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  1. CLIMBING DAYS

    CLIMBING DAYS

    DAN RICHARDS

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    The author is here on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer of the early twentieth century. For years, Dorothy and her husband, the literary critic ... Learn More
  2. THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA

    THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA
    Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream

    GEORGE LOWE and HUW LEWIS-JONES

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    It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctica Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century’s triumphs of exploration – a p... Learn More
  3. THE OVAL WORLD

    THE OVAL WORLD
    A Global History of Rugby

    TONY COLLINS

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    A synoptic, and laudably ambitious, history of rugby from its origins in the village-based football games of medieval times to the globalised sport now played in more than 100 countries. It tells the ... Learn More
  4. THE FOOD OF THE SCOTS

    THE FOOD OF THE SCOTS
    A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

    ALEXANDER FENTON

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    This book explores the nature of food in the Scottish past, including game and wild plants, cereals and dairy products, flesh and drink, whether home-brewed ale or wines from abroad. Through examinati... Learn More
  5. THE LIQUID CONTINENT

    THE LIQUID CONTINENT
    A Mediterranean Trilogy
    Vol 1: Alexandria Vol 2: Venice Vol 3: Istanbul

    NICHOLAS WOODSWORTH

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    Combining history and travel narrative, these volumes recount Woodsworth’s journeys around the eastern edge of the Mediterranean, the sea which gave birth to western civilisation. This sea, he says,... Learn More
  6. THE PORTABLE PARADISE

    THE PORTABLE PARADISE
    Baedeker, Murray and the Victorian Guidebook

    JONATHAN KEATES

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    Keates’s passion for collecting vintage guidebooks has resulted in a beguiling work of cultural archaeology, which explores the experience of travel for the British before the First World War. Unlik... Learn More
  7. SOUTH FROM EPHESUS

    SOUTH FROM EPHESUS
    Travels through Aegean Turkey

    BRIAN SEWELL

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    Weary of what he called the ‘tyranny’ of western art, Sewell first visited Turkey in 1975. He thought that anything he found would have no relevance to the European art he had so compulsively ‘s... Learn More
  8. THE MEDIEVAL BOOK  AND A MODERN COLLECTOR

    THE MEDIEVAL BOOK AND A MODERN COLLECTOR
    Essays in Honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya

    Edited by TAKAMI MATSUDA, RICHARD A LINENTHAL and JOHN SCAHILL

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    This acclaimed study of English medieval manuscripts and early printed books -- many items from Professor Takamiya’s own collection -- quickly sold out in hardcover. The subjects range from Saint Je... Learn More
  9. INTERESTING TIMES

    INTERESTING TIMES

    PETER BROOKES

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    A new collection of satirical sketches of contemporary political life by Britain’s greatest living cartoonist. Peter Brookes of The Times showcases the stand-out pieces from his opinion-page ... Learn More
  10. THE UNSEEN AQUITANIA

    THE UNSEEN AQUITANIA
    The Ship in Rare Illustrations

    J KENT LAYTON and TAD FITCH

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    RMS Aquitania was one of the longest serving passenger liners of the twentieth century, carrying 1.2 million passengers over a career that spanned nearly 36 years. The third in Cunard Line’s ‘gran... Learn More

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