• Charles Kovacs – Reflecting on His Life

    by  • 25 January 2018 • 0 Comments

    Charles Kovacs was not only a teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh for 20 years. He also fought in the Second World War and gave over 300 lectures to adults. In this extract from Christianity and the Ancient Mysteries, his late wife Dora Kovacs reflects back on the incredible life and work...

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    New Year, New You

    by  • 3 January 2018 • 0 Comments

    New Year New You

    Happy New Year! Now we’re ushering in the start of 2018, it’s time to feel refreshed, replenished and rejuvenated. Begin 2018 as you mean to carry on, taking advice and guidance from our five top books to improve your physical and emotional well-being. 1) Lowering High Blood Pressure Monitoring and maintaining a healthy blood...

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    New Floris Books coming in 2018

    by  • 3 January 2018 • 0 Comments

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    At the beginning of each year, we like to take a moment to look at all the wonderful books we’re proud to be publishing in the coming months. So what new Floris books do we have coming in 2018? Board Books This Spring, our new board books celebrate nature and the changing seasons. In...

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    2017 Highlights from Floris Books

    by  • 28 December 2017 • 0 Comments

    It’s been another busy year at Floris HQ. With lots of new books, new faces and new ventures the past 12 months have been exciting, stimulating and rewarding for our team. Read on to find out about our top five 2017 highlights. 2016 Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Between November 2016 and November...

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    Saving Our Dark Skies – Stargazers’ Almanac 2018

    by  • 18 December 2017 • 0 Comments

    Every year at Floris Books we publish the Stargazers’ Almanac, designed for naked-eye astronomy. The almanac helps us to explore the Milky Way from the comfort of our own back gardens. But as light pollution encroaches on our dark skies, it often seems increasingly difficult to appreciate our night skies. Leading the campaign to...

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    International Volunteers Day: Why we’re reading with children at a local primary school

    by  • 5 December 2017 • 0 Comments

    Every Tuesday morning since October, volunteers from the Floris Books team have been visiting a local primary school as part of the Paired Reading scheme. This brilliant project, run by Business in the Community Scotland, connects companies with schools where volunteers will read together with children in order to help improve their reading skills....

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    Meet the Author: Ernst Kreidolf

    by  • 1 December 2017 • 0 Comments

    You may have noticed our latest wintry tale, The Gnomes’ Winter Journey in a bookshop near you. But the author, a renowned Swiss artist, has a fascinating story of his own. Often hailed as the father of the modern picture book, just who was Ernst Kreidolf?       Early Life Konrad Ernst Theophil...

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    Find the Perfect Christmas Gift

    by  • 30 November 2017 • 0 Comments

    Here at Floris, we’d be very happy if all we got for Christmas was books. But we know it can often be difficult to find the perfect gift. With books on a wide range of subjects, we’re sure we have something for everyone, so we’ve created a handy flowchart to help you match your...

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    Warming apple recipes for the autumn

    by  • 19 October 2017 • 0 Comments

    With autumn in full swing, there is an abundance of apples in supermarkets and maybe even in your garden! These warming apple recipes from Autumn Nature Activities for Children make perfect sweet treats as the days get colder. Try these baked apples or apple pancakes this autumn. Or, prepare apple jam to enjoy all...

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    National Baking Week: Try our cherry focaccia

    by  • 16 October 2017 • 0 Comments

    Have you been oohing and ahhing over the tantalising Great British Bake Off recipes week after week? Are you ready to try a simple (and delicious!) recipe? What better excuse than National Baking Week? This recipe for a cherry focaccia is taken from Pumpkin Soup and Cherry Bread, which is full of nourishing, family-friendly...

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