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  • BFTR

    Benedict Le Vay

    • £3.99
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    A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Bradt'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.
  • DIVE
    • £6.99
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    Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.

    With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.

    From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
  • 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.
  • WITL

    J. B. Edwards

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    The Wit and Wisdom of London is a unique book that brings together some of the best and most memorable quotations about England's famous capital city. A city that has produced countless scholars, artists and rogues, this is a treasury of some of the city's greatest residents' wittiest, cleverest and bawdiest sayings. With quotes from the likes of George VI, Oscar Wilde and Amy Winehouse, via the Romans and Charles Dickens, this is a book that captures the essence of London - in the words of its own people.
  • KTRT

    Christopher Winn

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    A captivating journey along the banks of England's most famous waterway, I Never Knew That About the River Thames is an excellent hardback miscellany by Christopher Winn. Packed with fascinating facts and trivia about the history of the great river, this brilliant book follows the river from the source to the sea, telling many intriguing stories along the way. Illustrated with charming line drawings, this book is full of delightful surprises.

  • AIOD

    Hamish Haswell-Smith

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    Hamish Haswell-Smith casts off in his 41-foot sloop Jandara, armed with his sketch pad and a route of a journey first taken by Martin Martin in 1703. Taking him to 52 different remote islands around the Scottish coast, all that Hamish encountered is beautifully recalled in this memorable book. From Ailsa Craig to St. Kilda, Fair Isle and Bass Rock, Hamish Haswell-Smith expertly, and entertainingly, fills this unique book with natural history, local legend and landscapes, including his very own sketches and watercolours. A classic book telling of a fascinating voyage that's perfect for any Scot, lover of natural beauty, or anyone planning a visit to the stunning Scottish isles.
  • MOQ
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    This Reader's Digest travel book will take you on a fantastic journey of discovery to some of the most spectacular and unspoiled parts of Britain's countryside.

    From lonely salt marshes teeming with wildlife to windswept mountain peaks, this glorious book shows you the amazing variety of landscape Britain has to offer. Organised by region and covering 500 accessible locations across the country, this will make an invaluable companion when exploring our countryside.
  • BTUG
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    The perfect getaway guide, The AA's Britain: The Ultimate Guide features over 1,000 places to visit throughout Great Britain, including all of the country's most popular attractions. Among those listed are national parks, heritage coastlines, areas of outstanding beauty, mountains, rural areas, cities and towns. With expert advice on planning a visit and information on cycle rides and car tours that can be taken near every location, the book also includes maps and photographs, as well as details of the main annual events that take place across the nation. There are even suggestions for great pubs and tea rooms where you can enjoy local food and drink.
  • SSBX
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    The AA's 30 Walks in Sussex contains individually laminated, durable and weather-resistant cards covering popular walks, and it comes in a handy presentation box. Small enough to fit in your pocket, each card features a map and useful information including level of difficulty, distance, time, dog friendliness and public amenities available en route. Perfect for letting both experienced hikers and Sunday afternoon walkers discover and explore the beauty of Britain on foot!

  • FBRA

    Collins Maps

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    Are you thinking of taking a trip to France? We've all heard horror stories about using a sat nav, so the experts at Collins have put together this fully revised guide to France - Collins Big Road Atlas France 2015.

    Presented in a detailed A3 format, this road atlas is sure to come in useful for any kind trip across the Channel (be it business or pleasure) and highlights eight thorough routes through France's major cities: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

    Featuring a 1cm to 3km scale, Collins' Big Road Atlas France 2015 contains clear and detailed road mapping across the country, as well as detailed and indexed town and city centre plans making it essential for any trip whether you're travelling by car or bike.
  • AECC
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    I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches, written by the bestselling author and trivia expert Christopher Winn, will surprise and delight you as you read all about the hidden stories, forgotten pasts and buried secrets that belong to these famous places of worship.

    Did you know that St. Mary's Church Deerhurst in Gloucestershire is the only church in England to have a brass with a pet named on it? Or that All Saints Tudeley in Kent is the only church in the world to have its windows designed and painted by Chagall? You'll be fascinated to hear that the Minster Church of St. Mary at Stow in Lincolnshire has the tallest Saxon arches in Britain too...

    The hundreds of facts included here are just jaw-dropping and the illustrations help highlight some of the most momentous historical changes to happen in country churches throughout England.
  • WAIN

    Alfred Wainwright

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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.

  • KTBX
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    The AA's 30 Walks in Kent contains individually laminated, durable and weather-resistant cards covering popular walks, and it comes in a handy presentation box. Small enough to fit in your pocket, each card features a map and useful information including level of difficulty, distance, time, dog friendliness and public amenities available en route. Perfect for letting both experienced hikers and Sunday afternoon walkers discover and explore the beauty of Britain on foot!

  • AURT

    Authors vary

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    From the train that broke the world speed record to one of the most famous locomotives on the planet and those steam engines that are still considered the finest ever seen in Britain, this three-book set will satisfy any train enthusiast!

