Travel Writing

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ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING: ADVENTURES OF AN AMERICAN IN BRITAIN

Written by Bryson, Bill
In 1995, Iowa native Bill Bryson took a motoring trip around Britain to explore that green and pleasant land. The uproarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, is one of the most acute portrayals of the United Kingdom ever written. Two decades later, Bryson--now a British citizen--set out again to rediscover his adopted country.
October 25, 2016 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 400 Pages |
$16.95
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UNDER ANOTHER SKY: JOURNEYS IN ROMAN BRITAIN

Written by Higgins, Charlotte
What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Sometimes on foot, sometimes in a magnificent, if not entirely reliable, VW camper van, Charlotte Higgins sets out to explore the ancient monuments of Roman Britain.
November 22, 2016 | Paperback | Harry N. Abrams | 304 Pages |
$18.95
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ONLY STREET IN PARIS: LIFE ON THE RUE DES MARTYRS

Written by Sciolino, Elaine
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives.
November 1, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$16.95
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PENGUINS, PINEAPPLES AND PANGOLINS: FIRST ENCOUNTERS WITH THE EXOTIC

Written by Cock-Starkey, Claire
Can you remember seeing a tiger for the first time? Tasting a pineapple? Touching a cactus? Probably not, because in these modern times everyone is very knowing--knowledge is at our fingertips and it sometimes feels as if there is nothing new to discover. The awe and excitement from that moment has been lost because these objects and experiences have become ordinary to us.
August 1, 2016 | Hardcover | British Library | 192 Pages |
$19.95
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SKYFARING: A JOURNEY WITH A PILOT

Written by Vanhoenacker, Mark
One of the Best Books of the Year
May 3, 2016 | Paperback | Vintage | 368 Pages |
$16.00
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SEA AND SARDINIA (REVISED)

Written by Lawrence, D H
An intriguing account of Sicilian life that reveals as much about the writer as the place, people, and customs it describes Written after the First World War when he was living in Sicily, Sea and Sardinia records Lawrence's journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921.
October 1, 1999 | Paperback | Penguin Group | 256 Pages |
$17.00
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DINNER WITH PERSEPHONE: TRAVELS IN GREECE

Written by Storace, Patricia
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year"Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." --The New York Review of Books"I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece.
September 2, 1997 | Paperback | Vintage | 416 Pages |
$18.00
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INNOCENTS ABROAD: OR, THE NEW PILGRIMS' PROGRESS

Written by Twain, Mark
The Innocents Abroad is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the American "New Barbarians" and the European "Old World" provides much comic fodder for Mark Twain--and a remarkably perceptive lens on the human condition.
February 11, 2003 | Paperback | Modern Library | 560 Pages |
$16.00
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REFLECTIONS ON A MARINE VENUS: A COMPANION TO THE LANDSCAPE OF RHODES

Written by Durrell, Lawrence
Durrell explores life on the magical and enchanting island of Rhodes, right after World War II, in this memoir of Greece when it was a demi-paradise. It is also about the distillation of life and experience, the savoring of all the exquisite pleasures, physical, sensual and intellectual, available on one lovely island at one time.
May 16, 2009 | Paperback | Axios Press | 309 Pages |
$12.00
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SPIRIT OF PLACE: LETTERS AND ESSAYS ON TRAVEL

Written by Durrell, Lawrence
From one of the last century's greatest storytellers, Lawrence Durrell, comes a sumptuous collection of essays that describe the author's unique and cherished approach to life, with its pagan enjoyments as well as its intellectual pursuits. The book contains Durrell's articles about the Mediterranean and Aegean islands he loved so much, along with passages from his letters.
January 16, 2011 | Paperback | Axios Press | 642 Pages |
$12.00

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