Booklist

Get Out of the House (without necessarily leaving the sofa)

Selected by David Lea


As the first proper holiday season for two years gets cautiously underway, we’d like to introduce you to some notable new additions to our travel writing shelves.

Join Rebecca Lowe on a slow bike to Iran; go fishing with Ted Hughes and Mark Wormald; explore remoteness and exile with William Atkins; discover what the world turns into when humans abandon it with Cal Flyn; visit Iceland’s geology and landscape in the company of Chris Caseldine; and join Jennifer Lucy Allan in lamenting the disappearance of the coast’s most characteristic sound.

From the publisher:
THE SUNDAY TIMES’ BESTSELLER AND SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT BOOK OF THE YEARWINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT CONSERVATION…

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It is in the midst of a swirling river, casting a line, that Mark Wormald meets Ted Hughes.He stands where the poet stood, forty years ago, because fishing was Ted Hughes's way of breathing – and because the poet's writing has made…

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A luminous exploration of exile – the people who have experienced it, and the places they inhabit – from the award-winning travel writer and author of The Immeasurable World and The Moor.‘Breathtakingly good . . . I am…

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Described by William Morris as ‘Most Unimaginably Strange’, the landscape of Iceland has fascinated and inspired travellers, scientists, artists and writers throughout history. This book provides a contemporary understanding of…

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One woman, one bike and one richly entertaining, perception-altering journey of discovery.In 2015, as the Syrian War raged and the refugee crisis reached its peak, Rebecca Lowe set off on her bicycle across the Middle East. Driven by a…

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'A truly unusual and strangely revealing lens through which to view music and history and the dark life of the sea' Brian Eno'As memorable, pleasurable and irrational as all the highest quests' John Higgs'A perfect example of the power and…

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