Second cousin once removed, or first cousin twice removed? Calculating cousin-hood has never been easier with this brilliant tea towel. Finally you can establish which of your cousins are once or twice. A hand lettered design by Geoff Sawers. Care guide: Machine washable. Approximately 68...
This eye-opening and stunningly illustrated book uses maps to show how geography shapes the history of the world - from the way that choices of world leaders are influenced by mountains and rivers, to why geography means that history is always repeating itself. An abridged...
From islands that are in Spain for 6 months of the year, and France for the rest to streets with one side in America and the other in Canada, this beautifully designed book is a reminder that the world is not always what we think....
Puzzle your way around Britain with hundreds of puzzles, conundrums, brainteasers, anagrams, code-breakers and navigational tests. Based on forty regional maps, and with four levels of difficulty so that all the family can play along, this is a celebration of Britain's diversity, history and landscapes....
Follow in the footsteps of fifty of the world's greatest explorers: discovering hidden routes, exploring geographical details and uncovering remarkable facts as you pit your wits against over a century of legendary exploration. Increasingly difficult puzzles sit alongside profiles of explorers and their expeditions, as...
Journey through one hundred fascinating maps and atlases from the British Library's extraordinary archives - world and city maps, celestial and sea charts, literary and statistical maps as well as a variety of curiosities and fake maps. Each map is accompanied by a description of...
We all know we're working too hard. But what are we going to do about it? Fortunately for us, Michael Rosen has a plan. Both an impassioned defence of the importance of play for the development of creativity and resilience, and a practical guide packed...
A timely and much-needed anthology of 30 inspirational speeches, all given by women. From Boudicca to Malala, and from Margaret Thatcher to gun-control activist Emma Gonzalez, each speech is reproduced in its entirety and given a personal introduction by Yvette Cooper, producing a powerful reminder...
The world-famous A-Z map makers present a series of cartographical puzzles using maps from fifty iconic locations throughout the UK, including the Tower of London, Old Trafford and Stonehenge. A mix of word games, anagrams, riddles, code-breakers, trivia questions and mathematical conundrums, this book will...
Mouse hunters, treasured pets, characters of fable and associates of the devil: this book features illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection as well as anecdotes about cats (both real and imaginary) to provide an unique insight into medieval life and our ancestors relationships...
Both amusing and poignant, this book investigates the relationships between writers and artists - both artists who have been inspired by literature and those who have worked directly with writers. Looking at Paradise Lost and Pilgrim's Progress, Hogarth and Fielding, Wordsworth and Bewick, there is...
A timely exploration of the monopoly that the public school system has created on British power and influence, this book is a searing indictment on the current system and a call for radical change. Featuring interviews with David Baddiel, Anthony Seddon and Fiona Millar. 400...
This mug bears a particularly relevant quotation from Albert Einstein: "We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them". Large bone china mug.Measurements: height 9cm, diameter 8cm.
We can do it! The famous icon of can-do strength and willpower. One size: to fit UK shoe size 3-8.5 (EUR 35-41 / US Women's 5-10.5). 63% Cotton, 34% Nylon, 3% Spandex.
Celebrate beetlemania with this brilliant t-shirt featuring the fab four: Calosoma sycophanta, Aromia moschata, Cetonia aurata and Polyphylla fullo. Also available in other styles and shapes. 100% cotton.Black t-shirt printed in full colour. Care: Machine wash cool. Tumble dry low. Do not iron text/images.
A classic 'top trumps'-style card game - of the world's deadliest diseases. Play one disease against another and try to trump your opponents card in terms of fatality rate, incubation period and so on. 30 cards plus instructions in a neat box.
A pocket-sized tin of portable confidence from The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild. Contains approx 60 peppermints. Tin measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5cm.
Her Majesty (AKA Seigneur of the Swans), is of course only allowed to eat her own mute swans, so other varieties remain safe from her greedy clutches. This generously sized bone china mug would be a stylish addition to any royal memorabilia collection. Large bone china mug, height...
Nihilism.Soap.Unscented.Absolutely no absolutes. unscented.56g
This double-sided 3m / 10 foot tape measure (metric on one side, imperial on the other) is filled with fascinating facts about lengths. For example, 34cm is the height of an Oscar; 9¾ inches is the length of a meerkat tail. Find out whether the...
Celebrate your passion for precision with this librarian style enamel pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enameled black and silver metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
Who was the most shocking rock band in history, the Sex Pistols or Black Sabbath? Did Led Zeppelin destroy more hotel rooms than The Who? Was anyone more influential than The Beatles? This fun trump game rates 32 bands by criteria ranging from Commercial Success,...
Start a revolution in your own home with this unusual pack of playing cards. These playing cards feature decapitated aristocrats, making games night a much more radical experience. Not to be enjoyed with cake. 54 cards. Pack measures 8.7 x 6.3 cm.
