January Ultimate Comfort Reads Book Bag
Soothing reads for the January Blues.
For frayed nerves in January we are offering some of our favourite soothing reads.
Five of the most charming, comforting books we sell in the shop – from intelligent romantic comedies to an intense drama of the 1930s.
Cuddle up with a hot water bottle and a blanket and escape the January Blues.
Your Bag will feature:
The Grand Sophy – Georgette Heyer
For the pure pleasure of joining Regency heroine Sophia Stanton-Lacy, five foot nine in her stockings, in an unladylike gallop round Hyde Park on her horse Salamanca. A more effective cure for flu than any amount of paracetamol.
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
The rare book that everyone here loves! A combination of a character – the Count – who is a delight to spend time with, and the delicious setting of grand hotel, make it a book that you genuinely want to start reading again the moment you turn the final page.
The Inn at Lake Devine – Elinor Lipman
All the ingredients of a perfect novel: sharp observation, a wonderful sense of humour, unforgettable characters and flawless dialogue. The only great sadness is it ending!
They Were Sisters – Dorothy Whipple
From a distance of over 70 years, Whipple’s characters, their marriages, their fortitude and their fallibilities are utterly recognizable and will help us gather ourselves for the year ahead.
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
The ultimate comfort read. Just in case you’re not already reading it at least once a year.