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Are you into gardening, cookery, nature or history? So are we - so much so that we publish over 50 new books and property guidebooks a year on a huge variety of topics that matter to us and our supporters.

Looking for inspiration? We have guidebooks brimming with ideas for your next visit, children's books to inspire kids to explore the outdoors and many more. Whether you're 8 or 80, we think you'll find something to enjoy.

We’ve started this blog to bring you extracts from the latest books, posts from authors and updates on when to expect the latest publications.

You can find our books in National Trust shops, our online shop and all good bookshops. Every book you buy helps us protect special places.

Latest posts

03 Dec 18

Celebrating I Am The Seed

In November, we revealed that 'I Am The Seed' - our beautiful nature poetry book - was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year prize.

We are now delighted to announce that while it didn't win the award itself (which went to the fantastic 'Normal People' by Sally Rooney), Waterstones loved the book so much that they created an award to celebrate it: Children's Gift of the Year.

Find out more about this beautiful book, and pick up your copy from our online shop.

I Am The Seed has been named the Waterstones Children's Gift of hte Year

09 Nov 18

I Am The Seed is nominated for Waterstones Book of the Year

We are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that 'I Am The Seed: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year' has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.

We're so very proud of this beautiful book - which includes 366 poems, one for every day of the year - and to have Waterstones select it as one of their top books of 2018 has delighted us all.

Buy your copy

A banner celebrating 'I Am The Seed's' nomination for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018

09 Nov 18

Long lunches and cosy crumbles: our favourite food books for winter

This is a time of year for thick, rich stews savoured as a fire crackles in the background, devoured after an afternoon stomp through spindly forests. Warm puddings laden with custard, shared with friends and family. Whatever comfort food you’re hankering for, we’ve got plenty of recipes to inspire you.

The Lazy Weekend Cookbook features twists on roasts, brunches and long lazy lunches.
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For dessert, The National Trust Book of Crumbles has you covered, combining classics with more unusual options such as apricot and pistachio.
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Or if you’re looking for ways to cut down on meat, why not try Veggie Comfort Food.
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Happy cooking - and eating!

parsnip soup