Time to share the spoils of my latest unboxing! Reading In Heels is a monthly book subscription box with a difference! You don’t only get a fab paperback release, but also a number of wonderful other goodies each month – all for £10 plus P&P!
So here is what I unwrapped in the August box!!
Night Navy Pencil
This company specialises in bespoke stationery and what better phrase to have on this pencil than this one! @nightnavy
Coconut Lane marble notebook
Who doesn’t love a notebook?! This one uses recycled paper too! @coconutlaneuk
Vinoos Rose Wine Gums
They couldn’t pop a real glass of chilled rose into the box, so they did the next best thing! REAL wine gums! And they’re vegan too! @realwinegum
Patchology Eye Gel Duo
These are to be used to rejuvenate and restore tired eyes! Much needed for my poor eyes after some heavy reading sessions!! @patchology
Ma’am Darling – 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown
She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor.
Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex-slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her.
For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. “If they knew what I had done in my dreams with your royal ladies” he confided to a friend, “they would take me to the Tower of London and chop off my head!”
Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding.
In her 1950’s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman.
The tale of Princess Margaret is pantomime as tragedy, and tragedy as pantomime. It is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled.
Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues and essays, Ma’am Darling is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography, and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.
So I’m a happy bunny again this month with all the wonderful goodies and a fascinating sounding book – one I’d not heard of before either!! Roll on next month!!
I’m quite tempted by the idea of a book subscription box scheme and this one looks very reasonable for the price. I might just have to treat myself…
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I’ve been impressed for the past few months so hope if you do sign up you’ll feel the same! Always good to treat yourself! 😉
Well, I did decide to treat myself (I’ll think of a good excuse later) so we can both look forward to next month’s unboxing!
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ooh great news Cathy! Who needs an excuse when books are involved haha!! Roll on next month!