Biscuit loves...Books

From inspiring gardens to cute bedtime stories - a few familiar faces from the Biscuit team pick their favourite books from the store. 

Biscuit founder Amanda Mitchell with her favourite book

Amanda Mitchell, Biscuit Founder

The book I love: The Flower Hunter by Lucy Hunter



Why I love it: I adore spending time in my garden trying to make it as beautiful as I can. Every page of this book inspires me to keep going and keep improving. Through each of her gorgeous images, photographer, floral and garden artist Lucy Hunter takes you on a journey of a year in her garden and artist's studio set among the mountains of North Wales. Her accompanying words whisper to my creative soul encouraging me to listen and learn from nature and its intricate cycles. 
Best for: This book is a beautiful gift for yourself or that creative gardener you want to treat. 


Marie Bartlett, retail manager 

The book I love: 150 Gardens You Need To Visit Before You Die by Stefanie Waldek

Why I love it: As a total garden lover, I enjoy taking in other people's gardens or visiting grand gardens as a tourist. It's all research. This book is a whistle-stop tour of the world's most gorgeous, gorgeous gardens. From Monet's Giverny in France to the Summer Palace garden in Beijing, China, these gardens are all now on my bucket list to see for myself. Until then I can enjoy them through this perfect coffee table book.
Best for: Gardeners who also enjoy a bit of travelling will love this. Good for a Father's Day perhaps?

Karen Eardley, retail supervisor 

The book I love: The Italian Deli Cookbook by Theo Randall



Why I love it: I love Italian food - the smell of it, the taste of it and enjoying it with friends and family. Gorgeous Italian food always reminds me of my time spent in Tuscany before family and kids. This book is a fest of delicious Italian recipes by restaurant chef Theo Randall. I may not have made them all, yet, but I'm taking a stab at it and so far not too tricky. A great book to have on your kitchen shelves.
Best for: Italophiles who love to get creative in the kitchen.

Kirsty Thompson, retail assistant

The book I love: The Food & Company Cook Book 



Why I love it: It's actually the baking section that I adore in this cook book. Like my mum, I love baking and making delicious things for others to adore. Inside this beautiful and useful book there are so many sweet treats to try your hand at - lemon drizzle, Grandma's shortbread and scones. Lovely and tasty.
Best for: It's a good starter recipe book for all as it has all the classics inside.

Alice Rowan, retail assistant

The book I love: Little People, Big Dreams Dolly Parton by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara



Why I love it: My niece may be only one just now but I'm excited for when I'll be able to read this Dolly book with her, perhaps with some Dolly playing in the background. Dolly's story is one of rags to riches and using the power of her voice to do good. What better inspiration is there for a young girl? The cute pictures are super-engaging and I love how Dolly's big heart shines through in each of the pages. Bedtime story time with my niece is going to be a blast, very soon.
Best for: Kids, big and small, who love a bit of Country will enjoy reading Dolly's tale.

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