As August approaches we're finding our inboxes increasingly filled with 'Out of Office Replies' whilst our office is steadily rearing a small family of fans to keep us cool throughout the day. With summer in mind we've been dreaming of the perfect summer reading list... along with a full collection of Selvedge magazines (of course) we've decided that some of the best holiday reads are the ones that look beautiful and take you back in time – without demanding too much strenuous reading! The adventures of Madeline – the fictional creation of John Bemelmans Marciano and Ludwig Bemelmans – do just that, as the inexhaustible red-haired French orphan travels around the globe. For more holiday reading, why not take a look at the Francais issue of Selvedge? Or even the back collection; perfect for anyone looking to have an inspiring beach holiday.