The 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize Shortlist Announced

In its fifth year, the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel.

If you are looking to get away from it all, switch off your phone and get back to nature, this shortlist is a welcome list of recommended reads for you to consider this summer.

Here are the seven shortlisted books:
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Brittany by boat by Stanfords Maritime

Just a short distance away and with thousands of miles of scenic coastline, Brittany may be your next big summer adventure. When Claude Monet visited the region in 1886 he wrote “I am in a wonderfully wild region, with terrifying rocks and a sea of unbelievable colours”. Here is a selection of our products to help you to navigate the trickier parts of the coast and find many beautiful places to visit along the way. Read More Brittany by boat by Stanfords Maritime

Come and meet Fangs McGraw at Stanfords Bristol

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, has revealed its sixty-plus sculptures of Academy Award®-winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw around Bristol and its surrounding area. Read More Come and meet Fangs McGraw at Stanfords Bristol

Going to Budapest? Make sure you visit the Schiffer Villa

Annabel Barber, Editor of the Blue Guides tells us about Miksa Schiffer and urges us all to add the Schiffer Villa to our places to visit in Budapest: Read More Going to Budapest? Make sure you visit the Schiffer Villa

Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears

Artist and cartographer Adam Dant surveys London’s past, present and future with his beautiful, witty and subversive cartographic pieces. His astonishing maps offer a compelling view of history, lore, language and life in the capital and beyond.

To celebrate the launch of ‘Maps of London & Beyond’ we asked Adam Dant to give us Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears. Read More Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears

Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals. Jack Sparrow by Rachel A Davis

Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals is a new anthology from Bradt focusing on true stories about travelling with animals. Writers include David Attenborough, Dervla Murphy, Gerald Durrell and Dom Tullet (the winner of last year’s Edward Stanford Travel Writers Awards New Travel Writer) to name a few. To celebrate its launch, we have a couple of the stories from the book for you to read online. Here is Jack Sparrow by Rachel A Davis.
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Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals. Habibi by Sheelagh Reynolds

Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals is a new anthology from Bradt focusing on true stories about travelling with animals. Writers include David Attenborough, Dervla Murphy, Gerald Durrell and Dom Tullet (the winner of last year’s Edward Stanford Travel Writers Awards New Travel Writer) to name a few. To celebrate its launch, we have a couple of the stories from the book for you to read online. Here is Habibi by Sheelagh Reynolds. Grab a cup of tea and have a read.
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Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Here at Stanfords we sell maps and books from all over the world, but sometimes there is no place like home. We currently have a buy one get one half price offer on a selection of our favourite London books, gifts and guides. To give you a real taste of this wonderful city, here is some of our favourite London fiction: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction