We actually missed the original Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing back in 2012, which was a guide to creating your very own mid-20th century clothing and the techniques required. Like the blog that inspired it, the book was a hit - so much so that a second volume is on the way. That is Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s by Gretchen Hirsch.
Not just another book about vintage fashion, Thames & Hudson claims that Vintage Fashion Complete by Nicky Albrechtsen will be the most ambitious and comprehensive guide to vintage fashion ever produced.
The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s book by Reuel Golden by Taschen is available from next week, highlighting a golden age in football - and one that seems a million miles away from today's game.
The Art of Vintage Cocktails by Stephanie Rosenbaum and Danielle Kroll not only includes a few pointers as to how to enjoy some of the twentieth-century's finest cocktail creations, the book's beautiful illustrations are also worth studying in their own right.