Ten great luxury British books

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The BB Edit picks its favourite books, from photography to architecture

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Matilda Temperley’s stunning photographic record of the floods that engulfed the Somerset Levels in 2014. Beautiful and mesmerising. £30. Amazon

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With a foreword by HRH Prince of Wales, New Classicists exams the work of Robert Adam and his fellow directors. £34.43 Amazon
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From stilettos to sneakers, The Shoe Book, published by Assouline, explores the history and technologies that have shaped footwear through the ages. A shoe lover’s bible. £35, NET-A-PORTER

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 12.24.22This hand-bound oversize luxury edition traces the development of 20th-century design from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements through Bauhaus and Art Deco to today’s digital age. $695, Assouline

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The work of acclaimed sculptor Simon Gudgeon is encapsulated in this beautiful hardback book that showcases his Dorset sculpture park. £30, Amazon

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From giant private planes to the sleek fine watches and everything in between, this updated volume of TeNeues‘ Luxury Toys book offers an insight into the whims and pleasures of the biggest spenders amongs us. £45, MR PORTER

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A celebration of more than 40 years of the playful and trendsetting English fashion brand and one of our favourite designers, Paul Smith. £125, Paul Smith


The Little Black Book of Luxury Volume III – packed full of the very best in British luxury brands and an essential resource. No self-respecting luxury lover should be without one.

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Packed with interior design tips and recipes for living the Soho House way – from cooking classic roast chicken, and shaking the perfect Soho Mule, to choosing the right sofa for your sitting room. £30, Eat, Drink, Nap

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Featuring unique models, old and new, including sport versions and luxury, this is the perfect book for someone who favours two wheels instead of four. £45, MR PORTER

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