7 Favourite Roald Dahl Quotes

13th September marks 102 years since the birth of one of our all time favourite authors, Roald Dahl. To celebrate the life and works of this wonderful writer, we wanted to share with you seven of his most ‘splendiferous’ quotes that never fail to make us smile.

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. “ The Minpins.

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of you face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.“

“It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkly if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.” Danny, the Champion of the World.

“All you do is to look at a page in this book because that’s where we always will be. No book ever ends when it’s full of your friends.” The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” Matilda.

“A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator.

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” The Witches.

Do you have a favourite Roald Dahl quote?

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Literary Mugs – The Perfect Addition To Your Book Club Subscription

If you’ve popped over from our subscription website (www.teaandbookclub.com) , you’ll know all about The Bookishly Book Clubs – a monthly subscription featuring a vintage book or new and a packet of delicious tea or coffee.

We’re here to tell you about our literary mugs, the perfect addition to your subscription that you can purchase over on our main website, along with a host of other literary goodies.

Each mug features a different bookish quote that’s sure to sum up at least one part of a book lover’s personality. Which one suits you best? We’d love to know your favourite!

  1. “Just one more chapter…” It’s 2.30AM and you’ve got to be up at 7 but the urge to keep on reading is just too hard to resist.

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2. “Home is where there’s a stack of books by the bed.” Erm, home is where there’s a stack of books everywhere…

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3. “A book a day keeps reality away.” There’s nothing better than escaping the real world for a while by diving into somebody else’s.

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4. “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.” Erm, between the pages of a book is the best place to be.

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Love our mugs? Get yours here! 🙂

 

 

Our Favourite Vintage Book Covers This Month

Each month, we sort through thousands of vintage books for our subscriptions. One of our favourite parts of the entire process is looking at their beautiful, weird and wonderful book covers. Here are a few favourites from the last month! 

  1. The Saint Meets The Tiger – Leslie Charteris

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2. Some Tales Of Mystery & Imagination – Poe

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3. The Great Short Stories Of De Maupassant

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4. Roots – Arnold Wesker

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5. Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen

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6. Georgian London – John Summerson

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Our Five New Favourite Places To Get Coffee In London

We’ve always had a never-ending love for coffee and reading. In fact, the combination of the two together was very much the inspiration behind our Coffee & Vintage Book Club. A rainy afternoon spent in your favourite coffee shop with a good book… Sounds like our idea of perfection.

But where to go? We know that you love coffee just as much as we do and discovering new places to trial as many kinds as possible to find your perfect cup is very important. (What’s a good book if the coffee is rubbish?) We’ve rounded up a couple of our latest coffee shop finds in London. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, make sure you take the time to pop in and get your caffeine fix.

CURATORS COFFEE

Where? 51 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SG or 9a Cullum Street, London, EC3M 7JJ

Not only do they have their own range of in-house espressos that change seasonally, you can also grab yourself something from the bakery selection. A stylish place to refuel.

THE ATTENDANT

Where? 27a Foley Street, London, W1W 6DY

While there are 3 locations you can go to for a coffee at The Attendant in London, this one located in the heart of Fitzrovia, near Oxford Street has to be our favourite. Converted from a former underground Victorian toilet block into one of London’s top speciality coffee and brunch cafes. Although incredibly small we still love how unique this location is!

KAFFEINE

Where? 66 Great Titchfield St, London, W1W 7QJ or 15 Eastcastle St, London, W1T 3AY

At this Australian boutique, you’ll be super impressed with the knowledge these baristas (who reportedly have over 3 years training) have. Known for their experimentation and whip up original combinations of coffee. You can also attend one of their classes where you can learn latte art with their lead barista.

TIMBERYARD

Where? 7 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2H 9DL

We can’t decide whether this place is a coffee shop or our dream living room? It’s not just their interiors which is worth an Instagram photo but their coffee art is just as dreamy.

LOOK MUM NO HANDS!

Where? 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX or 101 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1LU

Why go to two different places when you can get your morning coffee and bike repair done all in the same place?

We’re always on the hunt for more coffee goodness… Have a favourite place? Be sure to let us know! It would make us really, really happy.

9 Gifting Occasions For The Bookishly Book Clubs

Subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving, with contents ever changing. A little parcel of happy post every month, helping balance out the envelopes with bills in! The Bookishly Book Clubs are perfect for a number of gifting occasions, we’ve made a list of our favourites.

Birthdays

Perfect for birthday bookworms! With three subscriptions on offer, there’s something to suit every type of reader.

Thank yous

For someone who’s been a big help and has spent their time assisting you. Our book clubs give the gift of that all important ‘me time’.

Anniversaries

A first wedding anniversary gift should be paper based. Need we say more? A paperback book subscription is near enough perfect!

Graduations

After all that hard-work it’s definitely time to take a break with a good book (that isn’t for cramming), and what better way to say well done?!

Get Well 

Rest and recuperation are the best ways to get better; pjs – check, cuppa and a great book – check, cosy blanket – check. 

Mother’s Day & Father’s Day 

Sometimes parents are super hard to buy for, they’ve usually got everything! Get in their good books with a gift that keeps on giving. 

Christmas!

Of course we couldn’t miss out the biggest gifting day of the year!  Spreading it out over several months, it’s almost as if Christmas were every month, well nearly.

Need one? Check out all of our current subscriptions right here.

 

 

 

Seven Things ALL Book Lovers Can Relate To.

We come across a lot of book related memes online that as readers make us shout one or all of the following at our phone screens : ‘ME’  ‘LIFE‘ ‘SAME’. The good news? We’ve compiled a list of our favourites. Here are seven scenarios that all book lovers can relate to. Let us know if you have any more!

Love books? Check out The Bookishly Book Clubs to get your monthly book fix.

1. When the book you’re reading needs to pick up the pace!

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2. That all too familiar panic!

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3. The need to play it cool infront of the Muggles.

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4. Forgetting that you need to be a functional human being the next day.

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5. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

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6. Too many books? How about not enough bookshelf?

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7. When you just can’t help yourself.

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8 Reading Nooks That Are Absolute Goals

Bookworm? Picture this : it’s raining outside and you’re tucked up in your favourite armchair wearing your comfiest clothes underneath a big, cosy blanket. You’re reading your favourite book and you’ve got a huge mug of coffee / tea / hot chocolate… Sounds pretty wonderful, right?

We’ve searched online to provide you with that reading nook inspo you didn’t know you needed… Here’s a few of our favourites! If you’ve got a book nook to rival those below, share them with us on Instagram @bookishlyuk – we’d love to see! 

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