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Travel Writing & Guides - Ireland, Wales, Scotland & England -

Related category: Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Related booklists: Life in Britain, Travel and Holidays - Green Guides, Women Travellers and Women's Travel Writing, Northern England,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 51 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Walking in Ireland by Christopher Somerville
    Walking in Ireland - by Christopher Somerville

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529104820 | ISBN 10: 1529104823

    Walking has never been a more popular pastime and nowhere is more beautiful for walkers to explore than Ireland.  In this beautifully written and superbly researched guide, Christopher Somerville draws on his very popular column for the Irish In ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Together Now? One Man
    All Together Now? One Man's Walk in Search of His Father and a Lost England - by Mike Carter

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783351565 | ISBN 10: 178335156x

    When Mike Carter's father died, he decided to follow the route of a march against unemployment his dad had organised 35 years before. Mike had a troubled relationship with his dad, and hoped the walk, undertaken a month before the Brexit vote, would ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolutionary Dublin, 1912-1923: A Walking Guide by John Gibney with Donal Fallon
    Revolutionary Dublin, 1912-1923: A Walking Guide - by John Gibney with Donal Fallon

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781848893399 | ISBN 10: 1848893396

    Step back in time with this accessible walking guide to the revolutionary history of Dublin. John Gibney and Donal Fallon have spent years leading historical walking tours through the city, and now guide readers at their own pace through this radical ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago by Patrick Barkham
    Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago - by Patrick Barkham

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783781904 | ISBN 10: 1783781904

    Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2018 Shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year 2018   The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like ... more

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  • Cover image of book Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now by Stuart Maconie
    Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now - by Stuart Maconie

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785030543 | ISBN 10: 178503054x

    Three and half weeks. Three hundred miles. I saw roaring arterial highway and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and angry men in bad pubs. The Britain of 1936 was a land of beef paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we are nation of vaping and nail ... more

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  • Cover image of book Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past by John Higgs
    Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past - by John Higgs

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474603485 | ISBN 10: 1474603483

    A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.   Long ago a path was created by the passage of feet tramping through endless forests. Gradually that path becam ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas
    The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain - by Damian Le Bas

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784741037 | ISBN 10: 1784741035

    *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. It was the road where I might at last find out where I belonged.'   Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Guide Wales by Daniel Start and Tania Pascoe
    Wild Guide Wales - by Daniel Start and Tania Pascoe

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910636145 | ISBN 10: 1910636142

    A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling and award-winning Wild Guide series, now released for Wales and the Marches (Herefordshire and Shropshire).   Guiding you to over 1000 secret places and wild adventures, including slow foo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland
    The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border - by Garrett Carr

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571313372 | ISBN 10: 057131337x

    In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union.   To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain fu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting
    Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey - by Madeleine Bunting

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781847085184 | ISBN 10: 1847085180

    The Hebrides hold a remarkable place in the imaginations of Scotland and England. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, these iconic islands form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position, they have b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Cycling: A Pocket Guide to 50 Great Rides Off the Beaten Track in Britain by Chris Sidwells
    Wild Cycling: A Pocket Guide to 50 Great Rides Off the Beaten Track in Britain - by Chris Sidwells

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472139795 | ISBN 10: 1472139798

    An illustrated guide to 50 great, original rides off the beaten track in Britain, carefully chosen by Chris Sidwells.   Here is plenty of inspiration for anyone who loves to ride off road and get out into the wild and stunning scenery of the B ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles by Carolyne Larrington
    The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles - by Carolyne Larrington

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784538484 | ISBN 10: 1784538485

    Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ways to See Great Britain: Curious Places and Surprising Perspectives by Alice Stevenson
    Ways to See Great Britain: Curious Places and Surprising Perspectives - by Alice Stevenson

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910463482 | ISBN 10: 1910463485

    An inspiring visual adventure.  Driven by curiosity, restlessness and a desire to better understand her own country, artist Alice Stevenson spent two years exploring and drawing Great Britain.  With an eye for the odd and an antenna f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison
    Rain: Four Walks in English Weather - by Melissa Harrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571328949 | ISBN 10: 0571328946

    An evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison.  Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith
    Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside - by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849538114 | ISBN 10: 1849538115

    Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.   Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Island Story by J.D. Taylor
    Island Story - by J.D. Taylor

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910924204 | ISBN 10: 1910924202

    What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out.   No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Four Points Fourteen Lines by Tony Chan
    Four Points Fourteen Lines - by Tony Chan

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911335177 | ISBN 10: 1911335170

    In January of 2015, school teacher Tony Chan gave up his job and embarked on a 78-day, 1,400-mile solo-trek across the four extreme points of mainland Britain, writing a sonnet on each day of the journey from Dunnet Head to Ardnamurchan Point and fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bikepacking: Mountain Bike Camping Adventures on the Wild Trails of Britain by Laurence McJannet
    Bikepacking: Mountain Bike Camping Adventures on the Wild Trails of Britain - by Laurence McJannet

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910636084 | ISBN 10: 1910636088

