Beautiful Somerset published!

My latest book, Beautiful Somerset, has just been published, but with what terrible timing! With almost all book shops and many of the wholesalers closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, options for getting the book out to the book-buying public are rather limited. Thank goodness for the internet, so the book can at least be bought from online stores.

The front cover of the book Beautiful Somerset, by Nigel Hicks

Looks and content

The book does look fantastic, though I appreciate that I am prejudiced. As with the previous books in the Portrait of a County series (Beautiful Cornwall and Beautiful Devon), this is a heavily photo-led book. Divided into six chapters, the first chapter is a mixed text-and-photo piece that gives an overview.

The remaining five chapters consist of a series of photo essays that showcase the most beautiful places in particular regions, such as the Mendips, the Levels and Exmoor National Park. The final chapter is about the cities of Bath and Bristol, the latter not in Somerset but closely adjoining. These two cities taken together are very much the urban heart of this otherwise largely rural region.

All text and photography is by myself, in common with Beautiful Cornwall and Beautiful Devon.

A page spread from the book Beautiful Somerset by Nigel Hicks, showing images from the coast of Exmoor.

Buying Beautiful Somerset

Although Beautiful Somerset will eventually be available through many high street book shops and visitor attractions, for the time being it can be bought online through Amazon and Waterstones online store.

You can also by online from my own shop, Aquaterra Publishing (www.aquaterrapublishing.co.uk), where you can also see sample pages. Click on the link below. A few sample pages are included here as a taster, but many more can be seen by clicking on the link below.

Beautiful Somerset‘s retail price is £9.99, and if bought from the Aquaterra Publishing site is available free of postage for destinations within the UK.

A page spread showing willow cultivation and weaving in the Somerset Levels, from the book Beautiful Somerset, by Nigel Hicks.

Planning for the reopened world

Naturally, I really hope you’ll like this book and will decide to buy a copy. You may not be able to visit the places in this book (unless you already live there), but you can start dreaming and planning for when the world reopens!

A spread of photos of Bath, from the book Beautiful Somerset, by Nigel Hicks.

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