Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Literary Gift Company helps inspire a novel!

Congrats to Milly Johnson who's new novel The Teashop on the Corner is published today. The Teashop in question has a literary twist selling beautiful bookish stuff and The Literary Gift Company is acknowledged by Milly as supplying lots of inspiration! So bit of a proud moment for us.

To celebrate the launch today Simon and Schuster are offering a chance for you to win a goody bag from The Literary Gift Company, along with a copy of Milly's fab new book. Good Luck!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A very very nice cup of tea

In 1946, after many years of painstaking research, George Orwell published his guide to making A Nice Cup of Tea*. He came up with 11 rules in total "every one of which I regard as golden". These include directions to the shape of the cup which should be employed, and the type of milk used. And rather sensationally (Orwell being, of course, no stranger to controversy) he states categorically that the milk should be added last.

The lovely designers at JollySmith have taken Orwell's rules and placed them, helpfully, on a "mug-shaped teacup", and here is the result.

*Evening Standard 12th January 1946

Friday, 7 February 2014

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Thank You for the Music

Some good friends of The Literary Gift Company have just launched a musically themed gift shop. Apparently not everyone is madly interested in literature (what?) and I think there is a real gap in the market for more unusual and interesting musical gifts so I'm really looking forward to seeing this site grow! Take a look at the shop here.
Here are a few highlights:

Good Luck guys!

Friday, 14 June 2013

A Mug's Guide to Grammar

This is our latest WIP. Do you have any grammar grumbles that you think we should address?

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

'How do you scroll down?'

This book has been a firm favourite of ours since it was published in 2011, and happliy it is now available in paperback. 

Written and illustrated by Lane Smith It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in a digital age.

Featuring a monkey who just wants to read, a jackass who only likes technology and a straight talking little mouse, this book will keep you giggling with the jackass' questions of 'Does it tweet?' and the monkey's eternal answer 'No. It's a Book'.

Bizarrely, it is not available on Kindle. 
Lane Smith is, of course, the illustrator of many gorgeous books including The Stinky Cheese Man, Squids Will be Squids and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs