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Our Book Recommendations for Summer

Ahead of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner being announced on the 14th of June, we wanted to share with you some of the books that are on our summer reading list too! From gripping novels to deep dives into the history of colour, here are some books to enjoy…

The Ghost Ship by Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is a bestselling author and the founder of The Women’s Prize for Fiction. We are honoured to welcome her to Charlotte Street Hotel on 6th July to discuss her new novel Ghost Ship. It is an epic tale of courageous women battling to survive in a man’s world. For more details about our Book Salons, click here.

Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris

Black Butterflies is a breath-taking portrait of disintegration, resilience and hope following real-life accounts of the longest siege in modern warfare. It tells the story of Zora and her friends who are forced to rebuild themselves over and over again. Priscilla Morris’ book is shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

This unique read by Robin Wall Kimmerer talks about the abundance of the natural world and hope for our renewed relationship with Mother Nature. This book offers a sense of discovery and shows how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of indigenous people.

The Art of Colour: The History of Art in 39 Pigments by Kelly Grovier

Kelly Grovier shares the fascinating backstories of the pigments and colour used in some of the greatest works of art in history. Each colour has its own story from being invented by cave-dwellers, mediaeval conjurers, conmen and scientists. This book provides a great insight into human’s desire to create colour and how colour theory was developed.

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

This is Jessie Burton’s highly anticipated sequel to The Miniaturist. It is a story of love, fate and two women determined to make their own way. We are excited to also be hosting a Book Salon with Jessie Burton at Charlotte Street Hotel on the 19th June. You can find out more here.

We hope these book recommendations will bring you joy this summer. Share your favourite books with us on Instagram @KitKempDesignThread.

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