Win Emma Bridgewater's Autumn Reading List!

To celebrate National Read A Book Day we asked our Founder and Creative Director, Emma Bridgewater, what's on her reading list this Autumn...

Our environment and how we treat it, heal it and preserve it is a subject that moves closer and closer to my heart with each passing day. Recently, I've found myself lost in Dieter Helm's Green and Prosperous Land and Isabella Tree's Wilding, both fantastic page-turners that teach and inspire in equal measure. They're a rousing call to arms about the need for positive change and revolutionary environmental rescue!

And for fans of fiction, I’ll be turning over a new leaf for autumn - back to the classics, always a pleasure, a surprise, even a relief. Two top favourites are:

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, who is well known as Henry James in shorter sentences. Lily Bart, haunting heroine of this thoughtful novel about female independence has much to say to us still, as the patriarchy still holds sway: sisters the good fight continues...

Another favourite: The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald; if you love this as I do, well hooray; and hooray again as she wrote prolifically, provocatively and personally so if you don’t already worship at her modest but wondrous shrine, you may soon become a devotee, like me.

And for younger readers...
My sister Nell and Bryony May Smith's glorious book, Nell and the Circus of Dreams, brings the magic and mystery of the circus to life. If you can tear yourself away from the pages there's still time to see the real thing, Gifford's Circus is running until the end of September and it is truly the most wonderful occasion.

Follow us on our Instagram for your chance to win this bundle of books as well as Emma's Toast & Marmalade and Pattern. Competition closes midnight on Monday. T&Cs apply.