Ah, books! The great way to unwind and discover, to bound easily and fully into another realm, to learn new skills and abilities, or maybe to park yourself on a comfy couch with a cup of warm herbal tea and a colouring book designed to simply ease your mind and gently engage your creativity.

Books have so much to share with us, whispering gently – or wildly – from their simple printed pages.

My Mum read to me when I was so very young. My favourite? You know the one you ask to be read to you again and again and again, until in all likelihood you’ve driven the reader to frustration even if they never show it? The Wizard of Oz. Written in a cartoon sequence style. Her favourite? The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Here are some books I hope you will enjoy, love, even cherish…