Britain

READING CORNER

Take inspiratio­n for your British adventures from these great reads

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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.

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