Ten Books to Keep Cosy With

Settling down with a good book and taking some well deserved time out is something that we love, whether it’s cosying up inside while the rain pours, with coffee on a Sunday morning or lying in the garden on a warm summer’s day.

Here are some of our favourite cosy reads!

 

 

 

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

A coming of age love story set in Suffolk and narrated by the charming Cassandra who fills pages of her diary with her eccentric family’s adventures.

 

A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood 

Growing up in a sleepy Cornish village, Lou's world is turned upside down when the Cardew family arrive and she spends a magical summer as part of their world. 

 

 

 

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Nothing says comfort like revisiting an old childhood favourite, and the magical world of J.K. Rowling certainly fits the bill. With seven books to get stuck into, there’s plenty to keep you going.

 

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier

The one true Romantic novel that du Maurier wrote, set on the Helford River in Cornwall and the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

 

 

 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The old stories are the best ones, and the story of Mr Darcy and Lizzie Bennett is one of the most enduring love stories. This is the perfect tale to escape into, whatever the weather. 

 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

With the sweeping Yorkshire Moors as a backdrop, this classic tale tells the story of a young governess who falls in love at the eerie Thornfield Hall.

 

  

 

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

Set in the English countryside at an old country house and split between two-time frames as secrets from the past are uncovered, this is the perfect tale to while away a lazy afternoon.

 

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

A sweeping tale of family, friendship, war with a Cornish backdrop. This saga will carry you along and is the perfect way to while away a warm summer’s day. 

 

 

Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale

After Rachel Kelly, a celebrated artist, dies, her family gather in Cornwall to reflect on the legacy she left behind.

 

The Muse by Jessie Burton 

Set between London 1967 and Spain 1930, this story explores the story of a lost painting and it's journey from Spain to London, exploring themes of identity and art.