Unearthing The Secret Garden – Marta McDowell

Published by: Timber PressPages: 320Date published: 28/09/2021 (Kindle) 28/10/2021 (Hardback)Date read: 22/06/2021 New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspiredContinue reading “Unearthing The Secret Garden – Marta McDowell”

Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Published by: National Portrait Gallery PublicationsPages: 168Date released: 07/05/2021Date read: 05/06/2021 Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still was an ambitious community project to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. People of all ages were invited to submit a photographic portrait, taken in aContinue reading “Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge”

Clothes…and Other Things That Matter – Alexandra Shulman

Published by: CassellPages: 352Date released: 23/04/2020Date read: 01/06/2020 In Clothes…and Other Things That Matter, Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress. In 40 essays covering everything from the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to sneakers, the slip dress toContinue reading “Clothes…and Other Things That Matter – Alexandra Shulman”

The Queens of Animation – Nathalia Holt

Published by: Little, Brown and CompanyPages: 379Date released: 22/10/2019Date read: 08/08/2020 In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts the dramatic stories of an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades but have touched all our lives. These women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney Studios andContinue reading “The Queens of Animation – Nathalia Holt”

Dear Reader – Cathy Rentzenbrink

Published by: PicadorPages: 230Date released: 17/09/2020Date read: 28/09/2020 “Reading has saved my life, again and again, and has held my hand through every difficult time”. For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and readContinue reading “Dear Reader – Cathy Rentzenbrink”

The Hidden Facts of Fashion – Fashionary

Published by: Fashionary InternationalPages: 190Date released: 2019Date read: 07/01/2021 The Hidden Facts of Fashion is not just a book of random facts – it’s a combination of fashion, fun, surprise, knowledge, and helpful hacks. Brought to life with photographs and illustrations, The Hidden Facts of Fashion will enrich your fashion knowledge across 80 different topics,Continue reading “The Hidden Facts of Fashion – Fashionary”

The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style – Bethan Holt

Published by: Ryland Peters SmallPages: 176Date released: 09/02/2021Date read: 09/02/2021 Thrust into the global spotlight on her engagement to Prince William, Kate Middleton chose to wear a sapphire blue wrap dress by London-based label Issa, which promptly sold out. It was the first step in Kate’s evolution to become the modern royal style icon sheContinue reading “The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style – Bethan Holt”

How to Make a Dress – Jenny Packham

Published by: Ebury PressPages: 272Date released: 04/03/2021Date read: 06/03/2021 Jenny Packham is one of Britain’s leading designers and most in-demand couturiers, known for her exquisite dresses made for brides, celebrities and even royalty. In How to Make a Dress, she explores her creative journey in a brilliant meditation on life and style. Beginning with theContinue reading “How to Make a Dress – Jenny Packham”