Travel Books & Guides

  • AANR
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers Norfolk and Suffolk and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to Norfolk or Suffolk in the months ahead.
  • AALD
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers The Lake District and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to The Lake District and Cumbria in the months ahead.
  • AASL
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    You can trust the AA when it comes to visitor's guides to destinations all over the United Kingdom. This book covers Scotland and highlights the best places to visit alongside some lesser-known gems.

    Full of things to see and do, this handy guide also looks at the best pubs and restaurants. It includes full-colour town plans and locator maps and a clear A-Z of places in the region.

    The AA team take a lot of pride in giving you the inside track of places to visit and this is a must-have if you're thinking of heading to the beautiful country of Scotland in the months ahead.
  • Yorkshire - Hardback - 9780297609438 - Richard Morris
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    By weaving historic tales, poetry, family stories, travelogue and ecology, this book will delight anyone who loves the beautiful county of Yorkshire.

    From the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying Arctic waters of whales to the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens, this moving book covers everything that has shaped the county and made it so iconic and unique.

    Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and featuring inspiring photographs, it also looks at discoveries, inventions, encounters and many other key moments from Yorkshire's history that helped make it take shape.
  • Walk Through History - Hardback - 9781785036897 - Christopher Winn
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    I Never Knew That About London author Christopher Winn takes you on a series of walks through central London that will open your eyes to the events that happened in the city during the Victorian era.

    Among the little-known facts he reveals are the 300-foot bell tower at the Houses of Parliament; a hidden chapel in Bloomsbury that was described by Oscar Wilde as 'the most delightful private chapel in London'; and the best Victorian loos in the world that are located near Old Street.
  • MOTW
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    This guide to the best marathons in the world covers over 50 events that take place across all seven continents.

    All of the races are complemented by stunning photography and have details on when and how to enter plus information on when they take place alongside essential training tips. The race routes are also rated for difficulty and fact boxes tell you when you should apply to take part.

    London, New York, Boston, Berlin and the Midnight Sun (Norway) are just a few of the marathons featured.
  • Where to Go When: Great Britain & Ireland - Hardback - 9780241331613
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    Explore the beauty of Great Britain and Ireland with this informative book from DK Eyewitness Travel. It shares the best places to visit - and when you should go to make the most of them.

    From family seaside breaks to walks and hikes in the country, this big hardback is packed with all the details you need, while the awe-inspiring photography will give extra insight into what you can expect from these sites and attractions.

    This book also has regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options. It's perfect for when you want to plan your next staycation, trip away or feel like discovering some more of the British Isles' hidden secrets.
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World - Hardback - 9781785780875 - Barry Stone
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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.
  • Family London - Paperback - 9780711238633 - Jimi Famurewa
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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.
  • LFDG
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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.
  • GRNT
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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.
  • AKWZQ
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    The British Museum's collection is one of the worlds finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This new and updated edition includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picasso's stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard, and showcases a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and important objects drawn from across the Museum. Each object is presented with its own fascinating story and is strikingly illustrated in full colour. From the Warren Cup to Durers Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible new way, highlighting the superb craftsmanship and ingenuity of those who created each of these splendid pieces. Grouped into sections based on cross-cultural themes, such as rulers, mythical beasts, dress and the human form, the resulting juxtapositions offer intriguing new insights into these widely varied masterpieces. Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.
  • ALKTP
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    Michelin Andalusia Regional scale 1/400,000 will provide you with an extensive coverage of primary, secondary and scenic routes for this Spanish region. In addition to Michelin's clear and accurate mapping, the Michelin Andalusia Regional Map includes all the practical information for a trouble free journey, including major town plans as well as tourism information and camping sites to make the most of your journey. With Michelin Regional Maps, find more than just your way!
  • ARMSG
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    Adventure - something that's new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. So what's a GRAND ADVENTURE - it is the most life-changing, career-enhancing, personality-forging, fun adventure of your life. Following on from his popular Microadventures, in Grand Adventures Alastair Humphreys shines a spotlight on the real-life things that get in the way: stuff like time, money or your other commitments. Grand Adventures is also crammed with hard-won wisdom from people who have actually been there and done that: by boat and boot, car and kayak, bicycle and motorbike. People who had one epic trip then returned to normal life, or who got bitten so badly by the bug that they devoted their life to the pursuit of adventure. Young people, old people. Men, women. Mates, couples, families. Extraordinary, inspiring people. People like you. Saving your pennies, overcoming inertia, generating momentum, getting out the front door: if you want it enough, you can do it. Tiny steps to a grand adventure. Are you in?
  • ARGFY
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    This popular touring map has a huge amount of detail with over 1,000 places of tourist interest plotted and named on the map. The features have been plotted onto an up-to-date and attractive Collins map of Scotland. A clear, easy to follow road map with colour classified roads. Ideal for tourists with hundreds of distinctive tourist symbols and tourist information centres all shown. This map includes: * the whole of Scotland on a double sided sheet at 5 miles to 1 inch. * over 25 categories of tourist information shown on the map including youth hostels, picnic sites and ferries as well as the more obvious tourist sites such as castles, wildlife parks and museums. * detailed town centre maps of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth * distances on the map along major routes. Scale: 1:316,800 (5 miles to 1 inch). There is a comprehensive index to both place names and places of tourist interest.
  • ARGOT
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    Sound and speak like a native. ideal for practising pronunciation, listening and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Italian Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: * Travel information and tips * 3000 word dictionary * Comprehensive menu decoder * Grammar section * Free ebook version You will never be lost for words in your travels around Italy again. Download your free ebook at collins.co.uk/ebooks
  • ARGOU
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    Sound and speak like a native. Ideal for practising pronunciation, listening and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Spanish Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: * Travel information and tips * 3000 word dictionary * Comprehensive menu decoder * Grammar section * Free ebook version You will never be lost for words in your travels around Spain again. Download your free ebook at collins.co.uk/ebooks
  • AAAKE
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    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

