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Bewildered by Laura Waters

Bewildered

Laura Waters

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"What would move you to ditch your life and take off into the wild for five months? For Laura Waters, it took the implosion of a toxic relationship and a crippling bout of anxiety. Armed with maps, a compass and her life in a bag on her back, she set...

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Couchsurfing in Iran by Stephan Orth

Couchsurfing in Iran

Stephan Orth

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"In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world's most closed societies. Through the unsurpas...

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Outpost by Dan (Artist) Richards

Outpost

Dan (Artist) Richards

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"There are still wild places out there on our crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. These are landscapes that speak of deep time,...

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Voyage of the Southern Sun by Michael Smith

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Michael Smith

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"British-Australian university dropout Michael Smith built a multimillion-dollar business fitting out movie theatres around the world, before restoring Melbourne's Sun Theatre and becoming one of the last independent cinema operators. After a business...

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Backyard to backpack by Evie Farrell

Backyard to backpack

Evie Farrell

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"What if you followed your heart to a life that made you truly happy? When her daughter Emmie was 6 years old, Evie Farrell left her corporate career, sold or donated almost everything she owned, rented out her house and, hand-in-hand with Emmie, began...

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The vagabonds by Jeff Guinn

The vagabonds

Jeff Guinn

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"The fascinating story of two American giants--Henry Ford and Thomas Edison--whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically....

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Sea change by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Sea change

Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

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"Maxwell Taylor Kennedy takes readers on a wild ride as he relates the harrowing voyage to deliver his boat, Valkyrien, a 90-foot dilapidated wooden schooner, from San Francisco to Washington, DC. From day one, Kennedy and his skeleton crew face difficult...

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Trial of strength by Shona Riddell

Trial of strength

Shona Riddell

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"The Subantarctic Islands circle the lower part of the globe in the 'Roaring Forties' and 'Furious Fifties' latitudes. Trial of Strength tells the compelling stories of the men and women who have braved these unique islands and will leave you with an...

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Wild journeys by Bruce Ansley

Wild journeys

Bruce Ansley

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"Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys. One of New Zealand's best writers retraces a diverse array of wild and fascinating journeys, including the mythical path to Erewhon; George Wilder's prison escape route through the volcanic...

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Erebus by Michael Palin

Erebus

Michael Palin

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"Michael Palin brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross's Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition,...

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Our great canal journeys by Timothy West

Our great canal journeys

Timothy West

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For more than half a century, a shared love of canals and narrowboats has been inseparable from the marriage of Timothy West and Prunella Scales. The two iconic actors have spent many of the happiest days of their life together enjoying the calming p...

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See you in the Piazza by Frances Mayes

See you in the Piazza

Frances Mayes

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"The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she...

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The epic voyages of Maud Berridge by Sally Berridge

The epic voyages of Maud Berridge

Sally Berridge

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"Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions, sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion was 1869 just after they were married, when Henry was Captain of the...

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Islander by Patrick Barkham

Islander

Patrick Barkham

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"The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with their own language and tax laws; others, like Ray Island in Essex, are abandoned and mysterious pl...

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Tip of the iceberg by Mark Adams

Tip of the iceberg

Mark Adams

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"In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including...

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Run the storm by George Foy

Run the storm

George Foy

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On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship that made regular runs between Jacksonville, Florida and Puerto Rico, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire...

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The sea takes no prisoners by Peter Clutterbuck

The sea takes no prisoners

Peter Clutterbuck

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This is a classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy - a time of boarding ...

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Tara by Rosemary Forrester

Tara

Rosemary Forrester

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Robert arrives in Colombia with a surprise for his wife, Rosemary: Tara, a Jack Russell puppy. Join this adventurous couple - and their amazing, seafaring canine crew of one - as they cruise around the world on their yacht, Deusa. Their exciting and ...

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Wildboy by Brando Yelavich

Wildboy

Brando Yelavich

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"To the Edge and Back is an exhilarating, nail-biting account of the Brando’s solo exploration of the Deep South. An adventure tale of grit and determination, practical survival guide and inspirational story about chasing your dreams, it’s the perfect...

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Hidden nature by Alys Fowler

Hidden nature

Alys Fowler

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Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. Her book is about noticing the...

