Release: 22nd May 2012
Ben le Vay’s Eccentric London
Ben le Vay’s second edition of Eccentric London is the perfect quirky guide to this amazing city just in time for the 2012 Olympics. Meet a man who listens to tube trains from the road above with a large hearing-trumpet, another who rides down the river in an Edwardian bath chair, and be introduced to the secrets of this curious capital. This is an insider’s guide to the city by someone who has lived, loved, eaten, drank and worked in London for five decades, and between bizarre bookshops, weird museums and a pile of petrified hot cross buns, Ben le Vay manages to take the reader far beneath its barmy surface and into the even barmier world beneath.
The guide includes an updated calendar of wacky happenings and free events, as well as up-to-the-minute practical tips for newcomers on how to get the best deals and avoid the rip-offs.
Title: Eccentric London
Author: Benedict le Vay
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides Publication: 20th April 2012
Price: £14.99 ISBN: 978184162423948
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Montenegro – 4th edition
Author: Annalisa Rellie
A hidden corner of eastern Europe, Montenegro lies across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, its stark mountains rising up from the coast. Medieval architectural gems vie for attention with more recent Venetian fortresses and churches, reflecting the diversity of Montenegrin culture. Updated throughout, this edition has all the practical information the independent traveller needs, including new hotels and restaurants on the coast and in the mountains. Outdoor and cultural enthusiasts will be spoilt with the extended coverage on national parks, fishing opportunities and archaeological finds.
Published: March 2012 ISBN: 9781841623818 Price: £14.99
USA by Rail – 8th edition
Author: John Pitt
Now in its eighth edition, this book covers all the major routes across the United States and Canada. Ever-changing landscapes pass by on the other side of the glass, from the primeval-looking Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert and the saw-toothed peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the pounding surf of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Whatever the route, sit back, relax and watch a breathtaking continent unfold.
Published: January 2012 ISBN: 9781841622552 Price: £15.99
North Cyprus – 7th edition
Author: Diana Darke
Hike up to Buffavento, stroll through the cloisters of bellapais Abbey or go barefoot on the golden sands of the karpas Penninsula. Rugged North Cyprus offers charming unspoilt villages, deserted beaches and hidden monasteries – things of the past in the more developed south of the island. Revised and expanded, the seventh edition of North cyprus reveals churches, castles, classical ruins and newly accessible sites, as well as an in-depth overview of the ancient and modern histories of this complex and divided island.
Published: March 2012 ISBN: 9781841622446 Price: £13.99
Budapest – 3rd edition
Authors: Adrian Phillips, Jo Scotchmer & Monica Phillips
Budapest has it all: spectacular architecture, award-winning cultural festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, historic thermal baths and business-friendly hotels. The authors are winners of the British Guild of Travel Writers Best Guidebook Award and share their enthusiasm for the city in an engaging and witty style. Thoroughly updated, the third edition of Budapest is packed with up-to-date information and provides travellers with all they need on where to stay, eat and drink, and what to see and do.
Published: March 2012 ISBN: 9781841621852 Price: £9.99
Wildlife and Conservation Volunteering – 2nd edition
Author: Peter Lynch
A unique guide with a dedicated focus on wildlife and environmental conservation volunteering. It is aimed at all three sectors of the age and career spectrum: gap year students and backpackers, vacation conservation volunteers, and the early retired. The extensive range of expedition opportunities include working with antelope, big cats, birds, coral reefs, dolphins, elephants, fish, hippos, monkeys, turtles, whales, zebras, injured wildlife and people – in every habitat – all over the globe.
Published: March 2012 ISBN: 9781841622750 Price: £13.99
Albania – 4th edition
Author: Gillian Gloyer
Albania’s unspoilt mountain scenery, cultural sites and beaches mean it is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of UK travellers. This affectionate guide to Albania covers the length and breadth of the country, discovering remote villages and out-of-the-way towns such as Peshkopia and Erseka. Visitors will find detailed information on wildlife, national parks, hiking routes, and beaches, and with 2012 marking the centenary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire there will be many celebratory events across the country.
Published: March 2012 ISBN: 9781841623870 Price: £16.99
Luxembourg – 2nd edition
Author: Tim Skelton
This is the only English-language guidebook to focus exclusively on the world’s only Grand Duchy, home to the rolling forests of the Ardennes, hill-top medieval castles and one of Europe’s smallest wine-growing regions. From first-class accommodation and Michelin-starred restaurants, to hiking and youth hostelling, this thoroughly updated edition gives tips to suit every taste and budget.
Published: March 2012 ISBN: 9781841624242 Price: £14.99
Borneo – 2nd edition
Author: Tamara Thiessen
Updated throughout, this revised guide caters for all with information on how to trek through one of the region’s national parks, catch a glimpse of an orang-utan, spend the night in a longhouse, or shop in the bustling markets. From the highlands and islands of Sabah and Sarawak, to the mosques and mysticism of the Sultanate of Brunei, Borneo is a mesmerizing mix of cultures, endangered animals, tropical rainforest and carnivorous plants.
Published: May 2012 ISBN: 9781841623900 Price: £17.99
Macedonia – 4th edition
Author: Thammy Evans
A treasure trove of adventures, Macedonia is emerging as a top new tourist destination. With unspoilt mountains, lakes and spas, traces of old communism, and friendly hospitality at rural boutique hotels, it’s not hard to see why. The wines are rich, the history steeped, and the culture varied. This remains the only standalone English-language guide to the country and the author shares her love of the country with expanded coverage of eastern Macedonia and its hot springs, rock art and megalithic observatory.
Published: May 2012 ISBN: 9781841623955 Price: £16.99
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