  • AGRFB
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    The "Old Ways" is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. "Really do love it. He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful". (Antony Gormley). "A marvellous marriage of scholarship, imagination and evocation of place. I always feel exhilarated after reading Macfarlane". (Penelope Lively). "Macfarlane immerses himself in regions we may have thought familiar, resurrecting them newly potent and sometimes beautifully strange. In a moving achievement, he returns our heritage to us". (Colin Thubron). "Every Robert MacFarlane book offers beautiful writing, bold journeys...With its global reach and mysterious Sebaldian structure, this is MacFarlane's most important book yet". (David Rothenberg, author of "Survival of the Beautiful" and "Thousand Mile Song"). "Luminous, possessing a seemingly paradoxical combination of the dream-like and the hyper-vigilant, "The Old Ways" is, as with all of Macfarlane's work, a magnificent read. Each sentence can carry astonishing discovery". (Rick Bass, US novelist and nature writer). ""The Old Ways" confirms Robert Macfarlane's reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature". ("Scotland on Sunday"). "Sublime writing ...sets the imagination tingling...Macfarlane's way of writing [is] free, exploratory, rambling and haphazard but resourceful, individual, following his own whims, and laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow". ("Sunday Times"). "Macfarlane relishes wild, as well as old, places. He writes about both beautifully...I love to read Macfarlane". (John Sutherland, "Financial Times"). "Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again". ("Metro"). Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Time Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, "Mountains of the Mind (2003)". His second, "The Wild Places (2007)", was similarly celebrated, winning three prizes and being shortlisted for six more. Both books were adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
  • ARGOR
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    Sound and speak like a native. Ideal for practising pronunciation, listening and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem French Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: * Travel information and tips * 3000 word dictionary * Comprehensive menu decoder * Grammar section * Free ebook version You will never be lost for words in your travels around France again. Download your free ebook at collins.co.uk/ebooks
  • AMXOK
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    This is a delightful book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits. The story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, Helena Attlee takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy's cultural, moral, culinary and political past. "4 stars. Attlee, who knows and loves Italy and the Italians, takes the reader through the country's scented gardens with her sharp descriptions, pertinent stories and quotes and intriguing recipes. I was there with her". (Anna del Conte, Sunday Telegraph). "Fascinating ...A distinguished garden writer, Attlee fell under the spell of citrus over ten years ago and the book, like the eleventh labour of Hercules to steal the golden fruit of the Hesperides, is the result. She writes with great lucidity, charm and gentle humour, and wears her considerable learning lightly ...Helena Attlee's elegant, absorbing prose and sure-footed ability to combine the academic with the anecdotal, make The Land Where Lemons Grow a welcome addition to the library of citrologists and Italophiles alike". (The Times Literary Supplement). "A paradise of citrus is how I always think of Italy too: a place where ice-cold limoncello is sipped from tiny glasses on piazzas, and everything from ricotta cake to osso bucco is enlivened with zest. What a joy, therefore, to read Helena Attlee's The Land Where Lemons Grow, which tells the story of Italy through its citrus fruit". (Bee Wilson, Telegraph). Helena Attlee is the author of four books about Italian gardens, and others on the cultural history of gardens around the world. Helena is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and has worked in Italy for nearly 30 years.
  • AOLAC
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    In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and 'Ooh lovely' at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.
  • AQXNF
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    The English Channel is the busiest waterway in the world. Ferries steam back and forth, trains thunder through the tunnel. The narrow sea has been crucial to our development and prosperity. It helps define our notion of Englishness, as an island people, a nation of seafarers. It is also our nearest, dearest playground where people have sought sun, sin and bracing breezes. Tom Fort takes us on a fascinating, discursive journey from east to west, to find out what this stretch of water means to us and what is so special about the English seaside, that edge between land and seawater. He dips his toe into Sandgate's waters, takes the air in Hastings and Bexhill, chews whelks in Brighton, builds a sandcastle in Sandbanks, sunbathes in sunny Sidmouth, catches prawns off the slipway at Salcombe and hunts a shark off Looe. Stories of smugglers and shipwreck robbers, of beachcombers and samphire gatherers, gold diggers and fossil hunters abound.
  • AREON
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    This is Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. Acclaimed and beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to his own country - America - for the first time in Deep South. For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose. In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, Paul Theroux writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets. The South is a place of contradictions. There is the warm, open spirit of the soul food cafes, found in every town, no matter how small. There is the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly towns, long abandoned by the industries that built them. There are the state gun shows and the close-knit, subtly forlorn tribe of people who attend and run them. Deep in the heart of his native country, Theroux discovers a land more profoundly foreign than anything he has previously experienced.