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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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THE ALMOST NEARLY PERFECT PEOPLE: BEHIND THE MYTH OF THE SCANDINAVIAN UTOPI A.

By: Booth, Michael

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Picador: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000047335

ISBN: 1250081564

Condition: Very Good/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. A witty, informative, and popular travelogue about the Scandinavian countri es and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assume, "The Almost Nearly Perfect People offers up the ideal mixture of intriguing and reveal ing facts" (Laura Miller, Salon). Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than te n years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered... 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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NEW YORK DAYS, NEW YORK NIGHTS

By: Brook, Stephen

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000047599

ISBN: 0689115113

Condition: Good


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A WALK IN THE WOODS: REDISCOVERING AMERICA ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House Audio: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000047257

ISBN: 0767902521

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. The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you're going to take a hike, it's probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way - and a couple o... 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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HIGHWAY 39 : JOURNEYS THROUGH A FRACTURED LAND

By: Chakravarti, Sudeep

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000047987

ISBN: 9789350293348

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. In Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land, Sudeep Chakravarti attemp ts to unravel the brutal history of Nagaland and Manipur, their violent and restive present, and their uncertain and yet desperately hopeful future, a s he travels along Dimapur, Kohima, Senapati, Imphal, Thoubal, and their hi nterlands - all touch points of brutalized aspiration, identity, conflict a nd tragedy. These are the lands that nurture deadly acronyms - like AFSPA, a... 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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THE SONGLINES

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Picador: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000047452

ISBN: 0330329529

Condition: Very Good


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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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YOGA FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO DO IT

By: Dyer, Geoff

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Abacus: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000048104

ISBN: 0349116237

Condition: Good


From Amsterdam to the Zone - the Black Rock Desert of Nevada - this is the story of Geoff Dyer's quest for a meaningful life & how he finally lost him self in the peak experiences. View more info

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OUT OF SHEER RAGE: WRESTLING WITH D. H. LAWRENCE

By: Dyer, Geoff

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000048103

ISBN: 0349108587

Condition: Good


FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD "In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's H ow Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject in widening loops and then darting at it when you least expect it . . . a wild book."-Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times Geoff Dyer was a talented young writer, full of energy and reverence for the craft, and determined to write a study of D. H. Lawrence. But he was also thinking about a novel, and about leaving Paris, and maybe moving in with his girlfriend in... 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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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