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Adventure & Literary Travel

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  • Underland

    A Deep Time Journey

    Follow Robert Macfarlane to the furthest corners of the globe....A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday TimesA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyIn Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Old Ducks' Club

    A laugh-out-loud, feel-good read for 2021

    by Maddie Please ...
    'Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!' Bestselling author Judy LeighSophia Gregory has lost her sparkle... Recently single and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. How has life passed her by? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Amur River

    Between Russia and China

    by Colin Thubron ...
    **'Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life' Michael Palin*As serialised on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***A FINANCIAL TIMES AND SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR****ONE OF THE DAILY TELEGRAPH'S BEST 75 BOOKS OF 2021**A dramatic and ambitious new journey from our greatest travel writer that makes a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Weekend Escape

    by Rakie Bennett ...
    A deserted island, a vicious storm, a murderer amongst friends…It was meant to be a fun reunion, a chance for six friends to reconnect and relive the adventures that brought them together in the first place. But from the moment they arrive on their island home for the weekend, Lyndsey, Sonia, Bobbie, Amanda, Juliet, and Val realise that their paradise is filled with peril, and there are ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Lev's Violin

    An Italian Adventure

    by Helena Attlee ...
    *A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah MoggachFrom the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Land Where Lemons Grow

    The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

    by Helena Attlee ...
    '4 stars. Attlee, who knows and loves Italy and the Italians, takes the reader through the country's scented gardens with her sharp descriptions, pertinent stories and quotes and intriguing recipes. I was there with her' Anna del Conte, Sunday TelegraphA delightful book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruitsThe story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tangier Diaries

    by John Hopkins ...
    Tangier in the 1960s and '70s was a fabled place. This edge city, the 'Interzone', became muse and escapist's dream for artists, writers, millionaires and socialites, who wrote, painted, partied and experienced life with an intensity and freedom that they never could back home. Into this louche and cosmopolitan world came John Hopkins, a young writer who became a part of the bohemian Tangier crowd ... Read more

    $21.44 AUD

  • Night Train To Lisbon

    Translated by Barbara Harshav ...
    A huge international bestseller, with over 2 million copies sold worldwide, Night Train to Lisbon is an utterly compelling novel about one man's escape from a humdrum life in search of passion and spontaneity.Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of mild-mannered, middle-aged Classics scholar Raimund Gregorius. When, one afternoon, he walks out of his class while in the middle of giving a lesson, ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • A Season With Verona

    by Tim Parks ...
    'Delves into the very essence of being a fan, while seamlessly exploring Italian history, politics, culture and society,' GuardianIs Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities?Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of Hellas Verona football club, to pay a different kind of visit to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Clanlands Almanac

    Seasonal Stories from Scotland

    A seasonal meander through the wilds of Scotland.'If Clanlands was a gentle road trip through Scotland, this almanac is a top down, pedal to the metal up and down odyssey through the many byways of a Scottish year. An invitation to anyone who picks up the book to join us on a crazy camper van exploration over 12 glorious, whisky fuelled months. Mountains, battles, famous (and infamous) Scots, the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Golden Maze

    A biography of Prague

    Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler is back with a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague.In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London as part of the provocative Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony All Stars when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Journey in Between

    A 1000-mile hiking adventure on El Camino de Santiago

    by Keith Foskett ...
    A man at a crossroads. A thousand-mile hike. A life forever changed.Keith Foskett was the definition of restless. Drifting aimlessly, he knew a piece was missing from his life. But when a stranger in a Greek bar tells him about a world-famous pilgrim’s trail, the chance encounter sets Foskett’s life in a new 1,000-mile direction.On El Camino de Santiago, the wanderer copes with extreme ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Walking Home From Mongolia

    Ten Million Steps Through China, From the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea

    by Rob Lilwall ...
    Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six-month journey, walking almost 5000 kilometres across China. Along the way he and his cameraman Leon brave the toxic insides of China's longest road tunnel, explore desolate stretches of the Great Wall and endure interrogation by the Chinese police.As they walk on through the heart of China, the exuberant ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Conquest of New Spain

    Translated by John Cohen ...
    Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Into the Heart of the Mafia

    A Journey Through the Italian South

    by David Lane ...
    Lane shows how globalisation has transformed the Mafia into more than simply a local phenomenon. It describes in painful detail the daily accommodation to Mafia pressure endured by priests, politicians and prosecutors, businessmen, trade unionists and ordinary citizens. At the same time he incorporates a portrait of the South's long and tumultuous history and powerful flavours to provide a richly ... Read more

    $15.83 AUD

  • The Kimberley

    An Adventure’s Guide

    by Ron Moon, Viv Moon ...
    The Kimberley is considered by many people to be Australia’s last frontier and from a traveller’s and adventurer’s point of view no one knows it better than Ron and Viv Moon who first journeyed along a rough, narrow and nascent Gibb River Road in 1978. From the west coast around historic Broome and its glorious untouched beaches, northwards along the Gibb River Road and its many gorges, to the ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • Pyongyang

    A Journey in North Korea

    by Guy Delisle ...
    Famously referred to as part of the 'Axis-of-Evil', North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. A series of manmade and natural catastrophes have also left it one of the poorest. When the fortress-like country recently opened the door a crack to foreign investment, cartoonist Guy Delisle found himself in its capital Pyongyang on a work visa for a French ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ripe for the Picking

    by Annie Hawes ...
    During the course of Annie Hawes' new book, local culinary superstar, Ciccio, gradually takes over as Annie's constant companion. How irresistible is a man who first demonstrates his affection and esteem by inviting her into his vineyard to help himmix up cow manure, which she spends the afternoon slapping onto an old pizza oven to improve its insulation, before driving her at terrifying speed to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Places in Between

    by Rory Stewart ...
    Rory Stewart's moving, sparsely poetic account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 has been immediately hailed as a classic.Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time, Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible, mountainous route once taken by the Mohgul Emperor, Babur the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Escaping The Winter

    by Anne Mustoe ...
    The British winter: rain, heavy; trains, cancelled; Christmas, expensive. How many times have you thought that there might be an alternative to grey skies and cold weather- one that will not break the bank?Wintering abroad used to be the preserve of the very wealthy, yet since the advent of cheaper, easier travel, anyone who has the time to spare can escape the winter... and even save some money ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East

    Warned by a fortune-teller not to risk flying, the author – a seasoned correspondent – took to travelling by rail, road and sea. Consulting fortune-tellers and shamans wherever he went, he learnt to understand and respect older ways of life and beliefs now threatened by the crasser forms of Western modernity.William Shawcross in the Literary Review praised Terzani for ‘his beautifully written ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

    An Inquiry into Values

    by Robert Pirsig ...
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR AND A READER'S GUIDEZen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974.The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California profoundly affected an entire generation.Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Time for Swords

    A gripping, addictive historical thriller

    series A Time for Swords #1
    When the Vikings attack, a novice monk's life is changed forever in Matthew Harffy's new historical adventure.Lindisfarne, AD793.There had been portents – famine, whirlwinds, lightning from clear skies, serpents seen flying through the air. But when the raiders came, no one was prepared.They came from the North, their dragon-prowed longships gliding out of the dawn mist as they descended on the ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • On a Wing and a Prayer

    One Woman's Adventure into the Heart of the Rainforest

    by Sarah Woods ...
    As a young child, Sarah Woods imagined going on epic voyages to exotic, illusory lands filled with bizarre creatures, intoxicating rhythms, vibrant colours and other-worldly forests. As soon as she was old enough she packed a bag and set off to see the world for real, leaving friends and family behind to fulfil her childhood dreams.To journey solo through Central and South America was perhaps the ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD