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Whether planning a trip or indulging in some armchair travel we have a great collection of travel writing and guides to help you plan your escape.
Patrick Leigh Fermor was was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times. Most famous for for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe this beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts.
This comprehensive guide to Europe covers 43 countries, has over 220 maps and a chapter with key phrases for 29 languages. The author reviews accommodation, eating and transport options, and features a variety of travel routes to help make planning simple.
Brazil is one of the new global superpowers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Covering half a continent it's a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities and one of the few countries Michael Palin had never fully travelled - until now.
This guide leads you through the best attractions Brazil has to offer. Whether you're partying in Rio, following your team to World Cup glory or exploring the colonial architecture in the northeast cities of Salvador and Sao Luis it provides the insider tips every visitor needs.
This travel guide features over 1000 photographs which show South Africa at its best. It highlights information on game reserves, sport, wildlife and beaches, as well as how to use the local currency, public transport and telephones.
Ellis Hock always dreamed of returning to Africa - to the isolated village where he was happiest. Finally, he gets the chance. Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed: the school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in. Is his journey back an escape or a trap?
The Rings of Saturn begins as the record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia. From Lowestoft to Bungay, Sebald's own story becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present: of Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, of fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms. The result is an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.
This guide takes you straight to the most inspiring destinations in Norfolk & Suffolk. From spectacular beaches to grand gardens and stately homes to the best places to stay, eat and drink. It is full of local recommendations, hidden places and at-a-glance seasonal events alongside all the best-known attractions