It is nice when a book that you really believe in begins to take off. I\'m sure some of you remember me raving about Brushes and Bayonets on the blog a few months ago. It is a selection of 250 World War I images from the archives of the Illustrated London News, arranged thematically by the author, Lucinda Gosling. It is a new and really unique way of looking at the First World War.

It doesn\'t hurt that it is also a stunning book, which would add a touch of class to anyone\'s coffee table. The book publishes this week, and today the BBC website is featuring an article by the author about WWI illustrations and showcasing some of the fabulous images from the book.