As many of you may already know, Charlie Edwards-Freshwater is one of our fantastic brand ambassadors, consistently publishing breathtaking content for his own bookstagram - thebookboy. Having been part of our online community for some time, he very graciously put together this wonderful Country House Library spring reading guide. Be sure to heed his advice - he certainly knows his books! Read More
Today is the day we wish a very happy birthday (or a very happy un-un-birthday...) to the fabulous Lewis Carroll, and offer up our thanks for the literary legacy he left behind - a legacy which remains ever strong and influential. Over one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of his 1856 classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (more commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland), and yet the story continues to touch the hearts of the masses who read it to this day. It's hard to not be moved by the brilliant and colourful madness of such a zany and memorable tale, which is why we're using this special day to explore Carroll's many wacky and wonderful characters - characters which make Wonderland worthy of its name, a world which would not be the same without each and every one of its unique inhabitants.
And that's a wrap on the 2010s, folks! We hope you all had a fantastic decade, made great memories, achieved whatever goals you set for yourselves, and experienced all the adventures you wanted to. But, now that we're rolling into the 2020s, it's time to start planning whatever adventures you want to tackle next - and to get you feeling particularly adventurous, we've compiled a list of the most exciting adventure books and novels to get you started on the right foot! Read More
Many readers determine their reading choices by the season. Summer, for example, brings the perfect weather for comedy or romance, while autumn provides a chill best accompanied by a chilling horror read. And then there's winter; the best time of the year for wrapping up indoors in front of a crackling fire with a good book in your hands, suitable for a multitude of thrilling genres all bookworms can enjoy. The coldest season is one most readers anticipate, as it provides us all with an excuse to enjoy the frosty months tucked away and buried in the pages. So, now that winter is here, we've made a short list of the best genres to get stuck into at this time of the year. Read More
Independence Day; a time for Americans to come together and celebrate everything that has made their country what it is today. In celebration of this annual holiday for our friends across the pond, we're taking the time to appreciate some of the titans of American literature, whose works and talents have contributed greatly to the world of storytelling. Read More
Few novelists have written material as thought-provoking as E. M. Forster. Perhaps that's what makes his novels so adaptable. From class division to homosexuality, Forster was not afraid to write about prevalent issues within our society, and for that he has left his mark upon literary history.
Due to this level of intuition, all of Forster's novels except for one have been adapted into film format, allowing even those who aren't literature-savvy to enjoy the tales he had to tell.
A book always looks great on an insta pic, but they can also be fun to read while you are waiting on a bus or train because let's face it there is a lot of waiting around when you're travelling around the world.
So here are 6 GREAT book recommendations to go with your #instatravels Australia, Mexico, Paris, London and Round the world.