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'Thank God for Eland, a publishing house still producing books for the right reasons. It is the most exotic of bazaars, a place of wonder and magic, where every corner and alleyway contains secret treasure. Travel its pages, explore its many titles, and you will discover worlds beyond worlds.' - Jason Webster

'Eland have carried the torch for travel writing when other publishers with less stamina might have flagged by the wayside. Or for that matter thrown up or passed out. As a result they have a stellar list and an enviable record of gold medals.' - Hugh Thomson

 
Against a Peacock Sky: Two Years in a Nepalese Village

For two years in the early 1980s Monica Connell lived as a paying guest of Kalchu and Chola in the Nepalese Himalayan village of Talphi. Gradually she was accepted as a membe...more



The Scorpion-Fish
by Nicholas Bouvier

On an unnamed island that can only be Ceylon, the traveller checks into his 117th rented room, abandoned by his lover, almost broke and feverish. A book on Indian insects d...more



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






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