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Quiz: Find your Perfect Summer Read!
Take our summer reading quiz to find your next, page-turning read! Whether you're after an action-packed mystery, an inspirational memoir or a quirky literary gem, we've got the perfect summer read for you! Just press the 'start' button and answer 6 quick and simple questions for some summer reading inspiration. READ MORE
Can you guess which 19th Century author loved to play cup and ball?
How do these broken bowls tell a story of unimaginable human suffering?
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
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
Chocolate book recommendations!
Books and chocolate, does a more perfect pair exist? In the immortal words of Forrest Gump's 'momma': "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." Picking up a new book can feel exactly the same - you don't know what you're in for until you take that first bite. You can judge the cover and read the blurb, but there's always a surprise waiting for you in the pages of a book. So follow your intuition, pick a chocolate and get a killer book recommendation at the same time! 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