Des Hannigan works as a freelance writer, mainly in travel publishing. He has written over 20 books, including travel guides to Ireland, Denmark, Spain, Greece and North Pakistan, for AA Publishing and Lonely Planet, as well as several books about the hidden corners of Britain, where eccentricity is a way of life. Des lives in the far west of Cornwall. Chris Coe is an established photographer specialising in landscape, travel and people. He is winner of the inaugural BGTW Best Travel Photography Award.