Colouring books for adults are all the rage: why let the kids have all the fun? Just out is The Cambridge Colouring Book by Katherine Lees, an artist who grew up in Newnham. Her beautiful linear drawings depict some of Cambridge’s most iconic landmarks – there are 32 pages to keep you occupied – and the book has already proved a bestseller at Heffers and Waterstones.
“The book is a tribute to the beautiful city I was privileged to grow up in,” Katherine explains. “Despite the worldwide craze for colouring books, I looked about and noticed that no one had done one on our beloved city. I saw myself as filling the gap. Whether it’s towering spires, brilliant stained-glass windows, or sticky buns, anyone can get to know Cambridge’s special treasures a little better simply by taking the colouring tour!”
Beautifully rendered subjects inside include King’s College Chapel, the Botanical Garden, punting on the river, the many rowing clubs and Fitzbillies’ Chelsea buns. You’ll find a colour index at the back – or just go freestyle and indulge your inner child! It’s surprisingly therapeutic.