Travel Writing

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    The Great Escape: Adventures On The Wild West Coast
    Monty Halls - Paperback - BBC
    A diary of adventure in picturesque Sand Bay, this text takes readers on an extraordinary journey as Monty Halls follows his dream of becoming a crofter. With his dog Reuben as his companion, Monty raises sheep, pigs & chickens, grows his own vegetables, explores the wildlife, & learns all about life on the wild west coast.
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    Across Country From Thonon To Trent: Rambles And Scrambles In Switzerland And The Tyrol
    Douglas William Freshfield - Paperback - In Pinn
    'Across Country from Thornton to Trent' is an adventure story of how three English schoolboys spent the summer of 1863 trekking through the Swiss and Italian Alps before conquering Mont Blanc. It shows how privileged young Englishmen once spent their leisure time and reveals a lifestyle long gone but still worthy of reminiscence.
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    Up The Creek Without A Mullet
    Simon Varwell - Paperback - Sandstone
    After acquiring a fascination with the dubious 1980s haircut while travelling around Eastern Europe, Simon Varwell discovered a village in Albania called Mullet, and a mission was born. This book charts the first three legs of the mission, as he visits places with the word 'mullet' in their name.
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    Tourist And Travellers: Women's Non-Fictional Writing About Scotland, 1770-1830
    Betty Hagglund - Hardback - Channel View
    This title explores the ways in which travel and tourism in Scotland changed during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing on the writings of five women.
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    Footsteps Of The Celts By Rail
    William Bleasdale - Hardback - Book Guild
    A true rail enthusiast, William Bleasdale has written a travelogue of his three journeys through Ireland and Scotland by rail. It features steam trains, intercity services, busy main lines and tiny sections of track restored and maintained by enthusiasts.
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    Nine Lives: In Search Of The Sacred In Modern India
    William Dalrymple - Hardback - Bloomsbury
    'Nine Lives' is a distillation of 25 years of exploring India and writing about its religious traditions, taking you deep into worlds that you would never have imagined even existed.
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    Sea Change: The Summer Voyage From East To West Scotland Of The Anassa
    Mairi Hedderwick - Hardback - Birlinn
    In 'Sea Change', writer and illustrator Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-week summer voyage from the east to the west of Scotland in the antique teak, 26-foot long cruising yacht 'The Anassa', sailing through the Caledonian Canal and visiting, among others, Loch Linnhe, Loch Etive, Lochs Ailort, Moidart, Nevis and Leven.
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    Walking To America: A Boyhood Dream
    Roger Hutchinson - Hardback - Birlinn
    'Walking to America' follows and recreates the immense journey, in search of a new life and a miracle doctor who could cure the blindness of one of a family unit from England in the 1880s.
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    Indian Takeaway: A Very British Story
    Hardeep Singh Kohli - Paperback - Canongate
    Hardeep Singh Kohli loves many things in life - but none more than food. He loves to eat it & he loves to cook it. So when he decided to travel round India, searching for his roots, what seemed the obvious thing to take with him? Not a travel guide. Not a BBC cameraman. Shepherd's pie and Yorkshire pudding.
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    A Journey To The Western Islands Of Scotland
    Samuel Johnson - Paperback - Arc Manor
    This text contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade and agriculture of a society that was new to him. Boswell offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior and conversation during the trip.

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