At Toucan, we are having an extra special celebration for International Women's Day because the book we did for Dorling Kindersley, Women: Our Story, is out now. The foreword is by historian Lucy Worsley who says, "I think every book needs a section, like this one has, entitled "notable women pirates". This book is a wonderful survey of women's history and in addition to those notable pirates, you'll find artists and astronauts, doctors and divas, snipers and suffragettes, and details of the lives of ordinary women across the world and the centuries. To quote Worsley again, "No longer buried in the footnotes, it's time for history's women to step into the centre of the stage." Amen to that!
This year, we are toasting Valentine's Day with Brockmans Gin. We were chosen by the folks at Brockmans to create a book for them: The Black Book of Gin Cocktails came out in October, just in time for their 10th anniversary. Working on the book was great fun and we even got to try a few cocktails.