    Written with passion and insight by Andrew Roden, Flying Scotsman tells the story of a beautiful train that has lived a highly exciting - and varied - career on rail tracks around the world. Interviews from those who have been involved with the Scotsman over the years add a personal touch, as the book asks about the enduring appeal of this magnificent machine. Also written by Roden is The Duchesses, an examination of the fantastic engines that are widely regarded amongst Britain's finest engineering achievements.

    Written by Don Hale, How the Blue Streak Broke the World Speed Record describes how a steam locomotive reached a top speed of 126mph on the East Coast main line over 70 years ago.

  • SPBX
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    The AA's 30 Walks in Shropshire contains individually laminated, durable and weather-resistant cards covering popular walks, all presented in a handy presentation box. Small enough to fit in your pocket, each card features a map and useful information on the walk including its level of difficulty, distance, time, dog friendliness and the public amenities available en route. This is just perfect for letting both experienced hikers and Sunday afternoon walkers discover and explore the beauty of Britain on foot!
  • CFTW
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    Full of up-to-date information on over 300 national, regional and provincial flags, Complete Flags of the World is an essential, instant-reference pocket guide to the flags from around the globe from the experts at DK.

    Telling the story behind each flag, going as far as to explain the meanings of the differing colours, symbols and insignia, the book - with its topically woven cover - provides readers with everything they need to know about the history of flags, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. A perfect pub quiz partner.
  • NYBX
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    The AA's 30 Walks in North Yorkshire contains individually laminated, durable and weather-resistant cards covering popular walks, and it comes in a handy presentation box. Small enough to fit in your pocket, each card features a map and useful information including level of difficulty, distance, time, dog friendliness and public amenities available en route. Perfect for letting both experienced hikers and Sunday afternoon walkers discover and explore the beauty of Britain on foot!

  • FIND

    National Maritime Museum

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    Accompanying the National Maritime Museum's exhibition that coincides with the tercentenary of the first British Longitude Act, Finding Longitude reveals the link between ships, clocks and stars - one which combines technical creativity, scientific innovation and commercialism.

    One of the great successes of the Georgian era, longitude helped people determine a ship's east-west position while at sea. Illustrated with archive documents throughout, the book looks at how finding longitude managed to capture the imagination of an entire nation - everyone from astronomers to instrument makers, politicians, seamen and satirists were intrigued.

    A very accessible and highly informative hardback, this detailed and fascinating book shows just how the longitude problem was solved.
  • POLE

    Garth James Cameron

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    One of the most successful polar explorers of his generation, and the first man to unquestionably reach both the North and South Poles, Roald Amundsen was a world-renowned explorer with a passion for flight.

    Whilst on a rescue mission to the Arctic in 1928, Amundsen and his team's plane mysteriously vanished - believed to have crashed in fog in the Barents Sea, with only a petrol tank and wing float ever found of the wreckage.

    In From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight, Garth James Cameron explores the feats in aviation in which Amundsen was involved with vivid detail and passionate intricacy. Including an adventure to the North Pole in a biplane, which he barely survived, and an analysis of the circumstances surrounding this famous adventurer's death, this book is ideal for any budding adventurer, aviation enthusiast or reader with a keen interest in modern history.
  • PAOW
    • £11.99
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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.
  • 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.
  • ROAT
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    Philip's Compact Atlas of Britain is the ideal atlas to help you keep track of where you are and where you are going. Coming in a handy compact size, the maps featured on the 287 pages clearly mark service areas, roundabouts, multi-level junctions and speed-camera locations. The book also distinguishes between roads above and below 4 metres wide in rural areas, something that will come in very useful for drivers of wide vehicles. Scenic routes are highlighted for leisure users and the maps show upland and highland areas as well as National and Forest Parks, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • TVDB

    Fergus Fleming

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    Compiled by acclaimed historian Fergus Fleming, The Traveller's Daybook invites you to cross oceans, deserts, mountains and ice-caps and embark on a tour of the world in 366 quotations. This anthology ranges widely across time and place, from Christopher Columbus' 'discovery' of the West Indies in 1492 to Wilfred Thesiger's wanderings in Arabia's 'empty quarter' in the 1940s. Covering many exotic destinations, each quoted extract is accompanied by a brief commentary that introduces the writer and the context of the excerpt. Covering the whole calendar year, including leap years, these 366 journeys are often lyrical, witty, tragic or bizarre - but always entertaining.
  • SBBW

    Christopher Somerville

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    One of Britain's best-loved walking journalists and personalities, Christopher Somerville shares his personal favourite walks throughout the country in Somerville's 100 Best British Walks.

    From Cornish cliff paths to moody Essex marshes, the book is a treasury of anecdote, observation and description, as well as a comprehensive guide to walking your way through Britain. The walks are laid out by region with illustrations, maps and easy-to-follow directions.