Find a comfy chair, see the world

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Live to Eat.”

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinska 

Take a trip around the globe with this beautiful atlas-cum-encyclopedia. Each page is packed with facts and statistics of different countries. Divided by continent, this book delves inside fifty-two different countries, detailing information such as capital cities, languages, most popular names, animal species, national delicacies, famous people etc. I could go on. Take the UK for example, did you know our most popular names are Olivia and Jack? Or that one of our most common sports is ping pong? Or that in Namibia, they eat the caterpillars of the Gonibrasia Belina Moth?

And did I mention that it’s absolutely blooming beautiful? Even if you’re not looking for homework inspiration, this is a must for any bibliophile’s collection.




I’ve heard it a lot. A lost parent, aunt, uncle, family friend or Godparent, a glazed look in their eyes, staring blankly at the seemingly endless rows of brightly coloured book spines. Where do you start?

Book buying (or borrowing, as I don’t discount libraries) can be a daunting task but it’s one that can be made a little easier with a bit of guidance. That’s the purpose of this blog: to present you with a little friendly advice on what to select for that little (or not so little) person in your life.

Over the next few months I’ll be talking about the requests I often hear on a daily basis, so expect a lot of lists. I’ll also be reviewing and talking about my favourite books and hopefully get some bookseller friends to contribute.