Travel & Leisure

  • TINI
    Dixe Wills
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    Not only is Britain an island, but it also rejoices in hundreds of islands of its own and Dixe Wills' Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain is a book that celebrates them.

    From islands off the coast to those that are situated in lakes, lochs and rivers, each one is accessible to the public and they all have a captivating story to tell.

    With over 60 islands from in and around Britain featured throughout the hardback, each with its own hand-drawn map, there are a number of descriptions, reviews, maps and photographs to pore over.
  • TOLL
    Time Out Guides Ltd.
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    Whether you live in London or are just visiting, this handbook from Time Out will show you all the best things the capital has to offer.

    Full of residents' tips, the guide shows you the London that Londoners know, taking you off the beaten track to discover some of the capital city's more hidden delights. There is advice on where to eat, drink and shop and full-colour maps of each of the 25 London boroughs featured.

    The book also provides advice on London's best sport, arts venues and entertainment - both during the day and at night. A must-have for all who love London.
  • TCAW
    Times Atlases
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    A stunning gift that comes in a protective slipcase, this fully revised and updated edition of The Times: Concise Atlas of the World provides beautiful and comprehensive reference mapping for countries across the world.

    The atlas covers all the most important geographical issues we face and the populations of the major cities are also included. Historical maps show the political make-up of the world over the past 150 years and there are also plans for 41 of the world's major cities.

    The expanded satellite imagery section contains overview images of each continent, and they're all complemented by further detailed images. A wonderful addition to any household, the reference book helps you explore the world without even having to leave your armchair.
  • CGTL
    Simon Leyland
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    Published in beautiful hardback which harks back to the turn of the 20th century, A Curious Guide to London by City trader turned historian Simon Leyland is a wildly entertaining and captivatingly comic account of our nation's capital's secrets and colourful history.

    Brimming with tales of its forgotten and little-known past, the book unearths London's strangest traditions, eccentric inhabitants and more, providing a hilarious and wildly entertaining commentary of this vibrant city.

    The perfect gift for day-trippers, London enthusiasts and armchair historians who call London home, this hugely entertaining and alternative guidebook presents the City of London in a whole new light.
  • AANP
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    From Dartmoor to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, this book will help you discover the beauty of Britain's national parks. Published by the AA, it also has detailed maps of each park for you to pore over and plan your next trip.

    Very much the jewels in the crown of the countryside, the national parks represent the finest protected landscapes in England, Wales and Scotland. You'll be able to discover the hidden secrets of each park and their wildlife, history, heritage and so much more.

    With breathtaking photography throughout, Roly Smith's lively text gives a comprehensive overview of all the beautiful parks including the mountains of the Lake District and wooded valleys of the south west.
  • National Trust Great Houses & Gardens Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781909881723
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    The National Trust houses and gardens welcome millions of visitors every year and this two-book set will help you decide which one to see next.

    Lydia Greeves' Great Houses of the National Trust travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to showcase the most stunning mansions, buildings, castles and abbeys that are part of the National Trust. From Petworth House in Sussex to Northumbria's Cragside and Notttinghamshire's Southwell Workhouse, you'll find stunning photography and an insight into each building's fascinating history.

    In Great Gardens of the National Trust, Stephen Lacey focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings. Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
  • GWKS
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    Walking is one of the nation's favourite leisure activities and this unique collection of walks provides a fresh approach to enjoying the very best of Britain's countryside.

    Spread through England, Wales and Scotland, each walk is detailed on a removable information card. All you need to do is remove the card from the binder, pop it into the included waterproof plastic sleeve and set off.

    Covering starting points, difficulty, length, terrain and more, each card features step-by-step instructions and route directions, so you don't have to be an expert map reader - and points of interest are highlighted throughout through stunning photographs and artwork.

    Lighter to carry than a complete walking guide and featuring pub walks, nature trails, challenging long walks and family strolls, this is a walking guide with an extra dimension.
  • NTBC
    Clare Gogerty
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    If you or someone you know loves the Britain's stunning coastlines and costal towns, this beautiful hardback book from the National Trust will take on exhilarating walks, introduce you to wildlife and provide you with fascinating historical insight to one of our most wonderful natural treasures.

    From the Gower Peninsula to the coves of Cornwall and the white cliffs of Dover, the book looks at our most picturesque and important costal areas and celebrates them by presenting readers with stunning photographs and things to do in the area when you visit.

    With a foreword from celebrity chef and TV presenter Rick Stein, The National Trust Book of the Coast is all you need to make the most of the fascinating, life-enriching coastline of the British Isles.
  • CHNL
    Tom Fort
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    Tom Fort took us on a road trip past Stonehenge in his bestseller The A303: Highway to the Sun and now he's taking us all to sea with this charming ode to the English channel - Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Lands' End.

