Need some ideas for holiday reading? The Man Booker shortlist is due to be unveiled on 15 September, so remember to make space in your suitcase for a clutch of new novels. But if you’re looking for something more visually inspiring, we’ve been narrowing down our favourite coffee table books to whet the travel appetite before the trip even begins. Here’s a few of our highlights…
Islands have always held such timeless appeal for travellers and this beautifully photographed book showcases some of the most alluring, from the tranquility of the South Pacific and Indian Ocean to the urban landscapes of Hong Kong.
Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light by National Geographic
This stunning collection of landscape photography takes the reader on a global journey through a single day, from the first hint of daybreak to the final streaks of a fading sunset.
A much sought-after classic of its genre, The Blue is a diverse exploration of the oceans, featuring the work of some of the world’s greatest underwater photographers.
Renowned publisher Taschen have put together the perfect coffee table book for daydreamers and spa fans, with an inviting selection of blissful oases in locations around the world.
From one of the world’s best known hospitality designers comes this weighty tome of contemporary hotel and restaurant design, sure to appeal to lovers of travel, architecture, and exceptional interiors.
Golf Courses: Fairways of the World by David Cannon
Featuring more than two hundred colour photos – including some more than five feet in length – this limited edition book shines a spotlight on favoured fairways around the world, from North America to Africa to Asia.
Fine Wines: The Best Vintages since 1900 by Michel Dovaz
International wine expert Michel Dovaz provides everything you need to know about vintages from the world’s great wine regions, including a price guide. If you’re seeking a definitive wine bible to keep by your side, this is the one.
Ocean: A children’s encyclopedia
The coffee table is not just for grown-ups. Make space for this new Dorling Kindersley encyclopedia for kids, and your little ones can swot up on ocean birds, plankton and giant whales before their trip.
Constance: A lifestyle…
Constance’s very own coffee table book, full of exceptional moments inspired by passion. A must have for those looking to discover the Indian Ocean.
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