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Walking Home
Simon Armitage
 

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Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753153215
Published: 01-01-2014

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In the summer of 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. He resolved to tackle it the other way round: through beautiful and bleak terrain, across lonely fells and into the howling wind, he would be walking home, towards the Yorkshire village where he was born. Travelling as a 'modern troubadour' without a penny in his pocket, he stopped along the way to give poetry readings. His audiences varied from the passionate to the indifferent, and his readings were accompanied by drumming rain and bleating sheep.

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The Road To Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson
 

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Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444832433
Published: 01-05-2017

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Twenty years after his trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country, Bill Bryson makes a brand new journey around Britain to see what has changed. From Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize anymore. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, he is still pleased to call this rainy island home - and not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas...

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Billy Connolly's Route 66
Billy Connolly
 

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Isbn: 9780753153130
Published: 01-06-2013

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Having always dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly is finally heading off on the ride of a lifetime. Travelling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, known as "The Main Street of America", the Big Yin will share the experiences of the countless travellers who have taken the journey before him. The tales he'll gather on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas, and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, will tell the story of modern America. And they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well.

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The Longest Road
Ben Cunningham
 

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Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444820003
Published: 01-06-2014

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In June 2008, Ben Cunningham and five friends set out to cycle from Alaska to Argentina on the Pan-American Highway, the world's longest continuous land route. Along the way they encountered the kindness of strangers, run-ins with the law, and sometimes gangsters. In Ireland, the expedition generated national interest, aiming to complete the journey in nine months and raise money for charity. It was the first Irish attempt at a cycling challenge of this distance and duration - a task that was as simple as it was brutal...

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Mad Dogs And An Englishwoman
Polly Evans
 

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Isbn: 9780750529587
Published: 01-02-2009

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In the dead of winter, Polly Evans ventures to the remote Yukon Territory in Canada's far northwest, where temperatures plunge to minus forty and the sun rises for just a few hours each day. Her mission: to learn to drive sled dogs. In a pristine landscape patrolled by wolves and caribou, Polly takes her first bruising lessons in the art of mushing, and before the spring she becomes infatuated with this brutal, beautiful land. Above all, she discovers a deep affection for the loving, mischievous and courageous huskies who escort her through the trails of the unforgiving north.

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Road To Rouen
Ben Hatch
 

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Isbn: 9781444822724
Published: 01-02-2015

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Ben Hatch is on the road again. Commissioned to write a guidebook about France (despite not speaking any French), he sets off with visions of relaxing chateaux and refined dining. Ten thousand miles later, his family's been attacked by a donkey, had a run-in with a death-cult, and - after nearly drowning, and a calamitous wedding experience involving a British spy - his own marriage is in jeopardy. A combination of obsessions about mosquitoes, French gravel and vegetable theme parks means it's a bumpy ride as Ben and his family move from one unexpected adventure to the next. Funny and poignant, ROAD TO ROUEN asks important questions about life, marriage, and whether it's ever acceptable to tape baguettes to your children's legs to smuggle lunch into Disneyland Paris.

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Move Along, Please
Mark Mason
 

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Isbn: 9780753153482
Published: 01-04-2014

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At 10.41a.m. on a Tuesday morning in September, Mark Mason boards the number 1A bus at Land's End. Forty-six buses and eleven days later he disembarks at John O'Groats. Along the way he visits everywhere from the village where the internet enters Britain to the urban sprawl of Birmingham (inspiration for The Two Towers in The Lord Of The Rings). He samples staples of the British diet from curry to the deep-fried Mars Bar, and uncovers countless fascinating facts about his native land - did you know, for example, that Crewe Alexandra football club is named after the wife of Edward VII or that Loch Ness could hold the water from all the lakes in England and Wales?

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Move Along, Please
Mark Mason
 

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Isbn: 9780753153499
Published: 01-03-2015

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At 10.41a.m. on a Tuesday morning in September, Mark Mason boards the number 1A bus at Land's End. Forty-six buses and eleven days later he disembarks at John O'Groats. Along the way he visits everywhere from the village where the internet enters Britain to the urban sprawl of Birmingham (inspiration for the Two Towers in Lord of the Rings). He samples staples of the British diet from curry to the deep-fried Mars Bar, and uncovers countless fascinating facts about his native land - did you know, for example, that Crewe Alexandra football club is named after the wife of Edward VII or that Loch Ness could hold the water from all the lakes in England and Wales?

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On The Slow Train
Michael Williams
 

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Price: £ 18.79
Isbn: 9780750534611
Published: 01-12-2011

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On the Slow Train is an unashamed tug at the heartstrings, harking back to a time before Dr Beeching chopped the heart out of the British countryside. It reconnects with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where we can stop and stare. In its pages you will find many things: a love of railways, a love of history, a love of nostalgia, a love of the exuberance of people, and a love of life.

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The Trains Now Departed
Michael Williams
 

Hard Cover
Travel
Price: £ 18.79
Isbn: 9780750542227
Published: 01-05-2016

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Sometimes you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who knows where? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment? The Trains Now Departed is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost forever.

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