It's looking likely that this year's Christmas festivities are going to be mostly enjoyed from the comfort of our homes. And, while the shopping centres, ice rinks, and Christmas markets will surely be missed, that doesn't mean we can't make the most of it in other ways. Here are a few vintage books to give you a little seasonal inspiration, from delicious recipes and cocktails, to fun games and activities.
It's chilly outside, and the time to light the fire and pick up a good book has come. We all have those reads that resonate with us at a certain time of the year for one reason or another, whether it fondly reminds of us of a specific chapter in our lives or gets us in the festive spirit. Here are the Country House Library's picks for just that; winter reads that, no matter how many years pass us by, still warm our hearts during the coldest season.
In celebration of Diwali, we have compiled a short list of some of the most classic, beloved, and well-known tales of good triumphing over the forces of evil. After all, what could be more fitting in appreciation of an event which represents the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance?