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Travel & Leisure Guide Books

  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £17.00
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    • Just £2.43 per book
    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 and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    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.
  • HTRL
    Chris Rogers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Providing a crash course in the nation's capital city's architecture, How to Read London is a pocket-sized guide that covers all the famous buildings and reveals their significance and secrets.

    London is one of the world's most-visited cities and also one of the most architecturally diverse. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, a third of the city was destroyed and the renewal helped the city emerge as a centre of commerce, finance and culture.

    This book covers iconic buildings including Somerset House, Canary Wharf and the Shard and explains how they came to be and their influence.
  • FGTJ
    Anthony Lambert
    • £3.99
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    Travel writer Anthony Lambert showcases a diverse and exciting selection of train journeys that are just the ticket in this celebratory book.

    Carefully chosen and full of character, the journeys range from the Orient Express to the Trans-Siberian railway and also include those closer to home including one that travels through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley and the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route.

    An unmissable selection for any traveller who loves their journey as much as the destination, Lambert talks about each route's sublime scenery and history in detail.
  • Land Rover - Hardback - 9780008221720 - Ben Fogle
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    Ben Fogle
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    Popular presenter Ben Fogle has previously written about his love of adventure and the labrador. In his latest book, he celebrates a British institution - the Land Rover.

    Travelling the length of the nation in his Old Series 1 Land Rover, Ben spends time with Defender enthusiast Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Royal Marines and the Dartmoor search-and-rescue teams as he attempts to explain why Britain has fallen for this most iconic of vehicles.

    He visits the Bristol dockyard where Defenders are despatched around the world and heads onto the Western Isles of Scotland and Islay, the island where the prototypes were put through their paces in the 1940s. After almost 70 years and 2 million vehicles, the Land Rover Defender has now ceased production and this is a fitting tribute to its durability, popularity and legacy.
  • TUDI
    Malachy Tallack
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    Head into the unknown and discover some beautiful, mysterious and mythical landscapes in The Un-Discovered Islands, a hardback packed with beautiful illustrations.

    An exploration of some of the world's strangest places, this book gathers together two dozen islands that were once believed to be real but no longer exist on the map. These islands are products of imagination, deception and simple human error.

    From Atlantis to more obscure tales from all over the world, this is an atlas of legend and wonder that looks at ex-isles and forgotten lands from ancient history right up until the present day. Written by Guardian writer and 60 Degrees North author Malachy Tallack, this book features glorious full-colour artwork from Katie Scott.
  • AG1058
    Pete Brown
    • £4.99
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    A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.

    From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.

    From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.

    With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
  • LTGT
    Matthew Green
    (2)
    • £3.99
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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.
  • TCAW
    Times Atlases
    • £19.99
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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.
  • HWWK
    Sarah Baxter
    • £6.99
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    A History of the World in 500 Walks is an illustrated guide to some of the most important and historically resonant trails - both man-made and natural.

    History is everywhere you go, never more so than when you are walking through it and this book is great for both avid, seasoned hikers and armchair historians. It contains inspirational commentary, marvellous maps and eye-opening photography.

    It will show you how the world came to be and reveals the beginning of the human story. A wide-ranging book that is sure to inspire, among those important walks are Mount Roraima, the Inca Trail and the Peaks of the Balkans Trail.
  • The Times: History of Britain's Railways - Hardback - 9780007950010 - Julian Holland
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    Julian Holland
    • £7.00
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    From the development of Britain's railways in 1603 through to the present day, this book is endlessly fascinating. Drawing on a lifetime of railway research, Julian Holland offers a first-class commentary complete with photographs and archive material.

    Showing how Britain has claimed many achievements including the first steam railway locomotive, the first inter-city railway and the world speed record for steam in 1938 (126mph, in case you were wondering).

    The book also looks at trains and railways' effect on the Great Victorian Age and the early 20th century before its nationalisation and modernisation from 1948 onwards. It also covers the Beeching Report in detail and the privatisation of the high-speed railways in the 1990s.
  • BBTT
    Simon Weir
    • £3.99
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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.
  • TOCL
    Time Out Guides Ltd.
    • £4.99
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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.
  • UWLK
    Julia Bradbury
    • £5.99
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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.
  • GCRJ
    Rt Hon Michael Portillo
    • £6.99
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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.
  • NTBC
    Clare Gogerty
    (1)
    • £9.99
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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.
  • WKTH
    Levison Wood
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    An explorer and writer that has led expeditions on five continents, this inspirational book follows Levison Wood as he attempts to walk the entire length of the Himalayas.

    Tying in with a hit Channel 4 show, this is a powerful and enigmatic tale of survival and endurance. Levison reveals how he managed to form strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds as he embarked on his quest.

    By travelling on foot and following the same footpaths as the locals, Levison uncovers hidden stories that reveal the history of the Himalayas and stretch back over two millennia of exploration.
  • GRNT
    Stephen Lacey
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    Anyone who loves to visit the National Trust's breathtaking gardens will love this book from Stephen Lacey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World.

    Throughout the book, Stephen focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings and highlights some of the most awe-inspiring locations. There is stunning photographs of all the gardens to help you plot your next visit, too.

    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.
  • MMTE
    (1)
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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.
  • FGWW
    Barry Stone
    • £3.99
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    Barry Stone, the author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, presents a showcase of some of the world's most famous - and soon-to-be discovered - walking trails.

    Presenting a personal history of his experiences on the walks, Barry reveals how slings and carabiners kept him from falling off the Sydney Harbour Bridge and how gaps are still being filled by countless grassroots communities on the continent-wide Trans Canada Trail.

    From British favourites including the Pennine Way and Dyke Path to more continental offerings like Italy's Cinque Terre Classic, the book is fascinating for those who love to ramble and those who want to learn more about the world.
  • Stanfords Travel Classics Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909612860
    SFTC
    • £4.99
    • RRP £21.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    With books from Captain Joshua Slocum, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edith Wharton, this collection features some of the finest historical travel writing of all time.

    Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence, travelled to Morocco in the final days of the First World War. A time before guidebooks, she recorded her encounters with the country's people, traditions and ceremonies and described the mosques, palaces and ruins she visited in In Morocco. Very observant and brimming with passion, her work will transport you to another era.

    Captain Joshua Slocum sailed the world for over 35 years and embarked on the first solo circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years, he battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and loneliness and in Sailing Alone Around the World, he documented it all. Travels with a Donkey in Cevennes is Robert Louis Stevenson's humorous and heart-warming memoirs of a walking trip (with a donley named Modestine) he took in his early 20s.

    This is an eye-opening collection for people interested in travel, history and classic authors.
  • ACSD
    Ann Cleeves
    • £6.99
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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.
  • SCTB
    Peter Irvine
    • £4.99
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    Peter Irvine provides a quirky, personalised and informed overview of the great nation of Scotland in this insider's guide.

    Whether you live in Scotland or are planning a visit, this guide will prove essential. It reveals the best places to stay for all budgets, the best hill walks and beaches, the best spooky places and perhaps most importantly of all, the best places you can find ice cream.

    This is the 12th edition of the book and has been fully updated to show you the best things that Scotland has to offer right now.
  • AANP
    • £6.99
    • RRP £25.00
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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.
  • TINI
    Dixe Wills
    • £4.99
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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.