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Michael Palin's Ten Greatest Travel Books

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Buy these 10 items as a set for $161 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The World of Venice

ITL12
Jan Morris
Lightning Source
1995
315
0156983567
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.
$18.95

The Extraordinary Journeys, Around the World in Eighty Days

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Jules Verne
Oxford University Press
2008
247
0199552517
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Literature
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A freshly translated classic and with an introduction and notes by Verne scholar William Butcher.
$9.95

The Songlines

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Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
2012
320
0142422576
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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Rory Stewart provides the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of Chatwin's celebrated travelogue. Chatwin transforms a journey through the Outback into an exhilarating, semi-fictional meditation on our place in the world.
$17.00

A Moveable Feast

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Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2010
240
143918271X
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Literature
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This restored edition of Hemingway's exuberant, irreverent portrait of life in Paris after World War I, edited by his grandson Sean, puts the 19 chapters originally selected by Hemingway in the order he preferred.
$16.00

The Great Railway Bazaar

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Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618658947
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Theroux's account of his journeys across Asia by train display the writer's inimitable talent for portraiture, ego and the dismissive aside. He takes every two-bit train he can find from London across Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Japan and China, returning home via the Trans-Siberian Express.
$15.95

Brazilian Adventure

AMZ55
Peter Fleming
Northwestern
1999
384
081016065X
PAPER
Exploration
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A classic and very entertaining account of a 3,000-mile quest through the Amazon in search of a missing English colonel, first published in 1933.
$16.95

Into the Heart of Borneo

BRN03
Redmond O'Hanlon
Vintage Books
1987
190
0394755405
PAPER
Exploration
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0
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An absurd (and true) story of a biologist's journey into the mountains of Sarawak in search of the fabled Borneo rhino. O'Hanlon's entertaining account mixes plenty of humor, detail on local peoples and natural history.
$15.00

Slowly Down the Ganges

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Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
384
0864426313
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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In 1963, the author and his wife set out an 1,200-mile voyage down the Ganges River. The title could apply as easily to the ruminative attitude Newby takes towards his journey as to the many mishaps which bedevil the quest.
$19.75

A Year in Marrakesh

MRC55
Peter Mayne
Sickle Moon
2003
190
0907871089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s.
$35.00

Between the Woods and the Water

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Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95