It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we released my first ‘proper’ book Adventures in Anglotopia. It has been a success by the metrics I set (once COVID-19 is ‘over’ we’ll be able to return to Britain for a visit). Tons of people have written to tell me how much they enjoyed the book and that it meant a lot of them to have someone to identify with.
And now it’s time for the next phase of the book – time to release the book in paperback edition! Which means the book is substantially more affordable for everyone. The paperback retails for $19.99 at booksellers everywhere (though some like Amazon may offer it cheaper). As always, we make the most money if you buy it directly from us in our online store here.
The hardcover will continue to be available for a few months as long as people are still buying it but we will eventually remove it from sale. Going forward most people will come to this book in the paperback version and the eBook version.
The book has been tweaked slightly – I’ve taken the opportunity to fix any glaring typos and errors that slipped their way into the hardcover (you can hire as many copyeditors as you like, something always slips through!). It’s still 99.99% the same book, just with a few minor fixes. These changes have also been applied to the eBook version (and to all future copies of the hardcover – it’s print-on-demand so it’s just a matter of updating the files). The cover has been slightly changed to fit into paperback.
But all in all, it’s still the same book.
If you’re wondering what the bloody hell I’m talking about – here’s what the book is about:
What makes an Anglophile? What makes someone love a country not their own? Adventures in Anglotopia is a journey to answer this question, framed through a childhood exposed to British culture and then nearly twenty years of travel in Britain. It’s an exploration of why one American man loves Britain so much but also why Britain is such a wonderful place, worthy of loving unconditionally.
The narrative arc of the book answers this question by covering interesting topics related to Britain such as visiting for the first time, culture, stately home, tea, history, British TV, literature, specific places, and much more. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, all building to the end where Jonathan reveals his ‘Great British Dream.’
Come on a journey that will take you the length and breadth of Britain and its rich history.
That’s the gist of it. There are about 30 or so chapters, each talking about a subject related to British travel, history, or culture. There are several excerpts published on Anglotopia already which you can read here. I’ll also publish a few more in the coming weeks.
We have more books planned, in fact, one already came out – Anglophile Vignettes came out right before Christmas. I’m working on a new edition of 101 Budget Britain Travel Tips (tentative release date is April 1st) as well as a book about our journey driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats a few years ago. Both are coming along nicely. There’s more planned to but there’s only one me and a lot of writing to do.
If you bought the book last year or plan to buy the paperback, thank you so much for reading!
Here’s the trailer I made last year about the book:
Where to buy the paperback
- Amazon (Print and Kindle)
- Direct from Us
- Barnes and Noble (Print and Nook)
- Half Price Books: Adventures in Anglotopia
- Book Depository (ships worldwide)