    Bikepacking takes you on an off-road adventure, cycling and wild camping some of Britain's most beautiful hidden trails and ancient trackways. Laurence McJannet sets off to find the 30 finest multi-day rides our island has to offer. From easy ci ... more

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  • Cover image of book Neither Nowt nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire by Ian McMillan
    Neither Nowt nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire - by Ian McMillan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780091959968 | ISBN 10: 0091959969

    Im going to define the essence of this sprawling place as best I can. Im going to start here, in this village, and radiate out like a ripple in a pond. I dont want to go to the obvious places, either; I want to be like a bus driver on my first mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking Away by Simon Armitage
    Walking Away - by Simon Armitage

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571298365 | ISBN 10: 0571298362

    Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestselling and prize-winning Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very oppos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
    Landmarks - by Robert Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241967874 | ISBN 10: 0241967872

    Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
    Notes from a Small Island - by Bill Bryson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784161194 | ISBN 10: 1784161195

    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10p.m seven nights a week, and, most of all, beca ... more

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  • Cover image of book North Wales Coast: Wales Coast Path Official Guide - Chester to Bangor by Lorna Jenner
    North Wales Coast: Wales Coast Path Official Guide - Chester to Bangor - by Lorna Jenner

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780955962516 | ISBN 10: 095596251x

    One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path. These Official Guides are the only series of guide books recongised by Natural Resources Wales, and contain everything walkers need to walk and enjoy the Wales Coast Path. Written by outdo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore by Patrick Barkham
    Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore - by Patrick Barkham

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847088994 | ISBN 10: 1847088996

    Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their li ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden
    Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place - by Philip Marsden

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847086303 | ISBN 10: 1847086306

    When Philip Marsden moved to a remote, creekside farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response took him aback. It led him to wonder why we react so strongly to certain places and set him off on a journey on foot westwards to Land's End through ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ultraviolet: A Glastonbury Tale by Blueblagger
    Ultraviolet: A Glastonbury Tale - by Blueblagger

    £11.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780956815569 | ISBN 10: 0956815561

    Welcome to Glastonbury a relaxed Somerset town known for its ancient legends. From King Arthur to the Tor, it is part of a Wessex landscape rich in stone circles and stoned wanderers, and in more recent years its name has become synonymous with a f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eat, Sleep, Cycle: A Bike Ride Around the Coast of Britain by Anna Hughes
    Eat, Sleep, Cycle: A Bike Ride Around the Coast of Britain - by Anna Hughes

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849536875 | ISBN 10: 1849536872

    For Anna, a cycling enthusiast, the decision to ride 4,000 miles solo around the coast of the UK wasnt that hard. But after epic highs, incredible lows, unforgettable scenery and unpronounceable place names, her simple idea turns into a compelling j ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bizarre England: Discover the Country
    Bizarre England: Discover the Country's Secrets and Surprises - by David Long

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782433767 | ISBN 10: 1782433767

    In this charming book, David Long introduces the reader to some of the oddest and most interesting sights in England. Visit places like Devon's Gnome Reserve, Britain's smallest pub, a church for dragon slayers, a subterranean ballroom, the Phone Box ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Nights: Camping Britains Extremes by Phoebe Smith
    Wild Nights: Camping Britains Extremes - by Phoebe Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849536998 | ISBN 10: 1849536996

    Its not until we push ourselves past our perceived limits, till we feel so cold and so tired that we feel we cant go on any further, that we discover what we are truly capable of...   Britains most famous wild camper and best-selling author ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney
    Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin - by Karl Whitney

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241966129 | ISBN 10: 0241966124

    Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized. In Hidden City, Karl Whitney - who has been described by Gorse as 'Dublin's best psychogeographer since James Joyce' - explores the places the city's denizens and tourists easily overlook.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Uncommon Ground: A Word-Lover
    Uncommon Ground: A Word-Lover's Guide to the British Landscape - by Dominick Tyler

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783350483 | ISBN 10: 1783350482

    This book offers an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape: photographs and stories which take the reader from the waterlogged fens to the white sands of the Western Isles. 'Out...over the hill and then down the dip and through some lump ... more

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  • Cover image of book England
    England's 100 Best Views - by Simon Jenkins

    £15.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781250969 | ISBN 10: 1781250960

    An indispensable companion to England's most beautiful places from Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses.  England's views are remarkable for their beauty and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rough Guide to London by Rob Humphreys and Samantha Cook
    The Rough Guide to London - by Rob Humphreys and Samantha Cook

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781409337836 | ISBN 10: 1409337839

    Following the hugely successful 2012 Olympic games London is more popular than ever, and with The Rough Guide to London you can discover why. In full colour throughout, with dozens of photos to illustrate Londons great buildings, iconic landmarks an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Native Stranger: A Journey in Familiar and Foreign Scotland by Alastair Scott
    Native Stranger: A Journey in Familiar and Foreign Scotland - by Alastair Scott

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780751553185 | ISBN 10: 0751553182

