Our few of our favourite books!

April 23, 2020

The team at Erstwilder loves a good read and to celebrate World Book Day we all wanted to share our favourite books with you.

Marc's Pick: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
“Presently Peter sneezed "Kertyschoo!"

I’ll be honest, this ones more for my darling daughter Indiana, though I do have a handful of vague but warm memories of diving into the world of Peter Rabbit and Friends when I was very young. I’ve chosen The Tale of Peter Rabbit because it’s the perfect introduction to Beatrix Potter’s whimsical world of curious creatures. Not to mention it’s a genuinely enjoyable adventure for children of all ages.

Missy's Pick: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.”

This novel tells the story of an unnamed woman marrying a wealthy widower, Mr de Winter, whose home is haunted by the memory of his first wife. He would love nothing more to forget but the second Mrs de Winter clings to every moment as if scared she will never experience it again. Narrated from the perspective of the second wife, this gothic romance left me desperate to keep reading and has since become a favourite of mine. The way du Maurier weaves descriptions of the narrator, you feel as if you are right there in her shoes and experiencing every moment of this unsettling story.

Kelly’s Pick: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens.

“Before sitting down to it, he opens his corner- cupboard door; takes his bit of chalk from its shelf; adds one thick line to the score, extending from the top of the cupboard door to the bottom; and then falls to with an appetite.”

As Dickens last book, it was left unfinished at his death which is both intriguing and frustrating. There have been a few attempts to complete the novel but I’m sure these would fall short compared to what Dickens would have written or wanted. I have always enjoyed reading classic novels and Dickens' are some of the best!

Tess' pick: The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill.
“My head reeled at the sheer and startling beauty, the wide, bare openness of it. The sense of space, the vastness of the sky above and on either side made my heart race, I would have travelled a thousand miles to see this. I had never imagined such a place.”

With intimate and warm characters, juxtaposed so expertly by such a cold and desolate setting Susan Hill’s Woman in Black is the perfect ghost story. Tense and emotional, captivating and mysterious.

Sally’s pick: Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
“Most generally there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it”

My wonderful Nan gifted me this sweet classic about the girl with the sunniest outlook. No matter what may come her way Pollyanna manages to find the silver lining of every cloud. Do you know how to play the glad game?

Adam's pick: THE BODY – By Bill Bryson
“You could travel through every inch of outer space and nowhere would you find anything as marvellous, complete and high functioning as the three pounds of spongy mass between your ears”

Incredibly interesting, inspirational and at times unbelievable! I love the way Bill Bryson writes and can make intensely complex thoughts and ideas easy to understand.

James’ Pick: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

An enthralling journey into the depths of unchecked hedonism. The one and only novel by inarguably the 19 th century’s leading purveyor of witticisms, Oscar Wilde’s opus is picture-perfect satire (pardon the pun) that seems to grow more relevant by the year. An exploration into the darker recesses of the human mind and soul, the story and the titular character captured my attention from the opening pages, a credit to the wonderful wordplay and storytelling savvy of a literary icon.

Those are a few of our favourite books! Which one's have you read? What's your favourite?

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog Wilder

Erstwilder 10th Birthday Collection Reveal

October 10, 2021

Ready to discover every design that made the cut for our 10th Birthday Fan Favourites Collection? All has been revealed! A decade in the making, we can't wait to celebrate this milestone together. Launching 12:30pm AEDT Tuesday 12th October.

Read More
Erstwilder x The Wiggles Collection Reveal

September 29, 2021

Ready to get Wiggling?! Click here for an early look at all the wonderful designs in our upcoming ERSTWILDER x THE WIGGLES collection. Fruit salad, yummy yummy! 🍓🍏🍉🍌🍇 Launching 12:30pm AEST Friday 1st October.

Read More
Cute & Spooky By Mimsy Collection Reveal

September 19, 2021

Cute & Spooky By Mimsy Collection Reveal Blog

The supernaturally sensational CUTE & SPOOKY BY MIMSY collection is almost here! Keep reading to discover video and images of the entire range, from limited run layered resin accessories to enchanting enamel pins and Essential earrings. These devilishly delightful designs are perfect for Halloween, or all year round. Launching 12:30pm AEST Tuesday 21st September.

Read More
★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

24453 reviews
Captain Feathersword Brooch
Madi (Port Macquarie, AU)
So cute!

Very cute. Well designed. Delivery was quick.

Druid 7 Brooch
Ella H. (Sydney, AU)
Absolutely gorgeous brooch!

This design is so simple and cute yet adds so much to any outfit. It is a good smaller size which is to my likening which also helps it fit with so many outfits and colours. Shipping was super fast and I was so glad to receive this product! Would highly recommend :)

Happy Dance

Recently received my very 1st puchase (Benjamin Bunny) to gift to my daughter for her upcoming birthday. Everything from the beauty & quality of the brooch through to the gorgeous gift box, cute tissue wrapping & fun messages on the outer box is just stunning. So refreshing to see a business care about their product & customer satisfaction. I have now ordered the Cupcake brooch. Have to decide to keep or gift....

So cute

I love my pins. They arrived super quick and they were packaged so nicely. The pins themselves are a great size and really good quality.

Lucky Dip Brooch
Katie (Melbourne, AU)
Always good fun!

Always such a great surprise to get a lucky dip! Will it be what you’re after? Maybe not, but you’ll never know if you don’t give it a whirl! ;)

1 2 3