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Travel Books & Guides

  • JRNY
    • £10.99
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    All the way from Ancient Persian couriers to the invention of Concorde and journeys into space, this coffee table book provides an illustrated account of human's greatest journeys.

    With a foreword by Simon Reeve, it's a fantastic book for every armchair historian and reveals how journeys range from manners of impulse to migration and hunts for food. It even focuses on quests for adventure and pilgrimages made out of scientific curiosity.

    Covering all of humanity's most famous, significant and thrilling journeys, this book has biographies of conquerers, explores and travellers.
  • VANL
    Foster Huntington
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.
  • GPGU
    Fiona Stapley
    • £5.99
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    The 36th edition of The Good Pub Guide is better than ever before. It provides a comprehensive, county-by-county rundown of the best pubs in the country.

    From traditional pubs in the country to town centre inns and riverside retreats, this is an essential reference for anyone who loves to sample the local ales and delights of our country. It also highlights the best gastro pubs and those that specialise in malt whisky and craft beer.

    Author Fiona Stapley recommends the best pubs for beer, food and accommodation in each county and unveils the prestigious winners of both the Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year awards
  • GRDT
    • £7.99
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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.
  • AG1085
    • £3.99
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    This Philip's Road Atlas is the perfect size for keeping in your car and has large-scale, clear mapping (3 1/2 miles to 1 inch) to help you find your way to wherever you want to go.

    Covering the nation in detail, it's easy to read and will become an essential as you plan your next trip away or head off to somewhere you've never visited before.
  • TRLG
    Alastair Sawday
    • £6.99
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    Campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling all around the world and in this book he celebrates the joys of slow travel. His musings will inspire you to take a breath and embrace all the beauty that surrounds you on your next trip away.

    This travelogue finds Alastair looking back on his own travels and recalling stories from those who have travelled to provide ruminations and reflections about people, places and ideas. He contemplates how much slow journeying adds to the appeal of France profonde, the darker side of Sicily and even the woodland, flora, fauna, views and silence of rural Britain.

    This is the perfect book for armchair travellers who haven't climbed mountains, swam in rivers and don't really change, but are eager to understand our world and its infinite variety of joys.
  • NWNW
    • £12.99
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    With a foreword by Chris Packham, this awe-inspiring hardback will delight nature lovers with its continent-by-continent journey around the Earth's most beautiful landscapes.

    It will help you draw up your bucket list and combines landscape photography with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artwork that will show you what lies beneath the surface and how certain geographical features are formed.

    Among the places you'll be able to learn all about are the Amazon River in South America, the Himalayas in Asia and the Ninety Mile Beach in Australia. There's even a focus on the plants and animals that inhabit these environments, making this an accessible guide to Earth's geological processes and features.
  • FMLN
    Jimi Famurewa
    • £3.99
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    Whether you have tots or teens, this essential guide showcases the best - and most affordable - experiences London has to offer.

    London is a hugely exciting city, bursting with all kinds of culture and this book covers everything from bucket-list days out to under-the-radar attractions and cafes that are more than happy to welcome your children.

    There are also a selection of awesome outdoor spaces for you to explore. This is a must-have guide for anyone who loves London - whether you're a local or are planning a visit.
  • FDES
    D. Brown
    • £6.99
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    Have you planned your next trip away? This book has all the inspiration and information you'll need, wherever you're planning on going.

    Covering 501 of the world's finest destinations - from Sydney Harbour to the Taj Mahal and the Matobo National Park to the Bay of Fundy in Canada - it explains all about the cities' landscapes, cultures and points of interest.

    Every city is accompanied by a jaw-dropping photograph and detailed description.
  • AARD
    • £4.99
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    Despite the popularity of satnavs and Google Maps, there is still nothing better than a physical map to help you get where you need to go while navigating Britain's roads and motorways.

    This spiral-bound atlas, brought to you by the experts at the AA, features clear mapping and 112 city, town and port plans. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so that you can find the page you need with ease and there is also a comprehensive 31,500 entry index with airports, tourist sites and motorways services listed.

