"The Literary Almanac" (Greenfinch, 2021)
“The ultimate reading list for book lovers everywhere, The Literary Almanac offers a seasonal reading programme inspiring us to reach for different kinds of novel throughout the calendar year. Each entry has been selected to chime with a specific month to provide a richer reading experience and to open our imaginations to the different seasons and rhythms of our world.
Writer, historian and bookseller Francesca Beauman provides over 300 suggestions of what to read when and each book is pitched with passion, from The Count of Monte Cristo to snuggle up with on long winter nights to My Brilliant Friend on the beach in high summer to Diary of A Provincial Lady to get you through a family Christmas. Beautifully illustrated throughout and peppered with pithy quotations, noteworthy anniversaries and witty asides, this is the perfect companion for every bookworm and a beautiful gift.
‘Francesca Beauman writes with wit, warmth and a wise compassionate intelligence that makes every page a joyous delight… I will be giving this book to everyone I know.’ - Elizabeth Day
'The perfect book for readers who want to be reminded of books they have loved, or discover those they have somehow missed. Francesca Beauman writes with irresistible passion, knowledge and warmth and illustrations are to die for. This is the best kind of reading celebration.’ - Rachel Joyce