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Discover the best of Britain and beyond with our selection of travel books. Covering countries all over the world, our range includes Holiday Guides, Rough Guides and Insight Guides to help you start planning your next holiday - whether you want to go on an adventure or something more relaxing. We have travel books for city breaks, camping trips and beach holidays. You'll find all the information you need!

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Travel Guides & Books

  • The Grand Tour: Guide to the World

    Product Code: GRDT
    Hardback
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
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  • Two Trees Make a Forest

    Jessica J. Lee

    Product Code: CBQXB
    Hardback
    I have learned many words for 'island': isle, atoll, eyot, islet, or skerry. They exist in archipelagos or alone, and always, by definition, I have understood them by their relation to water. But the Chinese word for island knows nothing of water. For a civilisation grown inland from the sea, the vastness of mountains was a better analogue: (dao, 'island') built from the relationship between earth and sky. Between tectonic plates and conflicting cultures, Taiwan is an island of extremes: high mountains, exposed flatlands, thick forests. After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather's life, written on the cusp of his total memory loss, Jessica J Lee hunts his story, in parallel with exploring Taiwan, hoping to understand the quakes that brought her family from China, to Taiwan and Canada, and the ways in which our human stories are interlaced with geographical forces. Part-nature writing, part-biography, Two Trees Make a Forest traces the natural and human stories that shaped an island and a family.
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  • Where There's A Will

    Emily Chappell

    Product Code: CBQNH
    Hardback
    'Chappell is a gifted storyteller' - Observer A London cycle courier with a taste for adventure, Emily Chappell entered an extraordinary new race - The Transcontinental - in which riders must find their own way, entirely unassisted, across Europe in the shortest time possible. On her second attempt, she won the women's event, covering nearly 4,000 miles in 13 days and ten hours, sleeping in short bursts wherever exhaustion took her. In the aftermath of a win that troubled as much as pleased her she worked with Mike Hall, the founder of the race, until his tragic death on the road. Where There's a Will is a book about a normal person finding the capacity to do something extraordinary; the paradoxes of comradeship, competition, vulnerability and will and the shock of grief, combined in a beautifully written and very human story.
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  • Oyster Isles

    Bobby Groves

    Product Code: BZHOP
    Hardback
    The oyster. Ostrea edulis. 'Edible bones'. The Great British oyster is deeply embedded in our geographical, historical and socio-cultural landscape. Five-thousand-year-old oyster shells have been discovered in the northern reaches of Scotland, and oyster shells are littered along the extinct riverbeds deep beneath the London of today. A highly prized delicacy of the Romans, the oyster has always been a class leveller: an everyman food of the poor during the Victorian age to a food of decadence during the twentieth century. It is a superfood; a biological water meter; an ecological superpower. The oyster card, 'the world is your oyster' - it has even crept into our language. Bobby Groves, Head of Oysters at the Chiltern Firehouse, takes us on a wonderful journey of the British oyster, a five-thousand-mile motorcycle odyssey of Britain's spectacular coastlines. He vividly brings to life this strange and marvellous creature, shining a light on its rich and vibrant history, its cultural impact and ecological importance as well as those oyster folk who work so hard to protect them. Part travelogue, part social history, Oyster Isles is a celebration of the much-loved yet much-misunderstood British oyster.
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Explore the world and go on incredible adventures with these insightful, practical and fascinating travel books and leisure books. Whether you’re travelling to a new destination or want to find out more about a certain location, you’re sure to find the perfect travel guides for you here.

Fantastic sightseeing guides

Make sure you don’t miss the must-sees of your travel location with our invaluable travel guide books. Our range features plenty of pocket-sized books that are effortlessly portable and will signpost you to many much-loved and lesser-known sights. We have the best travel books for you to make the most of your trips away.

Useful phrase books and dictionaries

If you don't speak the language of your travel destination, not to worry; our range of handy phrase books and dictionaries will help you to communicate effectively in a number of key situations, including in restaurants, shops and tourist attractions, and will prove indispensable on your travels.

Inspiring travel writing

Discover the amazing stories of those who have travelled to a number of locations. Whether it’s a round-the-globe adventure, a hike in the wilds or a weekend trip, these travel writing books are sure to entertain, amuse, enthral and motivate, and show you what and what not to do when you’re abroad.

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