Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Winter blues? Look ahead!

It's that time of year when (festive cheer aside) we are getting a bit tired of the short days, the grey skies and the endless drizzle. So at Duncan Petersen we're thinking ahead to the spring. We've just finished the newest addition to our In a Box series – Cycle Escapes London is a brilliant new guide showcasing original cycling routes in and around the capital, endorsed by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Due to hit the shelves in March 2016, we believe that it will give London's growing hoards of cyclists some splendid spring days out.

If you fancy a trip further afield, we are busily updating Charming Small Hotels: Germany and Charming Small Hotels: Spain. They have new, redesigned covers, updated pictures and a selection of new charming hotels. There's nothing like planning a holiday to flush out the winter blues.

Another new title is 150 Great Walks, created by our current editor, Helen Fanthorpe. This collection of themed walks in a loose-leaf binder has been on sale since August, and is doing nicely.

With the new year also comes some changes to the team at Duncan Petersen. As we prepare to say goodbye to our current editors, we look forward to welcoming Natasha Lodge as books editor and Giulia Sgarbi as web editor. On the website, our outgoing web editor Tom Fleming has significantly improved our rankings on social media – keep a look out for Charming Travel on facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

New editor, new book

By Helen, Books Editor

A new book editor and another new Charming Small Hotel Guide at Duncan Petersen!
With the finishing touches being made to our 14th edition of Charming Small Hotels: France, it has been a very exciting time to join the team in Battersea. Matching the other guides in the series relaunch, France now has a beautiful new cover and major updates, as well as 500 hotels – that's over 150 new hotels! Our coverage is now unrivalled, but our values remain the same: independent reviews favouring small hotels with real charm.

Thinking about a french summer holiday or simply a weekend break? CSH France is now available for pre-order with a large discount – call us on 020 7720 1692 or email me at duncan.petersen@zen.co.uk for details.

We are also pleased to say that Charming Small Hotels: Austria, Switzerland & the Alps has gone digital, and is now available on eReaders and Kindle from Kobo and Amazon. There's still time to hit the ski slopes before summer! 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

It's holiday time... all the time.

By Alex, Books Editor

We really hope that with all this fine weather people have been out and about: walking, cycling and generally enjoying themselves. It's summers like this that make you wonder whether holidaying in Britain is really as bad as we all suppose – well, we know that it's still pretty popular, as the new edition of Charming Small Hotels: Britain & Ireland, which came out in April this year, has been flying off the shelves.

Whether you're looking for an upmarket country house hotel, or a simple B&B on your travels, you're sure to find something up your street here. Perfect for a quick getaway or a long weekend, Char, the author of Love from Cornwall blog, found just that – she stayed at The Headland Hotel in Newquay at our recommendation; here's what she wrote: http://lovefromcornwall.co.uk/the-headland-newquay/

Why don't you order a copy today for yourself or someone you know? Useful year round and for any occasion. Call us on 020 7720 1692 for discount and quick delivery.

We've been working really hard to get our hotel guides launched on more platforms, and are pleased to announce that Charming Small Hotels: Italy and Britain & Ireland are available for sale on eReaders and Kindle from Kobo and Amazon. The new ePub of Austria, Switzerland & the Alps will soon be joining them. Watch this space.