Gaspard's Foxtrot is a delightful tale about Gaspard, a cute fox who follows his friend on an 88 bus and takes an adventure around London's West End.
Beautiful illustrations take the reader on a journey to Museum Street, China Town, Piccadilly Circus and finally his last stop- Hyde Park where he experiences an orchestral performance and even trots on stage to become a star for the day!
This gorgeous book is ideal for any London lovers who will enjoy looking at the beautiful illustrations of some of London's best known and beloved locations.
Gaspard's Foxtrot by Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew published by GRAFFEG is available from graffeg.com for £12.99.
An exciting tale it's not (largely due to its random structure), however, it's great if you're looking for little-known facts about London that you can pull out to impress your friends during your next dinner party. Covering everything from bridges to arcades, fish and chips and everything in between, this unique guide book is packed with weird and wonderful facts about London.
One of my favourite facts gleaned from the book was learning that the Burlington Arcade was built to prevent people from throwing oysters (a fast food during 19th century London) into the yard of the 1st Earl of Burlington's townhouse.
Other interesting facts I came across include:
So, if you want to look at lesser-known London off the beaten path, then this book is for you.
Galleries, Palaces & Tea by David Backhouse is published by Curll Press and available for £9.99 from www.amazon.co.uk.
London lovers will adore London Sketchbook by Jason Brooks, a beautiful book brimming with beautiful, highly skilled sketches by London-born fashion illustrator Jason Brooks.
For anyone who has been blessed with spending time in London, whether it be a brief fling or a long love affair, you can't help but feel nostalgic as you flick through the pages. Having left the States to enjoy a new life and career in London, the book made me feel inspired all over again, and reminded me why I left my hometown for this magically enthralling city.
Every page in the book is as beautiful as the last, featuring a mixture of illustrations including architecture, fashion, and charming restaurants and shops dotted around London. A keen observer, Jason captures every minute detail in his illustrations, demonstrating both his talent and his passion for the city.
London Sketchbook by Jason Brooks, published by Laurence King Publishing, is available for £19.95 at www.laurenceking.com.
One of the greatest luxuries of all is having the time to relax with a great book.