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Our travel section includes pictorial and photographic travel books, and also travel guides (especially a large range of Lonely Planet and Eyewitness travel guides).

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The Road to Little Dribbling

Cover Image, Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson
Double Day
ISBN 9780552779838
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 24.99
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Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed in the last twenty years. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call the rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.


No Room For Watermelonscover image no room for watermelons

Ron & Lynne Fellowes
High Horse Publishing
ISBN 9780241146736
Paperback 2015
Price $AU 35.00
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In 2012, while others his age were enjoying quiet retirement, Ron Fellowes set off on the challenge of a lifetime. His dream to ride a 102 year-old FN motorcycle across the world, to the Belgian factory where the bike originated . It had all the hallmarks of an epic adventure, and one that was never going to be easy. For eight months Ron rode 14,600 kilometres through 15 countries under grueling conditions, into some of the world's most hostile territory. He faced desert  sandstorms, mountains too steep for the motorcycle's capability, the threat of rockslides and bombings when he took a detour, and pressure from armed police through conflict zones. He was robbed, and when held at gunpoint, Ron came face-to-face with his own mortality. The motorcycle's limited capacity - no gears, inadequate brakes and pedal  assisted - made it a daily struggle. Breakdowns were common, and only Ron's ingenuity and single-mindedness, Lynne's logistical support, and the generosity of others kept him going.

Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, No Room for Watermelons is co-written by Ron and Lynne. It is an engaging, and entertaining account of one man's stoic determination to fulfill his dream. You will be carried along for the ride, and inspired to achieve your own dreams... no matter how impossible they seem.


All Good Things: A MemoirCover Image, All Good Things

Sarah Turnbull
HarperCollins
ISBN 9780732288037
Trade paperback 2013
Price $AU 29.99
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From the author of the bestselling Almost French comes a new travel memoir.

For many people, finding the love of your life and moving to Paris would come pretty close to having it all, and Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. But there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offers a new beginning - and new hope. Leaving Paris behind was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is known as paradise on earth, Tahiti...


The Well at the World's EndCover image, The Well at the Worlds End

A.J. Mackinnon
Black Inc.
ISBN 9781863955430
Paperback 2011
Price $AU 27.95
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A.J. Mackinnon's second book follows the remarkable success of his first, The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow, offering a new narrative of travel. The Well at the World's End traces Mackinnon's adventures around the globe by land, sea, train, truck, horse and yacht.


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