If you’re short on plans this August bank holiday – it falls on the 28th this year should it have slipped your mind! – then why not treat yourself to a new book, some new luxurious nightwear and reward yourself with a relaxing day of peace and quiet?


There’s no better way to spend the bank holiday, than curled up in your favourite dressing gown with a great read. Explore our top book recommendations below.


New Book Recommendations


The Story of Arthur Truluv

Every single day, 82 year old Arthur Moses takes his lunch and his lawn chair to the cemetery where his beloved wife is buried, and he imagines he is having conversations with her.


Proving that misery – but also loneliness – loves company, it is here that he meets troubled teenager Maddy, who is hiding in the cemetery to avoid nasty school kids, and who feels that she doesn’t fit in just about anywhere.


Alongside Lucille; Arthur’s bossy,yet kind and culinarily talented neighbour, this book will remind you of the beauty to be found in friendships, however unlikely.


If you’re looking for an easy, sweet and life-affirming novel, The Story of Arthur Truluv – though sad in places – will be right up your street.


Murder on the Orient Express

An oldie but a goodie – Murder on the Orient Express is an Agatha Christie classic, and a must-read for those who haven’t yet had the pleasure.


Arguably the best whodunit of all time, this novel see the Orient Express blocked by a snowdrift, and an American passenger stabbed to death within a locked compartment.


You’ll be on the edge of your seat as detective Hercule Poirot starts his investigation – his mission? To stop the killer before they strike again…


Water for Elephants

Jacob Jankowki had a promising future, having almost finished his veterinary degree, when he suddenly finds himself orphaned; alone and penniless.


Jumping aboard a passing freight train, Jacob discovers the Benzini Brothers’ Most Spectacular Show on Earth.


Set in 1932, you’ll find yourself ensconced in the heady, visual world created by author Sara Gruen, and compelled to find out what happens as he works alongside both Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star and Rosie, the friendly but challenging elephant that he must train.


If you have a soft spot for a sentimental love story, particularly one which survives against all the odds, then you’ll love Water for Elephants.


Luxury Nightwear for Women

Now you’ve selected your next scintillating read, you’ll want to get cosy for the day ahead! For us, reading is most enjoyable when you’re sat in your favourite chair, wearing fresh, clean pyjamas, and you won’t find better quality and nicer designs than those at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill!


Choose a relaxed pyjama set made from 100% cotton and pair them with this light, stylish dressing gown for added comfort. Finish your ensemble with a pair of plush, velour slippers.


Quality, Comfortable Men’s Loungewear

To ensure you can enjoy your me-time in comfort, opt for a pair of trusty jogging trousers, and a deluxe hooded jacket, and top them off with these quality, Harris Tweed moccasins.


Will you be choosing your next read from the gems among our book recommendations? We’d love to hear about the latest novel you just couldn’t put down on our Facebook page now!


Explore the quality women’s nightwear and menswear collections over at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill today, for all of these stylish, comfortable pieces and more.