Five Gulls by Tim Dee

Tim Dee Five Gulls

Tim Dee’s new book Landfill,  confronts our waste-making species through the extraordinary and fascinating life of gulls, and the people who watch them.

Ahead of his event at our Bristol store on the 15th November, Tim Dee tells us about five different types of gull:

 

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New DK Eyewitness Travel Guides launched

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides and the most in-depth redesign since the series launched in 1993; based on extensive global consumer research, these beautifully practical new books have been designed with the consumer in mind. Read More New DK Eyewitness Travel Guides launched

The Armata Re-enactment by Alev Scott

 

Alev Scott’s new book Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire takes us through 12 countries of the former Ottoman Empire and examines 800 years of Ottoman rule that brought them together, the 20th Century events that tore them apart and what is coming next. Ahead of Alev’s Migration and identity at the edge of Europe and beyond event here at Stanfords with Daniel Trilling on the 2nd October, she has written about her experience at the annual re-enactment of the Armata off the Peloponnesian coast: Read More The Armata Re-enactment by Alev Scott

Happy Birthday to the Old Wye Bridge

Opened on 24th July 1816, the Old Wye bridge in Chepstow joins Monmouthshire in Wales to Gloucestershire in England, over the River Wye. Designed by John Rastrick, it has been described as “the finest Georgian Regency arch bridge in Britain and the world.” Read More Happy Birthday to the Old Wye Bridge

Stanfords sponsors free ‘Earth Photo’ exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Image: Rosamund Macfarlane. Eagle Huntress Receiving– Altai Mountains, Mongolia

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity, will be presented at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 23 July to 21 September 2018 for the inaugural Earth Photo exhibition. Read More Stanfords sponsors free ‘Earth Photo’ exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Pisa’s “Il Gioco del Ponte” – the game of the bridge

There is more to Pisa than its leaning tower and its easy travel connection to the UK. There are some really nice parts of the historic centre and the sweep of the river through the town is pretty spectacular. Also, through June each year there are a series of public parades and spectacles. Passing through Pisa airport on our way to the coast we saw the posters promoting “Il Gioco del Ponte” – the game of the bridge – held on the last Saturday of June and we decided to go.

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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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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

Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Society’s full programme of events for the spring is available online. Members of the Society receive discounted entry to public events and membership is open to all. Find out how you can become a member today. Read More Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)