Best known for his fiction, Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson was also an essayist, journalist, poet and travel writer. This compilation draws together a selection of his travel writings, shadowing his life as his ailing health took him around the world to Samoa, the place of his death.
An entertaining, insightful and informative series of essays on the Mormon heartlands of the USA as observed by a frequent visitor who not only encounters the people and their way of life, but also takes to the remote trails and wildernesses to engage with the American Mountain West landscape. Illustrated with colour pictures of his travels.
Commemorating Cicerone's 50th year, Fifty Years of Adventure is a compilation of tales by Cicerone authors. A story to celebrate each year Cicerone has been publishing outdoor activity guidebooks, the collection is a delicious hotpot of adventures in their every shape and form.
Greece has its sun-soaked Cyclades and Dodecanese; Scotland its Northern Isles and rain-drenched Hebrides and Ireland the Arans and Skelligs. And what has England got? The isles of Canvey, Sheppey, Wight and Dogs, Mersea, Brownsea, Two Tree and Rat. But there are also wilder, rockier places - Lundy, the Scillies, Holy Island, the Farnes.
Keen to see some of Europe, queer couple Lilith and Abigail get on their old bikes and start pedalling. Along flat fens and up Swiss Alps, they will meet new friends and exorcise old demons as they push their bodies - and their relationship - to the limit.
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