Take inspiration for your British adventures from these great reads
The Barn: The Lives, Landscape and Lost Ways of an Old Yorkshire Farm by Sally Coulthard (Head of Zeus, £20). A socio-historic exploration of a small slice of English countryside.
A Queen for all Seasons by Joanna Lumley (Hodder & Stoughton, £20). This collection of first-hand writings is a celebration of our much-loved monarch ahead of her Platinum Jubilee.
Black Gold: The History of How Coal Made Britain by Jeremy Paxman (William Collins, £25). The lively and absorbing story of coal-mining in Britain from Roman times to the present day.
America: Made in Britain by Tom Arms (Amberley, £20). An exploration of the United States' special relationship with the UK, examining the influence of British culture on US development.
The Garden Diary of Doctor Darwin by Susan Campbell (Unicorn, £30). The previously unpublished garden diary of Charles Darwin’s father and sister.