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In the spirit of Stanley and Livingstone, Brian Thacker is striking out for destinations unknown. Under-equipped and totally unprepared, Brian leaves the guide books behind and gets off the beaten track, out of his comfort zone and into trouble in some of the oddest countries you've never heard of.
Steve Strevens explores Australia's great waterways - the Murray - from its source in Victoria's high country to its mouth in the Great Southern Ocean. He tells the story of the people and communities who have lived along its banks and how the river has changed since European settlement.
The Mekong is one of the world's great rivers, and by far the largest in Southeast Asia. Flowing through or beside no less than six countries - China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam - the Mekong River has a rich and often turbulent history and has played a vital, if changing, role in the politics and economies of these countries.;
Family honour, religion, tragedy, sex, mayhem and most of all food - this memoir of a Sicilian summer is full of eccentric personalities, family clashes and revelations that are at once amusing and sad - and never short of surprises.