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Aren't We A Funny Lot?

Football hooligans, Friday-night binge drinking, NHS waiting lists, corrupt politicians - oh and the climate... there are seemingly endless things that make us despair of life in modern Britain. Sometimes we may even wonder why we live here at all - no wonder so many of us are going off to live in the sunnier climes of Spain and France.

But in Aren't We a Funny Lot? Richard Walters takes an altogether different, more cheerful tack. From spotted dick to seaside holidays and from country pubs to our national obsession with tea, he reminds us just what it is that makes Britain 'great'. In a series of chapters covering such diverse topics as sleep, sex and sunshine (or the lack of all three), he pinpoints the weird and wonderful idiosyncrasies that make us British what we are. Witty, insightful and razor-sharp, Aren't We a Funny Lot? will have you laughing out loud and even rethinking that plan of relocating to the Algarve.

1000 Japanese Flash Cards: For Smart Phones and E-Readers

Need some help memorizing Japanese vocabulary? Look no further! 1000 Japanese Flash Cards contains 1000 of the most common Japanese nouns, verbs, adjectives, common expressions, and more!

Nearly every vocabulary word has an example sentence so you can see how it is used. Every vocabulary word and example sentence is written three different ways, using the alphabet, Japanese kana, and Japanese kanji, so no matter you skill level, you can study with these cards!

Target vocabulary words are highlighted to help you identify them in the sentences.

500+ of the most common nouns!

250+ of the most common verbs!

100+ of the most common adjectives!

Start studying Japanese today with these 1000 Japanese Flash Cards for Smart Phones and E-Readers!

Secret Europe 2016: Discover Europe's Best Kept Secrets

Secret Europe Discover Europe's best-kept secrets Europe is wonderful, fascinating and its offerings are hard to beat, which is why Lonely Planet's team of expert writers have put together 'Secret Europe', an ebook to help you discover Europe's best kept travel secrets that deserve your attention. You won't find Europe's obvious choices in this eBook. You will know the names of some of the destinations but may have overlooked them for your holidays in the past; others are under-the-radar gems that you may not have come across at all. One thing is for sure though: all of these destinations offer a great experience in Europe right now and we're sure you'll find something here to push you on to new experiences and unexpected discoveries. As well as an overview of why each destination deserves to be discovered this summer, this eBook has practical hints and tips on what to do, where to eat and drink, how to get there and what to experience. So, go forth and discover somewhere different in Europe this year... just don't tell too many people about it! Download this free eBook now and start planning your next European adventure. Coverage includes: Warsaw, Poland Stryn, Norway GijA?n, Spain Ribe, Denmark Naples, Italy Cyclades, Greece Szombathely, Hungary Vilnius, Lithuania About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Going Bare!

I have always wanted to try naturism and in August 2012 I got my wish as my terrified wife and excited kids joined me as we went to a naturist resort in southern France for a few days.

This book offers a light-hearted look at our first family holiday in five years, when I persuaded them to try naturism for the first time.

The book is short - around an hour of reading - and details everything from when I first decided naturism appealed to me, to my thoughts after the holiday.

USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet's Best Trips series. To kick-start your perfect Americana adventure, our FREE SAMPLER 'USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler)' features seven of our all-time favorite excursions, excerpted from each of our seven Best USA Trips guides. This sampler offers a taste of the iconic sights, awe-inspiring beauty, and hidden gems that awaits along each region's highways. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler): Get inspired - highlights, expert recommendations, gorgeous photography Discover even more - detours, local secrets, walking routes, ways to link trips Get around easily - full-color maps of featured routes, detailed directions, practical tips Planning advice to help you design your ideal road trip Covers: Michigan's Gold Coast (From USA's Best Trips)

Caribbean-blue lake vistas, surfing beaches, dunes, wineries, orchards, Dutch kitsch, French colonial outposts Zion & Bryce National Parks (From Southwest USA's Best Trips)

Crimson monoliths, slot canyons, river walks, pioneer ruins, Old West kitsch, artisan galleries Hudson Valley (From New York & the Mid-Atlantic's Best Trips)

Breathtaking nature just beyond Manhattan, forested parks, historical sites, lavish Gilded Age mansions Florida's Highway 1 (From Florida & the South's Best Trips)

