Over a decade ago, we published a guidebook called 101 Budget Britain Travel Tips, and it was a good seller for us. But at that time, we knew a lot less about publishing book and in the years after, the book became woefully out of date. So, we withdrew it from sale last year with the intention of rewriting it. Life got in the way, but I finally rewrote the thing over the last … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Introducing the Shiny New 2nd Edition of 101 Budget Britain Travel Tips!
It’s now one week since we launched the Save Anglotopia Appeal to pre-sell our next three books in order to raise the funds needed for a legal settlement. Anglotopia fans answered in droves, and I’m happy to report that as of today, we have raised enough to cover the settlement and the lawyer costs in dealing with the case. Anglotopia is now safe and not going anywhere. We will … [Read more...] about Save Anglotopia Appeal Update – Now Accepting PayPal – THANK YOU ALL! Plus Update on the Books!
Wow! We don’t know what to say! Earlier this week, we issued a call out for help and Anglotopia readers answered it. Thank you is not a big enough word to convey our gratitude! Anglotopia truly does have the most supportive and dedicated fans, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. As of today we 96% of the way to reaching our goal to pay our legal settlement … [Read more...] about Save Anglotopia Appeal Update!
Anglotopia needs your help with an important legal matter. I’ll be as transparent as I can here in sharing this important business update, Anglotopia barely survived the pandemic year. It’s been a challenging year for everyone but especially for businesses in the travel vertical like us. We tightened our belts, cut costs where we could, and kept things going on a shoestring, … [Read more...] about IMPORTANT SITE NEWS: Please Help Save Anglotopia from Closure – Anglotopia Needs You!
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 … [Read more...] about The Paperback Edition of Adventures in Anglotopia is Now Available Everywhere!
Just a short update to let everyone know that today is the official publication day of Anglophile Vignettes. It’s now available to buy from booksellers everywhere. We’ll put all the links below. For those just hearing about the book now - what’s it about? Covid-19 has paused the travel plans of Anglophiles all over the world. We find ourselves cut off from the place we love … [Read more...] about The Anglophile Vignettes: Fifty Little Stories About Britain Hardcover Book Is Officially Published Today!
Exciting news today, we are launching pre-orders today for a new Anglotopia book. And we hope it’s the right book for the mood of Anglophiles right now. Introducing Anglophile Vignettes: Fifty Little Stories About Britain. Covid-19 has paused the travel plans of Anglophiles all over the world. We find ourselves cut off from the place we love the most - Britain - its culture, … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Introducing Our New Book – Anglophile Vignettes: Fifty Little Stories About Britain
We don't normally post about things like this anymore, but it's a fantastic deal, so I figured it was worth sharing. British Airways is heavily discounting bookings made with Avios miles - by 50% for long-haul flights and 25% for short-haul flights. Two caveats to point out here - you have to travel by June 30th 2021, which is, at this point, risky as there is a good chance … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: British Airways Heavily Discounts Bookings Made With Avios Miles for 2021 Travel
Today we’re coming out with a new guidebook. We’ve spent the last few months retooling our guidebook 101 London Travel Tips. We’ve given it a new look, higher-quality printing, added color photos and overall updated all the writing to be relevant to today. Today it’s available to buy from us or from bookstores everywhere. This book is an important milestone in a new direction … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Announcement: Introducing The New Full-Color 101 London Travel Tips 2nd Edition
Labor Day Flash Sale! 20% Off Of Everything! In celebration of Labor Day here in the USA, we're offering a special FLASH SALE - 20% off of Everything if you use coupon code: laborday2020. Coupon expires Wednesday! Save on Facemasks, books, tube lights, tea, and more! CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW! … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Labor Day Flash Sale – 20% Off Everything In The Anglotopia Store
We have launched a new British topic discussion forum! It's something we should have done long ago, tried in the past, but failed at. It's time to try again. We've been in beta now for a couple of months, and it's now ready to share with everyone. Thank you to all the beta testers who helped us iron out the kinks and get the conversation going. This is one of many new things … [Read more...] about Introducing the Anglotopia Community Forum – A New Way to Share Your Passion for Britain
Happy Friday everyone! We wanted to give everyone an update on what's now on offer in the Anglotopia Store. Our Union Jack Face Masks have proved very popular to we've worked with the manufacturer to get additional options. We're now selling Scottish Flag Face Masks, England Flag Masks, and Welsh Flag Face masks. They should be arriving with us late next week. Many of these … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alerts: Now Available England, Scotland, Wales Flag Face Masks – Plus Spitfire Metal Signs
You've asked for it and we've got them now! We've worked with Splashmaps to develop Wales and Scotland flag face masks. Orders are open now - we will have a limited quantity coming and they'll be here in 2-3 weeks. More details … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Now Offering Scotland and Wales Flag Face Masks!
