Books to get you hooked

There’s no better escape than sinking into a good book. Well, apart from a holiday maybe. In lieu of jetting off around the world we’ve selected some books that will get you into the travel spirit and give you some ideas for where you might want to go once the travel restrictions are lifted.

North Korea Journal

by Michael Palin

Discover the day-by-day diary of Michael Palin’s trip to the enigmatic North Korea. This book offers a rare insight into one of the world’s most mysterious nations through Michael’s recounts of what he saw, how he felt and the conversations he had with the people he met.

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

Count Alexander Rostov is forced to live without the riches he is accustomed to when he is sentenced to house arrest by a Bolshevik tribunal for being an unrepentant aristocrat. The uplifting tale sees him discover that a life without luxury may be richer than he thinks.

The World of Moominvalley

by Philip Ardagh

A fun and fascinating look into the world of the Moomins and their creator Tove Jansson, filled with illustrated maps, family trees, facts and information on the beloved characters. This light-hearted read reveals all you could dream of knowing about the loveable Moomin world.

Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne

Your thirst for adventure is certain to be inspired by this novel – just as many films, plays and expeditions have been since its release in 1872. In the story, Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a wager set by Fogg’s friends.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

by Jonas Jonasson

Dreading his upcoming 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson decides to make a getaway and so marks the start of an unlikely journey. The reader learns about Allan’s earlier life as his escapades unfold and discovers his key role in some of the 20th century’s major events.

Land of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

by Kate Harris

Follow in the author’s footsteps on her adventurous journey, by bicycle, along the famous Silk Road. The story is an exploration of the boundaries we set ourselves, and the importance of breaking them and freeing the human spirit.