Our Sylvester 'Summer Reader' collection was inspired by the paintings of American modernist artist Milton Avery. His work celebrates powerful and positive femininity through paintings of the women in his life, who often have a book in hand.
To celebrate Avery's 'bookish' woman, we've compiled a list of the KS team's upcoming summer reads.
Kate's summer reads
The Brontes by Juliet Barker
The tragic story of the Bronte family is well known, replete with a half-mad father, a wastrel of a brother and three uniquely gifted - and oppressed - sisters. This landmark book if the first definitive history of this fascinating family.
Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy by Anne Sebba
A moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world.
The KS team's summer reads
The Idiot by Elif Batuman - Sophie, Head of Brand
A Book of Days by Patti Smith - Natalia, Ecommerce and Communications Coordinator
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain and Theft by Finding: Diaries by David Sedaris - Leo, Production and Distribution Coordinator
How to Write an Autobiography by Alexander Chee - Moira, Ecommerce Assistant
Persuasion by Jane Austen - Lilly, Christchurch Regional Manager
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and Outline by Rachel Cusk - Polena, Newmarket Store Manager
The Light Between Oceans by M.L Steadman and To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf - Tara, Merivale Senior Stylist