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Classic travel writing

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Persian Pictures: From the Mountains to the Sea

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Persian Pictures: From the Mountains to the Sea

Gertrude Bell

Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

When Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was... [more]

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The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan

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The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan

Amy Miller

History; Classic travel writing

Hardback

The fascinating story of the first generation of 'Globetrotters' - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic... [more]

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Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

Andrew Duff

History; Asian history; Classic travel writing

Paperback

A tale of intrigue, love and Cold War politics in the heart of Asia. [more]

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Letters from Iceland

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Letters from Iceland

W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice

Diaries, letters & journals; Classic travel writing

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In the summer of 1936, W H Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves... [more]

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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature

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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature

Lonely Planet

Anthologies (non-poetry); Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Hardback

A collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers, including Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain,... [more]

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More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

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More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Classic travel writing

Hardback

The second volume of exuberant, lively letters from legendary travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor The first collection of... [more]

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Florence: A Traveller's Reader

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Florence: A Traveller's Reader

Edward Chaney

History of Art & Design Styles; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

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The rich and glorious past of one of the best loved cities in the world, Florence, is brought vividly to life for today's... [more]

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Piers of the Homeless Night

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Piers of the Homeless Night

Jack Kerouac

Reportage & collected journalism; Classic travel writing

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'See my hand up-tipped, learn the secret of my human heart . . . ' Soaring, freewheeling snapshots of life on the road... [more]

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The Mountains of California

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The Mountains of California

John Muir

The natural world, country life & pets; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

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The pioneer conservationist recounts his journeys through the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests, King's... [more]

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Bradshaw's Handbook to London

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Bradshaw's Handbook to London

George Bradshaw

History; Transport: general interest; Local history; Classic travel writing

Hardback

Conway's latest contribution to the Bradshaw's publishing phenomenon is this superb and wonderfully illustrated guide to Victorian... [more]

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Great Australian Journeys: Gripping Stories of Intrepid Explorers, Dramatic Escapes and Foolhardy Adventures

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Great Australian Journeys: Gripping Stories of Intrepid Explorers, Dramatic...

Graham Seal

Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Classic travel writing

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Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM Australia's history is one of epic journeys, intrepid explorers,... [more]

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Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan

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Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan

Peter Goullart

Social & cultural history; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing; Places & peoples: pictorial works

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Peter Goullart spent nine years in the all-but-forgotten Nakhi Kingdom of south west China. He had a job entirely suited... [more]

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The Crying of the Wind: Ireland

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The Crying of the Wind: Ireland

Ithell Colquhoun

Eclectic & esoteric religions & belief systems; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The Crying of the Wind and The Living Stones make up British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun's unique memoirs and travelogues,... [more]

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Winter Notes on Summer Impressions

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Winter Notes on Summer Impressions

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Classic travel writing

Paperback

Brand-new translation of one of Dostoevsky's most important early works, fully annotated. [more]

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Birds of Passage: Henrietta Clive's Travels in South India 1798-1801

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Birds of Passage: Henrietta Clive's Travels in South India 1798-1801

Nancy K. Shields

Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

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For centuries this account, the first joyful description of India by a British woman, remained unread in a Welsh castle. [more]

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The Travels

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The Travels

Marco Polo

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The author was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served... [more]

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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation.... [more]

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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

Artemis Cooper

Biography; Biography: general; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The authorized biography shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year, the National Book Awards and the Costa Biography Award... [more]

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Thrilling Cities

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Thrilling Cities

Ian Fleming

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

On November 2nd armed with a sheaf of visas...one suitcase...and my typewriter, I left humdrum London for the thrilling cities... [more]

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A Hero of Our Time

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A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Classic travel writing

Paperback

In A Hero of Our Time, the first great Russian novel, a young officer, passionate and world-weary, is posted to the Caucasus... [more]

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To a Mountain in Tibet

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To a Mountain in Tibet

Colin Thubron

Spirituality & religious experience; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

TOP TEN BESTSELLERMount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Having recently... [more]

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Bradshaw's Handbook

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Bradshaw's Handbook

George Bradshaw

History; British & Irish history; Trains & railways: general interest; Classic travel writing

Hardback

Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves... [more]

$26.95

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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide full edition

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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide full edition

History; Trains & railways: general interest; Classic travel writing

Hardback

A guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections:... [more]

$49.99

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Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North

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Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North

Ibn Fadlan

Geographical discovery & exploration; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab travellers such as Ibn Fadlan journeyed widely and frequently into the far... [more]

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Old Calabria

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Old Calabria

Norman Douglas

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Hardback

Calabria. A dramatic peninsula of rugged mountains and windswept coastlines facing Sicily - 'the most beautiful kilometer... [more]

$32.95

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