A celebration of the alphabet, from its beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the world's knowledge. While the order of the alphabet itself became fixed very soon after letters were first invented, their ability to sort and store and organize proved far less obvious. To many of our forebears, the idea of of organising things seemingly randomly (i.e. alphabetically) rather than by established systems of hierarchy or typology, lay somewhere between unthinkable and disrespectful. In A Place for Everything, acclaimed historian Judith Flanders draws our attention to both the neglected ubiquity of the alphabet and the long, complex history of its rise to prominence.
This gorgeous tote features a beautiful array of vintage books filling the shelves. Made from 100% natural cotton.Printed on one sideInterior pocketMeasures 43.2 x 33 x 2.5 cm
Twenty-five clever and quirky cross-stitch patterns that proudly show off your love for all things literary. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned stitcher, what better way to show off your book nerdiness than with this collection of badass, bookish cross-stitch patterns which you can hang on...
A compelling, ground-breaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human and The Science of Storytelling applies psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better...
A couch-full of assorted young book lovers (plus one toddler on the floor), illustrated by Quentin Blake in his inimitable style. Bone china mug.Measures 8.5 cm high.Dishwasher and microwave safe.