Christmas present idea: a signed first edition of Slow Travel: Shropshire

Who set his own shirt on fire to cure a bout of hiccups?
What experience did John Betjeman describe as like “being lifted up to heaven”?
Where can you pet a llama, go down a mine, sing in an old-time music hall or stand with one leg in England and one leg in Wales?
When was Shropshire a coral reef in a tropical sea?
Why did weeping Victorian tourists flock to a ‘grave’ in Tong?

Find the answers to all these questions and more in Slow Travel: Shropshire, published by Bradt Travel Guides to a very positive reception in February this year.

Between now and the end of November 2016, I’m taking orders for signed copies – the ideal Christmas present for anyone who loves Shropshire already, or who deserves to be let in on the secrets of this quietly beautiful, unjustly overlooked, historically impSlow Travel: Shropshireortant county.

Get your signed copy directly from me, the author, for only £12 (RRP £12.99) plus £2.30 P&P*. Just send me a message with your details: I’ll forward you a link for instant payment and get the book to you right away, with the handwritten sentiment of your choice inside.

Please hurry, though, as I have only limited stock. This offer will end on Wednesday 30 November.

Read what people have been saying about the book.

*Price for UK second-class postage. Please let me know in your message if you’re overseas or need it sooner than a second-class service can deliver.

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Slow Travel: Shropshire is out now

My book for Bradt Travel Guides is available to buy now in online bookshops and some of the best real-life mainstream and indie ones too (cover price is £12.99).

Slow Travel: Shropshire

The book came out two days before my second baby so I’ve been very busy (and awake) ever since.

Here is just some of the lovely feedback I’ve received so far:

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“an interesting read even for a local, puts a really interesting spin on places you normally only ever drive (or ride) past”
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From Shropshire Review

. . . “an excellent guide book, packed to bursting with information and painstakingly gathered detail which will have not only visitors but also natives of the county wanting to get out there and explore.”

Shropshire Review review
From a PhD student at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham:

“it’s a lovely format and felt much more like travel writing than a traditional guide book. I was really impressed by the depth of research that went into it and the way it drew me into the stories of the places in it.”

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Over at Amazon:

“I found myself reading it almost from cover to cover.”

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You’ll also find lots of extra content at the Bradt website.

Slow Travel: Shropshire

Slow Travel: Shropshire

At this very moment it is likely I am wearing wellies, hopping over a stile, falling in a mere, climbing a hill, testing cream tea (VERY important), scribbling down museum opening hours or waiting for a train. Or just holed up in my office writing …

Slow Travel: Shropshire will be published by Bradt Travel Guides in February 2016. Available for pre-order now.