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  1. THE FLYING CARPET

    THE FLYING CARPET
    Adventures in a Biplane from Timbuktu to Everest and Beyond

    RICHARD HALLIBURTON

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    Thirsting for a new adventure and announcing that 'an adventure not in the air is obsolete', Halliburton hired pioneer aviator Moye Stephens in 1931 and fearlessly set out to circle the world in an op... Learn More
  2. KIPLING ABROAD

    KIPLING ABROAD
    Traffics and Discoveries from Burma to Brazil

    RUDYARD KIPLING
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    ANDREW LYCETT

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    Rudyard Kipling is the doyen of travel writers. His genius for evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a place was crystallised in his fiction, in which he introduced Victorian readers to the dra... Learn More
  3. FALLEN GIANTS

    FALLEN GIANTS
    A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes

    MAURICE ISSERMAN and STEWART WEAVER

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    The first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay is a familiar saga, but less well known are the tales of other adventurers in these most dangerous mountains. Isserman and We... Learn More
  4. THE MOOR

    THE MOOR
    A Journey into the English Wilderness

    WILLIAM ATKINS

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    In this deeply personal journey across England’s most forbidding and mysterious terrain, Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is... Learn More
  5. THE STRAWBERRY HILL PRESS  AND ITS PRINTING HOUSE

    THE STRAWBERRY HILL PRESS AND ITS PRINTING HOUSE

    STEPHEN CLARKE

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    Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Press, founded in 1757, is the most celebrated of the early English private presses, unique for the importance of the books, pamphlets and ephemera it produced. This i... Learn More
  6. ‘WE CALLED EACH OTHER COMRADE’

    ‘WE CALLED EACH OTHER COMRADE’
    Charles H Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers

    ALLEN RUFF

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    This book chronicles the history of the most significant translator, publisher and distributor of radical literature in the early twentieth century. Charles H Kerr & Company, founded in Chicago in 188... Learn More
  7. THE ZODIAC ARCH

    THE ZODIAC ARCH

    FREYA STARK

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    With such tantalising chapters as ‘In Defence of Smuggling’ and ‘Lunch with Homer’, this is a tapestry of Stark's writings on travel and a life spent as one of the twentieth century's most for... Learn More
  8. BERLIN NOW

    BERLIN NOW
    The City After the Wall

    PETER SCHNEIDER

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    Over the last five decades, no other city has changed more than Berlin. Divided in 1961, reunited in 1989, it has morphed over the last twenty-five years into Europe's most vibrant melting-pot of arti... Learn More
  9. BREAD AND OIL

    BREAD AND OIL
    A Celebration of Majorcan Culture

    TOMAS GRAVES
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    Coarse bread rubbed with tomato or garlic and then bathed in olive oil is common to all the Mediterranean cultures. On the island of Majorca, it is known as pa amb oli, bread and oil. The author, son ... Learn More
  10. TOURISTS, TRAVELLERS AND HOTELS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JERUSALEM

    TOURISTS, TRAVELLERS AND HOTELS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JERUSALEM
    On Mark Twain and Charles Warren at the Mediterranean Hotel

    SHIMON GIBSON, YONI SHAPIRA and RUPERT L CHAPMAN

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    Jerusalem was a constant focus of all pilgrims and tourists travelling to the Holy Land in the nineteenth century, but knowing exactly where they might get clean and decent accommodation was of the ut... Learn More

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