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Saturday 01 July 2017

Hatchards July Book Recommendations

Visit the Hatchards store in St Pancras and discover the new July titles.

Hatchards recommend the following books.

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead £7.99

The Underground Railroad chronicles a young slave's desperate bid for freedom from a cotton plantation. Hunted by the relentless slave catcher, Ridgeway, and encountering strange, new worlds at each step of her journey, Cora’s harrowing quest becomes an odyssey through time and space. A search for true freedom.

(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction 2017)

The Adversary - Emmanuel Carrere  £8.99

To his family and his tight-knit group of friends, Jean Claude Romand seemed to be a pillar of his community: a distinguished doctor at the WHO in Geneva, a loving husband and a devoted father. Until one day, seemingly out of the blue, he murdered his wife, their two young children, his parents, and their dog, shocking their community to its core and revealing a shocking and unbelievable eighteen year web of lies.

Journalist and author Emmanuel Carrère became fascinated by the case, following it closely to try to understand how a seemingly normal human being could be capable of such an existence, and the heinous act that followed. The result is this compelling, unnerving thriller which is all the more gripping as a work of non-fiction.

The Dry - Jane Harper £7.99

Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty.

Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier.

Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather - Cornelia Funke   £6.99

The last winged horses are on the brink of extinction. Three foals lie curled in their eggs in a sanctuary for threatened creatures, where a young dragon rider lives with his silver dragon. The foals are ill, and the pair volunteer to seek the only cure: a Griffin's feather. But Griffins, with the heads of eagles and the bodies of lions, are a dragon's fiercest enemy, and live far across the world in the sweltering jungle. A dangerous and exciting adventure begins...

Friday 09 June 2017

kikki.K is now open!

Welcome to your new favourite store... kikki.K is now open and can be found on The Arcade. Through beautiful Swedish design, kikki.K inspires and empowers people the world over to live their best life every day.

To celebrate the launch of global Swedish design brand, a special sculptural installation of oversized pencils has been created! For your chance to win an inspiring kikki.K prize pack visit the giant pencil installation (located nearby kikki.K’s new store), take a photo or boomerang in front of the pencil installation and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #KIKKIKUK

You can also attend a special Q&A session with kikki.K founder, Kristina Karlsson.

Tuesday 06 June 2017

Introducing Links of London as Official Licensee to Ascot and Royal Ascot

Links of London, the award winning British jewellery and gift brand for women and men, has reinforced its links to the British social and sporting calendar by signing a multi-year agreement with Ascot Racecourse. Links of London is to become an Official Licensee to Ascot, and to the jewel in the crown, Royal Ascot and the relationship is a perfect combination.  The specially designed collection launches in mid-May 2017, available in all Links of London standalone, concession and web stores, as well as in Ascot and Royal Ascot’s on-site retail stores.

The new “Ascot Collection” captures the elegance and iconic style that is a hallmark of Ascot or Royal Ascot. It provides the perfect finish whether you are attending Ascot or indeed any event during the season.

The range includes extensions of some of the most iconic collections such as Sweetie, Narrative and Diamond Essentials, with an array of keepsakes capturing the exciting and colourful atmosphere of the Ascot Race days.

In an assortment of sterling silver, 18kt rose and yellow gold vermeil, the Diamond Essentials Horseshoe range is delicately finished with sparkling pavé diamonds, showcasing the horseshoe motif. It features a pendant necklace and bracelet, statement double-motif cuff and is finished with stud earrings and a ring.

Ask in store for further details.