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The perfect cook book for those not so perfect chefs! A humorous book that would be a lovely gift for an amateur foodie.
It all started here! This Victorian celebrity chef and doyen of household management remains a Country House Library bestseller. A great read for cooks and historians alike.
For 'Bake Off' fans everywhere we stock a fantastic selection of vintage baking and cake-decorating books. Fabulous foody fun and a great source of inspiration.
Retro covers and nostalgia nosh, this antique cook book has timeless recipes that can give a you a taste of the past.
Where it all began - arguably the first ever rom-com! This classic tells of the love-hate relationship between Lizzie and the infamous Mr. Darcy!
Scarlett O'Hara is in love with Ashley and learns about his engagement. Despite warnings from her family, Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at the event at Twelve Oaks.
Young, impoverished, and ambitious science student Mr. Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life, his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion
Our hero, John Ridd is a simple, albeit wise and honourable farmer who meets Lorna Doone of the dreaded, evil outlaw family of higher born Doones... and it's love at first sight.
A present for a good gardener. This is a wonderful book of poems based on the subject of gardening and from every imaginable angle: the beauty of it, the wonder, not forgetting the exasperation and the humour.
Flower-Growing for Ungardeners is a vastly entertaining book packed with practical up-to-the-minute ideas on how to grow the maximum of effort. We invite you to chuckle over this book and for ever afterwards to enjoy your gardening from the secure comfort of your deepest deck-chair.
Here is a collection of Larry's Punch drawings, this time consisting in the main, of his popular series Man (and Wife) engaged in gardening activities, some of a highly novel and unorthodox character.
The Art of Gentle Gardening gives the aspiring gentle gardener just enough knowledge to be able to get some rest, illustrated with hilarious drawings.
We could easily fall down a rabbit hole talking about how iconic this book is. So instead we have to talk about this Chiltern edition - with its gold edged pages and strong graphic cover this is Alice for grown-ups.
Come on, we've all read Pride and Prejudice and Emma, but for any true Austen fan the genre-bending tale where gothic thriller meets romance, is a must read.
We can hardly put into words how much we love this book! If you haven't read it then now's your chance to stop missing out on one of classic literature's best!
There is nothing better on a dark night than a dark book. Roam the wilds of the moorlands from your cosy reading spot with this brilliant, chilling classic.
Check out our Antiquarian books where you will find this fantastic first edition of Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby! These books are all published before the year 1900, rare, beautiful and a luxury gift indeed.
This fantastic rare vintage edition from the early 1900s has beautiful gold gilt typography on its luminous green boards. A really special gift for a fan of Peter Pan.
This stunning edition of Jane Austen's Emma tells the story of the charming but misguided Emma Woodhouse as she navigates the pitfalls of love and social hierarchy. I am not sure we are going to be able to part with this one...
What's more magical than Christmas? Well fairy tales of course. We have curated some of the most beautifully illustrated editions for you to browse below.
When Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, the youngest of the Pevensie siblings, along with their unlikeable cousin Eustace Scrubb, are magically drawn into a painting of a ship at sea, they find themselves in Narnia on the ship The Dawn Treader.
The setting for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series. It tells of the creation of the world and nature of the gods, the corruption of Fëanor and the first dark lord Morgoth. Perfect for any Tolkien fan!
It tells the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper and his family, who live in the small town of Stillwater in the 1930s who unexpectedly come into possession of a penguin, Captain Cook.
Delve into the mysteries of man with this highly illustrated beautiful book! Marvels of the imagination springs the richness of folklore, myth and legend.
We are all familiar with the Jungle Book but Rudyard wrote so much more! Why not try one of his more obscure titles like this first edition poetry book - Rewards and Fairies.
Perhaps you have heard of Famous Five or Noddy. Blyton is renowned for her children's books including her 'Adventure' series. The same characters appear in each book - that is, Philip, Dinah, Jack, Lucy-Ann, Bill Smugs - and of course, Kiki the parrot. Browse all of her books here.
Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic literary creations of all time and all featured in this delightfully illustrated book, which is a truly unique edition of this much loved tale.
The ultimate Christmas book? One of several 'Christmas Books' written by Dickens, this charming tale of redemption continues to shine.