W&N History / Travel Hb / TPb October £25.00 480pp b&W integrated images 978 0 297 60871 4 / 978 1 474 60436 9 ebook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 60872 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 15788 5
RObERT TWIGGER White Mountain Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas a sweeping biography of the himalayas by the acclaimed author of Red Nile and Angry White Pyjamas.
Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. They are a grand central station of the world’s religions, a plant hunter’s paradise, a climber’s challenge, and a traveller’s dream.
In his quest to explore the region’s seismic history, Robert Twigger seeks out the Nagas, who helped his grandfather build a camp for Allied soldiers near Imphal during the Second World War, and takes the most scenic bike ride in the world from Lhasa to kathmandu. The result is a fascinating and surprising journey through the history of the world’s greatest mountain range.
robert Twigger is a british author, poet and adventurer. He has been awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature and the William Hill Sports book of the Year Award.
Location: Dorset Available for interview www.roberttwigger.com @roberttwigger
W&N Non-Fiction • October 2016
W&N Transport Hb October £16.99 192pp Full colour throughout 978 0 297 60990 2 ebook: £16.99 / 978 0 297 60991 9
RICHARD HAMMOND A Short History of the Motorcycle a celebration of the magic of motorbikes by former Top Gear presenter richard hammond.
It’s cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it?
Richard Hammond’s A Short History of the Motorcycle attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to some people, leaving them powerless to resist.
Wittily written and lavishly illustrated, Hammond charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid’s plaything.
richard hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May from 2002 to 2015. All three presenters will return for a new motoring show on Amazon Prime in 2016. Hammond writes a weekly motoring column in the Daily Mirror.
Location: Herefordshire Available for interview www.thehamsterscage.co.uk @richardhammond