ancient Romans when you enter the Greco-Roman fantasyland of Ceasar's Palace and marvel at the Mirage's spectacular volcano erupting with a roar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Las Vegas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Las Vegas:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Las Vegas map (included in print version), plus over 14 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers The Strip and more
Lonely Planet Pocket Los Angeles

Lonely Planet Pocket Los Angeles

Lonely Planet ,  Adam Skolnick

$19.99

Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Star gaze at the celebrities along the sidewalk at the Hollywood Boulevard & the Walk of Fame, star gaze at the galaxies at the Griffith Observatory, or hike to the Hollywood sign; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Los Angeles and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Los Angeles map (included in print version), plus over 15 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Hollywood, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice, Downtown and Burbank & Universal City and more
Lonely Planet Pocket Washington, D.C.

Lonely Planet Pocket Washington, D.C.

Lonely Planet ,  Karla Zimmerman

$19.99

Lonely Planet's Pocket Washington, DC is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb the steps of Abraham Lincoln's dramatic Doric-columned memorial, tour the iconic home of the US President, or wander cobblestoned neighborhoods and jazzy bohemian quarters; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Washington, DC and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Washington, DC:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Washington, DC map (included in print version), plus over 14 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers National Mall, White House Area, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Penn Quarter, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and more
Bali (Lombok, Gili Islands) Marco Polo Guide

Bali (Lombok, Gili Islands) Marco Polo Guide

Marco Polo

$17.95

Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Sri Lanka Marco Polo Guide

Sri Lanka Marco Polo Guide

Marco Polo

$17.95

Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Tokyo Tuttle Travel Pack: Your Guide to Tokyo's Best Sights for Every Budget

Tokyo Tuttle Travel Pack: Your Guide to Tokyo's Best Sights for Every Budget

Tuttle Publishing

$16.99

The only guide you'll need for getting around Tokyo! Everything you need is in this one convenient package--including a large pull-out map! For travelers who want to experience everything Tokyo has to offer, look no further than Tokyo Tuttle Travel Pack. From strolling the winding alleys of the city's traditional neighborhoods to exploring its ultra-modern, neon-soaked streets, this comprehensive Tokyo guide delivers it all. Readers will learn where to enjoy the finest Japanese cuisine and cutting-edge contemporary art, centuries-old temples and gleaming modern architecture, and all of the other wonderful elements that make Tokyo the world's most mesmerizing city. If visitors want to leave behind the urban sprawl, travel writer Rob Goss points them toward the ancient seaside capital of Kamakura and the gilded mausoleums at Nikko. Ambitious hikers can climb Mount Fuji--or just enjoy it from a distance while soaking in one of the natural hot spring baths in nearby Hakone. Easy to use and easy to carry, this guidebook provides a useful pull-out map of Tokyo and is organized into four simple chapters: Tokyo's Best Sights highlights thirteen not-to-be-missed experiencesExploring Tokyo guides readers to the top attractions in each districtAuthor's Recommendations details the best hotels and restaurants, night spots, kid-friendly activities, shopping areas, and moreTravel Facts provides essential information from useful Japanese phrases to money, transports, visas, and much more.
Collins Map of Europe

Collins Map of Europe

Collins Maps

$12.99

New edition of annually revised, politically coloured road map of Europe at a scale of 79 miles to 1 inch / 50km to 1cm (1: 5,000,000). Roads, motorways, European Route numbers, railways, airports, cities and towns are clearly shown, making the map ideal for route-finding and planning. AREA OF COVERAGE Covers the whole of Europe from the North Cape (Norway) to Gibraltar and from Ireland to east of Moscow. Also includes Iceland and Cyprus. MAIN FEATURES * Fully revised and updated for 2015. * Full index to place names (on reverse of sheet). * Distance chart giving distances in kilometres between main towns. * European Union map showing member states and the Eurozone. * Internet links to further information on Europe. * Key to approved country code abbreviations - GB, F, D etc. * Map legend in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
NSW Citylink Street Directory 2016

NSW Citylink Street Directory 2016

UBD Gregorys

$64.95

NSW Citylink Street Directory 2016 UBD Gregorys
Wollongong Suburban Streets Map 299

Wollongong Suburban Streets Map 299

UBD Gregorys

$8.95

Wollongong Suburban Streets Map 299
           
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