The late Paul Brunton was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of and writers on the spiritual traditions of the East. A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton's journey around India, living among yogis, mystics and gurus, some of whom he... read more
|Author:||Robert Louis Stevenson|
In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson was suffering from poor health, struggling to survive on the income derived from his writings, and tormented by his infatuation with Fanny Osbourne, a married American woman. His response was to embark on a journey... read more
With passion, humor, and helpful tips, "100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go" inspires women to discover places that will appeal to their spirits, senses, and quests for adventure. Susan Van Allen has explored Italy up and down the boot for over... read more
At eighteen, the French poet Rimbaud proclaimed: "My day is done; I'm leaving Europe. The sea air will burn my lungs; lost climes will tan my skin." Three years later, in 1876, he joined the Royal Army of the Dutch Indies and sailed for Java. This book charts renowned French poet Arthur Rimbaud's lost voyage.
When Michael Palin was researching for his novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and 'Papa's' evocations of the places he knew. Hemingway remains a compelling figure, and Palin's goal was to revisit Hemin... read more
Award winning Paul Theroux has written many iconic shorter pieces of travel writing which have been collected together in the captivating "Sunrise with Seamonsters". "Sunrise with Seamonsters" is Paul Theroux's immensely entertain... read more
The people, their history and the beauty of an island on the brink of tragedy. This is the account of a unique journey - a six-hundred-mile trek on foot around Cyprus in the last year of the island's peace. Colin Thubron intertwines myth, history and personal anecdote ... read more
Enjoy an irresistible feast of humour and discover the joys of French rural living with Peter Mayle's bestselling, much-loved account of "A Year In Provence". Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a lif... read more
2014 New York City Restaurants covers over 2,050 restaurants in all five boroughs. This handy guide contains Zagat's trusted ratings and reviews for New York City restaurants based on the opinions of 38,000 avid diners like you. The trademark reviews and corresponding scores for Food, Decor, Service a... read more
An evocation of Venice which uses vivid prose, humour and irony to present a personal portrait of an eccentric city.
|Author:||Geert Mak (tr from Dutch Sam Garrett)|
Geert Mak spent the year 1999 criss-crossing the continent, tracing the history of Europe from Verdun to Berlin, St Petersburg to Auschwitz, Kiev to Srebrenica. He set off in search of evidence and witnesses, looking to define the condition ... read more