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MAIDEN VOYAGE

By: Aebi, Tania

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000045702

ISBN: 0345410122

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Tania Aebe was an eighteen-year-old dropout and barfly. She was going nowhere until her father offered her a challenge. He would offer her either a college education or a twenty-six-foot sloop in which she had to sail around the world alone. She chose the boat and for two years it was her home, as she negotiated weather, illness, fear, and ultimately, a spiritual quest that brought her home to herself. View more info

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FASTER, THEY'RE GAINING

By: Biddlecombe, Peter

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000046239

ISBN: 034911062X

Condition: Good


Faster, They're Gaining is the sixth in a series of dispatches from all ove r the world, taking Peter Biddlecombe's total to 115 countries visited and described. Minsk, Valletta, La Paz, Mandalay, and Prague are among the 20 c ities featured in this heroic venture. After all, Dr. Livingstone had only lions and journalists to worry about. View more info

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THE PERPETUAL TOURIST, IN SEARCH OF A SWISS ROLE

By: Bilton, Paul N.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Bergli Books Ltd: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000038664

ISBN: 395200023X

Condition: Very Good


From the Back Cover The entertaining diary of an Englishman living in Switzerland started as notes to remind him what to write to his family in England. Cultural values of the Swiss and the British have never been compared with such wit and insight, revealing the pleasures and pitfalls of cross-cultural adaptation. He discovers the many different ways the world is viewed in Switzerland, attitudes about having a good time, getting a job, queuing and paying meticulous attention to detail. He is astonished and amused at what the Swiss worry about -almost everything, things that most British peop... View more info

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THE BOMBARD STORY

By: Bombard, Dr. Alain

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Sheridan House Inc: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000045703

ISBN: 0246130385

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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RED LINE

By: Bowden, Charles

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000044754

ISBN: 0140145486

Condition: Good


"At its best, Red Line can read like an original synthesis of Peter Matthie ssen and William Burroughs . . . a brave and interesting book." --David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Charles Bowden's Red Line is a look at America through the window of the s outhwest. His vision is as nasty, peculiar, brutal, as it is intriguing and , perhaps, accurate. Bowden offers consciousness rather than consolation, b ut in order to do anything about our nightmares we must take a cold look an d Red Line casts the coldest eye in recent memory." --Jim Harrison. View more info

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TICKLING THE ENGLISH

By: Briain, Dara O.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000023461

ISBN: 0718154371

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib: Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain expl ores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tou r around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore isl ands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it's clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time? Why can't they ac... View more info

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NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000044389

ISBN: 0380727501

Condition: Good


Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Litt le Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparal leled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wa llop and Titsey. View more info

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DESPERATE VOYAGE

By: Caldwell, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000045715

ISBN: 0246127082

Condition: Good


In May of 1946, the end of World War II, John Caldwell was trying to return to his Australian bride Mary. Berths on ships were limited at the end of t he war, and the earliest departure date he could manage was 1947 -- not soo n enough. So he bought a 27' cutter named the Pagan in Panama, and he set about plann ing his 8,500 journey. No matter that Caldwell had no first-hand knowledge of sailing: he did have a copy of How to Sail which he read everyday and "m entally practised the ritual of getting under sail." With twin kittens as c rew, he set off, only to fall overboard in the harb... View more info

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WALKING THE SHORES OF CAPE COD

By: Carr, Elliott

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: On Cape Publications: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000020387

ISBN: 0965328325

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: "This is a gracious Book about walking. It is an important book about the s hore..." -- The Barnstable Patriot About the Author Elliott Carr writes frequently on the environment and economy for the Cape Cod Times and Cape Codder. President of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank since 1982, he is the former president and chairman of the Massachusetts Bankers Association and a graduate of Dartmouth and of Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He lives in Brewster with his wife, Susan. View more info

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NOT YET HOME

By: Cartwright, Justin

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020656

ISBN: 1857024036

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib:. View more info

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THE SONGLINES

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc USA: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000039430

ISBN: 0140169628

Condition: Good


Bruce Chatwin-author of In Patagonia-ventures into the desolate land of Out back Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tr acks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal holy men, he discov ers a wondrous vision of man's place in the world. View more info

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SONGLINES

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House UK: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000045904

ISBN: 0099769913

Condition: Very Good


The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancien t tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along the se lines Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the la nd and the secrets of its past. In this magical account, Chatwin recalls hi s travels across the length and breadth of Australia seeking to find the tr uth about the songs and unravel the mysteries of their stories. View more info

LAND'S END : A WALK IN PROVINCETOWN (CROWN JOURNEYS)

