Get immersed

This week we are teaming our range of coffee bags with three books that immerse you into new worlds. Want a proper cup of coffee but don’t want to put down your book to find the cafetière? Coffee bags are a single serving of ground coffee which brews right in your cup in 2 just minutes, meaning you can get another chapter in.

From Flying Start to Decaffe, Hot Lava Java to Rich Italian, there is a coffee bag for everyone. If you are heading off on holiday or maybe going camping, they are perfect for taking away with some of these great summer reads.

A mystery to keep you engrossed: Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee

If you like a thrilling read but prefer the setting to be a bit less modern, the Wyndham & Banerjee series, set in India in the 1920s, could be the one for you.

We have chosen the latest in the series, which sees Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his sergeant Surrender-not Banerjee, back together for another case.  When Sam arrives in the hills of Assam and sees a familiar but unwelcome face, he finds the ghosts of his past as a police constable in East London coming back to haunt him.

Why we love it:

All the colour and heat of India come to life in this mix of history and mystery. This is a book that will keep you guessing as the two stories twist and unravel.


A glimpse into a hidden world: The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson

Are you spending more time in your garden? Did you know that there is a whole hidden world waiting to be discovered?

The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet. It is a chance to find out about the wonderful and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond.

Why we love it:

Dave Goulson is a bumble bee expert, but don’t think that this is a dry science book! This is an adventure from your chair and essential reading for anyone who has a garden and cares about our planet. You will never look at a wood louse in the same way again!


The Great Yorkshire novel: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

At Taylors of Harrogate we are very proud of our Yorkshire heritage so we couldn’t not include a classic novel that brings the wild beauty of the moors and dales to life.

This is the story of a mysterious and beautiful young widow, Helen Graham, who moves in to Wildfell Hall amid a sea of rumours and gossip. As her neighbour, the farmer Gilbert Markham comes to discover, Helen has painful secrets buried in her past and good reasons to stay hidden.

This is probably one of the less well-known Bronte novels but it is one that could still  been written today, despite being published nearly 200 years ago.  At the time, it was a courageous and controversial book for its depiction of what it is like to be a single mother who has run away from her husband.

Why we love it:

From the start you will be swept up in the drama of the landscape and the mysterious main character. Helen Graham is unlike many of the heroines of classic books; strong, feisty and a determined to build a better life for her son… this is definitely a satisfying read.


We hope that you enjoy these books and find a coffee bag to suit you! Remember to head to the Vintage website and enter the competition to win these books and a selection of coffees.

Written byAbigail Sawyer

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