Here's a terrific reference book for your travel section, either in your public or personal library. If, like myself, you revel in walking holidays, then Coast: The Walks, a new guide from BBC Books, will tempt you with 5o self-guided walks along the 10,000 miles of British, Scottish and Irish coastline. The walks range from 1 1/2 to 12 miles and each are graded for difficulty and include the time it will take for the average walker to complete. There are maps for each outing along with written directions and all the main historical, literary and cultural sites are highlighted along with wildflowers and animals native to the area. And of course the whole book is lavishly illustrated with colour photography. I love that there is a nice combination of urban and country walks, so whether you want to stroll around Dublin or Dover, or lose yourself in a reverie on the Isle of Mull (I can personally recommend this one!), this book has something for everyone. Many of the walks are wheelchair and baby buggy accessible as well.