Today is June 1st and that means that today is the official publication day of my new book Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile. It's been a long road to get here and I'm very excited (and terrified) that the book is now out in the world for everyone to enjoy (hopefully!). The hardcover is available from bookstores everywhere - including all the major places … [Read more...] about Adventures in Anglotopia is Officially Published Today! Now Available in Print and eBook – Here’s an Excerpt – Notes From a Wiltshire Pub
Today marks one week to go until the official publication day of my new book Adventures in Anglotopia, and I wanted to give a quick update on various things related to the book. This week and next we'll begin publishing a few select excerpts from the book to give you a taste of what to expect. First, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered the book so far. … [Read more...] about Adventures in Anglotopia: One Week Go To Until Publication Day! Book Update – 100 Sold Goal Met – Thank you!
The Royal Oak Foundation is continuing its online lecture series. Are the details for the next one that sounds really interesting! This is also your reminder that Anglotopia readers can save 10% off a new membership with coupon code Anglo2019. You can join here! The 15th century in England saw a series of battles among British noble families and royal relatives that ripped … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: New Royal Oak Remote Lecture – The Wars of the Roses: Cousins, Conflicts, and the Crown
Last week we launched sales of Union Jack Face Masks and they have proven to be very popular and we had to order more. So, we've worked with our British manufacturer to create another design that might interest Anglotopia readers - a London Street Map Face Mask. This polyester-cotton London Street Map patterned face mask is made to the usual high-quality standard as all … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Now Also Available – London Street Map Face Masks – LIMITED STOCK!
We posted last week about the Digital Lectures that the Royal Oak Foundation was holding this month in place of their usual in person lectures. They were a huge success for them, so they've added more. And they've offered Anglotopia readers a discount. Here at the details: Lingerie & Lifeboats: Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, British Fashion Icon Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: Join Royal Oak Foundation & Anglotopia on May 7th for an online lecture about Lady Duff Gordon with Leslie Klingner!
When the Covid-19 situation kicked off over 8 weeks ago, we took the difficult decision to stop importing products from Britain so we didn’t take up valuable cargo space on transatlantic flights. 8 weeks later, the world is a much different place and businesses all over the world are doing what they can do survive. One of our suppliers got in touch with us a few days ago - … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Imports: Union Jack Face Masks Made in England – Now Available in the Anglotopia Store
The current situation has forced us all to innovate in ways we didn't anticipate before. Our friends at the Royal Oak Foundation have had to cancel their spring lecture tour in light of Covid-19. It's a real shame - we love this lecture series and look forward to going when they're in Chicago. They've decided to try something new - they're going to broadcast one of the lectures … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: Royal Oak Foundation Moves Spring Lecture Online! Lingerie & Lifeboats: Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, British Fashion Icon
Happy Friday! We've got some beautiful new Powder Butterfly products up at the Anglotopia Store! We've got a new London Tea Towel and some a lovely set of London Coasters. We've also restocked our luxury London Apron and the beautiful little pin badge. CHECK OUT THE COLLECTION … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: New Products from Powder Butterfly – London Tea Towels, Coasters, Aprons, Pins, And More!
We love a good guidebook and even in the days of smartphones, it's still nice to pick up a book and dream of the places you want to go. I discovered the guidebooks of Charles Tait a few years ago and love them. They are difficult to find here in the USA and it can take weeks to get them from the UK. So we decided to import them directly and sell them. Orcadian photographer and … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Imports Alert: New Products Live – Beautiful Charles Tait Guidebooks of Britain – USA Exclusive
The Anglotopia Store Black Friday Sale is ON! We're offering discounts on pretty much everything we have in stock. No coupon codes are needed, discount reflected in the price. Discounts on puzzles, maps, Tube gear, back issues, magnets, gift wrap, Christmas Cards and more! You can browse the entire sale here and when everything is gone, it's gone until next year. The sale ends … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Black Friday Sale is ON – Big Discounts On Everything We Have In Stock!
John Denver put it best: “Almost Heaven. Take me home, country roads, to the place I belong.” I touch your spirit, John. I grew up in England’s ‘Almost Heaven’. Much later, in Canada, I found my “Almost Heaven” once more, writing 40 stories in two books: “Wessex Tales, Volume 1” and “Wessex Tales, Volume 2.” The name Wessex covers several southwestern English counties, … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Read, and your mind will fly here: “Wessex Tales” by Robert Fripp
Just in time for Christmas gift orders, we have brought back our selection of Marvellous Maps of Great Britain. Returning maps include the Great British Adventure Map, Music Map and Funny Place Names Map. And we're introducing their newest map - The Great British Film & TV Map! We have limited stock of all coming, so we would encourage you to reserve yours as soon as … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: Marvellous Maps Return – Introducing the Great British Film and TV Map!