    A Radio 4 Book of the Week, this book brings the history of the famous 350-mile coastline to life, covering all its quirks, nooks and crannies. From seaside trips to Brighton to Bournemouth and Eurostar and Ferry trips to France, the book looks at all that makes this so special and presents a case for why the busiest waterway in the world helps to define the term 'Englishness' as an island people.

    While there are stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the fascinating book also looks at why the English seaside is just so special. We can't recommend this book enough!
  • PAOW
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    Featuring 193 pages of detailed physical and political maps, this is a revised edition of Philip's Atlas of the World.

    The unique combination of relief colouring and hill-shading gives an exceptional portrayal of landforms and this brand new edition comes complete with an informative World Geography section too, featuring maps, diagrams and detail about key topics such as climate change, geology, trade, agriculture and population.

    Urban-area and city-centre maps are also included, from Dubai to Venice, as well as spectacular satellite views, illustrated flags, an 84,000-name index plus plenty more practical and informative elements that make this atlas one of the best (and most stunning) you can buy.
  • MAPR
    Mike Parker
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    Covering Britain's road development, Mike Parker's Mapping the Roads is a fascinating true-life story that also explores the country's political, economical and social history.

    The car has helped shape Britain's landscape, changed our maps and nowadays our lifestyle depends very much on our roads - from getting from A to B to distribution and much more. Although perhaps now taken for granted, the building of roads was once seen as a glorious advancement, with Britain's motorways being seen as 'the cathedrals of the modern world'.

    This intriguing and extensive book from The AA charts the ambitions and hopes of the nation through our maps, from the old ways through to our motorways, complete with distinct and colourful cartography.
  • MMTE
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    Rough Guides' authors have hand-picked their 1,000 favourite travelling experiences to help inspire yours in the fantastic Make the Most of Your Time on Earth.

    Packed with stunning, full-colour photographs, the book has advice and tips on everything from enjoying breakfast in a Burmese teahouse to witnessing the world's most intense storms in Venezuela. With entries divided into regions, it's easy to find the destination you're after and there are even Need to Know sections at the end of each chapter to offer the practical advice you'll need.

    Buy the book and then book your plane ticket... This is a Rough Guides book bursting with inspiration.
  • LRDF
    Mathew Clayton
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    You may have heard the names Lundy, Rockall, Dogger and Fair Isle mentioned in the fishing forecasts on BBC World Service, but they are in fact islands off the coast of Britain that deserve to be celebrated. Unique, rugged and a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, these remote islands offer an alternative version of life in Britain, one that runs parallel while almost out of sync with the mainland.

    In this charming and thoroughly well-researched book, authors Matthew Clayton and Anthony Atkinson take readers on a journey through the history, folklore, wildlife and geography of these beautiful islands and offer fascinating insight to their significance throughout history - from Viking invasions to Nazi occupation.

    Packed with maps and illustrations full of character, the book honours the diversity of Britain's off-shore islands and paints the most exquisite picture of their rare and individual magic.
  • LTGT
    Matthew Green
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    Take a step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London throughout six of the city's most fascinating eras.

    Illustrated throughout and told with charm and charisma, Dr. Matthew Green will transport you back to the time of Shakespeare and the swinging 60s in just a few pages. He also relives the nightmare of the plague; and considers what is must have been like to have lived in medieval England.

    Taking you off the beaten track and revealing little-known snippets about England's capital city, this is an engaging social history which will make you view the streets of London in a very different way.
    Lonely Planet
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    From the world's leading guidebook publisher, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 is the latest edition of the annual headline-making, agenda-setting bestseller. Be an in-the-know traveler this year with Lonely Planet's collection of the hottest trends, destinations, journeys and all-around best travel experiences for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences. Whether it's thanks to a sporting event, a revitalised infrastructure, a special anniversary or just that aura of 'right now', each destination featured has passed through our agonising selection process to win a place on Lonely Planet's hallowed Best in Travel list -- now in its 11th edition. Highlights: * Lonely Planet ranks to top 10 countries, regions and cities to visit in 2016 *16 top travel lists to give you fresh ideas for exploring the world from a new perspective * More than 35 events mapped out by month in the 2016 travel planner "Lonely Planet is still one of the definitive voices in the travel world, so when it comes to planning our next year's holidays, we pay close attention to their annual book: Best in Travel." - Huffington Post Online Authors: Lonely Planet 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. '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 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • ISDR
    Dan Boothby
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    With his lifelong obsession with Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water trilogy, Dan Boothby jumped at the chance to move into the author's former home - a tiny island on the western seaboard of the Highlands of Scotland.

    Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place is the memoir of Boothby's time living there. It covers the people he met and the stories they told, as well as the author's attachment to the remote landscape - and the otters that inhabited it.

