Must-have tomes to flick through at leisure

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The Apri­cot Mem­oirs by Tess Guin­ery This col­lec­tion of in­ti­mate prose and po­etry of­fers pro­found wis­dom and a chance for re­flec­tion. There’s also room to write your thoughts on the peach-coloured pages. Tess Guin­ery, $40. Mid-Cen­tury Mod­ern: Icons of De­sign

by Frances Am­bler & Here De­sign Fea­tur­ing 96 iconic de­signs and orig­i­nal il­lus­tra­tions, this book would make a great gift for any­one ob­sessed with mid-cen­tury de­sign. Thames & Hud­son, $19.99. Des­ti­na­tions by Gourmet Trav­eller Rem­edy the pangs of wan­der­lust with this tome of ex­quis­ite travel pho­tog­ra­phy. It will trans­port you from the moun­tains of Oman to the salt plains of the Ata­cama Desert. Bauer Me­dia Books, $59.99. Suqar by Greg & Lucy Malouf De­light your taste­buds with this col­lec­tion of Mid­dle East­ern desserts in­clud­ing kane­feh and halva ice-cream. Hardie Grant, $55. Sim­ple by Yo­tam Ot­tolenghi Here are 130 new, must-try dishes from chef Yo­tam Ot­tolenghi. What they have in com­mon is their sim­plic­ity, whether it’s a 30-minute recipe or some­thing you can make ahead. Pen­guin Ran­dom

House, $55. The Mon­o­cle Guide to Ho­tels, Inns and Hide­aways What makes a ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence truly ex­cep­tional? And what does it take to run a suc­cess­ful ho­tel? The Mon­o­cle ed­i­tors dis­cuss these ques­tions and re­veal their favourite 100 places to stay. Gestal­ten, $99.50.

Stoned: Ar­chi­tects, De­sign­ers & Artists on the Rocks by Thijs De­meule­meester Mar­vel at some of the world’s most beau­ti­ful mar­ble in­te­ri­ors and learn all about this of-the-mo­ment ma­te­rial. The book will look fab­u­lous on your cof­fee ta­ble, too. Lan­noo, $99.R

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