It starts with a riot and the action escalates from there…

Need a little escape? Then check out one of these new books that take you on a journey that you will never forget

 

AFRICA

An Empty Coast by Tony Park

No surprise that the man who made Africa his home, takes you on a ride via Vietnam to Nambia’s Etosha National Park to discover a secret. You’ll be hooked as you join Sonja, a former soldier as she tried to solve a decade old mystery.

 

ANTARCTICA

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917

South is the tale of that ill-fated expedition where Ernest Shackleton planned the first trek across Antarctica from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the South Pole. It’s told in Shackleton’s own words and illustrated with shots by expedition photographer Frank Hurley.

 

AUSTRALIA

Wild by Nature by Sarah Marquis

Sarah Marquis’s journey was anything but a walk in the park. On her 10,000 mile walk across the Gobi desert from Siberia through Thailand on to the Australian outback, she caught dengue, braved harassment from drug dealers, crippling infections.

 

ASIA

Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood

It starts with a riot and the action escalates from there… Who knew that a book on walking could be so interesting? The man who is making UK housewives go pitter-patter when he strode along the Nile now takes us with him step-by-step on a journey along the Himalayas.

 

EUROPE

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Twenty years ago American writer Bill Bryson took a trip around Britain and wrote a hilarious book about his travels. He’s now taken that trip once more to see how much it has changed. Bryson is still smitten with the cream teas, noble history and the fact that you get an extra day off at Christmas.

 

NORTH AMERICA

Deep South by Paul Theroux

After 50 years of travelling the world, Paul Theroux turns his focus on his home country of the USA. He goes on a road trip through Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, and he writes about the landscapes he spies and the people he meets.

 

SOUTH AMERICA

The Lost Amazon by Wade Davis

In 1941 botanist Richard Evans Schultes decided to skip a term at Harvard and go and visit the north-west Amazon of Colombia – 12 years later he returned. He returned with maps of unchartered rivers, 30,000 botanical specimens and had tales of when he lived with two dozen Indian tribes. The Lost Amazon highlights his work through some of his personal photographs.

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