Adventurous and beguiling travel memoir by a young man of 23, voyaging over Europe to Tibet, on foot, horseback and bus. A coming of age book, ending when he witnesses the uprising of Tibetan monks in 1987, which was put down with violence by the Chinese authorities. With a forward by Alexander McCall Smith.
This text offers Martin Martin's narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, with information on custom, tradition and life, and an account of St Kilda, published in 1697, and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, visit after the fall of the Lords of the Isles, written in 1549.
In this unique book Matt Hopwood sets out to walk the length and breadth of Scotland, asking people he meets along the way a very simple question: `will you share your love story with me? What is your love story?'
Thomas Pennant's first tour of Scotland started at Chester in 1769. Passing through Yorkshire and Durham he paid a brief visit to the Farne Islands in a coble - 'a hazardous species of boat' - entering Scotland at Berwick.
A Utopia Like Any Other is an accessible and easy to understand guide to contemporary Sweden and its politics. Part travelogue, part academic primer and part reflection on our own need for utopias, the book takes readers on a journey from the 1930s to the present day and from an Arctic iron mine to the suburbs of Shanghai.
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