Arc of the Gurkha, a stunning and powerful book of photographs that reveal the human face of the legendary Brigade of Gurkhas, has been nominated in the Photographic Books category. There have been other books on the Gurkhas, but none has portrayed the individual soldiers and focused about their backgrounds, lives and thoughts. This unique and insightful publication is the first to explore what it really means for a Gurkha to be a Gurkha.
In the Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books category, Paul Anthony Jones’ Word Drops has been shortlisted. This beautiful and irresistible collection of trivia for wordsmiths and lovers of language is here to inspire your curiosity and delight in discovery. Word Drops is a language fact book unlike any other, its linguistic tidbits all falling together into one interconnected chain, with each fact neatly 'dropping' into place beside the next.
We will be rooting for them both on Thursday 26 November 2015, when the winners will be announced.