Books: Three Great Gift Ideas

December 20, 2013

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The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany by Graeme Gibson

Explore your inner wild side with Graeme Gibson’s wonderful book of beasts. A miscellany of diverse writings and beautiful illustrations, this exceptional collection of creatures examines the relationship between man and his untamed brethren. Ferocious animals grace these colorful pages and are brought to life through fables, poetry, and excerpts from religious texts, scientific journals, and works of fiction. Complete with an assortment of art, drawings, and paintings, The Bedside Book of Beasts is a feast for the eyes and makes a perfect gift for the eternally curious reader.

All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

In this intriguing read, Jenkins pays homage to medieval life and the status symbol known as the book of hours, a compilation of texts meant to guide members of the upper class throughout their days. All the Time in the World is a magical mélange of historical anecdotes detailing the unique ways in which people across generations have chosen to spend their time. This carefully curated book explores various customs, traditions, and amusements that have shaped lives all over the world while bringing to light the precious nature of time. Imaginative, thoughtful, and whimsical, this gift makes a delightful addition to anyone’s collection.

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines by Samantha Hahn

Samantha Hahn’s work of art is truly a treasure to behold. A dazzling collection of ethereal illustrations, this rare work illuminates legendary female characters through dreamy watercolor portraits and carefully chosen quotes from literary classics. Fascinating women like Anna Karenina, Daisy Buchanan, and Jane Eyre are brought to life as the reader is excitedly drawn into their world and reminded of their famous words. A coveted item for any passionate reader, Well-Read Women introduces these beloved literary heroines in a fresh and enchanting light.
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