Fascinating history, dazzling white beaches, swamps and wildlife, colorful art-deco streets, Latin flavor Pacific Coast Highways (From California's Best Trips)

Iconic beaches, stunning cliffs, redwood forests, seafood shacks, prime sunset-watching spots Highway 101 Oregon Coast (From Pacific Northwest's Best Trips)

Quaint seaside towns, colorful tide pools, lighthouses, exhilarating ocean views Coastal New England (From New England's Best Trips)

Fishing villages, historic mansions perched at ocean's edge, whale-watching, maritime museums There's More in Store for You: Once you pick the region you want to explore, check out the related Best Trips guide for additional itineraries, detailed recommendations, and in-depth, expert planning advice. Each guide features around 30 of regional routes, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere entirely new, Lonely Planet's USA Best Trips guides will ensure you have an amazing time. Also, check out Lonely Planet's European Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland and our FREE SAMPLER 'Europe's Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips' for more road trip inspiration. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Campervan Capers 2: The Ongoing Adventures of a Campervanning Couple

Campervan Capers Blog entries released in a handy eBook format.

Campervan Capers 2

The Ongoing Adventures of a Campervanning Couple

With a first year of adventures under their belt

The campervanning couple embark on

Another year of mini capers

In this sequel to Campervan Capers, the author continues to blend travel tale with humour and practicality as she and her partner explore more sights (and sites) after the maiden year in their camper.

Campervan Capers 2 is an adaptation of the author's Campervan Capers Blog entries written in 2011, released here as a handy, free eBook.

(Travels are within Britain: Cornwall, Devon and the Isle of Wight.)


Get 30+ Top Tips for the Aspiring & Newbie Campervanner - a free downloadable 'cheat sheet' based on the tips in the Campervan Capers book & blog - when you join the author's Reader's Group (link inside the book).


Here are just a few of the author's infamous 'faux reviews' of the spurious kind which appear in the original Campervan Capers book...

I go out in my camper to study insects. It's amazing how many different species you can collect on your windscreen as you drive full pelt along the motorway.

David Atinburrer

I used to have an RV back in the great US of A. But then I came to this tiny little island called Britain and read Campervan Capers. My God! I was transformed - and bought one of those quaint little English campers instead. Downsizing sure has made me happy!

Tom Crews

Actor, Mission Improbable

I heartily encourage a campervanning lifestyle! Getting out onto the open road, it's amazing just how much road-kill you can pick up... And, with a gas hob on board, I can fry up what I find on the spot.

Huw Fern-Leigh-Wit-In-Stall

See you for some four-wheeled adventures on the inside!

THAILAND: Wry Memoirs Through My Thai Eye

You know, this book isn't really that good - well it was my first attempt at writing for Kindle years back. It's free now and always will be. I couldn't possibly charge you for it. But it does allow you to join my readers groups if you download it. Beyond that I wouldn't even read it. No honestly, I wouldn't. Why? Well, it isn't a guide book in the accepted sense of the genre: it doesn't tell you where to go; it doesn't tell you what to eat; it doesn't tell you where to stay; it doesn't tell you about any famous sights and from memory, not even Bangkok is mentioned! I can see why some, who were expecting such information, were disappointed.

But hey, it does say things that other guide books don't tell you about. It does tell you a little about the Thais: the way they do things; their easy going way of life; the crazy things you see them do, their logic. But is that enough? Several reviews said it wasn't.

So, when it comes down to it, I - the author - have decided it is a pretty poor book.

Now here's the thing, THAILAND: Memoirs Wry and Deadly Through My Other Thai Eye is a much better read, so don't be put off it because of by my first crappy book. Why is it better? Well, a lot more research went into it for a start and I'd written a novel in between times which gave me a huge amount of writing experience.

But how can it be a better guide book? It still doesn't lead you by the hand and show you where to go and what to visit (well tons of other books do that) but it does advise you how to get around, hopefully, without being killed - a worthwhile point, I think. It still doesn't tell you about food (well tons of other books do that) and it still doesn't tell you where to stay and so on. You get the picture.

