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World Book Day

From fantasies to thrillers, the Sowdens team are barmy about books.

World Book Day is upon us, and whilst some of us look back on fond school memories, the others panic buy a Harry Potter outfit and pray there’s not too many wizards at school today.

So whether you’re reminiscing about the days you dressed up as Winnie the Witch, or you’re cursing the school for another bloody fancy dress day – sit back, relax, take 10, and take a moment to appreciate the joys of a good book.

To celebrate the momentous day the Sowdens team have brought in copies of their favourite books and there’s quite the selection…

Alex: Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Knowing that beauty is only skin deep is what was so relatable for Alex as he aligned himself with the book’s antagonist, Buffalo Bill. We know the line… “It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again”… Jokes aside, this gripping crime thriller will have the hairs raised on the back of your neck as you sit at the edge of your seat.

Rachel: The BFG by Roald Dahl

Kick start your imagination and transport yourself back to your childhood as you read this scrumdiddlyumptious classic. Rachel’s upped the ante when it comes to bedtime reading and has introduced her son the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

Ashleigh: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

As a sucker for romance, Ash loves this poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist. The tear-jerker explores the relationship between Henry and Clare and their passionate love for each other as they attempt to live a normal life whilst dealing with Henry’s Chrono-Displacement Disorder.

Polly: Hegarty on Advertising, Turning Intelligence into Magic by John Hegarty

“This is a book that every creative professional and anyone who values ideas and creativity in business must read.” There really are some lessons to be learnt from the advertising guru himself and this book covers everything from briefs, to brands and their audiences.

Paul: Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami

One of Paul’s favourites, Kafka on the shore is impossible to predict, with a fast moving plot Murakami creates surreal situations that feel out of this world and often don’t make sense.

Beth: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Self confessed Game of Thrones nerd, Beth’s counting down the days until the HBO hit series airs again in April, as she’s just about given up on The Winds of Winter. A Game of Thrones is the first in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and follows the lives of several characters in the fictional world of Westeros. If you like the series, you’ll love the books!

Rach H: Information is Beautiful by David McCandless

Inspired by the flawless design of stunning infographics and data visualisations, Rach H presents us with a visual guide on how the world works. As a nation we are obsessed with information and we are constantly being bombarded, from the phone you’re reading this on to the TV you’re watching in the background, McCandless offers us a new perspective on our 21st-century fixations.

Em: That’s not my unicorn by Fiona Watts and Rachel Wells

This touchy-feely sensory masterpiece has become a staple read in Em’s household, with sparkly horns and fluffy manes, what’s not to love!

We hope this has inspired you to pick up a good old fashioned book and it’s certainly encouraged some office swaps. Check out our Insta and share your favourite books.  

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