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Epic journeys

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A bridge collapses in Peru and five people die. This beautiful short novel tells the tale of how each one came cross the bridge on that day and meet their destiny."
Longitude
Longitude
"Absorbing book of how a simple capenter came to change the course of naval history by building a clock that would work at sea"
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
"How a stroke victim with locked-in syndrome learns to communicate letter by letter by blinking his eye. No self pity just plenty of patience and black humour."
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
"18th century gentleman traveller departs Scotland to find out which way the Niger flows. Romantic ideals turn to gruelling reality in this ultimately doomed mission.."
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
"Hemingways Nobel-winning story of a Cuban fisherman coming to terms with his twilight years."
The Kon-Tiki Expedition
The Kon-Tiki Expedition
"An insanely wreckless journey in a balsa wood raft across the Pacific in order to bolster the author's anthropological theories. There is a palpable sense of vunerability on the sea."
Wind, Sand and Stars (Penguin Modern Classics)
Wind, Sand and Stars (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Self discovery comes when a man measures himself against an obstacle..."
Shipwreck Of The Whaleship Essex
Shipwreck Of The Whaleship Essex
"The original 1821 narrative that inspired Moby Dick. An epic three month journey in open boats ends in a spot of cannibalism."
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains
"Compelling autobiography about the Ethiopian famine and working with the Red Cross in several conflict zones."
Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
"A delightful account of swimming in the streams and tarns of britain with only the odd eel for company."
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
"A truely absorbing story of a Polish soldier's imprisonment in Siberia. But is it true?"