Book review: Wartime Farm

Landgirl 1980: When I was asked to review this for Queens of Vintage, I will admit I let out a little yip of excitement. I may have even clapped. In fact, I think I did. What more could I want in a book...

Win a copy of The Vintage Fashion Journal

The Vintage Fashion Journal (by Niki Pilkington, Laurence King, £12.95, available on Amazon) is a lovely little notebook perfect as a diary or to jot down your notes when trawling vintage boutiques,...

Book review: Vintage Cakes

If you enjoy baking and discovering recipes from the past few decades, you will love Vintage Cakes (by Julie Richardson, Ten Speed Press, pre-order now for £17.10 on Amazon). Professional baker and...

Book review: Marilyn Remembered

This August marks 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's untimely death aged just 36. New book Marilyn Remembered  (Cindy De La Hoz, published by Carlton Books, £35, available from all good bookshops and...

Book review: Retro Makeup

I really enjoyed reading Lauren Rennells' first book on vintage hairstyling, which I still rate as one of the best step-by-step guides for re-creating vintage hair. I'm all the more excited she has also...

Book review: Tea & Cake

If you are after a wonderfully illustrated baking book, which features easy cake recipes, classic savouries and everything else you need to throw a vintage afternoon tea party, then you will love Tea &...

Book review: Sew Iconic

From Marilyn Monroe’s billowy white halter in The Seven Year Itch to Audrey Hepburn’s effortlessly chic black number in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the silver screen’s stunning dresses have always left...

Book review: Vintage Teatime (Women’s Institute)

With the Royal Jubilee happening this summer, there will be plenty of tea parties and traditional British home-made afternoon tea treats. New book Vintage Teatime, put together by the Women's Institute, offers...