If you are heading to Venice then this is the book for you. It will guide you through the not-so-touristy places to visit and shows off the beautiful Italian city via its beautiful imagery.
Not surprisingly this made it to the big screen, although the book does the story a lot more justice. The tale is full of adventure and will open up your eyes to the magic of the sea and the creatures that live beneath it. While it might put you off travelling by boat, it will certainly keep you enthralled right through to the very end.
If you dream of nothing more than lying by the beach, exploring a new culture and going on adventures then this is ideal. While the story has a sinister twist, it will take you on a journey through Thailand that you would never dream of doing yourself.
A book for inspiring sailors, Jonathan Raban takes you on an adventure of a lifetime as he travels 4,000 miles around Britain in a 32-foot ketch.