However, it does give REAL information, REAL funny incidents - not just what your average Brit thinks is a laugh - and a REAL insight into the way Thais think, work, play and dice with death virtually every day. There's REAL facts and stories about corruption, politics, prostitution, the military coup, and even some really boring stuff about visas and traveling with monks. I even update it regularly so you always get the latest info' and those updates are free to my non-fiction readers group. It's a good foil to have alongside your standard guide book. In fact the 2nd My Thai Eye book gives you more general information about Thailand, I guess, than any other guide book. And it's three times bigger yet very simple to read. Awesome.

So don't buy my first book - well you can't: it's free anyway - read the second book instead. To make this choice easier for you, I've dropped the price to $1.99 until November 2015 - longer if I forget to put it back up again, which I guess is a distinct possibility.

Go to Thailand,

Happy travels.

15 Weeks: First impressions of Thailand - Volume 1 (Thailand Diaries)

15 WEEKS - Grab your download today.

If you are seriously thinking about living in Thailand you need to read James King's THAILAND DIARIES starting with 15WEEKS.

Witty, informative, often deliciously 'tongue-in-cheek' and full of typically British humour, is a must read for travellers, would be ex-pats and those who just enjoy humorous light reading.

Between Jun and Sep 2008 James King stayed for fifteen weeks on the tropical island of Phuket where he formed his first impressions of Thailand. He learned a little of what it would be like to live in Thailand permanently and he diarised his activities, observations and some unusual incidents which took place during his 15 week sojourn.

On arrival he had no intention of settling in Thailand permanently but when he gleaned valuable information about the Country and its people he changed his mind.

The Author recognises that many aspects of 15 WEEKS apply equally to women as they do to men even though he writes from a male point of view.

James writes more extensively about Thailand in Volumes 2 and 3.

We hope you'll be kind enough to post a review.

On the Spooky Trail: Travels in Supernatural Wales

A hag's pool. A ruined abbey. A house with a skull.

Join award-winning mystery author Virginia King on this journey of true travel, when her role as an accompanying delegate at a conference turns into an investigation of some of the spookiest places in Wales.

Havana Tips and Tricks: Interesting Facts and Tips On Havana And Cuba (With Trinidad Bonus Section)

UPDATED 2016 EDITION - With Bonus Trinidad City Guide

This sample guide includes dozens of interesting facts, tips and tricks to help you understand Cuban culture and daily life. The information presented in this guide was taken from the book Real Havana: Explore Cuba Like A Local And Save Money. This book is available at most online book retailers. It offers a complete description of all the information presented below.

In this mini-guide you will learn about:

? Dozens of facts and tips on Cuban Culture and daily life.

? Money saving tips on Cuban cuisine and dining.

? Common restaurant scams in Havana.

? Facts about buying alcohol, cigars and shopping in general.

? Important tips on using taxis, public transportation and rental cars.

? Info on biking in Havana

? Booking a cheap apartment in Havana (casa particular)

Plus, this updated 2016 edition includes a special Trinidad City Guide.

Trinidad is one of the most beautiful towns in Cuba and one of the most popular excursion destinations for travelers. Learn how to explore this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage site for yourself, on your next trip to Cuba.

BONUS: As a bonus, this mini-guide also includes the Top Ten Cuba Tip List! It's packed with the most important information that any traveler must know about Cuba and Havana, in order to maximize their fun, save money and avoid any hassles.

The Real Havana guide has all that information and much more. It has been described by industry professionals as being the #1 travel guide for information about Cuban culture. That's why it is a bestseller and has been a trusted resource to over 200 000 travelers since 2010.

About Full Compass Guides

Full Compass Guides are aimed at travelers who want to understand local customs and culture so that they can experience destinations like a local. Unlike regular tourist guides, Full Compass guides are not a list of attractions popular with tourists, and boring restaurant and hotel reviews that are obsolete the moment they are published. With our guides, you get succinct, useful information about the culture, people and geography of your destination so you have the tools and the confidence to explore on your own, experience everything that your destination has to offer, and save money.

Our guides are written by experienced travelers who have intimate knowledge of both the location and the culture of the destination. They give you the exact information you need in order to make the most of your travel time.

With a Full Compass guide, you will be a knowledgeable explorer, rather than just another flash-happy tourist.

Mostly in Economy Class

Mostly in Economy Class continues the ups and downs of flights and sights in Europe revealed in Sometimes in Business Class, but this time in Asia-- where adventure, surprise and wonder can be around every corner; and where airline travel itself is equally be a source of adventure and wonder, sometimes the wonder being whether one will arrive or not.

