Bookish Monday

Did I need it? Nope. Will I use it? Maybe. Probably for one or two recipes if I’m being honest. One thing I do not need is more cookbooks. I have Delia’s Christmas, too faffy. Nigella’s Christmas, which surprisingly hasn’t aged well. Nigella’s Feast and How To Eat however, are dog-eared, How To Eat easily being my most-used and recommended cookbook ever.

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook is lovely, reassuringly heavy and glossy and contains the usual brilliant photography of David Loftus.

So if you like a cookbook – yes, are obsessed with Christmas – always, and don’t need another cookbook but cannot resist, Jamie Oliver’s Christmas is available here for £11.99:

One of the earliest big breakthroughs for my little part of the internet was this interview with Sam and Nic Chapman, aka Pixiwoo:

Once that interview went up, my blog reached a new audience and the site grew quickly from there.

 Sam and Nic have spent years writing this new book and the attention to detail includes tutorials, beautifully photographed visuals, advice and loads of further information. There’s even an app that you can use alongside it.

If you are interested in beauty, specifically ‘how-to’ type tutorials, this is a must. Available here for £9.99:

After my recent find of Estee Lauder’s Biography from the 80s, I went back into the archives and came across this on Amazon for a few quid. As you can imagine, it’s a tad juicier than the official version, and doesn’t pull any punches, which makes for a must-read if you’re interested in all things beauty icons.

Estee Lauder’s Beyond The Magic is available for differing prices here:

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