Stunning photography and lively narrative explore the excitement of the Torch Relay as the countdown towards the London 2012 Games gathers pace. The book traces the route around the UK, week by week, celebrating the diverse regions in powerful images of landscape, buildings, banners and local specialities, from biscuits to beers. Evocative photography joins with amusing anecdotes and intriguing stories from spectators and torch bearers, as well as the perspective of ‘local heroes′ competing in the London 2012 Games. The Olympic Torch Relay is a fascinating portrait of a nation full of expectation, poised on the brink of a sporting phenomenon. It is a book to relish and return to – a reminder of your hometown′s place in history.