By: Cunningham, Michael

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Crown: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007950

ISBN: 0609609076

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-libra ry or a book of the month club edition; Cunningham (The Hours) takes the reader on a leisurely, idiosyncratic tour of the fabled town at the tip of Cape Cod. He makes the rounds of his favorite haunts, from the beaches, marshes and dunes to businesses like the halfheartedly modernized Adams Pharmacy, which has a soda fountain from the 1940s; the Marine Specialties store, a repository of the overlooked, the lost, the surplus, the irregular, the ... View more info

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LITERARY LANDSCAPES OF THE BRITISH ISLES: A NARRATIVE ATLAS

By: Daiches, David

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1981

Seller ID: RWARE0000018602

ISBN: 0140057358

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. View more info

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THE GOOD RAIN: ACROSS TIME AND TERRAIN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (VINTAGE DE PARTURES)

By: Egan, Timothy

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000011499

ISBN: 0679734856

Condition: Very Good+


Egan succeeds in capturing the richness and beauty of the Pacific Northwest (and it's possibly imminent destruction) with rich description, appropriat ely chosen and reported interviews, and visits to exactly the places I woul d have chosen for such a book. From manicured gardens in essentially Englis h Vancouver, B.C., to Indian reservations in western Washington, to the pro ud rural communities in eastern Washington, and visits to the precipitous p eaks and brooding volcanos of the Cascade Mountains, Egan captures the pres ences and peoples of this region more effectively than most any other... View more info

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AN UNEXPECTED LIGHT: TRAVELS IN AFGHANISTAN

By: Elliot, Jason

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Picador USA: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000017095

ISBN: 0330371622

Condition: Very Good


An account of a trip through war-torn and poverty-stricken Afghanistan, thi s remarkable book could have been titled "An Unexpected Beauty." Elliot, wh o first traveled to the country as a 19-year-old enthusiast of the mujahedi n, has no illusions about the inherent shortcomings of travel writing ("a s emi-fictional collection of descriptions that affirm the prejudices of the day"). He also dismisses the journalistic method, which relies on a single bombed-out street in Kabul to monolithically represent an entire nation. So it is not without some self-deprecation that he offers... View more info

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TRANSIT OF VENUS: TRAVELS IN THE PACIFIC

By: Evans, Julian

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019507

ISBN: 0436199858

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


A clean first edition, not an ex-lib, no markings throughout: The "noble savages" of the islands of the South Pacific now have money and alcohol, military bases, atomic explosions and a good deal of Christianity. The British on Fiji, the French on New Caledonia and the Americans on the Marshalls have all remade these island paradises in their own images, according to Evans. In Suva, the Fiji capital, the author, a British journalist, walks down Victoria Parade past Albert Park, in a city that "reeks of the London suburbs." ("What do you think we're developing the South Paci... View more info

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TRANSIT OF VENUS

By: Evans, Julian

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Minerva: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000011414

ISBN: 0749391650

Condition: Fair


The "noble savages" of the islands of the South Pacific now have money and alcohol, military bases, atomic explosions and a good deal of Christianity. The British on Fiji, the French on New Caledonia and the Americans on the Marshalls have all remade these island paradises in their own images, accor ding to Evans. In Suva, the Fiji capital, the author, a British journalist, walks down Victoria Parade past Albert Park, in a city that "reeks of the London suburbs." ("What do you think we're developing the South Pacific for ? So everyone can go shopping," a friend tells hi... View more info

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BAD TRIPS: A SOMETIMES TERRIFYING, SOMETIMES HILARIOUS COLLECTION OF WRITIN G ON THE PERILS OF THE ROAD

By: Fraser, Introduction) Keath (Editor

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000043672

ISBN: 0679729089

Condition: Very Good


The entries in this collection take us to the farthest extremes of travel w ith tales of danger, disorientation and bemused discomfort; combines report age, fiction and poetry representing some of the best-known writers of our time. View more info

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AN ITALIAN AFFAIR

By: Fraser, Laura

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000023296

ISBN: 0375724850

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: When Laura Fraser's husband leaves her for his high school sweetheart, she takes off, on impulse, for Italy, hoping to leave some of her sadness behind. There, on the island of Ischia, she meets M., an aesthetics professor from Paris with an oversized love of life. What they both assume will be a casual vacation tryst turns into a passionate, transatlantic love affair, as they rendezvous in London, Marrakech, Milan, the Aeolian Islands, and San Francisco. Each encounter is a delirious immersion into place (sumptuous food and wine, dazzling scen... View more info