Top Five Books for Animal Lovers

Many of you will have found yourself having to create a new ‘normal’. You may have more time than usual on your hands or are working from home and schooling the kids.You maybe one of the thousands of key workers helping to keep the country running smoothly but the one thing we have in common is to find time for ourselves and loved ones and to switch off from things for a while.

Crouching Cat Mug and Books

Jin Designs has chosen 5 books for animal lovers to read. But, what type of books do animal lovers enjoy? With over 25 million books and items in the British Library it would take 80,000 years to read everything there if you looked at 5 items a day. With that being the case, we thought we best narrow it down a bit!

So here are 5 suggested reads which are just perfect for animal lovers and a fine accompaniment to Jin Designs quality house and giftware products.

1) War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Our first chosen read is War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Made famous by the National Theatre play and Steven Spielberg's film, War Horse tells the story of courage and friendship from the perspective of Joey a young farm horse. Set in 1914 during the first world war it is a powerful story suitable for ages 7 years and upwards so it is perfect for all the family and horse lovers. Jin Designs Farm Collection offers an exciting range of Horse design products should you be looking for a gift for someone. A Jin designs luxury scented Horse Candle can also create a relaxed atmosphere as you step back in time with our first chosen book.

2) Hedgehog by Hugh Warwick

Hedgehog by Hugh Warwick has been chosen because Hugh Warwick is a well known hedgehog loving ecologist and photographer. He is also a respected spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Warwick follows the hedgehog through Europe, Asia and Africa and looks at the evolution, behaviour, habitat and its representation in books, films, advertising and games. The book is filled with fascinating details, facts, illustrations and photographs making it a joy to read for any age. You might want to sit down with a Hedgehog Bone China Mug filled with your favourite beverage when you read this delightful and charming book.

3) The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen

Jin Designs has a perfect book to recommend for all you sheep lovers. The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen is Owen's first book and readers follow her story as she attempts to fulfil her dreams of being a shepherdess. The book has wit and humour throughout and is a fascinating read about her trials and tribulations. It is a book filled with love and determination and an ideal choice for any one who loves sheep and farms. If you’re thinking of sending someone you love a gift to compliment the book, take a look at Sheep gifts and homeware, part of the Jin Designs Farm Collection.

4) Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa tells the poignant story of a stray cat rescued after a dreadful accident and nursed back to health. Once better the cat is taken on a road trip. This story is about kindness, friendships and how the small things in life matter. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Japan the book is one all cat lovers should read. You may not be able to go on a road trip for a while but Sitting Cat Purse would be an ideal gift in many ways because it certainly is a lot easier to take with you than a real cat!

5) All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

For those of you who cannot decide what animal book to read then worry not! All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot is a must! Of course dogs and cats feature in the book but so do many other animals associated with a vet in rural England. If you love animals and the countryside you will love this book. We recommend Jin Designs Farm Collection or Woodland Collection, each with four assorted bone china mugs if you're looking for homeware or a gift. These are ideal treat for anyone who loves all creatures great and small and enjoy a good book about animals and their special relationship with people.
Happy Reading!


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