‘You have been tempting us successfully for years with wonderful books with words. Now you are tempting us with books without words, your beautiful notebooks are . . . well, beautiful.’ P. Turner, London

A good sturdy notebook – the kind you’re not going to lose – is surely one of life’s essentials; a place for those vital to-do lists, a repository for Great Thoughts, memorable quotes, notes of books borrowed and lent, important addresses, other people’s recipes – its uses are endless. As a record, too, a notebook is every bit as immediate as a diary – a patchwork of everyday life that, years later, can vividly bring back the essence of a particular moment.

Just like the Slightly Foxed Editions, The Slightly Foxed Notebook is bound in cloth and comes complete with coloured endpapers, silk head- and tailband and ribbon marker. There’s a choice of two sizes and two contrasting colours. It makes a perfect present – and once you’ve seen it you’ll probably want to buy one for yourself.