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.
Celebrate your passion for precision with this librarian style enamel pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled black and silver metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
An original design by The Literary Gift Company, this series is inspired by the 2013 publication A Mug's Guide to Grammar. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Fine bone china mugs.Height of each mug 8cm.Available as a set, or individually.
Relive memories of your favourite childhood books with one of Britain's most celebrated children's illustrators. This jigsaw features an ensemble cast of Quentin Blake's best loved characters including images from Mrs Armitage, Snuff, The Green Ship, Zagazoo, Mister Magnolia, Patrick, Cockatoos, Angelo, Story of the Dancing...
There's nothing better than sharing your favourite book with a friend. And nothing worse than never getting it back again! Keep track of all your lendings (and make sure that the person who's borrowed it knows who to give it back to) with this handy...