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One man and a mule by Hugh Thomson

One man and a mule

Hugh Thomson

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In the Middle Ages, mules were used to transport goods across Britain. Now Hugh Thomson has revived that ancient tradition. Taking his cue from Robert Louis Stevenson's 19th-century bestseller Travels With a Donkey, Hugh leads his trusty mule Jethro ...

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When daddy came home by Barry Turner

When daddy came home

Barry Turner

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Summer, 1945: Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon the men would be coming home. Then everything would be fine: life would get back to normal. Or would it? Six long years of war had profoundly changed family life. Dad had been...

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Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt

Driving Miss Norma

Tim Bauerschmidt

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When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Instead, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--decided to hit the road. Norma took off on an unforgettable cros...

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One Italian summer by Pip Williams

One Italian summer

Pip Williams

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Pip and Shannon dreamed of living the good life. They wanted to slow down, grow their own food, and spend more time with the people they love. But jobs and responsibilities got in the way: their chooks died, their fruit rotted, and Pip ended up depressed...

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Havana by Mark Kurlansky

Havana

Mark Kurlansky

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"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's...

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The road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson

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Twenty years after his trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country, Bill Bryson makes a brand new journey around Britain to see what has changed. From Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that...

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The swordfish and the star by Gavin Knight

The swordfish and the star

Gavin Knight

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The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. This is the story of a whole community, especially those still working the last frontier on the edge of the sea: the Cornish fishermen, dreamers and fighters who prepare daily for battle with the...

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Squirrel pie by Elisabeth Luard

Squirrel pie

Elisabeth Luard

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Elisabeth Luard is one of the culinary sphere's most entertaining voices. She has travelled extensively throughout her life, discovering extraordinary ingredients in unusual places, meeting fascinating people and exploring different cultures. Being a...

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Mail obsession by Mark Mason

Mail obsession

Mark Mason

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"Each of the United Kingdom's 124 postcodes has a story to tell, and so Mark Mason embarked on a tour of the country, immersing himself in Britain's history on a journey from AB to ZE. Whilst on the lookout for interesting place names and monuments, ...

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One wild song by Paul Heiney

One wild song

Paul Heiney

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By the age of twenty-one, my son had sailed aboard a tall ship across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.At the age of twenty-two he wrote a poem which, once heard, can never be forgotten. At the age oftwenty-three, he took his own life. This is what I ...

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Best. State. Ever by Dave Barry

Best. State. Ever

Dave Barry

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A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something...

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In search of Mary by Bee Rowlatt

In search of Mary

Bee Rowlatt

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Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks upon an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft. From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked streets...

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Neither nowt nor summat  by Ian McMillan

Neither nowt nor summat

Ian McMillan

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Ian McMillan has lived all his life in Darfield, a village near Barnsley. He counts himself a proud Yorkshireman and he knows that his affection for his home has shaped him in more ways than he understands. So Ian embarks on a journey in search of Yo...

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Bruach blend by Lillian Beckwith

Bruach blend

Lillian Beckwith

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Meet the inhabitants of Bruach in the Hebrides: the comical escapades of Erchy and Morag, Hamish, with his unusual talent for nursing lambs, and the philandering Hector. We also meet Bonny the cow, Crumley the bull and Harry the hedgehog, who together...

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Walking the Nile by Levison Wood

Walking the Nile

Levison Wood

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In November 2013, former soldier Levison Wood embarked on one of the last great explorations - to walk the Nile from source to delta. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, Levison Wood will uncover the history of the Nile. Through...

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The only street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino

The only street in Paris

Elaine Sciolino

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The former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the Rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she makes readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for a street life...

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Archipelago by Ian Burnet

Archipelago

Ian Burnet

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Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago nation, comprising over 17,000 islands, it is the most culturally diverse nation, containing an extraordinary melange of races, religions, languages and culture. Ian Burnet takes a journey across the archipelago....

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The road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson

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In 1995, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a Small Island, became one of the most loved books of recent decades, and...

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Deep south by Paul Theroux

Deep south

Paul Theroux

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For the past 50 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...

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Walking away by Simon Armitage

Walking away

Simon Armitage

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Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestseller and prize-wining 'Walking Home', Simon Armitage has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite...

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The Italians by John Hooper

The Italians

John Hooper

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"John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes,...

