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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZEThe original bestseller from the beloved author of UNDERLAND, LANDMARKS and THE LOST WORDS - Robert Macfarlane travels Britain's ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape'The Old Ways confirms Macfarlane's reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature' Scotland on Sunday'Sublime... It sets the imagination tingling, laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow' Sunday Times'Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again' Metro'He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful' Antony Gormley'I love to read Macfarlane' Financial TimesFollowing the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country.
Moscow to Paris in a sidecar: an epic, crazy 2,500 mile road trip following Napoleon's retreat
Canals of Britain is the most comprehensive and absorbing survey of Britain's canal network ever published.It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife.Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. Each canal is intricately mapped.For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, the book goes to points beyond which others usually turn back, with information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and also a practical guide, The Canals of Britain has proved very popular with walkers, cyclists, narrowboaters, canoeists, kayakers and others wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring them to life.
An authoritative history of the French nation that can be read for novelistic pleasure, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Discovery of France and Parisians.
Simon Reeve reveals more of his journeys, tales and lessons for life.
Kulinariske kamerater på tur! Den ene er veldig glad i å lage mat, den andre er veldig glad i å spise mat.Her følger vi Truls og Eivind på en rundreise i Norge og verden. De er i Nord-Norge, på Vestlandet, i Tokyo, New York, Napoli, Mexico, Barcelona og Paris, og lærer om maten de spiser og råvarene som produseres, om favorittrestauranter og favorittkokker. Men det handler ikke bare om jålete mat, men om de enkle, men gode rettene og råvarene, om møter med mennesker og om råd, tips og triks på veien til resultatet. Her er stolthet og lidenskap til råvarene det essensielle. Alle de gode oppskriftene på alt fra Bresse-kylling, snegler og entrecote, til sushi, pizza og hjemmelaget taco er med. Her får vi innblikk i det ekte franske, spanske, japanske, meksikanske, amerikanske og italienske kjøkken, og selvfølgelig også det norske. Vel bekomme!
I did not set out to write a travel book. Instead I started, many years ago, to blog daily idiocentric observations to a small dedicated group of online readers while travelling the equivalent of 100 times around the globe on business and at leisure. Over time it became apparent that losing my luggage was going to be a major feature of my travels occurring more than 30 times to date, so I have taken a keen interest in recent developments to reduce this irritating inconvenience with the use of radio frequency technology. A selection of consolidated daily travel blogs has been put together as the basis of this publication, written in rough and ready format while on the road, commenting on the comic, the absurd, the thought-provoking and the downright surprising aspects of exploring the ways of the world in more than 130 countries around the world.
Brought to you by Penguin.A thousand years ago, around the time King Harold inconveniently got shot with an arrow and a group of ladies made a tapestry, in the south of France a man and his friends decided to build a house next to a church. Over the centuries many things happened in that house, none of which found its way into history books.With the coming of the first decade of the twenty-first century, One Place de l'Eglise had become rather derelict. The roof leaked, the mortar in the ancient walls was crumbling, a fertilizer bag stuffed a broken window. There was no electricity to speak of, the plumbing was a lead pipe in one room, the cellar doors had rotted. And there it stood. Shutters and doors firmly locked, the villagers of Causses-et-Veyran passing by to the church next door.Then, an impoverished - in his mind at any rate - Londoner and his wife went a little crazy and bought it. It was love at first sight.Over the years they gradually turn the house into a home. They navigate the language, floods and freezing winters. And eventually they find their place - their bar, their baker, their builder (ignore him at their peril).Slowly the family and the locals get to know one another and these busy English discover slower joys - the scent of thyme and lavender, the warmth of sun on stone walls, nights hung with stars, silence in the hills, the importance of history and memory, the liberation of laughter and the secrets of fig jam.One Place de L'Eglise is a love letter - to a house, a village, a country - from an outsider who discovers you can never be a stranger when you're made to feel so at home. Old houses never belong to people. People belong to them.(c) Trevor Dolby 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022
The most dramatic, revealing and little-known story in Turkey's history - which illuminates the nation'Through the spellbinding career of a single, ill-fated leader, Jeremy Seal illuminates a bitterly divided country' Colin Thubron'Read this book if you're interested in Turkey.