Travel Writing


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  • Cover scan of Up The Creek Without A Mullet
    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.
  • Cover scan of Footsteps Of The Celts By Rail
    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.
  • Cover scan of A Journey To The Western Islands Of Scotland
    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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    An Eye On The Hebrides: An Illustrated Journey
    Mairi Hedderwick - Paperback - Birlinn
    Mairi Hedderwick's 'An Eye on the Hebrides' is a personal and unique record of her six-month solitary journey through the beautiful archipelago which forms the Western Isles of Scotland and has established itself as one of Scotland's best-sellers.
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    Highland Journey: In The Spirit Of Edwin Muir
    Robin Gillanders - Hardback - Birlinn
    Over a period of 80 days, Robin Gillanders journeyed throughout the Highlands of Scotland and Orkney in the spirit of Edwin Muir's Scottish journey of 1934, photographing whoever and whatever he encountered.

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