Plan a Dickensian feast, explore the Cotswold sanctuary of one of Britain’s most prolific collectors, treat yourself to some seriously saucy British-made lingerie, slip into the bawdy world of Music Hall and delight in a love of bold, bright kitchenalia…
Watch a starling roost, go animal tracking in the snow, make stained glass window biscuits and roast chestnuts; plan your alternative Christmas with our journal of thrifty projects and nostalgic ideas.
Explore the Cotswold sanctuary of one of Britain’s most prolific collectors, style your festive table with foraged decorations and peek inside a mid-century home.
Hand-blended tea bags, treacle tin lanterns and infused olive oils: craft inventive presents for your loved ones using leftovers and remnants.
Indulge in the history of British puddings, slip into the bawdy world of Music Hall and delight in a love of bold, bright kitchenalia.
Meet the ladies tending their flocks in the most remote, inhospitable but beautiful locations in Britain.
The love of it
Curl up with the winning tales from our storytelling competition, test your knowledge of quirky British idioms and join our Vintage Book Club.
Treat yourself to some seriously saucy British-made lingerie, investigate the independent boutiques of Southsea and trace the social history of patchwork from thrift through fashion to its current resurgence.
Have yourself a merry gluten-free Christmas, make like a 50s hostess and mix up cocktails inspired by the past and unearth the origins of festive food.
Decorate your home with festive foraged finds, collect kitchenalia, explore the bawdy history of Britain's music halls, make vintage cocktails and indulge in a most Dickensian Christmas.
Contains 112 pages. Printed on uncoated, sustainably sourced paper, printed using vegetable inks and perfect bound. Dimensions 240 mm x 240 mm.
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