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03 Aug 17

The 2017 Wainwright Prize Winner is revealed

John Lewis-Stempel has won the Wainwright Prize for the second time with his book, Where Poppies Blow.

As the world marks the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele this week, Where Poppies Blow offers a fresh and unique take on the experiences of British soldiers in the First World War and brings together John Lewis-Stempel's two loves: nature and military history.

Find out more about the winner and Wainwright Prize.

Wainwright prize winning book

24 Jul 17

A special place to stay

National Trust holiday cottages are not just a comfortable place to rest at night. Many also have their own story to tell.

They may have been built to house estate workers, as a holiday home for the wealthy or even as a hunting lodge. In our latest blog post Jane Eastoe, author of 'A Cottage in the Country', reveals just some of the stories behind five of our holiday cottages, from why they were built to the people who lived in them. Read on to find out more.

The Bothy at Powis Castle

27 Jun 17

Announcing the 2017 Wainwright Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel is announced today. The seven selected titles cover a huge range: from conservation to close studies of an environment and the creatures that inhabit it, to nature’s role in a journey of emotional discovery and the relationship that First World War soldiers had with nature.

Find out which books made the shortlist and more about the Wainwright Prize and judging panel.

Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize shortlist 2017