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Please visit our Book Bulletin 2019 crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our Winter 2019 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

Walking London: Thirty Original Walks in and around London (Updated Edition)
Andrew Duncan
(UK: IMM Lifestyle Books@foxchapel, 2016; USA: IMM Lifestyle Books@foxchapel, 2016)

Walking London is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world’s greatest capital cities. In 30 original walks, distinguished historian Andrew Duncan reveals miles of London’s endlessly surprising landscape. From wild heathland to formal gardens, cobbled mews to elegant squares and arcades, bustling markets to tranquil villages Duncan reveals the pick of the famous sights, but also steers walkers off the tourist track and into the city’s hidden corners.

Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned colour photographs and complete route maps, the book provides full details of addresses, opening times and the best bars and restaurants to visit en route.

UK: Bookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | AmazonGoodreads | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | AmazonEason
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | DymocksWhitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

Recommended by:
Paul Atherton, Managing Director, Simple (TV) Productions Ltd (film/television)
Paul says: ‘Where it all started. My passion for the hidden in my city. Amazing walks, highlighting things you pass everyday.’

Paul is a British television producer and director, who was the first person to screen a film on the Coca-Cola billboard at Piccadilly Circus. His latest projects include: working with the Museum of Homelessness on an installation project to tackle stereotypes about homeless people (September 2018); and delivering a Video Diary Workshop at the Museum of London as part of CityRead London, a campaign to encourage reading and library use in the capital by highlighting one book for Londoners to read in one month (May 2019).

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It
James Wesley, Rawles
(UK: Penguin, @PenguinUKBooks, 2010; USA: Plume, @PlumeBooks, 2009)

Disruptive elections … Global financial collapse … A terrorist attack … A natural catastrophe … All it takes is one event to disrupt our way of life. We could find ourselves facing myriad serious problems from massive unemployment to a food shortage to an infrastructure failure that cuts off our power or water supply. If something terrible happens, we won’t be able to rely on the government or our communities. We’ll have to take care of ourselves.

In How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, the founder of SurvivalBlog.com explains clearly everything you need to know to protect yourself and your family in the event of a disaster – from radical currency devaluation to a nuclear threat to a hurricane. Rawles shares essential tactics and techniques for surviving completely on your own, including how much food is enough, how to filter rainwater, how to protect your money, which seeds to buy for your garden, why goats are a smart choice for livestock, and how to secure your home. It’s the ultimate guide to total preparedness and self-reliance in a time of need.

UK: Bookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Dubray | Eason | Kennys
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book DepositoryWordery

Recommended by:
John Hughes-Wilson, Author, Broadcaster and Military Intelligence Expert: Author website: John Hughes-Wilson

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, the past President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, is one of Britain’s leading military historians, and a well-reviewed author, broadcaster and commentator on a wide range of intelligence and military historical subjects.

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