Travel

Safari  Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants: A Kenyan Odyssey  With her husband Terry,  Susie sets off for a holiday touring the game reserves, but what she finds far exceeds her expectations. In this her seventh travelogue, she takes readers from five star hotels to luxury tents in the wilderness, and to poverty in Nairobi's slums, describing a journey of joy, excitement, discovery, nostalgia, of new friendships and encounters of the very close kind with Kenya’s majestic wildlife. Forgotten memories come flooding back as she revisits the scenes of her childhood and adolescence, so movingly portrayed in her popular memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry, many of them changed beyond recognition.

Best Foot Forward – A 500-Mile Walk Through Hidden France by Susie Kelly

 When Susie Kelly decides, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it is a life-changing experience. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit.  Now available as an Audiobook from Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.

Swallows & Robins - The Laughs & Tears Of A Holiday Home Owner by Susie Kelly

As the world's worst housekeeper, running holiday homes wasn't, with hindsight, a sensible idea. But two collapsing buildings on Susie Kelly's land would cost more to demolish than to restore. Thus she became a seasonal landlady. But before the guests came the builders. No's 1, 2, 3 all started promisingly, but by builder No. 4, and with her first guests just hours away, Susie's patience was stretched to its limit.

FINALIST, THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2016 

The Unwritten Places: Wanderings in the Mountains of Northern Greece by TIm Salmon

When Tim Salmon first set out to explore the remote mountain regions of Northern Greece, he couldn't find anybody, either Greek or foreign, who knew anything about them or had ever been there. This, along with the absence of any books or detailed maps, proved irresistible to the Rough Guide author, travel journalist, mountaineer and linguist.

Travels With Tinkerbelle – 6,000 Miles Around France  by Susie Kelly

 The author and her husband devised a simple plan – to take a tent and the dog and drive around the perimeter of France. Like many simple plans it went wrong before it started and they ended up with two dogs and a campervan named Tinkerbelle.

The Valley Of Heaven And Hell – Cycling In The Shadow Of Marie Antoinette by Susie Kelly

 A quirky, hilarious and endearing mix of personal travel and a cycling adventure through the most turbulent and dramatic period of French history. Travel with Susie as she wobbles on her bike through Paris and Versailles, the battlefields of World War 1, the Champagne region and more. 

 On Foot Across France – Dunkerque To The Pyrenees by Tim Salmon

 Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Tim Salmon was the author of The Rough Guide to France, the renowned travel bible of France for the independent, savvy traveller. For 15 years, as he travelled the length and breadth of the country, the idea for his own, personal journey gradually took shape. It would be nothing to do with cathedrals and history and railway timetables but a subjective, intimate look at the country he had been married to and grown to love and know so well. 

A London Steal –  The Fabulous On-A-Budget Guide to London's Hidden Chic by Elle Ford

London is one of the most vibrant, chic, alternative and culturally international cities on the planet. It’s also famously expensive. This unique budget travel and style guide reveals the tricks to funding the fabulous, via the chicest of charity shops and the coolest of bars and clubs, on the tightest of incomes and less. 

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry... by Susie Kelly

With her usual humour and honesty, Susie recalls a 1950s childhood in post-war London's every shade of grey which contrasts vividly with the splendours of Africa as, with her glamorous mother and father, Susie boards a ship bound for exotic, technicolor Kenya. Each time it seems things cannot get any worse, they do as Susie lifts the lid on her own, often shocking, behavior in her quest to protect herself and those she loves. Rebellious, lonely and self-destructive, it is a small grey pony named Cinderella who saves Susie from herself and brings her the love she craves.

 The Susie Kelly Boxed Set by Susie Kelly

 4 Susie Kelly titles in one. “There are a handful of authors who achieve that elusive trick of making you laugh out loud. For me it’s James Herriot, Bill Bryson and Susie Kelly.” French Entrée Magazine.  US Amazon  UK Amazon