White Horse Inns: An Historical Vignette

A great deal of Britain’s heritage is to be found in its Inns which, over the centuries, have formed a central part of life in both town and country. Inns welcomed the weary traveller, were very often a staging post for coaches, and provided sustenance and rest for humans and animals alike.  Many taverns chose…


Genre: British history, Folklore, Gazette, History, Librario, Reference, Social history, Travel
Subjects: Buildings, Folklore, inns, names, pubs
Illustrated by Vi Sprawling

Mountain Fever

In his innovative book, Paul Carpenter opens up to us six very different walking experiences. From the beautiful glens of Scotland’s historic mountains, scenes of many a battle, to the wild scenery of the Adirondacks and Norway Paul finds much to interest the walker. No journey is complete without meeting the locals and learning the…


Genre: Librario, Non-fiction, Outdoors, Scotland, Travel
Subjects: Adirondacks, Australia, legend, moutaineering, New Zealand, Norway

Jua Kali’s Voyage on the Jade Sea

The last of Africa’s great lakes to be mapped and the least known, Lake Turkana (formerly Lake Rudolph) is also the world’s wildest inland water. For reasons not yet understood, its southern half is lashed by gale-force winds on more days of the year than not. Remote and largely inaccessible, it presents challenges that the…


Genre: Africa, Librario, Non-fiction, Sailing, Travel
Subjects: Lake Rudolph, Lake Turkana, yacht

From Dark Heart To Kalahari

Clive Spinage first went to Kenya, Africa in 1953 but did not become a professional wildlife ecologist until 1964 when he conducted antelope research in Uganda. Since then he has worked in Rwanda, Tanzania, the Central African Republic, Upper Volta and Botswana. He has been described as one of the world’s leading authorities on African…


Genre: Africa, Autobiography, Conservation, Librario, Non-fiction, Travel
Subjects: Africa, African mammals, Animals of East Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, ecology, Elephants, Emperor Bocassa, Idi Amin, Kenya, Politics, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Book of the Giraffe, The Natural History of the Antelope, Uganda, Upper Volta, wildlife, zoology

Ancient River Bending: Through India To The Source Of The Ganges

The Ancient River, the Ganges, holds a physical and mystical fascination for all who visit India. Travellers over the centuries have been drawn to its sacred waters and many westerners have attempted to describe the river which itself symbolises the enigma that is India. Charles Clark records his journey to the source of the Ganges…


Genre: Librario, Non-fiction, Travel
Subjects: Dlhi, Ganges, Gaumukh, India, rivers, Tibet

Wash My Bikini: Working In Zambia With Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

At the age of sixty, Anne Thomson applied to join the Voluntary Service Overseas as a mature volunteer, bringing her skills as a bank administrator and accountant. She was allocated a two year assignment in The Prison Fellowship Zambia office and travelled to Lusaka to begin work in their Ndola office. What follows is a…


Genre: Autobiography, Librario, Non-fiction, Travel
Subjects: Edinburgh, Lusaka, Ndola, travel, volunteering, VSO, Zambia

Scotland’s Heroes, Rembered & Forgotten

In this book, filled with colourful figures past and present, John Lindsey reveals the background of the many personalities honoured with a statue in their own country. With great historical accuracy and humour he takes the reader on a journey across Scotland, disclosing little-known facts about the figures of William Wallace, Andrew Carnegie as well…


Genre: Biography, History, Librario, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history, Travel
Subjects: Carnegie, Desperate Dan, Grey Friars Bobby, Robert Burns, William Wallace

Floating Through France

The call of foreign lands and warmer climes draws millions of holidaymakers to the shores of the Mediterranean – most arriving after a short flight and staying for just two weeks. Brenda Davison, however, chose a much more leisurely mode of transport. She and her husband John took a whole summer to complete the journey,…


Genre: Librario, Non-fiction, Travel

The Sons of Rissouli

The Danny Lansing Adventures, book 1 Adrenaline at your fingertips! Watch: Trailer for The Sons of Rissouli and Red, White & Black by Matt Cartney When Danny goes to live with his cool Uncle Angus, he knows life will never be the same again. But he doesn’t expect to be catapulted into a world of guns, explosions and high-speed chases.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Strident, Thriller, Travel
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: Africa, discovery, Investigating, journalism, Journey, Roadtrip

Red, White & Black

For 65 years, the wreckage of an aeroplane has lain scattered on a remote Norwegian mountainside – a poignant and lonely memorial to the failure of its clandestine wartime mission. But when Danny and his uncle, Angus, discover that secret wartime documents are rumoured to have been within the plane, they decide they must investigate.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller, Travel
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: art, crime, discovery, journalism, Journey, Nazis, Norway, Poland, self-awareness, war