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Walking home by Clare Balding

Walking home

Clare Balding

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"In the Balding family, walking just took too long - Clare galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life. Then, starting out in her broadcasting career, she was asked to present a series of walks with interesting people. Some fifteen...

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Pirate hunters by Robert Kurson

Pirate hunters

Robert Kurson

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"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"--

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In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides

In the kingdom of ice

Hampton Sides

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A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole cites the contributions of German cartographer August Petermann, New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett and famed naval officer George Washington De Long in the t...

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Road to Rouen by Ben Hatch

Road to Rouen

Ben Hatch

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"Ben Hatch is on the road again. Commissioned to write a guidebook about France (despite not speaking any French), he sets off with visions of relaxing chateaux and refined dining. Ten thousand miles later, his family's been attacked by a donkey, had...

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Last man off by Matt Lewis

Last man off

Matt Lewis

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The waters of Antarctica, June 6th 1998. 23-year-old Matt Lewis has just started his dream job. An observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat, he is mesmerized by his new surroundings: glistening icebergs, killer whales and majestic albatross. As the crew...

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Last days of the bus club by Chris Stewart

Last days of the bus club

Chris Stewart

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"It's two decades since Chris Stewart moved to his farm on the wrong side of a river in the mountains of southern Spain and his daughter Chloe is preparing to fly the nest for university. In this latest, typically hilarious dispatch from El Valero, we...

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The longest road by Ben Cunningham

The longest road

Ben Cunningham

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"In June 2008, Ben Cunningham and five friends set out to cycle from Alaska to Argentina on the Pan-American Highway, the world's longest continuous land route. Along the way they encountered the kindness of strangers, run-ins with the law, and somet...

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Unholy pilgrims by Tom Trumble

Unholy pilgrims

Tom Trumble

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"Relationship-challenged, with the resume of a vagrant, Tom Trumble at one of life's crossroads. So he takes up an offer to go on a seriously long walk - the ancient Christian pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela ... Despite his good in...

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Move along, please by Mark Mason

Move along, please

Mark Mason

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At 9.37am on a Wednesday morning in September, Mark Mason boards the number 21 bus at Land's End in Cornwall. The bus travels through various villages, picking up shoppers.

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Grape expectations by Caro Feely

Grape expectations

Caro Feely

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"When Caro and Sean find the perfect ten-hectare vineyard in Saussignac, it seems their dreams of becoming wine-makers in the south of France are about to come true. But they arrive in France with their young family (a toddler and a newborn) to be faced...

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Falling in honey by Jennifer Barclay

Falling in honey

Jennifer Barclay

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One long grey winter, after her love life abruptly stalls, Jen decides to give herself the gift of a month alone on a Greek island. Life seems a whole lot sweeter living next to a bakery in the middle of nowhere.

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The voyages of the Princess Matilda by Shane Spall

The voyages of the Princess Matilda

Shane Spall

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In 1996 Timothy Spall was diagnosed with acute leukaemia and given only days to live. Shocked at how life can pass you by, he told his wife, Shane, that when and if he recovered he would like to get a boat. Almost a decade later, they had a sea-going...

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Meander by Jeremy Seal

Meander

Jeremy Seal

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"The course of the Meander is so famously indirect that the river's name has come to signify digression - an invitation Jeremy Seal is duty-bound to accept while travelling the length of it in a one-man canoe. At every twist and turn of his journey, from...

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Tout soul by Karen Wheeler

Tout soul

Karen Wheeler

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"Having quit her fast-paced life as a fashion editor in London for a new life in France, Karen appears to have it all: a cute dog, a charismatic Portuguese boyfriend and a quirky collection of French and expat friends. But then she makes a discovery ...

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Narrow dog to Wigan Pier by Terry Darlington

Narrow dog to Wigan Pier

Terry Darlington

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At 75, Terry and Monica Darlington had done everything they could think of doing, including making their fortune. In their Midlands canal town, life looked dull - then their canal boat burned up, and within a few days they bought a new one and set out...

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The Luberon garden by Alex Dingwall-Main

The Luberon garden

Alex Dingwall-Main

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"Alex Dingwall-Main left London in the early nineties for the Luberon and a new way of gardening. Having established his business, started a new family and worked out the best way to eat a truffle, he thought he could take anything Provence could throw...

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