Pre-loved Book Lover Subscription Gift: Haruki Murakami
Give the ultimate book lover's gift - a monthly subscription of Haruki Murakami books for some self-care time, escape and relaxation.
Each month they'll receive a gorgeous GiftSmith book box, filled with a Haruki Murakami novel, a literary quote bookmark, Teapigs Tea Bags and a Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate Bar. All of our boxes arrive beautifully packaged with dried wild flowers and evocative scents for the ultimate dreamy and delightful escape.
Add a literary postcard of your choice free of charge too. Just let us know if you'd like us to include a handwritten message. You can add a message to just the first months delivery, or to each month, just let us know when ordering.
Choose between a 3 month or 6 month subscription - treating them to the beginnings of their very own Murakami library to be treasured and enjoyed.
A different book will be sent each month at random, from titles such as Norwegian Wood, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Dance Dance Dance and more...
The perfect thoughtful gift, delivered straight to their door each month, spreading joy.
Each Book Box contains:
1 x Haruki Murakami Book
1 x Literary Quote Postcard
1 x Literary Quote Bookmark
1 x TeaPigs Set of 2 Tea Pyramids (Breakfast Brew or Chai Tea)
1 x Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate Bar (Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel or Dark Chocolate + Almond)
Free UK Standard Delivery (or choose next day at the checkout)
If you have any specific requests for delivery dates, allergies or books to avoid/include then please do just let get in touch!
ABOUT HARUKI MURAKAMI:
Murakami Haruki is a popular contemporary Japanese writer. His work has been described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'.
Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences.
Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko. His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, works. Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened the coffeehouse 'Peter Cat' which was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife.
Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music, such as the three books making up The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: The Thieving Magpie (after Rossini's opera), Bird as Prophet (after a piano piece by Robert Schumann usually known in English as The Prophet Bird), and The Bird-Catcher (a character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute). Some of his novels take their titles from songs: Dance, Dance, Dance (after The Dells' song, although it is widely thought it was titled after the Beach Boys tune), Norwegian Wood (after The Beatles' song) and South of the Border, West of the Sun (the first part being the title of a song by Nat King Cole).
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