COLDCOMFORT BOOK

Seek so­lace from the desert sun with the ici­est book you’ll ever own

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Some­times, on a par­tic­u­larly hot day in a par­tic­u­larly hot month dur­ing a par­tic­u­larly hot year, all you need to do is take a deep breath and plunge your­self into a load of ice-cold wa­ter.

If, how­ever, you find your­self un­able to – ow­ing to a hosepipe ban, or a desert strand­ing, or the fact that the heat has melted all the ice in a many-mile ra­dius – then may we sug­gest plung­ing your eyes into Gestal­ten’s ice-cold Be­low Zero: Ad­ven­tures Out In The Cold as the next best thing.

Sure, it may not cool you down ex­ter­nally, but just a cur­sory flick through page af­ter page of frozen lake-top husky sled­ding and in­trepid (al­beit shiv­er­ing) Arc­tic ad­ven­tur­ers will be enough to bring your metaphor­i­cal tem­per­a­ture down con­sid­er­ably.

Add to that the beau­ti­ful pic­tures of rolling snows­capes, dainty tun­dra-set Nordic ar­chi­tec­ture and more bearded men in woolly hats than you could shake an ici­cle at, and you’ll barely no­tice the mer­ci­less win­ter sun slowly melt­ing you into a pud­dle of hu­man goo.

Be­low Zero, AED170; gestal­ten.com

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