    After drifting about for more than 20 years, Boothby felt he had found home when he arrived. Living in such exquisite surroundings also gave Boothby the chance to embark on his own quest to better understand the mysterious Gavin Maxwell.

    A wonderfully personal memoir about the search for home.
  • GCRJ
    Rt Hon Michael Portillo
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    All aboard and get ready to explore some of Europe's finest journeys by train in Great Continental Railway Journeys, a beautiful tie-in book to the hit BBC series presented by Michael Portillo.

    Lavishly illustrated, the book captures the beauty and excitement of journeying across the continent by train and also looks at the engineering feats which made the journeys possible and so famous.

    From London to Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Budapest and all the way down to Jerusalem, this is a celebration of both trains and the vibrancy of Europe.
  • BFTR
    Benedict Le Vay
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    A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Benedict Le Vay's Britain from the Rails is perfect not only as an entertaining armchair read but as a handy guidebook to help readers explore the country at a slower, more enjoyable pace.

    Wonderfully presented, containing clear maps and a new section on 'Britain's Secret Railways', the book is full of fascinating titbits, weird accidents and odd characters - a thorough and humorous collection perfect for commuters and local history fans alike.

    With the number of 'staycations' on the rise and increased interest in lowering one's carbon footprint, this beautiful guide is ideal for those who don't, can't or won't drive or fly.
  • VCTE
    Suzannah Lipscomb
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    Whether you're an armchair traveller or you're looking for inspiration for a great day out, Suzannah Lipscomb's A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England is a practical guide that will take you to palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys that uncover the true stories behind Tudor England.

    From Hampton Court to Hever Castle, this lively and engaging hardback guide reveals the rich history of the era and invites you to visit the many places in which Tudors once lived, worked and played.

    A must for anyone interested in this fascinating period of English history.
  • TOEG
    Time Out Guides Ltd
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    A beautiful city full of sights to see and things to do, the Time Out guide to Edinburgh will give you all the information you need when planning your trip.

    With its narrow streets and grand buildings making it a beautiful place for wandering, Edinburgh is also home to a lively entertainment district - including its world-famous festival - and first-class shopping and dining options.

    As well as tips for sightseeing, hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, this guide also contains maps of the city so you'll never get lost - and an extensive guide to nearby Glasgow.
  • TOCL
    Time Out Guides Ltd.
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    Combining 25 great bike rides for all abilities in and around London, this is the book for anyone who loves to get on their bike and discover more about their surroundings.

    Celebrating the pleasures of road cycling, the journeys are organised according to types of bike riding - from commuting to family afternoons out to weekend excursions.

    Taking you into the centre of London and beyond, the book also includes rides, bike and kit advice so you can make the most of your fantastic journeys.
  • CTRA
    Rachel Allen
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    From the East Cork coast to Donegal via the Ring of Kerry, Galway and Sligo, Rachel Allen invites you on a personal, food-filled journey inspired by Ireland's Atlantic coast in this sumptuous cookbook.

    With over 100 of her recipes included in the book, there is a special focus on the local fare from each area and among the authentic, simple recipes she'll show you how to make are Salmon Pate and Pan-fried Brill with Watercress Butter; Spaghetti with Clams, Gin and Wild Garlic; and a Quick Chocolate Mousse.

    Part travel journal - the book even finds Rachel sharing her favourite places to stay off the beaten track - the cookbook is full of rustic seafood, rich stews, heart-warming sweets and tasty dished that fall somewhere in-between.
  • LBOL
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    An great purchase for both a visitor to, and resident of, the city of London and its surrounding area, this pocket-sized atlas displays an extensive area of coverage and shows the centre of London at an extra large scale - so you can find and navigate to exactly where you want to be quickly and easily. For such a little book, the maps are exceptionally clear and the colour coding makes finding any location a breeze...

    Featuring a fully updated tube map, tourist information spots and shops, hospitals, hotels and schools all pin-pointed, as well as the landmark Olympic Park, this book is bursting with information but is presented in a slim and compact format - making it ideal for those on the move and for slipping into a backpack or pocket.
  • GRJW
    Julian Holland
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    With stunning photography throughout, railway expert Julian Holland's Great Railway Journeys of the World is a gorgeous gift book that showcases some of the most scenic rail routes around.

    Including the likes of the Le Petit Train Jaune in the Pyrenees which features France's highest railway station, the Cape Town to Kimberley route in South Africa that heads across the Karoo Desert and the Trans-Australian railway that contains the world's longest stretch of dead straight track, the stunning photography and in-depth mapping is awe-inspiring.

    Published by The Times, the book is designed in a keepsake hardback format and offers detailed, informative text on the history, geography and present day operations of train journeys from 35 countries across every continent.