Click here for the sound of trumpets. Only joking. I can barely remember how to upload a photo let alone design in musical accompaniment. Anyway I am very proud to announce two awards. Two! The British Guild of Travel Writers- a very prestigious organisation, naturellement- voted my new book, Love and War in the Pyrenees, the best narrative travel book of 2008. Thanks, guys. It is hugely appreciated. You slave away alone for years, with some feedback from readers which is very very welcome, but appreciation from one’s peers is sweetest of all. And my article The Cheats’ Guide to the Pyrenees, which was published in The Observer in June, was runner-up for Newspaper article of the year in the French Tourist Office annual awards for 2008.