//Travel

  • The Palace Lady’s Summerhouse and Other Stories from a Vanishing Turkey

    Patricia Daunt

    This gorgeous book is a steal. There are twenty fine essays from the veteran Turcophile, the former UK Ambassadress in Turkey, ranging from the Bosphorous to Anatolia (Black Sea, Mediterranean and central Anatolia), Ankara (embassies and old city), and to Paris and Aphrodisias. The last is perhaps where the author’s heart is most fervently committed, and it is to the Friends of Aphrodisias that all proceeds of the book will go. The book’s contents have appeared during the course of a couple of decades in the pages of the superb Cornucopia. Published in book form with all the magnificent photographs, it would still be good value at twice the price.

    Hardback £25.00
  • East London – Special Edition

    Charles Saumarez Smith

    We are delighted to have been asked to stock the special edition of Charles Saumarez Smith’s wonderful ‘East London’, a fascinating book that grew out of his long-standing perambulatory blog. The production is of a high quality, overseen by Harry Pearce of Pentagram. The special edition, limited to 100 copies, is quarter bound in dark grey cloth with lighter grey boards, with rounded corners and reversed-out blocking for Charles’s name. A fold-out map is attached to the interior back cover.

    For the standard edition, click here.

    Hardback £125.00
  • Joyride: To a Reunion at Kardamyli

    Tony Scotland

    A short and delightful account of three wonderful old birds – Coote Heber Percy, Billa Harrod and Freda Berkeley – who set off in a car with rather taxing suspension for the Peloponnese in 1990, to soothe their widowhood by seeking out the warm south and, in particular, Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor.

    Hardback £17.50
  • Thomas, Lucy and Alatau: The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe

    John Massey Stewart

    The extraordinary journeys of the ‘Siberian traveller’ Thomas Atkinson (1799-1861), who spent seven years travelling in the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia, and of his equally intrepid fellow-traveller wife. They encountered and befriended several of the exiled Decembrists, and Thomas’s watercolours are a unique topographical record.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Gardens of Corfu

    Rachel Weaving, with photographs by Marianne Majerus

    Beautiful coffee table book, large format, with stunning photographs of private gardens which range from romantic old estates and highly personal ‘grandmothers’ gardens’ to stunning contemporary works by international designers. The ‘Garden Island’ has more rainfall than anywhere else in the Aegean.  The newer gardens are designed for sustainability, conserving water and drawing inspiration from the surrounding natural landscape. Tracing the roots of their inspiration, the book’s last chapter explores the island’s varied wild landscape and the procession of wildflowers through the seasons. Outstanding.

     

    With a preface by Mary Keen.

    Hardback £49.95
  • Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with J. S. Bach

    Horatio Clare

    A recreation of the 400km walk taken by the youthful composer across northern Germany from Arnstadt to Lübeck in the winter of 1705, to hear Buxtehude play the organ. Clare is good at imagining: his last (and very wonderful) book was ‘Orison for a Curlew’, in which he sought the snark that is – or was – the Slender-Billed Curlew.

    Hardback £12.00
  • The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire

    Deborah Baker

    This fine book uncovers the stories of John Auden and Michael Spender, who, as Everest climbers and geologists, led lives quite as interesting though very different to those of their more famous older brothers.

    Hardback £25.00
  • City Of Light: The Rebuilding of Paris

    Rupert Christiansen

    Haussmann’s rebuilding of Paris took 15 years and is one of the great projects of urban renewal. But how was it perceived at the time?

    Hardback £18.99
  • Juliet: A Life in Memories

    Edited by Georgiana Campbell

    Juliet Crawley, reporter, aid-worker, nose-tweaker and even spy, lived, worked – and, tragically, lost both her husbands – in Pakistan and Russia. Contributions by colleagues, friends and family.

    Paperback £10.00