Book of the week
Hip Hotels: Rosemary Verey's beautiful Barnsley House and gardens, a pub in East Lavant that has been transformed into a modernist dream and a trio of rustic huts without television, but with hot tubs and sundecks, are among the 150 hotels in a new book, Mr and Mrs Smith: Hotel Collection.
Each entry has basic facts, tasting notes and details on local events throughout the year. Lovely pictures, too, of course. The book comes with a "membership card" that entitles readers to offers from the listed entries. Mr and Mrs Smith is published by Spy Publishing at £19.95, or buy direct from www.mrandmrssmith.com.