Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – The Palette of The Natural World

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours comprises a collection swatches displaying nature’s colour palette together with their poetical descriptions. Used by scientists for centuries, including Charles Darwin during his time on the HMS Beagle, it set the basis for modern colours in the early 1800s. As part of our Art Meets Science imprint, we have republished this […]

Nine Essential Classic Books Everyone Should Read

Discover the nine essential classic books that we think everyone should read. Reading the classics is often a lifelong goal for avid readers, but it’s easier said than done. It can be tricky to know where to begin when there are so many fantastic classic books out there. To help you get started, we’ve compiled […]

Charles Dickens – A Victorian Collection

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Author of countless stories and essays, Charles Dickens is one of the most iconic writers of all time, primarily known for his vivid and gritty portrayal of Victorian London. Join us on a journey through nineteenth-century England as we take a closer look at some of his biggest and best pieces of writing from the collection. ‘No […]

The Secret Garden – A Story of Nature and Friendship

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The Secret Garden is a beautifully written, endearing children’s novel by American author Frances Hodgson Burnett. First published in 1911, this charming tale has warmed the hearts of readers since its release over a hundred years ago with its themes of friendship and nature. It’s not just the beautiful writing, imagery and themes that make […]

To The Cuckoo – A Poem by William Wordsworth

One of William Wordsworth’s most-loved poems, To The Cuckoo is a cheerful ode to springtime in the English countryside. This poem was taken from the book, The Collected Poems of Wordsworth, from our Ragged Hand imprint, collected in honour of his 250th birthday. Full of spring sunshine, flowers, and bird song. It’s the perfect poem […]

Florence Nightingale – 200 Years of Nursing

Inspiring the countless generations preceding her, Florence Nightingale greatly affected 19th and 20th-century policies around medical care. She gained a reputation while serving in the Crimean War, attending to and organising the care of wounded soldiers. With a group of women nurses under her command, she improved the unsanitary conditions of the base hospital she […]