April proves to be a good month for new books. We can particularly recommend ‘Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ having just come back from the exhibition in London, and admired the great range of books that the British Museum Press publishes. We hope to stock a lot more of these soon. One of the most fascinating artefacts we saw was a whole loaf of bread perfectly preserved and with the baker’s stamp on it..incredible. And that leads us onto ‘Paul Hollywood’s Bread’ which you will certainly want to add to your collection…who could resist the thought of making and smelling and devouring lovely home-made bread in these cold and miserable Spring days?
And Spring makes many of us think of getting away. How about Venice? You don’t have to fly there, just read the lates Donna Leon ‘Golden Egg’ and you’ll be there in no time! If you are really thinking of getting away, then we do of course have a wonderful range of travel guides from the best selling guide in Europe Marco Polo to a selection of the beautiful Wallpaper City guides which not only suggest the usual where to stay, eat, and drink, but what the tourist passionate about design might want to see….As well as looking beautiful, the guides are expertly designed with function as a priority, and have tabbed sections so that readers can easily find the information they are looking for.
Spring might also make you think of cricket, and days to look forward to. You can obtain your Wisden from us at £50 or indeed the Playfair Cricket Annual at £7.99. Either should get you in the mood. Which reminds me that later in the year we will be having a cricketing event to celebrate the launch of Brian Halford’s new book on Percy Jeeves the Warwickshire cricketer whose fate was to die on the Somme but whose name was to live for ever more as it was seized upon by P G Wodehouse when watching him play one day so impressed was he by his immaculate conduct and appearance…..do look out for details of what will be a terrific talk.
Well, as always, I could go on but would rather you came to our shops to look at and handle all of our real books
As usual we hope you enjoyThis Months Reviews. ….Keith & Frances Smith