The Twelve Days of Christmas

This is a beautiful, beautiful book. It arrived a couple of weeks ago when the Penguin fairies sent me a copy to review.

Within the gorgeous, cloth-bound pages there are numerous plates and pieces of William Morris artwork, illustrating the familiar verse of The Twelve Days of Christmas. As the gorgeous cover would suggest, the pages are filled with beautiful details and amazing pictures, all handpicked by the team at the Victoria & Albert Museum (the V&A), who combed their large collection of William Morris patterns for this book.

This book is amongst the first in a new partnership between the V&A and Penguin Random House Children's, who are to be working together to create a bespoke range of books and gifts drawing upon the many delights of the museums vast archive. Having enjoyed the illustrations immensely I'm excited to see what other creations are waiting in the wings.

A charming gift for the child, artist, or lover of beautiful things in your circle.

Disclaimer: As mentioned above, I was gifted a copy of the book. All opinions and Christmassy glee are my own.
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