January Musings: Don’t Give Anything Up

Forgotten Veganuary or Dry January already? Do take something up instead. Now is the perfect time to improve your garden and George Carter’s book is packed with brilliant ideas for any garden, however large or small. If you don’t fancy venturing outside read Diana Henry’s evocative book and transport yourself around the world via the kitchen table. Finally, follow the inspiring craftspeople of QEST and take up bookbinding, or stone carving, or thatching.

SETTING THE SCENE: A Garden Design Masterclass from Repton to the Modern Age
George Carter
George Carter has worked in garden design for over thirty years and combines inspiration from the past with a quirky sense of humour. Following the pattern of Humphrey Repton’s famous Red Books, this book is a magnificent design handbook for gardens great and small. With over two hundred photographs, it is as attractive as it is inspirational.
£50 Hardback

HOW TO EAT A PEACH: Menus, Stories and Places
Diana Henry

Diana Henry returns to her most evocative themes: flavour and place. In twenty-five sections she guides the reader through the seasons with stories and menus that will transport you to the Bosphorous and beyond. Her combination of the straightforward and the exotic results in recipes that are both practical and delicious. Oh, and the peach-feel cover means this is a book you’ll never want to put down.
£25 Hardback

Karen Bennett, photographs by Julian Calder, foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

Charcoal burners, milliners, weavers and artisans the length and breadth of the country have preserved and stimulated Britain’s flourishing craft industry thanks to The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). Founded by the Royal Warrant Holders Association in 1990 QEST funds the training and education of craftpeople and this magnificent book showcases a hundred of its talented alumni, interviewed and photographed at their workbenches.
£50 Hardback

To order any of these books please email books@hatchards.co.uk, telephone (020 7493 9921) or, better still, visit the shop. We are open from 9.30-8 Mondays to Saturdays and 12.30-6.30 on Sundays. We look forward to seeing you.

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