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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Kingdom by the Sea

GBR09
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
361
0618658955
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This time, the prolific writer recounts a coastal journey around the British Isles in 1982, displaying his occasional ill temper alongside his celebrated ability to combine social history with a good old-fashioned traveler's tale.
$15.95

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

CLT03
Barry W. Cunliffe
Oxford University Press
2003
161
0192804189
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Devon & Cornwall

GBR866
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
304
1742202039
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$24.99

Cornwall Map

GBR377
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
2003
1
0319250504
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, British produced map of Cornwall at a scale of 1:100,000.
$14.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Devon & Cornwall

GBR819
Robert Andrews
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465426485
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Devon and Cornwall.
$14.00

The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles, Their Nature and Legacy

GBR344
Ronald Hutton
Blackwell Publishers
1993
397
0631189467
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A broad survey of religion in the British Isles, up to the Christianization of Britain.
$48.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Wanderlust, A History of Walking

WLK06
Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Putnam
2001
336
0140286012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solnit's wide-ranging, literate and thoroughly enlightening essays on the multiple means of walking touches upon, among many things, the origins of bipedalism, famous flaneurs and walking as a form of rebellion. Terrific.
$20.00

Art of the Celts

CLT02
Lloyd Robert Laing, Jennifer Laing
Thames & Hudson
1992
216
0500202567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series, this is a broad introduction to Celtic art, from the 5th century B.C. to 1200 A.D.
$19.95

Roman Britain, A Very Short Introduction

GBR541
Peter Salway
Oxford University Press
2015
144
0198712162
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent, brief overview of the Roman period in Britain by a leading specialist.
$11.95

In Search of England

GBR368
H.V. Morton, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Da Capo Press
2002
274
0306811057
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings through the English countryside in the early days of the motorcar. Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and history of the place with his own keen observations.
$16.00

A Pair of Blue Eyes

GBR359
Thomas Hardy
Oxford University Press
2009
374
0199538492
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of Hardy's lesser-known novels -- tragic, romantic -- and set in Cornwall.
$11.95

King Arthur and His Knights

GBR90
Eugene Vinaver
Oxford University Press
1975
231
0195019059
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A volume of Arthurian legends directly attributable to Mallory's original tales.
$19.99

Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems

GBR575
R.L. Brett (Editor), A. R. Jones (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2007
118
0140424628
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally compiled by Wordsworth and Coleridge in 1798, this publication of 23 English poems includes Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey."
$15.00

Rebecca

GBR363
Daphne du Maurier
William Morrow & Company
2006
416
0380730405
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Du Maurier's classic is a sustained, suspenseful psychological novel, memorably set on the Cornish coast. This book is a must-read for literarily inclined travelers to Du Maurier country. Our narrator is Mrs. de Winter whose husband, a widower, holds a growing obsession with his first wife.
$15.99

The Hound of the Baskervilles

GBR772
Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle
Penguin
2001
250
014043786X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Conan Doyle's only full-length novel featuring the beloved Sherlock Holmes, this intrigue is set on in eerie Dartmoor.
$12.00

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

GBR246
Joseph Bedier (Translator), Hillaire Belloc (Translator)
Vintage Books
1994
205
0679750169
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This chivalric myth -- of Arthurian fame -- features a Cornish knight and an Irish princess who are under a spell of love.
$14.00

The Walker's Anthology

WLK13
Deborah Manley
Trailblazer
2013
160
1905864523
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
Writers from around the world reflect on the transformative nature of a good stroll in these inspiring quotations and excerpts from literary figures including W.H. Auden, Agatha Christie, Captain James Cook, Charles Dickens, Paul Theroux, Henry David Thoreau, Colin Thubron and Mark Twain.
$14.95

Birds of Britain & Northern Europe

EUR372
Paul Sterry (Photographer), Peter Goodfellow
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612413
PAPER
Field Guide
5/21/2015
0
0
0
0
Part of the Naturalist's Guide series, this title profiles 280 species common to the fields and gardens of Britain and Northern Europe. Each entry is accompanied by a high-quality photo and is described by: size, habit, habitat and distribution.
$14.95

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Sense and Sensibility

GBR82
Jane Austen
Penguin Putnam
2003
409
0141439661
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set mostly in the West Country, this is the famous story of two sisters -- one prudent, discreet, and self-controlled, the other emotional, open and enthusiastic -- and the men they love.
$8.00

Lorna Doone

GBR83
R.D. Blackmore
Oxford University Press
2009
680
0199537593
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic romantic novel set at the time of the Monmouth Rebellion in the 17th century.
$13.95

England Southwest, Midlands, Wales Map

GBR26
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
0319230465
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in vivid color, this highly detailed road map of England and Wales reaches from Liverpool and Manchester, south to Penzance and Portsmouth. Scaled at 1:400,000.
$11.95

Rough Guide Bristol, Bath & Somerset

GBR42
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2012
312
1848366051
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive regional guide featuring excellent local maps, travel information and suggested routes.
$18.99

