A few months ago, I started a picture series on our social media channels chronicling my over 20 years of travel to Britain through my personal 100 favorite pictures of Britain that I’ve taken over the years. The goal was to countdown to my trip and build up the excitement with our followers.
But I was also working on a secret project with those 100 pictures concurrently. I’ve been laying them out into a special hardcover book which we’re announcing today. It’s called Visions of Anglotopia: A Personal Tour of Britain.
When I started this project in the spring, I wanted to show everyone MY Britain and what it means to me. I started with my first trip to Britain in 2001, and I finished with my last trip there in 2018 when we drove from Land’s End to John O’Groats. In between, I shared pictures from the rise, crash, and rebirth of Anglotopia.
Now, these pictures are together in one place, in a special, limited edition hardcover book. I’ve always wanted to make a hardcover photography book with pretty pictures of Britain, and this seems as good a time as any to do it!
The book measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches square. It is hardcover, with a dust jacket. It’s printed on high-quality paper using a premium printing process (different from what we use for our magazine and other books). Orders open up today, the cost is $39.99, and it will ship in September.
This is a unique project for us – we’ve not done a large hardcover photography book, so it’s important that we sell as many as possible in advance to help keep printing costs under control. The book is pretty much done, as I’ve been working on it for the last three months. We have decided to produce just 250 copies. We hope to sell them all. Each one will come signed personally by me (Jonathan).
We have released quite a few books in the last few years, but this one is the most personal to me. I had to go through over 100,000 images to find the best ones and then whittle that down to just 100. Each image is a pretty image of Britain – seen through my eyes in my many years of travel. My goal is to show you, the reader, how I see Britain. Each image is accompanied by a short essay about what’s in the image. It’s personal; it’s informal. It’s a tour through my feelings about Britain, its history and culture.
I do hope you will order a copy of this book. It’s rather special, and I think Anglotopia readers will love it.