Sauntering features sixty walker-writers—classic and current—who roam Europe by foot. Twenty-two countries are traversed. We join Henriette d’Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc; Nellie Bly roaming the trenches of the First World War; Werner Herzog on a personal pilgrimage through Germany; Hans Christian Andersen in quarantine; Joseph Conrad in Cracow; Rebecca Solnit reimagining change on the streets of Prague; and Robert Macfarlane dropping deep into underground Paris.
The World of Jane Austen: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
You’ll find sixty characters and great houses from the novels of Jane Austen, set against the landscapes in which they are featured. Also included is a fold-out poster of the image on the puzzle, along with a key to people, both real and fictional, featured on the puzzle.
Shakespeare First Folio Journal
The gold-tooled design on this journal, in the Folger Shakespeare Library, is based on a binding, created c. 1800, for a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Originally published in 1623, "Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies" (or, First Folio) is one of the most valuable books ever printed.
Charles Dickens Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with witty illustrations of more than 50 central characters from 16 of Dickens’s major works, each with significant details: a cricket bat, a suckling pig, top hats and mob caps, a parrot, and much, much more.
Percy Bysshe Shelley's Poetry in Bloom Journal
The design reproduced on the cover of this beautifully made journal is from an antique cover for "The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems". The binding was originally crafted in 1910 in London, by Riviere and Son, bookbinders to the Royal Family.
Liberty London Notecard Assortment
“Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper.” —Oscar Wilde This notecard set features eight of Liberty London's heritage floral prints, drawn from across the store’s vast archive of iconic designs. The archive is a national treasure, encompassing well over 45,000 designs and dating from the 1800s to the present day.
Beatrix Potter All-Occasion Cards
Eight cards (two each of four designs) by British artist Amanda White. Three cards depict Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top, in various seasons. Other card shows Mrs. Heelis with her Herdwicks.
The World of the Tudors: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
From the Wars of the Roses through plagues, plots, executions, and more, the Tudor period is the most dramatic and turbulent in English history. As you build this detailed puzzle, journey through time to identify Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, Henry VIII's six wives, and dozens of other renowned figures.
The World of the Brontës: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Inspired by the life and works of the Brontë family, you’ll find all your favorite characters, as well as some real-life historical figures who played a part in their lives, hidden in this detailed puzzle. Travel across the blustery Yorkshire moors and into the dark, gloomy schoolrooms and weathered stone buildings of nineteenth-century England; includes a poster identifying major characters.
The World of Virginia Woolf: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Piece together the world of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, finding a host of famous characters both real and fictional along the way. From the beaches of Cornwall to the streets of Bloomsbury and from Hogarth House to the colleges of Cambridge, spot Leonard Woolf, Clive and Vanessa Bell and Vita Sackville-West, along with Clarissa Dalloway, Orlando and the Ramsay family.
The World of James Bond: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Welcome to The World of James Bond, MI6's most famous Secret Service agent. As you piece together this action-packed puzzle, spot ground-breaking gadgets, breath-taking stunts and eccentric adversaries. Find your way through the puzzle with the help of a poster bursting with 007 knowledge. Spot a cast of original Bonds, villains and supporting characters as you race through shuttle launches and underwater lairs to island retreats and casinos.
The World of King Arthur: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Step into the mythical, magical realm of King Arthur... Uncover the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in intricate detail as you piece together his fabled kingdom and read about the epic tales that have fascinated storytellers for centuries.
Diamond Jubilee Journal
The design on this journal was created by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a world-renowned British bindery celebrated for their jeweled bindings. Originally crafted in 1922 to house Rudyard Kipling’s “Recessional” poem, written in 1897 for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. This beautiful binding is now part of the Dallas Public Library’s collection.
Jane Austen Characters Mug
Heirloom quality bone china mugs decorated with wonderfully detailed humorous illustrations depicting more than 40 of the central characters from six of Austen’s major works.
Shakespeare’s Britain: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Decorated with symbols and icons of towns and abbeys, castles, battlefields, forests, and heaths, the image on the puzzle is a pictorial map of Britain as it was in 1583, with the geographical settings of Shakespeare’s history plays labeled.
Bodleian Library Silk Chiffon Scarf
This artful silk chiffon scarf features a montage of Victorian and Edwardian girls’ books with enchanting period titles ("Queen of the Dormitory," "The Girl of One Hundred Dresses," and more), collated by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Shakespeare Sonnet 116 Möbius Bracelet
Several lines from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 (“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments…”), one of his best-known, are engraved on this sterling silver möbius bracelet.
Shakespeare Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with more than 40 of the central characters from 14 of Shakespeare’s major plays. Each time you pick one up, you’ll find more to look at in the wonderfully detailed illustrations: masks and cauldrons, snakes, fairies, phantoms, and much more.
Story Map of Ireland: 500-Piece Puzzle
This delightfully detailed pictorial map of Ireland was part of a series of “story maps” produced by Colortext Publications in the 1930s and 1940s.
Shakespeare Cocktail Napkins
"Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people" and three other quotes; 24 napkins with 6 each of four quotes.
Shakespeare Love Silk Chiffon Scarf
The design incorporates favorite love quotations from Shakespeare, along with stylized illustrations of flowers mentioned in his works (wildflowers, the Tudor rose, sprigs of berries, and bees).
The World of Shakespeare: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
The setting: As A Midsummer Night's Dream is being rehearsed at the Globe, actors wander the streets, along with an expansive cast of extras and local characters who may well have provided the Bard with inspiration.
The World of Charles Dickens: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Find yourself in 19th-century London as the beautiful, intricate illustrations of famous fictional characters, writers, and historical figures reveal themselves. The image reimagines both Dickens' life and scenes from his novels in glorious detail.
Romantic Poets All-Occasion Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. Eight different cards featuring various poets are included in this pack.
Emily Dickinson Holiday Card
The Homestead was the home of Emily Dickinson. A keen gardener and nature lover, Emily’s fondness for taking solitary walks in the surrounding landscape prompted her father to present her with an enormous Newfoundland dog, Carlo, whom she fondly described as her “shaggy ally.”
Jane Austen Holiday Cards
The Hampshire village of Steventon is best known as the birthplace of the novelist Jane Austen. Jane and her sister Cassandra braving the inclement weather on the way to the church service, watched over by Christmas angels. Eight 5" x 7" cards.
Canterbury Cathedral Silk Chiffon Scarf
The flower motifs on this beautiful scarf are taken from 14th-century medieval French Lady's Book of Hours, housed in the Canterbury Cathedral Library. The colors are bright and clear, but because the scarf is chiffon, have a certain transparency.
Baby Lit Storybook: Great Expectations
In Great Expectations, preschoolers follow Pip’s story, learning about the value of family and friends, fortune and loss, and love. With colorful artwork and quotes from the original text, Charles Dickens’s classic tale is retold for children ages 3-5.