October readings

A new selection of readings for enjoying October leafing through pages...

Marianne North Travel WritingsMarianne North's Travel Writing 'offers fresh insight into the pioneering traveller and artist Marianne North (1830–1890). Excerpts from her personal correspondence and passages from her published autobiography combine to produce a vivid first-person account revealing her interests, opinions and experiences, along with all the pleasures and frustrations of prolonged overseas travel.

Richly illustrated with facsimiles of letters and pen sketches she sent to friends, and reproductions of her celebrated oil paintings.

The book relays pertinent details about North’s life and considers her varied attitudes towards the people she met and the places she visited, including what her writings and paintings may suggest about her attitudes to empire and colonialism.

The chapter sequence is chronological (from North America to Chile); with multiple trips to the same country grouped together, with the relevant year indicated. A final chapter will cover her English homes, particularly her London flat, which she felt was ‘more like home than any other’.


CognacThe Spirit of Cognac, 300 Years of Savoir Faire... Celebrating three centuries of exceptional and refined cognac at Remy Martin. 'In 1724, the young French winemaker Rémy Martin first began to sell cognac under his own name. Three hundred years later, Rémy Martin has become the foremost brand of cognac, and its prestigious products are famous the world over, from their Fine Champagne Rémy Martin XO to the emblematic Louis XIII.

To celebrate the brand’s tercentenary, this book invites readers to step inside the historic wineries, to explore the vineyards of the Cognac region, and to dive into the fascinating story of Rémy Martin. Previously unpublished archival documents are combined with a contemporary perspective provided through newly commissioned images by Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert.

The beautifully produced volume, which includes five color printing throughout, is completed by a cognac pairing guide and cocktail recipes.

This work offers an exceptional occasion to discover the history, savoir faire, and traditions of one of the greatest spirit brands in the world. Thomas Laurenceau is a writer and journalist, and a specialist on the world of cognac. Harry Gruyaert is a Belgian photographer and member of the Magnum Photos agency'.


WinterplantsGardening with winter plants by Tony Hall: 'Winter doesn’t have to be a time of year to put your garden to bed. Gardening with Winter Plants is a guide to the range of wonderful plants that will bring colour and interest to your garden at a time of year that can seem dull and grey.

In this book, Kew expert Tony Hall has profiles over 200 plant species and cultivars of all types that are perfectly suited to perform in the colder months. The book has tips on planting positions, plant combinations and pruning advice to ensure success in gardens of all sizes. Gardening with Winter Plants includes a reference guide to flowering by month, plant colours and fragrancy, and information on plants that will attract wildlife.

Tony Hall is head of Temperate Collections and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and has a wide interest in horticulture and gardening. Hall is the author of this title's companion book Gardening with Drought Friendly Plants (Kew Publishing, 2020), The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Roses (Frances Lincoln in association with Kew, 2021), Great Trees of Britain and Ireland (Kew Publishing, 2022), and The Immortal Yew (Kew Publishing, 2018)'.

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