    Static speed camera locations are also indicated, along with their speed limits, while National Trust, English and World Heritage and tourist attractions are also all featured. The AA even highlight their top 300 AA-inspected caravan and camping sites!
  • LFDG
    Sarah Guy
    • £3.99
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    If you're a dog owner living in London (or even if you're planning a visit with a pooch in tow), this pocket-sized book contains over 120 ideas for things to do in the nation's capital (and beyond) with your four-legged friend.

    Organised around each borough from north to south and east to west, this book highlights a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants that are dog friendly and a whole host of walks for you to enjoy.

    It showcases some of London's lesser-known green spaces and is also bursting with ideas for weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course (which features jumps, hoops and a high walk). There are also suggestions for lazier weekends with recommendations of behaviourists, groomers and dog boutiques for when you really want to treat your canine.
  • IRLB
    John Bowman
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    Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has spent years mining archives, diaries and memoirs to create a remarkably varied and intense mosaic of voices and perspectives. Collectively, they give us an image of Ireland unlike anything we've read before.
  • AG1058
    Pete Brown
    • £3.99
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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.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
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    • Just £2.86 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.
  • UNSL
    Peter Dazeley
    • £12.99
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    Acclaimed photographer Peter Dazeley has gained access to the hidden interiors of 50 of London's most iconic buildings and showcases them all in this stunning book.

    Accompanied by Mark Daly's concise, thoughtful and informative text, among the buildings you can look inside are the royal palaces of Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the Supreme Court. Some of the relics and structures are derelict, but many are still working. What's for certain is they're all extraordinary.

    This beautiful book explains how each place was created, how they are used and what each ones reveals about the currents of power that flow through the city. You can find out all about the boiler room of London's infrastructure and peek inside everywhere from the changing rooms of the top sports stadiums to the heart of the establishment.
  • FWSH
    AA Publishing
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    Discover the county of Shropshire with the help of The AA in this detailed guide. One of Britain's favourite leisure activities, walking is a great way to discover and explore some truly breathtaking sights and areas of natural beauty.
    With walks ranging from two to ten miles that will suit all abilities, the book also offers background information on the history and wildlife of each one's area as well as clear mapping for ease of use.

    Walks are colour coded according to their difficulty level and each one also has local points of interest, refreshment stops and summaries of distance, time, dog friendliness and public toilets all listed.
  • FWDN
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Durham & Northumberland is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers of the north-east - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities. Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and much more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most stunning natural landscape, filled with detailed information from the experts you can trust.
  • 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.
  • ESWA
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    From the vast Sahara desert to the smallest European cities, and with over 65 maps using the latest digital mapping, the Essential World Atlas 9th Edition brings you the Earth in more detail than ever before. The Essential World Atlas 9th Edition is the indispensable guide to our fascinating planet, mapping the political and physical world, the global economy, time zones, population, languages, climate, region, and global conflict with information, photographs, and diagrams. You can explore data profiles of each country with detailed facts, key statistics and time zones from across the globe. Delve further into the geography of our planet with a full index of over 20,000 entries, making the Essential World Atlas 9th Edition the perfect reference for business, home or school. Previous edition ISBN 9781409366096.
  • SMLT
    Chris Arnot
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    Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines.

    He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains (Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden.

    Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ERAE
    • £2.99
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    Are you thinking of taking a trip to Europe? We've all heard horror stories about using a sat nav, so the experts at Collins have put together this fully revised guide to Europe - Collins Big Road Atlas Europe 2015.

    Presented in a detailed, spiral-bound A4 format, this European road atlas is sure to come in useful for any kind trip to the Continent (be it business or pleasure) and highlights 16 thorough routes through Europe's major cities, including: Amsterdam, Munich, London, Paris and more...

    Featuring a 1cm to 10km scale, Collins' Big Road Atlas Europe 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.
  • TFCL
    The National Archives
    • £9.99
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    From Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia to archive logs, diaries and letters that cover naval battles including Trafalgar and Waterloo, this fantastically presented book provides a glimpse into history's greatest nautical voyages.

    From the National Archives, the commanders' journals cover everything from exploring unknown lands to engaging in war and general trade and provide breathtaking descriptions of all the incredible things these seafarers saw on their travels.

    Armchair historians will find accounts of attempts to stop piracy in the Caribbean, notes about newly discovered exotic plants and animals and medical reports of those who sailed. This keepsake book also features maps, drawings and facsimile documents that were found alongside the logs in the archives.