National Trust books blog

A selection of books publishing in autumn 2017

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

27 Sep 17

Woods: an interview with Robert Penn

'You only need to walk a few hundred yards in a woodland to fall under its spell.'

Written by bestselling author Robert Penn, our new book Woods celebrates British woodlands: the different trees that give them their character, the plants and animals that inhabit them, how they change through the seasons, and quite what it is that makes woodlands so enchanting.

We caught up with author Robert Penn to discuss his favourite woodland spots, autumn highlights and the challenges facing woodland today.

Check out the interview

Blickling woodland filled with autumn colour

08 Sep 17

In Dark Places: our new ghost story

We've launched a new pocket-size fiction series and the first story, set in the atmospheric Cheddar Gorge caves, is from novelist Wyl Menmuir.

A honeymooning couple set out to explore the Gorge, only to find themselves separated from one another as the caves close in around them...

Read our exclusive extract

An illustration of Cheddar Gorge

21 Aug 17

Revealing the Trust's hidden treasures

Did you know that the Trust owns a former Victorian gin palace in Belfast? Or that we look after a carriage museum?

Looking after grand historic houses, sweeps of countryside and perfect, hidden gardens is a big part of what the National Trust does, but there's a lot more to us than that. In this extract from 'The National Trust Tour of Britain', Anna Groves and Sally Palmer reveal five of the smaller, quirkier Trust places.

Read on to discover a former post office, a fascinating farming family's library and more.

Crown Bar Belfast Liquor saloon