Gift Guide: Best Books for Curious Minds

Shopping for someone who has a thirst for knowledge? From stardust to spirits, we’ve complied the ultimate list of books for curious minds.

Rum Curious The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World's Spirit

RUM CURIOUS

 In Rum Curious, author Fred Minnick first takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the world of rum, describing its many styles; explaining the great variety of fermenting, distilling, and maturing processes; and highlighting distillers and distilleries. He then teaches the reader about tasting rum — revealing the experience offered by brands ranging from the familiar to the unusual and obscure.

In Search of Stardust

IN SEARCH OF STARDUST

Tiny pieces of space rock called micrometeorites are everywhere on Earth. In Search of Stardust shows you how to find them and keep them safe.

Modern Women 52 Pioneers

MODERN WOMEN

Modern Women is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, the women included have all paved the way for gender equality in their own indomitable way.

ReWild The Art of Returning to Nature

REWILD

ReWild mixes memoir with practical advice, to delight, inform and inspire us all to discover the art of returning to nature.

Etiquette Rules! A Field Guide to Modern Manners

ETIQUETTE RULES!

Etiquette Rules! succinctly explains everything you need to know to successfully maneuver the world today; from properly serving high tea, to giving the perfectly tasteful toast.

Moonshots 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras

MOONSHOTS

Etiquette Rules! succinctly explains everything you need to know to successfully maneuver the world today; from properly serving high tea, to giving the perfectly tasteful toast.

New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before

NEW VIEWS

A unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before.

London Theatres

LONDON THEATRES

With stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one, alongside sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage, this illustrated overview of London’s Theatres is a book like no other. A must for fans of the stage!

Atlas of Untamed Places

ATLAS OF UNTAMED PLACES

With beautiful, unique maps and evocative photography, Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s wildest places.

Mindfulness and the Big Questions

MINDFULNESS AND THE BIG QUESTIONS

Weaving together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life, Dr Ben Irvine illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. Offering a positive approach to the common problem of existential angst, he teaches how to embrace life’s uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, and provides practical and thoughtful meditations for everyday life, bringing us back to the here and now.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

THE JOY OF MINDFUL WRITING

Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, author helps you to to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness,offering a fresh angle on shifting writer’s block.