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  • It's Not What You Think

    An American Woman in Saudi Arabia

    From the author of Threading My Prayer Rug, an eye-opening view of life in Saudi Arabia.It’s Not What You Think is a wry, incisive account of working in Saudi Arabia that offers insight into that insular patriarchal society, what is so attractive to expatriates living there, and what was contradictory or confining about it for a naturalized American who is a woman and a Muslim. A hospital ... Read more

    $27.44 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archaeological Memoir

    Agatha Christie’s personal memoirs about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan, where she worked on the digs and wrote some of her most evocative novels.Think you know Agatha Christie? Think again!To the world she was Agatha Christie, legendary author of bestselling whodunits. But in the 1930s she wore a different hat, travelling with her husband, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Thousand Miles Up The Nile

    Amelia B. Edwards, a British novelist and travel author, wrote the travelogue A Thousand Miles Up the Nile. The book, which was published in 1877, details Edwards' expedition up the Nile River, travels through Sudan and Egypt. The book is a fascinating and in-depth account of her adventures, filled with thorough descriptions of the environments, characters, and historic sites she comes across ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Lonely Planet Jordan

    series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet’s Jordan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive the Red Sea, wonder at the spectacular ancient city of Petra, and ride through Wadi Rum at sunset; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet’s Jordan Travel Guide:<strong... ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Full Moon over Noah's Ark

    An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond

    by Rick Antonson ...
    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics.Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Burqalicious

    The Dubai Diaries

    by Becky Wicks ...
    A true story of sun, sand, sex and secrecy.For a sassy young woman used to blagging, blogging and slogging her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free lifestyle in sunny Dubai just couldn't go unanswered. Over the course of two years, while an entire city rose from the dust Becky Wicks scaled a good few rungs of the hard-to-climb career ladder. She became a celebrity editor in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Balcony Over Jerusalem

    A Middle East Memoir

    by John Lyons ...
    A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents.Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Out of Istanbul

    A Journey of Discovery along the Silk Road

    Translated by Dan Golembeski ...
    Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier begins his epic journey on foot across the Silk Road.Upon retirement at the age of sixty-two, and grieving his deceased wife, renowned journalist Bernard Ollivier felt a sense of profound emptiness: What do I do now? While some see retirement as a chance to cash in their chips and settle into a comfy armchair, Ollivier still longed for more. Searching for ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Return

    Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

    by Hisham Matar ...

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Bookseller Of Kabul

    The International Bestseller - 'An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other' SUNDAY TIMES

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other ... compelling' CHRISTINA LAMB, SUNDAY TIMESFor more than twenty years Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, defied the authorities - be they communist or Taliban - to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Walking with the ANZACS

    The authoritative guide to the Australian battlefields of the Western Front

    by Mat McLachlan ...
    '[Mat McLachlan's] knowledge of the front is comprehensive' - Sydney Morning HeraldA complete guide to the Australian battlefields of the Western Front 1916-18.Walking with the ANZACs aims to become the new essential companion for Australians visiting the Western Front. Each of the 14 most important Australian battlefields is covered with descriptions of the battles and Australia’s involvement in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Making Soapies in Kabul

    Hot days, crazy nights and dangerous liaisons in a war zone

    On an impulse, Trudi-Ann Tierney, Sydney producer and former actress, goes to Kabul to manage a bar. She quickly falls into the local TV industry, where she becomes responsible for producing a highly popular soapie.Trudi's staff are hugely inexperienced. They include Habib, the Pashto poet who wants to insert allegorical scenes involving fighting ants into the scripts; Rashid, the Dari manager, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

    by Eric Newby ...
    Some of the maps in this title are best viewed on a tablet device.A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Same River Twice

    A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel

    by Pam Mandel ...
    Acclaimed travel writer Pam Mandel's thrilling account of a life-defining journey from the California suburbs to Israel to the Himalayan peaks and back.Given the choice, Pam Mandel would say no and stay home. It was getting her nowhere, so she decided to say yes. Yes to hard work and hitch-hiking, to mean boyfriends and dirty travel, to unfolding the map and walking to its edges. Yes to unknown ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Bioweapon

    Book 9 - An Agent Paul Richter Thriller
    A death that doesn’t make sense. A forgotten experiment. The world’s most devastating weapon.A weapons scientist in Cambridge is found dead under suspicious circumstances. Then a researcher at military science centre Porton Down goes missing.Paul Richter is on assignment in Amsterdam, chasing a lead from the GRU. What he finds is deeply worrying. Old weapons research is being unearthed, and ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Arabian Sands

    Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa in 1910 and educated at Eton and Oxford. Though British, he was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life, "the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets, etc." In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia. With vivid descriptions and colorful anecdotes he narrates ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Couchsurfing in Iran

    Revealing a Hidden World

    by Stephan Orth ...
    In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world’s most closed societies. Experiencing daily the “two Irans” that coexist side by side—the “theocracy, where people mourn their martyrs” in mausoleums, and the “hide-and-seekocracy, where people ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Travelling with Pomegranates

    TRAVELLING WITH POMEGRANATES is a touching and perceptive memoir about mothers and daughters that will resonate with women of all ages. From Sue Monk Kidd, the New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES and THE INVENTION OF WINGS, and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor.Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann chronicle their travels together at a time when each had reached an important ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • End of Days

    by Brad Taylor ...
    Book 16 - Taskforce
    The Taskforce and Mossad join forces against a fanatical organisation in this action-fuelled thriller from New York Times bestseller and former special forces officer, Brad Taylor.When the former head of Israeli intelligence is killed on a paragliding trip, it's the latest in a series of 'accidental' deaths befalling key members of the American and Israeli governments. Mossad bring in terrorist ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Arabia

    A Journey Through The Heart of the Middle East

    by Levison Wood ...
    Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Award'[A] rollicking Boys' Own adventure' - Spectator'This heart-stopping personal account of historic Arabia today.' - Compass MagazineFollowing in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is an insight into Levison Wood's most complex and daring expedition yet: an epic and unprecedented 5000-mile journey through 13 countrie... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered

    One Woman's Year in the Heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem

    On a night in 1999 when Sarah Tuttle-Singer was barely 18, she was stoned by Palestinian kids just outside one of the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem. In the years that followed, she was terrified to explore the ancient city she so loved.But, sick of living in fear, she has now chosen to live within the Old City's walls, living in each of the four quarters: Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Honeymoon in Tehran

    Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran

    BONUS: This edition contains a Honeymoon in Tehran discussion guide.Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $17.99 AUD

  • In An Antique Land

    by Amitav Ghosh ...
    In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. When the author stumbles across a slave narrative in the margins of an ancient text, his curiosity is piqued. What follows is a ten year search, which brings author and slave together across 800 hundred years of colonial history. Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail, it offers a magical, intimate biography of the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Road to Oxiana

    by Robert Byron ...
    In 1933 Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana--the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. The Road to Oxiana offers not only a wonderful record of his adventures, but also a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD