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  • AAIR
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    Full of things to do and see, this will become an essential guide for anyone planning to visit Ireland.

    It focuses on the best food and drink and features both popular tourist destinations and lesser-known gems. The book is also a handy size to keep in the car.
  • AAWL
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    Fully revised and up to date, this AA guide reveals the greatest places to visit in Wales.

    From the best restaurants in the cities to the finest campsites in the valleys, it will become invaluable. It also includes town plans to help you plan your routes accordingly.
  • AAPD
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    In this guide, a local expert reveals the top things you need to know and the sights you need to visit on your next trip to the Peak District.

    It has locator maps so you will know exactly where you?re going and a clear A-Z of all the featured places.
  • PRRW
    Jon Bounds
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    Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - two friends from the landlocked Midlands - have a drunken idea to visit all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. Recruiting a driver called Midge and revving up a 10-year-old Clio, they embark on this most British of road trips...

    Full of the kind of oddball humour that has made Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman so popular and beloved, our heroic duo provide a funny and nostalgic look at Britishness at the beach, amusement in the arcades and friendship on the road.

    As they approach the end of their youth, Jon and Danny have a list of 55 piers to visit and are determined to fulfil their hare-brained destiny - no matter what gets in their way. Full of peculiar people, local interests and fun facts, this is an eccentric read celebrating a British tradition.
  • UWLK
    Julia Bradbury
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    Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.

    Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.

    They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
  • BBTT
    Simon Weir
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    The only collection of biking tours of its kind in the UK, Bikers' Britain: The Tours features over 40 all-new routes that you'll love riding along.

    Compiled by Simon Weir, the man behind the routes featured in RiDE magazine, the wiro-bound book has been especially designed to it can fit into a motorcycle tank bag. The clear routes are based on AA atlas mapping from expert cartographers and range from circular day tours to multi-day regional tours.

    As well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including clothing, safety and bike maintenance, each route in the book is accompanied by sights to see and things to do.
  • LNST
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    Did you know that part of Scotland is actually in London? How about the fact that Big Ben isn't really that big at all? And that London actually has a surprising history of human lavatories..? You can read about all these and more in London's Strangest Tales.

    Full of outlandish oddities from England's capital city, the book looks at some of the most surprising and eccentric traits of London over the past thousand years. It reveals why pepper pots sit atop the National Gallery, discusses why there was a railway devoted entirely to the dead called the Necropolis Railway and uncovers the strange modern-day case of carnivorous pelicans...

    A great little hardback for anyone interested in the unseen side of London's history.
  • TDIL
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    Love London? This fully revised and updated edition of Time Out's 1000 Things to Do in London for Under #10 provides inspiration for things to do for both locals and visitors.

    There are well-known Londoners' top ten inexpensive things to do; ideas for cheap nights out; budget shopping and dining experiences; quirky walks; and unbelievably priced cultural experiences.

    Packed with photos and specially commissioned illustrations, this is a much-loved guide to London life that will help you make the most of your next visit or day out in England's brilliant capital city - for under #10.
  • 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 book 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.
  • 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.
  • ACSD
    Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves' bestselling series starring Detective Jimmy Perez has been a favourite with crime fans for years and the BBC adaptation of Shetland has brought her many more fans. This companion to the novels shows the readers exactly what this incredible location can offer.

    An archipelago of more than 100 islands, Shetland is one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom and its 1,500 miles of shore means that wherever you stand, you'll have a view of the sea. Traditions are valued and celebrated on the islands, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced.

    Gloriously illustrated, this companion finds Ann Cleeves learning about the islands' past, people, the festivals that take place upon them and discovering how flora and fauna changes throughout the seasons. It's a lavish book that vividly captures Shetland in all its bleak and special beauty.
  • 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
    GHGG
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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, this 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 this 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 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.
  • LPEO
    Herb Lester Associates Limited
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    A famous city packed with public houses, A London Pub for Every Occasion showcases 157 of the English capital's finest watering holes - from the comfy to the brilliantly bizarre!

    Scanning across the whole city, this book from Herb Lester Associates will introduce you to a new favourite pub. Whether you have friends to meet or just want to be alone; want to bring a dog or enjoy the company of the resident pub cat; just want to relax in the garden or enjoy a live act, this book can help you find London's finest pub to do so.
  • 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.