The shortlist was announced on January 10th for the £5,000 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. The seven titles include two on the topical subject of borders and one on small islands off Britain, a portrait of Pakistan and one of Kolkata, a book driven by the wind and one brimming with stories of the sea, and includes The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border by Garrett Carr. The winner will be announced on February 1.

See the shortlist here.

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