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The collection

The British Library has released an audio collection of the work of 20th-century travel writers, from Laurie Lee to Freya Stark; price £16. Go to

The therapy

Mallorca Farmhouses has introduced a "Pamper by the Pool" service: therapists who will provide spa treatments at your villa. Go to

The festival

The Cornbury Estate in Oxfordshire is the venue for this year's Wilderness Festival, with music, banquets, debate, theatre and more, taking place from 10-12 August. Go to