The six travel books to read in 2020: Stanfords reveals its Travel Writing Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, organised by travel book and map store Stanfords, has been revealed. Here, the bookshop shares what made these six reads stand out.

From Japan to Iran: the best new cookbooks

From Japan's plethora of skilled chefs and food producers to over 70 Persian-inspired recipes, these are the latest batch of books we're excited about.

Notes from an author: Joanna Kavenna on Macau

The ‘Las Vegas of the East’ provides surreal inspiration for an absurdist thriller set in a dystopian world of big tech.

Notes from an author: Elisabeth Åsbrink on the Danish village of Blåvand

War brought the Vikings and Nazis to the village of Blåvand. But it’s the sea, sand, sky and a sense of the infinite that draws you back to this coastal spot.

Notes from an author: Anna Sherman on Tokyo

Amid the shifting skyline and endless innovation, the sounds of old Tokyo can be heard if you listen closely enough.

Four new books about epic expeditions

As author Philip Marsden sails solo around the British Isles’ western shores, he finds reality gets fascinatingly foggy.

Epic expeditions: four books to inspire adventures

As author Philip Marsden sails solo around the British Isles’ western shores, he finds reality gets fascinatingly foggy.

Going, going, gone? A look at the Atlas of Vanishing Places

Maps aren’t just about getting from A to B. One new tome takes a slightly  different approach by showing us the places slipping off the radar.

Our top 10 books for summer 2019

From the country's cathedrals to literary landscapes, we share our top travel books to see you through the summer season. 

Author series: Chris Pavone on Paris

Against a backdrop of elegant boulevards and prestigious museums, in a time of crisis the French capital reveals its vital heart and soul

What we're reading: June 2019

Thor Hanson looks at the vital role bees play in our existence, and travels across the world to meet the people working to protect them.

June issue: Five of the best new cookbooks

From Mediterranean recipes to classics from the Mauritius and Indian Ocean, here are our picks

'Underland' by Robert Macfarlane review

Exploring Earth’s subterranean nooks and crannies, Underland is a poetic travelogue that sheds light on the darkest depths of the human condition
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Win five novels by bestselling author Wilbur Smith

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with bestselling adventure fiction author Wilbur Smith to offer five readers the chance to win a quintet of his novels

Diving into a Cypriot kitchen: Interview with Georgina Hayden, author of Taverna

More than a decade in the making, Georgina Hayden’s second book, Taverna, is full of recipes that celebrate her Greek Cypriot heritage. She tells us how childhood memories have shaped her cooking
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Travel on the trail of Wilbur Smith

Novelist Wilbur Smith writes books that take readers everywhere from Berlin to Addis Ababa. Follow in the author’s footsteps by travelling to the settings of his novels