Last updated on July 18, 2023
My new travel book, Barcelona Precincts, is now available worldwide – online and at all good bookshops!
Treat yourself to a copy of the beautiful hardback print book or give it as a gift to that special person who dreams of exploring the very best of sun-kissed Barcelona.
Tip: If you buy the print version of the book you can also download a FREE digital version to browse on your smart device, though I should add that it’s simplified and doesn’t quite have the same magic as the print version.
About Barcelona Precincts
“A curated guide to Barcelona’s best shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts.”
Last year (2017) was a particularly interesting year for me. In between my various jaunts around Spain and the rest of Europe, I wrote and photographed my second travel book about my beloved Barcelona.
Barcelona Precincts is a guide to my personal favourite places to shop, eat and drink in the city’s 12 hottest barrios. Expect tips on everything from independent ateliers to Michelin-starred marvels and traditional tapas restaurants.Each chapter features beautiful imagery (it nearly killed me photographing the city throughout the blistering summer heat), maps, an interview with a local and a ‘While You’re Here’ section highlighting major sights and cultural attractions in this vibrant Mediterranean metropolis.
This book was a true labour of love and consumed me entirely for much of the year.
There were times when I thought I’d never finish it, times when I had to work 14-hour days (because as a freelance travel writer/photographer I still had to take on a hundred other projects to help pay my bills).
Looking back on it now, it all feels like a dream, as if I were possessed. And when I hold this beautiful book in my hands, I can’t quite believe that it was me that wrote it.
The finished product is something I am immensely proud of. Not only is it a gorgeous object of desire, something that will make a beautiful gift or look seriously sexy on your bookshelf or coffee table, but it’s something I poured my heart and soul into (and plenty of blood, sweat and tears along the way).
This is not just a book, but a little slice of my very being.
Who is Barcelona Precincts for?
Barcelona Precincts is for anyone who wants a local’s perspective on the best places to eat, drink and shop in Barcelona’s 12 hottest barrios (neighbourhoods).
I think of it as a book you might buy in preparation for your own trip to Barcelona, something you can leave out on your coffee table and flick through in search of inspiration.
As my mother so often says: “Half the pleasure of travelling is the time you spend looking forward to it!”. When cherry-picking places to feature in the book, I was guided not only by the quality of the services and products at each place, but also by the people and stories that make them so special.
I’ve tried to include something for all tastes and budgets and ultimately aim to offer you an authentic insight into local life.
Whether you want to eat tapas like the good ol’ boys in the fishermen’s quarter or shop like the glitterati in the exclusive Eixample neighbourhood, you’ll find something to arouse your curiosity.
Gracias!Barcelona Precincts is published by the mighty Hardie Grant publishing house and I’d like to say a huge ‘gracias!’ to the whole team. Particularly to my wonderful editor Kate Armstrong for the constant support, enthusiasm and flawless editing skills – there’s no way I would have finished it without you!.
Buy Barcelona Precincts Now
Want a personalise and signed copy sent directly from me, whether for yourself or a loved one? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make it happen (though it will cost a little more than buying via the links below).
Amazon UK (Hardback Printed Book)
Amazon US (Hardback Printed Book)
Note: If you buy the print version of the book you can also download a free digital (simplified) version to browse on your smart device.