    After ten years of wanderlust which took him to nearly seventy countries around the world, Alastair Scott decided it was time to make 'home' his destination. Resolving to explore Scotland and the Scottish people in as much depth and breadth as possib ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Fixed Abode: A Journey Through Homelessness from Cornwall to London by Charlie Carroll
    No Fixed Abode: A Journey Through Homelessness from Cornwall to London - by Charlie Carroll

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781849534154 | ISBN 10: 1849534152

    In the summer of 2011, Charlie found the school he taught at could not afford to renew his teaching contract. With no job and no money, but suddenly all the time in the world, he decided to travel from Cornwall to London in a peculiarly old-fashioned ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way by Simon Armitage
    Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way - by Simon Armitage

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571249893 | ISBN 10: 0571249892

    In Summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
    The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - by Robert Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141030586 | ISBN 10: 0141030585

    In The Old Ways Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach by Jean Sprackland
    Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach - by Jean Sprackland

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099532439 | ISBN 10: 0099532433

    An insightful and lyrical account of a year on one beach - part natural history, part meditation, part travelogue. This is the ultimate beachcomber's book. A series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sand ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Rover: A Blistering Journey Along Britain
    The Wild Rover: A Blistering Journey Along Britain's Footpaths - by Mike Parker

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007448456 | ISBN 10: 0007448457

    Mike Parker, bestselling author of Map Addict, is back with a brilliant, intelligent and witty exploration of a glorious and passionate British subject - footpaths and our rights of way. Mike discovers how these paths have become part of our ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book of Migrations by Rebecca Solnit
    A Book of Migrations - by Rebecca Solnit

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677085 | ISBN 10: 1844677087

    In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors.  A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maps by Ross Bradshaw (Editor)
    Maps - by Ross Bradshaw (Editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907869242 | ISBN 10: 1907869247

    A quirky compendium of essays on maps, places and people, many by leading writers including Iain Sinclair and The Guardian's David McKie and Chris Arnot as well as writers from the London Review of Books, academic journals, a journalist from the Worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Slow Train: Twelve Great British Railway Journeys by Michael Williams
    On the Slow Train: Twelve Great British Railway Journeys - by Michael Williams

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848092082 | ISBN 10: 1848092083

    This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On t ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Greatest Walks in Britain by Country Walking magazine
    100 Greatest Walks in Britain - by Country Walking magazine

    £17.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780715337752 | ISBN 10: 0715337750

    These 100 greatest walks in Britain have been chosen by Country Walking magazine, Britain's bestselling walking journal, and contain all the information you need to enjoy hiking in the very best of Britain's countryside. Each walk is printed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tickling the English by Dara O Briain
    Tickling the English - by Dara O Briain

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141046662 | ISBN 10: 014104666x

    Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English.   O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country by Stephen Smith
    Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country - by Stephen Smith

    £15.00   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349120386 | ISBN 10: 0349120382

    For Stephen Smith, author of Underground London, beneath the dales and downs of Englands green and pleasant land there exists another country, its equal in beauty and fascination.   On his underworld odyssey from Newcastle to Brighton, fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Single Swallow: Following the Migration from South Africa to South Wales by Horatio Clare
    A Single Swallow: Following the Migration from South Africa to South Wales - by Horatio Clare

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526315 | ISBN 10: 009952631x

    A magical, thrilling journey and a hugely seductive book which combines the best travel and nature writing. From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild, to the Gulf of Guinea where ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ballad of Britain: How Music Captured the Soul of a Nation by Will Hodgkinson
    The Ballad of Britain: How Music Captured the Soul of a Nation - by Will Hodgkinson

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906032548 | ISBN 10: 1906032548

    In 1903, the Victorian composer Cecil Sharp began a decade-long journey to collect folk songs that, he believed, captured the spirit of Great Britain. A century later, with the musical and cultural map of the country transformed, writer and journalis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North by Stuart Maconie
    Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North - by Stuart Maconie

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780091910235 | ISBN 10: 0091910234

    'My name in Stuart Maconie, and I am from the north of England. Some time ago, I was standing in my kitchen, rustling up a Sunday brunch for some very hungover, very northern mates who were 'down' for the weekend. One of the was helping me out and, r ... more

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  • In Search of Albion: From Cornwall to Cumbria - A Ride Through England's Hidden Soul - by Colin Irwin

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780233001654 | ISBN 10: 0233001654

    Offering a warm, amusing and insightful commentary on modern England, Colin Irwin seeks out the traditional events, festivals and gigs that are becoming increasingly sidelined in our rapidly changing era of instant communication, multi-culturalism an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley
    Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages - by Mark Abley

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099460220 | ISBN 10: 009946022x

    Mark Abley's journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink take him to aboriginal Australia, to American Indian reservations and to elderly Canadian speakers of Yiddish, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back: Wales, the F ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waterlog: A Swimmer
    Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain - by Roger Deakin

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780099282556 | ISBN 10: 0099282550

    Roger Deakin set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles. The result a uniquely personal view of an island race and a people with a deep affinity for water. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lid ... more

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