Holidaying at home? It doesn’t mean you can’t go on a great adventure…with a book

 

 

Visit America: A journey from lost to found by Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America – from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state – and to do it alone.

The film will be released in the UK in 2015.

Visit Italy: Inferno by Dan Brown

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

Visit: From Morocco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar –  Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler

When Kurt Austin is injured while rescuing the passengers and crew of a sinking yacht, he wakes up with conflicting memories of what he saw. Did he witness an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain – yet – Kurt doesn’t trust either version of his recollection. Determined to seek out the truth, his hunt for answers soon descends him into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, where he uncovers a pattern of suspicious accidents, vanishing scientists and a web of human trafficking.

Visit Alaska: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Jack London’s classic ‘The Call of the Wild’ tells the story of Buck, a sled-dog whose ancestral instincts induce him to return to the wilds from whence came his ancestors. ‘The Call of the Wild’ is popular with children and adults alike, and forms a companion volume to London’s other famous wolf story ‘White Fang’.

Visit Rome: Fire in the East by Harry Sidebottom

War is hell . . .’ The year is AD 255 – the Roman Imperium is stretched to breaking point, its authority and might challenged along every border. The greatest threat lies in Persia to the east, where the massing forces of the Sassanid Empire loom with fiery menace. There the isolated Roman citadel of Arete awaits inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences and shore up crumbling walls. A man whose name itself means war: a man called Ballista.

Visit: From the streets of Manhattan to the Brazilian jungle, from a Tibetan mountaintop to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean – Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott

A lost civilization. A dangerous quest. A deadly secret….

It’s one of history’s most enduring and controversial legends: the lost city of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is certain she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts – and with the help of reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s about to make the most important discovery in centuries.

But not everyone wants them to succeed: a powerful and mysterious organization will stop at nothing to ensure that a secret submerged for 11,000 years never resurfaces.

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