Book Titles recently added to our stock list.
Somerset Slow Travel Guide by Norm Longley £13.99.
This new guide to the idyllic and popular county of Somerset from expert author and Somerset resident Norm Longley is ideal for both visitors and locals alike with its mix of visitor information, history, culture and anecdote, not to mention coverage of wildlife, birdwatching, walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. Accommodation and restaurants – and cider – are covered, too: as Longley himself says, he often spends weekends ‘roaming the Somerset countryside in search of exciting and/or novel things to do – or at the very least, hunting down good food and drink.’
Divided into seven easy-to-explore geographical regions, from Bath and north Somerset through Wells and the Mendips to Exmoor National Park and International Dark Sky Reserve, this is an indispensable companion for everyone from culture devotees to outdoor adventurers, birders to beach lovers, transport enthusiasts to event-goers, families to foodies. The Somerset Levels are covered, and so too are Quantock and Blackdown Hills, the coast, and east and south Somerset.
On the Trail of the Titfield Thunderbolt by Simon Castens £8.95.
An illustrated guide to Ealing Studio’s location filming of “The Titfield Thunderbolt” in the blazing hot summer of 1952. The action took place south of Bath recalled in the book through previously unpublished photographs, location maps and a detailed text. It includes a complete list of locations used and how to find them.
Mendip Engineering and the Mendip Car – An Industrial Revolution in Chewton Mendip
by Tom Randall, £12.95
This brand new book, includes a CD of an interview with William Curtis one of the steam lorry drivers who worked for the company in 1908. This unique recording, which was made for the BBC in 1956, was never broadcast or made available until now.
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