Jamaica Inn

GBR52
Daphne du Maurier
Avon Books
1995
302
0380725398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic, set in Cornwall, has all the elements of a guilty pleasure: piracy, murder, the High Church, a dying request and a dashing young horse thief.
$7.99

Lands End & Isles of Scilly Map

GBR123
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
1
0319222705
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the most southwestern portion of England.
$19.95

Literary Trails, British Writers in their Landscapes

GBR164
Christina Hardyment
Harry N. Abrams
2000
256
0810967057
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A survey of the British landscapes that have given shape to the literary characters of Jane Austen, Daphne du Maurier, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, and Wordsworth.
$49.50

Wales-West Country-Midlands

GBR194
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
1
206100735X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of southwestern England and Wales.
$8.95

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

GBR197
Dorothy Wordsworth, Pamela Woof (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2008
368
0199536872
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The journals of Dorothy Wordsworth from Dove Cottage. With rich detail, she observes the natural beauty of the Lake District region and her time spent with her brother William and their friend Coleridge.
$12.95

Persuasion

GBR208
Jane Austen
Penguin Putnam
2003
272
0140434674
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Lyme Regis and Bath, this novel is possibly Austen's most mature finished work. There's particular pleasure for Bath-goers here, as much of the final action unfolds in streets and buildings that exist in Bath to this day.
$7.00

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

GBR676
Thomas Hardy
Penguin Putnam
2003
592
0141439599
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hardy's most complex (and some say finest) novel is a heartbreaker that is moving and poetic. It traces heroine Tess Durbyfield's attempts to overcome social definitions in late 19th-century Dorset. Driven by poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, Tess seeks a portion of their family fortune while deciding whether to reveal her past or remain silent.
$10.00

Rough Guide Devon and Cornwall

GBR211
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2017
360
0241270324
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A no-nonsense, comprehensive travel guide to Devon and Cornwall.
$21.99

Life in the English Country House

GBR221
Mark Girouard
Yale University Press
1994
432
0300058705
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A celebrated social and architectural history of life in English country houses, fully illustrated in black and white and color, first published in 1978. Girouard traces the history of these houses from medieval times to World War II.
$50.00

Jude the Obscure

GBR450
Thomas Hardy
Penguin
1998
484
0140435387
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hardy's last novel, the story of a young man of the working-class searching for an education and acceptance in the unforgiving world of Victorian England.
$10.00

The Mayor of Casterbridge

GBR453
Thomas Hardy
Modern Library
2002
416
0375760067
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This ultimately tragic tale is set among the rural folk in Hardy's now-famous county of Wessex, a fictional stand-in for Dorest in Southwest England.
$12.00

The Last of the Celts

GBR527
Marcus Tanner
Yale University Press
2006
398
0300115350
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Welsh journalist Tanner mixes anecdote, interview and research in this lively account of encounters with far-flung Celts from Scotland, Wales and Belfast to Brittany, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Trelew.
$30.00

Prehistoric Britain

GBR539
Timothy Darvill
Routledge
2010
394
0415490278
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An archaeological history examining the development of societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman conquest of 43 AD.
$48.95

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

GBR750
Bryan Sykes
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
306
0393330753
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating account of the leading geneticist's ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, through which Sykes traced the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants.
$16.95

The Woodlanders

GBR824
Thomas Hardy
Oxford University Press
2009
412
0199538530
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of Hardy's first works, this novel comprises a portrait of five people in an English village, tangled in a drama of passion, betrayal, poverty, and pride.
$8.99

Vanishing Cornwall

GBR822
Daphne, Dame Du Maurier
Gardners Books
2012
216
1844083942
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Du Maurier celebrates Cornwall, the county that served as the haunting backdrop for Rebecca, exploring its legends, history and people -- and making a powerful plea for its preservation.
$23.95

The Romance of Tristan, And the Tale of Tristan's Madness

GBR832
Beroul
Penguin
1978
176
0140442308
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Beroul's French manuscript recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion.
$14.00

Witches, Druids and King Arthur

GBR831
Ronald Hutton
Hambledon & London
2006
384
185285555X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These essays on Paganism cover a wide range of beliefs, myths and practices.
$35.95

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

TVL510
Chris Santella
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
2010
224
158479853X
HARD COVER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Santella (Once in a Lifetime Trips) includes insider tips, color illustrations and concise descriptions of 50 hikes from the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan to the Amalfi Coast.
$24.95

Book Map

MAP45
Dorothy
Dorothy
2014
1
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This wall map to the book lover’s fantasy world combines cartography with the classics, mapping over 600 book titles onto an imagined landscape. A 24 x 32 inch, four-color litho print, this map is the history of literature set to the art of cartography.
$43.00

The Story of England

GBR02
Christopher Hibbert
Phaidon Press
1992
224
0714826529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion.
$19.95