Mostly in Economy Class begins with an adventure in China in the early 1980s that may or may not have ended in a dangerous escape to the west; the reader must decide. After the secret world of China, the tales move on to Thailand before and after its temples were overrun by tourists; two faces of Japan in the 1980s; Angkor Wat and Tonle Sap, the Great Lake, in Cambodia at a time when Khmer Rouge guns could be heard in the distance, and later after the guns were silenced; South Korea before it emerged as an economic powerhouse, when the country seemed to be almost in a parallel universe; life and poverty in Bangladesh; ins and outs of the quaint French quarter of Hanoi; and more. Read on!

The Pembrokeshire Premier Guide 2017

If you think that you know Pembrokeshire, think again. This county is alive with incredible historical facts, myths and legends. From prehistoric drowned forests, to Iron Age Forts, and Bronze Age burial chambers, from Viking pillagers to Norman invasions, there are centuries of stories and information to amaze and fascinate visitors and locals alike.

Sections include: Pembrokeshire events 2017, Where to Eat, Cycle & Walking Routes, Maps, Attractions, Days Out and so much more.

Our 2017 edition is designed and produced in Wales. It is always a great pleasure to welcome visitors to Pembrokeshire and we sincerely hope that this guide will help you get the most out of your holiday.

The Insider’s Guide to the Best of Mexico: 42 experts tell you where to sun, swim, eat, stay, and celebrate the real Mexico

The Insider's Guide to the Best of Mexico is a unique collection of insider stories that you won't find anywhere else. It's your passport to a country full of color, culture, and contrasts.

Forty-two writers, artists, educators, travelers, business owners and others share their experiences inside today's Mexico. Most of those who contributed stories are expatriates who have found opportunity and inspiration in Mexico. From hidden beaches to one-of-a-kind art to historic gems, The Insider's Guide to the Best of Mexico offers both recommendations and revelations.

These stories are neither formal guidebook, social commentary, nor a substitute for unbiased news. They are an effort to share a landscape and lifestyle that have found a place in the hearts of so many.

Whether you are contemplating your next vacation, retirement, work-related move to Mexico, or are simply an armchair traveler, we hope you enjoy these insider stories.

Contributors: Carmen Amato, Ellie Balderrama, Tony Burton, Ellie Cusack, Anne Damon. Joel R. Dennstedt, Kathryn Ferguson, Aileen Friedman, D. Grant Fitter, Kelly Hayes-Raitt , Karen Z. Hendin, Michael Hogan, David & Veronica James, Susan Penelope James, Jim Johnston, William B. Kaliher, Cynthia Katz, Jeanine Kitchel, Michael Landfair, Lindy Laing, Lawrie Lock, Lynda L. Lock, Mely Martinez, Dean & Shari Miller, Mikel Miller, Katie O'Grady, Guillermo Paxton, Kim Peto, Jennifer Silva Redmond, Robert Richter, Susannah Rigg, Fabiola Rodriguez, Dianne Hofner Saphiere, John Scherber, Kristine Scherber, Jinx Schwartz, David Steelman, Sara Sutter, Leigh Ann Thelmadatter, Joseph Toone, Sam Warren, and Kerry Watson.

