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lifestyle or review
Skylines Travel Writers of the Year 2001
New Statesmen Community Website Nomination 2004
Nominated for New Statesman Education Award 2006
* Linked to Times Higher, Lonely Planet, Holdthefrontpage.co.uk,
The Writers' Handbook and more
Digitally Archived by the British Library 2009
Four NATJA Travel Writing Awards 2011 including Gold
Two NATJA Travel Writing Awards 2012 (inc Gold)
Two NTJA Travel Writing Awards 2013
*Prince Christian Sound was awarded “notable essay." in The Best American Essays 2014 series (ed. by John Sullivan) published by Houghton Mifflin -
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