British authors Jim Perrin and James Attlee and Jim Perrin are among those shortlisted for the Travel Book of the Year prize, with, respectively, The Hills of Wales and Station to Station: Searching for stories on the Great Western line.

James Swallow, author of espionage thriller Nomad which has now entered the top 10 in the book charts, has a piece in The Guardian about his transition from science fiction.

Also in the Guardian, Nicholas Lezard reviews Colin Taylor’s The Life of a Scilly Sergeant.

Plymouth Council has released a plan to close ten libraries.