Buy Fiction, Non-Fiction Books & e-books Little, Brown Book Group

Search Our Books

Book Title

Filter By

Clear all
Our books

Dublin

By Thomas Pakenham, Valerie Pakenham
Authors:
Thomas Pakenham, Valerie Pakenham
'Unforgettable . . . no better compilers could have been found' - History Today'Dublin's past comes dazzlingly alive' - Publishing News'Erudite and practical simultaneously' - Gemma Hussey, Irish IndependentDublin's turbulent history, its intensely literary and theatrical character of long literary lineage, its revolutionary ideals and heroes, and its ordinary life are all brought to life in this collection of letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to the city and by Dubliners themselves. The extracts, from medieval times onwards, include Red Hugh O'Donnell's escape from Dublin Castle, James Joyce's plans for a novel while staying at the Martello Tower, and the seizure of the GPO by Irish volunteers during the Easter Rising. The book also includes gossip and story-telling in the humorous sketches of many famous Dubliners.
  • More

Delhi and Agra

By Michael Alexander
Authors:
Michael Alexander
Delhi claims a noble history as the site of at least seven capitals dating from before the time of Alexander the Great. The glorious Mogul Empire brought great riches to the city and to Agra, where the world-famous Taj Mahal has excited awe in visitors for over 380 years. This Traveller's Reader is an indispensable and fascinating companion for the traveller who wants to understand the history of both cities, and who seeks the true spirit of the places. Delhi & Agra is a topographical anthology that explores the cities' sites of interest and recreates the key events, customs and lives of the past, drawing on diaries, letters, memoirs and commentaries written by residents and visitors over the course of 600 years. Extracts include Tamerlane's account of the sack of Delhi in 1398; descriptions of Shah Jahan building the Taj Mahal; recollections of Jesuits and mullahs debating the relative merits of their religions before the great Mogul emperor, Akbar; reports of cruelty and creativity, of addiction to drink and drugs; descriptions of elephant fights, suttee, the life of the bazaar and vice-regal banquets; and eyewitness accounts of the Indian Mutiny from both sides, and of the bloody aftermath of Partition. A great variety of topics are covered, vividly conveying an impression of how it would have been to live in, or visit, both cities from the recent past to hundreds of years ago.
  • More

Departures

By Anna Hart
Authors:
Anna Hart
'Humorous, emotional and useful...Don't read Departures if you've got any annual leave left to play with'GraziaHave you ever turned up on a post-heartbreak holiday hopelessly unprepared and been forced to sleep on the floor wrapped up in a curtain? How about that eagerly-awaited solo adventure when you had to be airlifted home? Or what about the time you went to a fascinating European cultural capital and neglected to visit any of the world-renowned sights because you were in the bar? Well, Anna Hart has been on all those holidays, and more. As an avid traveller and then travel journalist, she's spent most of her working life on a plane somewhere, and over 10 years writing about the places she's ended up. In Departures she brings all of that knowledge together with the signature warmth and wit of her journalism. Anna is here to show that even the experts get it wrong, and how to get it right . . .
  • More

The Dog Lover's Companion to the San Francisco Bay Area

By Maria Goodavage, Phil Frank
Authors:
Maria Goodavage, Phil Frank
The Dog Lover's Companion to the San Francisco Bay Area has the inside scoop on the best dog runs, parks, beaches, hiking trails, camping areas, pet-friendly businesses, and much more. Local author Maria Goodavage and her trusty companion Jake have dug up many surprising resources available to dogs in the Bay Area, such as baseball games, cable-car adventures, and ferry trips. For the less outdoorsy dog, there are bookstores, cafés, and even winery visits! Packed with helpful maps, up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all locations in the book, The Dog Lover's Companion to the San Francisco Bay Area is a dog's best friend.
  • More

The Dog Lover's Companion to California

By Phil Frank, Maria Goodavage, Maria Goodavage, Phil Frank
Authors:
Phil Frank, Maria Goodavage
Illustrated by:
Maria Goodavage, Phil Frank
The Dog Lover's Companion to California has the inside scoop on the best dog runs, parks, beaches, hiking trails, camping areas, pet-friendly businesses, and much more. Local author Maria Goodavage and her trusty companion Jake have dug up many surprising resources available to dogs in the Golden State, such as baseball games, summer camps, and pet parades. For the less outdoorsy dog, there are doggy spas, art openings, and even winery visits! Packed with helpful maps, up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all locations in the book, The Dog Lover's Companion to California is a dog's best friend.
  • More

The Dog Lover's Companion to Oregon

By Val Mallinson
Authors:
Val Mallinson
The Dog Lover's Companion to Oregon has the inside scoop on the best dog runs, parks, beaches, hiking trails, camping areas, and pet-friendly businesses in this outdoorsy state. Author Val Mallinson and her two miniature dachshunds, Cooper and Isis, have dug up many surprising resources available to dogs in the Northwest, from hound-hospitable lodging in scenic maritime towns to wine bars where dogs and their people can hang out. Packed with helpful maps, up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all locations, The Dog Lover's Companion to Oregon is a dog's best friend.
  • More

The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, D.C.

By Katie Githens
Authors:
Katie Githens
The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, DC has the inside scoop on the best parks, restaurants, accommodations, recreation spots and pet-friendly businesses in the entire region. Local author Katie Githens and her trusty companion Denali have dug up many surprising resources available to dogs in Washington, DC, such as riverside trails, sculpture gardens, doggy parades, outdoor movies, and the dog-specific Lost Dog Cafe. Packed with helpful maps, up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all locations in the book, The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, DC is a pet's best friend.
  • More

The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest

By Val Mallinson
Authors:
Val Mallinson
The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest has the inside scoop on the best dog runs, parks, beaches, hiking trails, camping areas, pet-friendly businesses, and much more. Local author Val Mallinson and her two miniature dachshunds, Cooper and Isis, have dug up many surprising resources available to dogs in the Northwest, from hound-hospitable lodging in scenic maritime towns to wine bars where you and your dog can hang out while you drink merlot! Packed with helpful maps, up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all locations in the book, The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest is a pet's best friend.
  • More

Dreaming Of Jupiter

By Ted Simon
Authors:
Ted Simon
Ted Simon is the author of the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS. It documents his four-year journey round the world by motorbike, travelling through Europe, Africa, South and North America, and Asia. A number one bestseller in the late 1970s, it is still regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle books - indeed, one of the greatest travel books - ever written. In 2001, at the age of 69, Ted Simon decided to retrace his journey, and DREAMING OF JUPITER is the result. It took him two and a half years - during which time he revisited all the countries he had travelled through in the 1970s. He found much had changed, and he reflects upon the increased poverty, political upheavals, environmental issues and indeed the changes in himself. But ultimately, DREAMING OF JUPITER is a hugely inspiring read with a positive message at its heart - that even at the age of 70 you can still set off on an adventure, and be surprised and excited by what life throws at you along the way.
  • More
1