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Welcome to our publishing blog – home to all things bookish at the National Trust. Here you’ll find exclusive insights into our latest titles, author interviews, news on forthcoming books, and even a sneaky recipe or two.

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At National Trust Books, we love sharing stories of nature, beauty and history. So much so that every year we publish a beautiful collection of new books and guidebooks on a vast range of topics that matter to us and our supporters.

Whether you’re a foodie, art lover, gardener, outdoorsy type, or seeking something for little bookworms, we’ve got it covered. Sit back, put the kettle on, have a browse of our latest posts, and revel in the joy of reading.

Latest posts

1 Nov 2021

Our top picks for book lovers this Christmas

Published: 1 November 2021

There's so much to love about the festive delights of winter. Lights twinkling on trees, the familiar sound of Christmas tunes and tucking into homemade treats. One of the best things about the holiday season is, surely, finding that ideal book to give a loved one. Well, you’ve come to the right place. From thoughtful stocking fillers for grownups to story books for children, we’ve got ...

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19 Aug 2021

Favourite walks from across the National Trust

Published: 19 August 2021

Stunning vistas, mesmerising wildlife and the feel-good rush of endorphins; these are just some of the benefits of a ramble through the countryside. To celebrate September’s Book of the Month, 100 Nature Walks, we asked National Trust Director-General, Hilary McGrady, and other staff members to share their favourite walk and what it means to them.

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16 Aug 2021

Hear from the 2021 Wainwright Prize shortlisted authors

Published: 16 August 2021

The shortlists for the 2021 Wainwright prizes on nature and conservation writing have been announced. Discover what the shortlisted authors said when we asked them ‘How did you find the experience of writing your book, and has it changed your relationship with nature since then?’

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13 Jul 2021

Learn how to forage for food with The Hedgerow Cookbook

Published: 13 July 2021

Foraging for our food connects us with nature, and there are many delectable treasures to be had during these late-summer months – whether in the open countryside or deep in the urban jungle. Branches of spring blossom are turning into jewelled berries, and then, as we move into those first crisp breaths of autumn, into laden boughs of fruit, seeds and nuts.

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15 Jun 2021

Look What I Found author reveals her special treasures

Published: 15 June 2021

With the warmer weather finally here, summer is the ideal time to head outside and find some of nature’s treasures. Our latest book, Look What I Found at the Seaside, shows children the delights of discovering a seashell or picking the perfect pebble in an environmentally conscious way.

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9 Jun 2021

Dive into The Wide, Wide Sea this summer

Published: 9 June 2021

In our very first non-fiction picture book for children, The Wide, Wide Sea, a young child befriends a seal on a trip to the beach and learns about the importance of caring for the ocean.

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1 Jun 2021

Discover the mental health benefits of cooking with Lorna Salmon

Published: 1 June 2021

The Calm Kitchen is more than just a recipe book. It’s about how the nourishment we get from food (mental and physical), cooking and ingredient-sourcing can help our wellbeing. <br><br> To celebrate our book of the month for June, we spoke to author Lorna Salmon about how cookery is crucial to her own mental health and her top kitchen tips. 

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21 Apr 2021

Curators’ pick of 125 Treasures

Published: 21 April 2021

Over the last year, many of us have sorely missed visiting historic houses, museums and galleries. Our new book of the month, 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, provides a glimpse inside these places, showing some of the great art and astonishing historic collections that can be found at National Trust places across the country. In this blog, which includes an ...

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1 Apr 2021

On tour with School of Gardening author Rebecca Bevan

Published: 1 April 2021

This April, we're celebrating our new book of the month, The National Trust School of Gardening by Rebecca Bevan. Publishing on 1 April, this practical and inspirational guide to gardening includes examples of best practice from National Trust gardens, plus tips and wisdom from head gardeners. <br/><br/> In July 2019, author Beccy spent a few days visiting some of her favourite gardens in ...

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3 Mar 2021

Discover the women who helped shape our places

Published: 3 March 2021

Stories of inspirational women are everywhere at National Trust places, whether tied to the very creation of the properties themselves or hidden more subtly behind the facades. This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the achievements of some of the most iconic, powerful, boundary-pushing women connected with National Trust places through the guidebooks that tell their stories.

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