Book of the week: The little book of Hygge

Dec 13 2016

2016 has been a very tough year, with a series of destabilising political events like Brexit and Donald Trump election, natural disasters and unexpected celebrity deaths (including David Bowie). From the Nordic (Denmark to be precise) comes an old lifestyle concept that can help us survive a new year and life more generally. You might not have heard about hygge yet, but this trend has taken the UK by storm.

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A few words with author & illustrator Steve Antony on his passion for The Queen & his work

Nov 30 2016
The first time I saw a book by Steve Antony was The Queen's Hat at the National Gallery's shop. I totally fell in love with all his picture books and sense of humour. Just read this interview with Steve to understand why I love him so much. Ah, by the way my 10 year old son Diego also loves his books. With themes ranging from the Queen to 'saying please' to the futility of war, Steve Antony's picture books are must haves in every personal library. Steve has just published a lovely Christmas book, The Queen's present. It's most certainly my favorite Christmas book this year.

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Stocking fillers ideas: Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups

Nov 24 2016
The Ladybird books for grown-ups series are Vintage looking books with modern wit created by J.A. Hazeley and J.P. Morris for Penguin Random House. They are ideal gifts for Christmas, perfect stocking fillers for those adults who are not generally avid readers and love munching on large clear texts with humour.

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