Books

So, you want to be punched by an astronaut?

December 2, 2017 Guest Post 0 Comments

On the day on which Neil Armstrong died, there was a harvest moon above the River Thames. It was a coincidence, but a charming one. It was as if the Moon was paying its respects. Going online, I wondered how soon I would see people declare that 82-year-old Armstrong had been assassinated because he was about to reveal the truth about the Moon landings. I was way behind the times; apparently that hot-headed rumour began at the moment of the death announcement. Capricorn One has much to answer for. READ MORE

How do these broken bowls tell a story of unimaginable human suffering?

November 23, 2017 Activity 0 Comments

Although these appear to be old, broken ceramic bowls, not dissimilar to the broken china you keep at the back of a drawer and one day hope to piece back together, these bowls tell the tale of an extraordinary and heartbreaking moment in history. When Lars Tharp of Antiques Roadshow came across these oriental nesting bowls, he was intrigued that they had seemingly been glued together! READ MORE

August Book Club Reads

August 10, 2017 Book Club 0 Comments

Struggling to find a discussion worthy read for your book club? We've put together a list of the perfect accompaniments for that cheese platter and bottle of red you have gearing to go. All book clubs are different so depending on what tickles your fancy have a gander at the list below. READ MORE

Pairings: Cheese and Books

We all know that cheese and wine are a match made in heaven, but did you ever think of adding books into the equation? We can't think of anything better than a chilly evening by the fire with a healthy selection of cheeses, some excellent wine and a stunning read... But what to read? We've pulled together a list of complementary pairings to help you find the right read for you! READ MORE

The perfect pair: Books and Wine

Many people love to sip on a hot cup of tea or coffee when they're enjoying a book, but we suspect there are a few wine-lovers out there who prefer to indulge in a glass or three of their favourite variety while settling in for a reading marathon. We think wine and books make a winning combo - test out our pairings and see for yourself! READ MORE

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