Travel to Foreign Lands

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A collection of books about finding your way or getting lost in a foreign land.
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Two Americans find themselves in the Israeli desert, searching for something more meaningful than the lives they left behind.
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The name says it all really. And he did lose them at one point in the journey.
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The loosely connected lives of characters roaming the globe intertwine -- across the past, present, and future.
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Novelist Peter Carey comes home to Sydney after living abroad. But now he's here as a tourist.
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A tale of love, art, and history – set against the changing face of modernist Barcelona.
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Paul Bowles began travelling the moment he could - leaving America as a teenager to visit Gertrude Stein in Paris. He settled in Morocco after the war, and for thirty years travelled in North Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, Indian and Sri Lanka (where he bought an island). He wrote articles, essays and journals along the way - writing which ranks with his novels in its astute observation, dry wit and impeccable prose. Travels brings together for the first time Paul Bowles's travel writing and journals. It includes the full text of his book Their Heads Are Green
Travels, Paul Bowles
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Follow the story of a real adventurer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, as he traverses the deserts of Australia.
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Will you tumble down the rabbit hole?
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We all know the phrase "the past is a foreign country", but what if instead of looking back to a time when we were younger, we looked back to a time when we were older! The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a strange tale. Benjamin Button is born as an old man, and dies as a baby - his life is lived in reverse. Emerging from the cradle smoking a pipe and reading encyclopaedias, Benjamin settles down to playing with toys in old age. Don't worry if you've seen the film with Brad Pitt - the book is nothing like it!
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“It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”

E. M. Forster's A Room With A View is an extraordinary novel about a young Edwardian girl, Lucy Honeychurch, finding her way in society. Arriving in Italy, she begins to discover that there is a world beyond the sleepy corner of England where she grew up. She has come to symbolise an entire generation of women including the suffragettes who campaigned for property rights and the right to vote.

Follow Lucy's journey as she breaks free of the stringent society of her upbringing. What will she choose, duty or love? England or Italy?
A Room with a View, E. M. Forster
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“But sometimes illumination comes to our rescue at the very moment when all seems lost; we have knocked at every door and they open on nothing until, at last, we stumble unconsciously against the only one through which we can enter the kingdom we have sought in vain a hundred years - and it opens.”

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time has been named as one of the best novels of the twentieth century. If you're looking for a totally engrossing read that will challenge you and keep going for some time, look no further!
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Tim Hetherington was a talented photojournalist who spent most of his career in the most dangerous war zones before his life was tragically cut short when he died covering the Libyan civil war in 2011. In his short life he directed the critically-acclaimed documentary Restrepo, a film that follows a squad of US soldiers on their tour of duty in Afghanistan, and spent three years in Liberia covering the civil war there. A fearless man with an inspiring story.
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What is travel without people? If you are thinking of travelling to Russia, think of its heroes. Tolstoy is one of them. He was a great writer, yes - the author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina - but he was also incredibly forward-thinking for his time. Born an aristocrat, like every other major Russian writer of the 19th Century except Dostoyevsky, he was a reformist campaigner and set up schools on his estates for the peasants. Tolstoy: A Russian Life explores the life of this remarkable man, and his often stormy relationships with those around him (including Turgenev, whom he allegedly challenged to a duel).
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Venice is a city of mystery and masks, a settlement build on wooden stilts that used to be the centre of the world's trade. She sent out traders like Marco Polo to lands as far flung as China along the silk road, and was a home to great painters and musicians such as Canaletto and Vivaldi. Today Venice's power is gone but its splendour remains - Venice Revealed by Paolo Barbaro is a great introduction to this pearl of the Mediterranean Sea.
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An extraordinary family, the Piccards literally pushed past the limits of the height and the depth of scientific exploration and thrill-seeking of their times.
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Nadine Gordimer gives you access to many lives in places as far apart as suburban London, Mozambique, a mythical island, and South Africa.
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Part political thriller, part road-movie, part romance, the latest novel by subversive writer and film-maker Virginie Despentes won the Prix Renaudot 2010 for the pitiless gaze it directs at society in the age of the internet.
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First published in 1929, Arlt's exploration of the still mysterious city of Buenos Aires, its street slang, crowded tenements, crazy juxtapositions, and anguish are at the core of this novel.
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Get a taste of 1950s Cairo in Waguih Ghali's classic semi-autobiographical novel.
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Tastes of the world with literature's most famous writer-chef.
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