A Novel Experience – A Visit to Barter Books Alnwick

(This post about visiting Barter Books was updated in May 2019) If you are visiting Northumberland there are lots of beautiful places to visit and things to do. One of our favourite places to visit is Barter Books in Alnwick. Barter Books in Alnwick is the most magical place for book lovers and is somewhere I […]

10 best South African books to read before you visit

(This post about best South African books was updated in March 2019)     I have spent a number of years both living and working in South Africa (and Botswana) and love reading books about South Africa especially when I am a little homesick. I love reading about destinations before I go as it gives […]

10 non-fiction books about Canada to read before you visit (or move there!)

  In this particular best books from around the world post I have selected the best non-fiction books about Canada. This includes a selection of guide books but also humorous books about Canada too. If you want to BE Canadian this list will certainly help you – though the constant marrying together of the words […]

7 Awesome books about Australian Animals

Australian animals - echidna, koala, kangaroo and wombat

  A selection of the best books about Australian animals. Find out about some of the most amazing and unique animals on the planet including koala, kangaroos, platypus, wombats and echidna!  Whether you are visiting Australia and want to know more about the Aussie wildlife you can expect to see or are simply interested in […]

10 must-read books about France (or set in France)

A picture of a girl with the Eiffel Tower in the background reading some of the best books about France

  In 2018 France was the most visited destination in the world with over 82 million visitors. It’s capital Paris is consistently one of the top three most visited cities with only Bangkok and London attracting more. Culture, art, food, wine, history, lakes, beaches, mountains, wonderful villages, sophisticated cities, and more France has it all […]

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