Monday, 14 September 2009
Book lust: Taschen London
And so I'm back, from outer space (weddings and christenings in England's green and pleasant land). I cannot seem to go on any journey without loading up on gifts for everyone (including me) and so it was that I did a whistle stop dash of Selfridges on Friday morning. I needed bath oils and candles for brides and birthday girls, I needed wrapping baby and booties for a baby Princess and I needed stilettos and a bag for myself. Of course I also needed books- because I seem to think books enhance all occasions- so I needed books for children, books for adults- travel guides for honeymooners, cookbooks, little books and larger ones too.
Time was ticking and I was sticking to the list and not getting distracted when I came across the Taschen table. I had seen the small Taschen guides before but there are now much larger, gloriously hard- backed guides to London, Paris and New York. Were I not emptying my bank account for babies, birthdayers and brides I would have bought them all. A beautiful book is virtually irresistible isn't it? but I had to resist. Next month, next month.
Picture courtesy of Amazon.