Chris Arnot’s new book, Britain’s Lost Mines, has just been published by Aurum. Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall has described it as “an extraordinary gallery of lives and landscapes ”. Chris was a national freelance feature writer for 20 years. A regular contributor to the Guardian, he has also written for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the Observer. Specialist subjects covered have included arts and education, property and pubs, food and travel. He co-wrote The Archers Archives for BBC Books and his book, Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds, has just been reprinted by Aurum Press. “A wonderful book” [Steve James in the Daily Telegraph]. “The best sports book of 2011 . . . Magnificent.” [Jim Holden in the Sunday Express]. “A coffee-table classic” [Frank Keating in the Guardian]. His other books are Fields of Dreams: grounds that football forgot but the fans never will (Step Beach Press) and Britain’s Lost Breweries and Beers(Aurum).