Tilda Swinton


Nothing goes together like a cup of tea and a good book.


At the Teatulia tea bar in Covent Garden, we dedicated an entire wall to a hand-picked selection of books, which were available to buy or simply to browse while you sipped.


Our friend Tilda Swinton, the Oscar-winning actor, came up with the idea of the Living Bookshelf, where our favourite artists could choose their 10 favourite titles.


Our contributors included Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Day, Monica Ali, Stephen Fry, Lawrence Osborne, Lionel Shriver and Howard Jacobson.