Yesterday was the 19th annual World Book Day which is a worldwide celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. We celebrated with our staff making their own book recommendations; here is a selection of them:

In light of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday next month, Shushila has recommended The Queen at 90: A Royal Birthday Souvenir. She feels this book gives an excellent overview of the key events in the Queen’s life alongside some beautiful photographs. The book gives some insight to the highlights of a monarch’s life but also draws attention to the more personal milestones the Queen has achieved, such as her marriage, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Emma has recommended The Crown Jewels: The Official Illustrated History. This book has personal significance for Emma as she used this to research royal jewellery for her art history masters, based on royal portraits. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the Crown Jewels and their transformation through history alongside many stunning photographs. Although it is the result of academic research, the book is accessible to all who wish to learn more about these treasures.

Carly’s recommendation is The Kings and Queens of England: The Biography. Starting from the very origins of the English monarchy this book takes you through every ruler, giving insight into the triumphs and failures they endured during their reigns. Carly recommends it as great book to help you understand the monarchs within the context of their predecessors and successors.

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