Reading lists

8 books to inspire your next hobby

From exploring the lost crafts of rural Britain to baking up a storm in the kitchen, these books will help take your interests to the next level. 

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Lighter evenings, warmer weather, and a summer holiday designed to pull you out of your normal routine are often the best excuse to reconnect with our favourite hobbies.

Below, we've curated a selection of titles designed to enhance your craft or learn a new one. From bird-watching to improving your home or simply shaking up a killer cocktail, these are arguably the perfect way to spend a long summer's day.

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