Lonely Planet 3 of The USA's Best Road Trips

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of open road with Lonely Planet's full-colour Road Trips series. With over 164,000 miles of highway to explore, the road trip just might be America's true national pastime. Visit spots others zoom right by: the hidden viewpoint, the local coffee shop, the secret beach. To kick-start your perfect Americana adventure, our FREE SAMPLER '3 of the USA's Best Road Trips' features three of our all-time favourite US excursions. Excerpted from Route 66 Road Trips, Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips, and San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Road Trips, this is your passport to uniquely encountering the US by car. Inside '3 of the USA's Best Road Trips' (A Sampler): Get inspired - regional highlights, expert recommendations, gorgeous photography Planning advice - illustrated itineraries to help you design your ideal road trip Discover even more - detours, local secrets, walking routes, ways to link trips Get around easily - full-colour maps of featured routes, detailed directions, up-to-date advice Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Covers: Western Route 66 (From Route 66 Road Trips) - Needles, CA to Santa Monica, CA. Search for your own American dream along promised-land California's stretch of the Mother Road - Mojave Desert ghost towns, railway whistle-stops, the Cajon Summit, historic Los Angeles, the sparkling Pacific Big Sur (From Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips) - Bixby Bridge to Gorda. Get to know the secretive, rocky, raw and unspoiled Big Sur coast like locals do, visiting wild beaches, waterfalls and hot springs - redwood forests, breathtaking views, mystical atmosphere, crashing Pacific waves Sonoma Valley (From San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Road Trips) - Cornerstone to Kenwood. Take a slow ride through the sunny, laid-back, food-and-wine filled Sonoma Valley - one historic town square, sundrenched, bucolic hills, bountiful, folksy roadside farms and unassuming, top-notch wineries There's more in Store for You: Ready to hit the road, or inspired to read more? Check out the featured Lonely Planet Road Trips guides for additional itineraries. Each guide features all of a region's best routes, from 2-day escapes to week-long adventures, helping you to get out of the major cities and into picturesque landscapes and unforgettable experiences. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's California's Best Trips or USA's Best Trips. Don't stop there. Check out our FREE SAMPLER '3 of France's Best Trips' and Chateaux of the Loire Valley Road Trips, Normandy & D-Day Beaches Road Trips, and Provence & Southeast France Road Trips for some European road trip inspiration. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Everyman's Library Classics)

DIFFERENT OFFER (please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition Andre Deutsch Ltd., First impression, 1980. With complete text from Charles Dickens concluded by Leon Garfield. Introduced by Edward Blishen and illustrated by Antony Maitland. The new and unread book appears to be well preserved: dust cover intact; dark brown cloth hard cover bright with gilt letterings on spine; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Buenos Aires Travel Guide, A Short Guide to The Seedy Side: Drugs, Drinking, Smoking, Sex, Strippers and Gambling

Is That Legal in Buenos Aires, and How Does That Work?

Here's the problem: you have questions about certain activities and you can't find the exact answers in guidebooks, forums, and blog posts. This short travel guide will fill in the gaps for you about certain activities and how they are done.

Even if right now you aren't curious about certain laws, you may get to Buenos Aires and see someone doing something and wonder - are they allowed to do that? You already know that every city and country has different laws, so before you go to Buenos Aires you ought to know how these things work there.

This short guide isn't an endorsement nor a condemnation of any activities. It just answers the questions for the curious. It will satisfy your curiosity, it will set the record straight, and it will keep you from getting a criminal record.

In this guidebook, you will learn:

What's legal

What's not legal

What websites to visit for more information

How to find these activities Even if you have no interest to participate in these activities, you may learn something new about Buenos Aires to add to your experience and understanding.

Go in the Know, Download Your Copy Today.

Adam Bede (Everyman's Library Classics)

A story which evokes a bygone rural life, and is charged with a personal passion that intensifies the novel's outer dramas of seduction and betrayal and inner dramas of moral growth and redemption.

Lovely Suffolk: photographs

Suffolk invites you to linger. Come by ferry or plane and get spoiled by this beautiful swathe of land.

Keeper of the Door

Temples in Korea (Soul of Seoul)

Learn about the hidden gems of Korea with Hallie Bradley as she shares insight and information about Temples in Korea. Often times, they are tucked away in mountains, and if you can visit them, the true nature and beauty of the Korean peninsula is revealed.

Author and photographer Hallie Bradley shares rich information, beautiful photography, and travel tips for anyone wanting to explore and get to know the Soul of Korea. If you can't go to Korea, this guide is informative and fun to read.

Hallie Bradley grew up in Dayton, Ohio but as soon as she graduated from Ohio University she moved abroad and has been based in Seoul, Korea since 2006. From there she has traveled extensively around the Korean peninsula and has backpacked for a month through Vietnam and into Cambodia, visited Thailand, China and Japan and backpacked for a month and a half through Nepal and northern India. She takes every opportunity to travel which has included numerous trips back to the States and a weekend in Sydney, Australia too.

Follow her on her adventures with her growing multicultural family abroad.

Distance in our blood

Travels in England in 1782

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History of Julius Caesar

Scenes of Clerical Life

Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

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Tour through Eastern Counties of England, 1722

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