Four of the best interiors and gardening books released this October 2016
- Credit: Peter Dazeley
From trollopey plants to the history of that particular shade you’ve painted your hallway (and what to call it) here are four of the best homes and garden books for October 2016
London Uncovered, Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly, £30, Frances Lincoln
See inside 60 of the capital’s most intriguing buildings with photos by Peter Dazeley, who was also behind 2014’s Unseen London. Highlights include photos from Bevis Marks synagogue in the City and east London’s Wilton’s Music Hall accompanied by stories and history of each location.
Life Unstyled: How to embrace imperfection and create a home you love, Emily Henson with photos by Debi Treloar, £19.99, Ryland, Peters & Small
London-based interior stylist Emily Henson has taken this book’s title from the name of her blog, which focusses on the lively and characterful over pristine and perfect homes, hoping to create a more honest reflection of how we can realistically aspire to living.
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The Secret Lives of Colour, Kassia St Clair, £20, John Murray
- 1 Falling stonework narrowly misses outdoor diners at Crouch End cafe
- 2 Lane closure scrapped after high pollution readings double
- 3 Haringey Council leader ousted by rival in Labour group vote
- 4 Hampstead man jailed for pub 'revenge attack' on Jewish Tory barrister
- 5 Obituary: 'Striking and beautiful' north London mother Mary Collins
- 6 'I want to make a difference': new leader for Haringey Council
- 7 Hundreds oppose Hampstead Heath dog walker licence scheme
- 8 Anorexia was nurtured and nourished by lockdown – and the media
- 9 Revealed: The five most polluted places in Camden
- 10 Crouch End join cricketing and cultural exchange programme
Having written a column about colour for Elle Decoration for the past three years, journalist Kassia St Clair is better qualified than most to write this fascinating volume about the history and cultural significance of all the hues of the rainbow and more.
Why did pink become considered a feminine colour in the 20th century? This and much more is answered here.
Plant Love: The scandalous truth about the sex life of plants, Michael Allaby, £14.99, Filbert Press
What secret raunchiness is going on in your garden without your knowledge? No, the doggers haven’t come to town, it’s the plants that are getting naughty in this light-hearted botanical volume, packed with delightful illustrations.