A great card game to see how 'normal' you are. As you go through them (either alone or in a group), decide whether or not you identify with, or in any way recognise, what is being said. If you do, place the card on a...
Exams do bring out the worst in some students! This mug makes a great gift for any student or teacher. Dishwasher resistant. Suitable for use in a microwave. Fine Bone China, 8cm tall.
Hope this doesn't make your gifts feel too lumpy! A fascinating vintage illustration features on this gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this gorgeous gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a...
The brute facts of life are bleak: suffering, misunderstanding, loneliness, death. But that’s no reason to be glum; indeed, the dark backdrop makes our laughter and celebration of what is good all the more important. This badge honours a unique accomplishment: that of wearing one’s...
Errare humanum est, sed in errare perseverare diabolicum. "To err is human, but to persist in error is diabolical", said Seneca, and what better way to agree than with this eraser made by Atypyk. Measures 63mm x 49mm x 7mm.
I think… therefore I am who…? This ‘guess who’ game features 52 great thinkers from Da Vinci to Freud, Machiavelli to Woolf. Players take on the personas of leading figures from the worlds of anthropology, architecture, art, design, literature, philosophy, political theory, psychology, science and...
Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? If you do, you need to a) get out more and b) buy Type Trumps. As you’ve probably guessed, the idea is to compare the (irrationally ranked) attributes of various famous fonts - you know, things like...
"The first pride was a riot" states this mug, along with the word PRIDE made up of images from the Stonewall era in rainbow colours. Large bone china mug.Height 9cm, diameter 8cm.
Mark your progress in a book with these re-imagined stages of human evolution. Colourful and easy to spot this set of bookmarks make a fantastic gift. Measurements: 16 x 0.2 x 12.5 cm.Set of steel bookmark/paper clips.
Be proud of your individuality, and your ability to take part in an unstoppable avalanche. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue and silver metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
An inspirational set of girl-power-themed pencils. Includes statements like 'Fierce, fearless, female', and 'Grab them by the patriarchy'. 6 HB pencils in a themed box. Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.
This tongue-in-cheek mug boldly states "Proper Tea is Theft" - a play on words from the infamous anarchist statement "Property is theft". Funny, stylish and a real conversation starter, this mug will make you laugh every time you use it. Porcelain mug measuring 9cm high....
Advertise your approval of the simplicity, value and decency of universal health care. Present Indicative will donate £1 to the 38 Degrees Campaign for every one of these mugs sold. Porcelain mug. Measures 9cm high. Image is printed on both sides.
Knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting - the pussy hat project has been particularly successful but it joins a long tradition of crafty activism. From yarn bombing to protest scarfs and political pin cushions to shy anarchist socks, make your point with...
They really don't, you know - It's not just you. Wear your doubt on your clothing with this great metal pin. Black enamel pin.Measures 2.2 cm across.
This dynamic mug features images of King Henry and all six of his wives. When you pour in any hot beverage, the poor wives vanish, leaving behind their outlines, names, and the manner in which they departed Henry. Anne Boleyn and Kathryn Howard were executed....
As you know, it is the gaze of others which turns you into an object rather than your self, and which is the only thing that can create shame. Avoid all that and keep 'em out with this excellent doormat bearing the famous quote from...
A fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations that have influenced and shaped the way we think about the world. From primitive cave paintings to Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man to the complicated DNA helix drawn by Crick and Watson to...
Intellectual and proud? We approve! Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enameled blue and gold metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
A very different kind of colour theory, from the Theosophists. This chart showing the spiritual and mental 'meanings' of colour is adapted from Thought-Forms by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater (1905) Printed on acid free paper.Measurements: 17 cm x 12 cm.Comes with 120gsm recycled envelope.Blank...
This lovely mug is finely printed with thirty-six conjugations and tenses of the Latin verb "to be" on one side, and (wonderfully) "to love" on the other. Printed in three colours on fine bone china. Bone china mug.Measures 8.5 cm high.Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Some of the world's most famous maps, stretching back to a time when cartography was in its infancy and the 'edge of the world' was a barrier to exploration. The book includes details of how Lewis and Clark helped map the American West, and how...
This brilliant reinvention of Rock Paper Scissors with a twist! This game has 40 playing cards including 4 'bomb' cards which beat everything! Beautifully designed in am early-20th-century Futurist style. 40 colour illustrations.41 cards.Measurements: 11.5cm x 7cm.
This generously sized bone china mug celebrates the motivating influence of one of the UK's most popular politicians. It features the quotation: "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself", along with some gorgeous details like a...
We demand Notes For Women! A fantastic Suffragette-themed notebook. Measurements: A5.Paperback64 ruled pages.