Book of the Month
Our 'Book of the Month' is a great read that we universally want to recommend to you, the reader. It might not be on the bestsellers' lists; it might not be a movie-tie-in edition of the latest blockbuster; it might not even be from an author (or publisher) that you even recognise. It will, however, be a book that our buyers and our staff recommend for its wit, its erudite nature, its beauty and literary lyricism.
Piotr Socha & Wojciech Grajkowski
The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size in full-colour photographs taken on a light box and is accompanied by details of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which it's found, as well as brief scientific and historical accounts. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of the deep woods, the Book of Leaves brings the forest to life - and to our living rooms - as never before.
'Beautiful … There is humour in the images, and compelling detail and elegant composition'
Children's Book of the Week - Sunday Times
'Brimming with hundreds of meticulously wrought, vibrant illustrations'