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On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience of Southern India
by Dervla Murphy

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 ...more

An Empire of The East: Three Journeys Into Indonesia
by Norman Lewis

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 e...more

Central Asia: through writers’ eyes
by Kathleen Hopkirk

The Silk Road and the much-contested territory of the Great Game seen through the eyes of British agents (Fitzroy Maclean), 13th century Italians (Marco Polo), Russian diploma...more

Paris: Poetry of Place
by Hetty Meyric Hughes

Whether you are a backpacker from Idaho on your first visit, or a cultural swallow on an annual migration to Paris, this pocket book is packed with poetry to intoxicate and...more

A Year in Jamaica: Memoirs of a Girl in Arcadia in 1889
by Diana Lewes

‘I felt that, when we would drive away from Arcadia in a few days' time, we should carry with us something which would live with us for the rest of our lives.' Diana Lewes <...more

The Light Garden of the Angel King
by Peter Levi

From time immemorial, merchants, pilgrims and invaders from East and West have penetrated the high valleys of Afghanistan.

In this resonant account, Peter Levi seeks the c...more

A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza
by Dervla Murphy

Over the summer of 2011, in her eightieth year, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Used t...more

Jackdaw Cake
by Norman Lewis

With dry, laconic wit, Norman Lewis remembers his transformation from stammering Welsh schoolboy to worldly wise, multilingual sergeant in the Intelligence Corps, on the cusp of...more

The Missionaries
by Norman Lewis

The Missionaries is a searing examination of attempts by North American fundamentalist Christian missionaries to convert indigenous tribes around the globe, and the genoc...more

Voices of the Old Sea
by Norman Lewis

A Sunday Times Book of the Month

In the late 1940s, Norman Lewis settled in a remote fishing village on what is now the Costa Brava in Spain, relishing a society w...more

A Time in Arabia

DOREEN INGRAMS and her husband were the first Europeans ever to live in the Hadhramaut, an extraordinary, isolated region of southern Arabia. Married to an Arabic-speaking Brit...more

The Pharaoh's Shadow
by Anthony Sattin

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. Or does he? Later that day, a policeman stops his...more

The Trouble I've Seen
by Martha Gellhorn

With a new introduction from her acclaimed biographer, Caroline Moorehead

These four interlinked stories encapsulate Martha Gellhorn's first-hand observation of the Great...more

Travels on my Elephant
by Mark Shand

With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand bought an elephant named Tara and rode her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world's oldest elephant m...more

Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusia
by Penelope Chetwode

Two middle-aged ladies, one Penelope Chetwode, the other her 12-year old mare La Marquesa, explored the high sierra north of Granada in 1961. Together the travellers brought ou...more

Travels into Bokhara

Before Thesiger, T.E.Lawrence and Richard Burton, there was an even greater traveller in the heroic British tradition of the recklessly adventurous, amateur scholar - Alexander...more

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