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  1. TESTING TIMES

    TESTING TIMES

    PETER BROOKES

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    This volume of political cartoons from the award-winning Times cartoonist Peter Brookes is full of great satire and brutally effective caricatures. There’s often a touch of vulgarity about th... Learn More
  2. STROLLING THROUGH ROME

    STROLLING THROUGH ROME
    The Definitive Walking Guide to the Eternal City

    MARIO ERASMO

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    Rome, birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world, has a history that stretches back more than 2,500 years. But where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, cultur... Learn More
  3. THE SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA

    THE SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA
    A Journey in the Hadhramaut

    FREYA STARK

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    Edged by the fearsome Empty Quarter to the North, the Arabian Sea to the South and with a history that stretches back to the dawn of human civilisation, the Hadhramaut is one of the wildest and most r... Learn More
  4. SHERBET AND SPICE

    SHERBET AND SPICE
    The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts

    MARY IŞIN

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    The stories behind Turkey's huge variety of sweets and puddings are as fascinating as their multiplicity of flavours. This exploration of their history and role in Turkish culture is a voyage of adven... Learn More
  5. PERSEUS IN THE WIND

    PERSEUS IN THE WIND
    A Life of Travel

    FREYA STARK

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    Written just after the Second World War, this book is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Stark's writings. She muses on the seasons, the effect light has on a landscape at a particular ti... Learn More
  6. THE CIGARETTE PAPERS

    THE CIGARETTE PAPERS
    A Eulogy for the Cigarette Packet in Anecdote and Literature

    PETER ASHLEY
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    A seagull swoops across a packet of Senior Service, a seaman from HMS Hero poses in a lifebelt cameo on twenty Player’s, a laughing cavalier puffs away at a Passing Cloud, and a Jeeves-style butler ... Learn More
  7. P&O

    P&O
    Across the Oceans, Across the Years

    RUTH ARTMONSKY

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    This is a nostalgic glance astern at the glory days of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) both at sea and on shore. Drawing on personal recollections in the archives of P&O Heritage, Artmonsky looks back at ... Learn More
  8. ROUMELI

    ROUMELI
    Travels in Northern Greece

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

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    Patrick Leigh Fermor's Mani compellingly revealed a hidden world of Southern Greece and its past. Its northern counterpart takes the reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of M... Learn More

  9. THIN PATHS

    THIN PATHS
    Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village

    JULIA BLACKBURN
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    The author moved to a little house in the mountains of northern Italy in 1999. She arrived as a stranger speaking no Italian, but became close to the old people of the neighbourhood who began to te... Learn More

  10. THE BROKEN ROAD

    THE BROKEN ROAD
    From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR
    Edited By :
    COLIN THUBRON and ARTEMIS COOPER

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    The third unfinished volume of Leigh Fermor's enchanted journey through Mitteleuropa is in paperback at last. The author is arguably more present in loving editorial hands than in any of his other boo... Learn More

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