Monthly photographic competition from The Guardian

In the summer thoughts turn to the beach and the seaside, so here’s a selection of Guardian reader’s seaside photos for the July competition.

Books of the Year 2013

From The Guardian – various author’s Books of The Year – a sure sign that Christmas is coming. Personally, I have read none of the recommended books – mea culpa.

British Traditions and Travel

Read … about the Eden Valley in England and The Egg Dumping Championship and the World’s Original Marmalade Awards – real British Traditions. The Eden Valley is found between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales in northern England. –  Twitter Id @WorkerJulian